The Spiritual Gift of PSALMS (SONGS)
The gift of Psalms is the special grace to arrange and sing inspired melodies and lyrics for edification and doxological purposes amongst God’s people. Eph_5:18-19; 2Sa_23:1-2; 1Ch_13:8; 2Ch_29:25.
PSALMS and Spiritual songs are means of speaking SPIRITUAL WISDOM to one another for spiritual edification, and speaking PRAISE-WORSHIP to God combined with consecrated melodies and grace in our heart (Col_3:16).
MIRTH merrymaking, unlike PSALM worship-singing, is the use of songs and melodies to provide *entertainment for leisure and pleasure* – this does *not edify* unto sanctity and grace *but excites* to vanity and grief (Pro_14:13; Ecc_2:1-2; Ecc_7:2-5)