First Baptist Church of West Albuquerque

Psalms: Songs of Remembrance

Songs of Remembrance are those psalms that specifically cite the historical provision and salvation of the Lord for his people. They are meant to help God's people to remember and not forget the mighty works of the Lord. Psalm 136 is a call and response psalm that invites and includes all the congregation to recall that the steadfast love of the Lord has carried them through their every trial and success. Christians ought to use the songs of remembrance in much the same way but with the added benefit of looking forward through the Old Testament to the fulfillment of God's Old Testament promises in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the ultimate act of his faithful love to remember.