Tehillah is the Hebrew word for ‘the song of praise.’ It means praising God in the form of singing.
Tehillah, the singing praise
We are finally onto the last Hebrew word of praise, Tehillah. It means:
- To sing, or laud
- A spontaneous new song
- Song of praise and adoration
In Psalm 22:3, “But Thou art Holy, O Thou that inhabitest the praises (Tehillah) of Israel.” And in Psalm 33:1, “Rejoice in the Lord, o ye righteous, for praise (tehillah) is comely for the upright.”
When we find the word praise in the Bible, it could mean speaking or singing. But, if the Bible used Tehillah, it means praising God by singing to Him hymns of adoration and, most especially, new songs from our hearts.
We see in the Bible that we are encouraged to sing a new song for the Lord. It doesn’t matter if you don’t recognize yourself as a skilled singer. It is more on bringing back to God what He has endowed us with. And our voices and our breath are all from Him.
We all have our own song that only we can sing to God. We must discover this in ourselves and explore our nature as a creation that worships God. Colossians 3:16 tells us that when the Word of God dwells in us, we can sing songs of praise. Likewise, Ephesians 5:19 also says that we can naturally sing songs of praise when we are filled by the Holy Spirit. So, spend time to draw out your songs of praise to God.
7 Hebrew words of praise
In summary, the 7 Hebrew words of praise are:
- Halal – crazy, exuberant praise
- Yadah – extending the hands in praise
- Shabach – loud praise
- Todah – thanksgiving praise
- Barak – kneeling in praise
- Zamar – praising God with musical instruments
- Tehillah – song of praise
Now that we have understood all seven words, may this encourage us to praise God in all forms and ways. This has only taught us that we have no excuse to praise God. Time to get our praise on!
Reference: Worship Arts