1. Why do we stand and sing?
"And the Levites,...of the children of the Korhites,stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high (2 Chr. 20:19).
"After this I beheld,and lo,a great multitude which no man could number,of all nations,and kindreds and people and tongues, stood before the throne,and before the Lamb,clothes with white robes in their hands and cried with a loud voice,saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne. and unto the lamb"
2. Why do we clap our hands?
"O clap your hands all ye people; shout unto God with a voice of triumph" (Psalm 47:1).
3. Why do we lift our hands?
"Thus I will bless Thee while i live; I will lift up my hands in thy name"(Psalm 63:4).
"Let us lift up our heart with our hands into God in the heavens"(Lam. 3:41).
"I will that men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting"(1 Tim. 2:8).
4. Why do we have audible praise unto God?
"Bless the Lord oh my soul; and all that is within me bless His holy name"(Psalm 103:1).
"And after this things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven saying,Alleluia;Salvation and glory and honor, and power unto the Lord our God...And I heard as it were the voice of a mighty thunderings, saying Alleluia; for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth" (Rev. 19:1,6).
" What is it then? I will pray with the Spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also, I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing the understanding also"(1 Cor. 14:14-15).