Do Angels Sing?

Q. May the Lord continue to bless you in this unique and wonderful ministry He has given you!  I have a question about Luke 2:13-14.  And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”  In passages like this we see the heavenly host ‘praising God’.  A minister once said that if you check the scriptures, we never read that the angels are singing.  He believed that only humans actually sing, not angels. Any thoughts on this statement?

A. I’ve heard this claim before and don’t agree with it. Angels can and do sing.  Job 38:7 and Rev. 5:11-12 are two places that demonstrate this.  And the Greek word translated praising in Luke 2:13-14 literally means “to praise, extol, to sing praises in honor to God”.

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