Worship with Angels

I didn’t know it was possible. No one warned me of such spiritual things. I was young – it happened over 40 years ago in a small church. The mere thought of it still brings me joy.

I sang with the angels and it was the pure essence of worship.

I was only 18 years old, a soldier miles from home, in a foreign land. I was lonely, depressed and needing comfort. The dark clouds and constant rain in Germany only added to my condition. I prayed for help.

I don’t remember how I found it, but one day I found myself in a very small chapel annexed to the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. The smooth feel of the wooden pews, humble podium for the pastor, and tunes from a simple piano welcomed me.

On the surface it was a mere chapel, but what I soon discovered was it was a holy place.

The worship team was only one man and the piano player. Music filled the room as the people poured pure adoration and moved in harmony as hearts and minds delighted in the Lord. Then it happened.

The worship leader stopped leading music. The piano, still and quiet. A holy hush filled the room.

With hands lifted high and hearts lifted even higher, from somewhere in the middle of the chapel and in unison with God’s people, a melody sweet and holy was heard. The people joined a cappella in hushed tones of worship.

Angels singing with us, “Hallelujah to the King of kings and Lord of lords!”

Just as quickly as it started it was over. The worship leader went back to leading the worship and the piano played while we sang “Holy! Holy! Holy!”

To the naked eye everything returned the same, but something had happened to me – something new. I had changed.

How do you sing with the angels and remain the same?

No longer was I depressed. No longer was I alone. He answered my prayer. He freed my troubled heart and trembling soul from the chains of self. No longer was I the same or would I ever be. I found the beauty of worship – true worship. I glowed in His presence like a hot coal infused with fire – engulfed but not destroyed.

God is present in the praises of His people and sometimes His angels join them.

The rest of the story is that two years later, in that same chapel, I married the love of my life to melodies from that same piano, the worship leader gave me away, and I invited the heavenly host. Our guests said they had never been to a wedding like that so I’m sure they felt peace from those who knew the Lord.

I came lonely, but left loved. Came depressed, but found joy. Came needing comfort, and found pure comfort.

In answer to my prayer for help, the Lord let me sing with angels. Surely it is a good thing to be in the hands of the Lord.

Do you feel down, depressed, or alone? I encourage you to lift your yielded heart to the Lord and watch what He does. Maybe, just maybe, you too will find yourself singing with the angels.


Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Psalm 95:1-2 NIV

We See the Lord

We see the Lord

We see the Lord

He is high and lifted up and His train fills the temple

He is high and lifted up and His train fills the temple

The angels cry, “Holy!”

The angels cry, “Holy!”

The angels cry, “Holy!”

The angels cry, “Holy is the Lord!”

The whole earth is filled with His glory!

(See Isaiah 6:1-3)

Soli Deo Gloria,



Christine Malkemes
 desires to encourage, equip and inspire women and men around the world in a deeper relationship with Christ. Her journey is filled with adventures, hard knocks, and great responsibility. She’s credentialed with the Assemblies of God, a retired Army Officer and a former member of the Women’s Army Corps. Her love is for her family, but her passion is to know God and make Him known to others. She writes with a prayer on her lips, an open Bible, and a trusting heart in the Holy Spirit to lead, guide and teach. Visit Christine at her blog.

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