Victor Hugo once said "Music expresses that which cannot
be said,but on which it is impossible to be silent".
Music is one of the primary ways in which we can experience
God's presence with us. Let's not forget that on the eve of
the first Christmas, the angels brought forth the good news
of Christ's birth by singing and glorifying God. (Richard
Kannwischer, Central Presbyterian Church,Summit,NJ)
Music is a gift from God. Performances are presented as a
means of outreach and sharing of God's gifts. (June van Thoen,
United Methodist Church,Morristown,NJ)
Worship music focuses our hearts on God and His blessings.
Performers bring their unique gifts before the Lord in an
act of praise and adoration, placing their talents in the
hands of the Master musician, allowing Him to receive the
glory, bringing confidence and peace to our hearts.
Worship in so many ways is an act of service, an outpouring
of the believers' lives and a manifestation of devotion to
our Creator God, who is worthy of our praise. (Robert Minor,
Hawthorne Gospel Church)
He who sings prays twice. (saint Augustine)
Throughout history,music has been an important part of religious
worship. Using melodies and harmonies, inspired mortals have
woven both simple and profound messages of exhortation, of
praise to our heavenly Father, of reaffirmation of divine
truths, and of comfort,encouragement, and sheer enjoyment.
Of all the many gifts the Lord has given us, surely music
ranks among the sweetest. The power of music to transform
the soul has always been an important part of the Christian
faith, drawing people into a new and deeper relationship with
An attender wrote "the passion for God was clear to me
through the words of the songs. It ministered to me in a powerful
way. I was reassured of my Father's deep and abiding presence
over my life despite the challenges which I was facing at
The response of His people to the music's message of love
is a blessing that changes lives.
Proclaiming the love of God through music is a missionary
(JoAnn Varkony, The National Christian Choir)
Music is a fair and glorious gift of God. I wish to see all
arts, principally music, in the service of Him who gave and
created them. I would not for the world forego my humble share
of music. Singers are never sorrowful, but are merry, and
smile through their troubles in song. Music makes people kinder,
gentler, more staid and reasonable. I am strongly persuaded
that after theology, there is no art that can be placed on
a level with music; for besides theology, music is the only
art capable of affording peace and joy of the heart... the
devil flees before the sound of music almost as much as before
the Word of God. (Martin Luther)
Music has an incredible power to uplift or depress, energize
or vulgarize, encourage or discourage, comfort or invigorate.
The Bible is clear that God wants us to listen to Godly music
that is different from the world's music. And I believe that
our music as Christians should draw our hearts upward and
onwards for out Saviour. While there is much compromise and
carnality in modern Christian Music, there is still much good
and God still wants us to have lives filled with Psalms, hymns,
and spiritual songs.
When it comes to Christ honoring music - sometimes a piece
will demand your attention with words and harmonies while
others are content to reside in the background of your daily
routine with quiet flow... simply setting an "emotional
and spiritual context" for your life that is "Heavenward."