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Worship Music:

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 Him.
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 time".
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 work indeed!
(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." (Cary Schmidt)