Music Is…

Music Is…

Music is the “viva cox evangelii” …
… the living voice of the Gospel

Music is powerful
Music is what feelings sound like
Music is the poetry of the air 1
Music is a gift from God that serves the WORD
Music is an outburst of the soul 2
Music is what life sounds like 3
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends 4
Music is love in search of a word 5
Music is an explosive expression of humanity 6
Music is something we are all touched by 6

There is no such thing as “Godly style” or “unGodly style”

God preserved Psalm 22 but not the tune called “the Doe of the Morning” for a very good reason.

He who sings, prays twice 7

When words leave off, music begins. 8

When the church’s music ceases to sound, doctrine will disintegrate.9

A painter paints pictures on canvas
… A musician paints their pictures on silence.10

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.11

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.11

Sources:
1. Richter
2. Frederick Delius
3. Eric Olson
4. Alphonse de Lamartine
5. Sidney Lanier
6. Billy Joel
7. Augustine
8. Heinrich Heine
9. Melanchton
10. Leopold Stokowski
11. Martin Luther

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