Glory to God for music of the soul to raise to his heights, for worship in spirit and truth, for teaching through song, for the blessing of stirring one another’s hearts in the fellowship of hymns, for the swelling of thanksgiving in the cadence of singing. He puts the song of praise on our lips!
READ: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God” Col 3.16.
THINK: The hymn teaches the Good News, besides being praise, Eph 5.18-20. We sing without instruments because we have no authorization for them, which cannot praise God nor teach our brother. Continue reading
The rendition of these ladies shakes me to my soul.
- I am weak, but Thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I’ll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.
Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.
- Through this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee.
- When my feeble life is o’er,
Time for me will be no more;
Guide me gently, safely o’er
To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore.
“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” –Leo Tolstoy
Music expresses and stirs the emotion. That is why the Lord wants verbal music in his worship, because that is the only music which has the capacity to instruct. Continue reading