Thursday, November 05, 2015

The death of despair, and other quotes

The posting of quotes by human authors does not constitute agreement with either the quotes or their sources.

"The mercy seat is the life of hope and the death of despair" -- C. H. Spurgeon

"Worship is no longer worship when it reflects the culture around us more than the Christ within us." -- A. W. Tozer

"Grace is God's freedom to act without any external necessity whatsoever." -- Copied

"God creates a people who will dwell in God’s place under the rule of the King." -- Oren R. Martin, Graeme Goldsworthy (more of a theological concept than a direct quote)

"It is traditional to let leaders decide on their own way to give their lesson, without the class unnecessarily correcting or overriding them. In the Sacred Harp we are all teachers, singers, and learners and no one person can ‘know it all’ but we can all make an effort." -- Tom Malone

"The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you." -- Werner Heisenberg

"In a community, the elements of style form templates and sets of rules that can reduce the complexity of the notation itself. Style in this sense would encompass ornamentation, variation, phrasing, speed, intonation as well as key concepts such as types of tunes..." -- Mikael Fernström

"It never will wear out. The more you sing it, the better you like it. That's what we think about The Sacred Harp and the Sacred Harp music." -- Paine Denson (excerpt from an interview by Alan Lomax in Birmingham, Ala., August 1942)

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