Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Without the Spirit, and other quotes regarding music and worship

The posting of quotes by human authors does not constitute agreement with either the quotes or their sources. (I try to confirm the sources that I give, but may miss on occasion; please verify if possible.)

"The entire church suffers when attempts are made to drag private devotional practices into corporate worship." -- Michael Kearney

"Jesus Christ is the tuning fork by which we pitch the Psalms correctly.  We will find Him in them in various ways, not just in a few psalms, but in all the psalms.  The believer’s union with Christ, the true David, is the key to unlocking the treasures of the Psalter.  It is also the reason that these songs have a special place in the New Testament church and are so frequently quoted." -- Rowland S. Ward

"Without the Spirit it's just singing; with the Spirit it's worship to an almighty God." -- Tim Dalton

“A theology that cannot be sung is not worth having...Authentic Christian faith is not merely believed. Nor is it merely acted upon. It is sung - with utter joy sometimes, in uncontrollable tears sometimes, but it is sung.” -- (perhaps by) Reggie M. Kidd

"Worship is an inward feeling and outward action that reflects the worth of God." -- John Piper

"That’s the problem of self-centered worship again.  Let’s say that I am personally blessed by listening to Latin masses written by Haydn while burning incense.  What if I were to say, “Since it blesses me, I should bring it into church”?  We’d be back in Rome!" -- James D. Oord

"Sacred Harp Singing is emotional weight training." -- Steven T. Schmidgall

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." -- Bob Marley

"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." -- Martin Luther

"The music of the Gospel leads us home." -- Frederick W. Faber

"Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven." -- Walter Savage

1 comment:

Stephen Garrett said...

Enjoyed those citations! Thanks!

Stephen Garrett