Saturday, December 15, 2018

Come for the music, and other music quotes

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Sacred Harp: "Come for the music, stay for the food, come back for the people."

"It was Christians who wanted to use rock music in church who first began to deny the morality of music. Even the secular world initially objected to rock on the basis of its core sexual and rebellious meaning." -- Scott Aniol

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." -- Henry David Thoreau (Walden, 1854, p. 348)

"The problem is not the old hymns of the faith nor the music that has been handed down. Sadly, many professing Christians have lost out in communion with God, and today’s leaders are turning to the world’s style of music to animate the lifeless souls." -- Statement of FBC Radio, Dunn, North Carolina

"Let us go singing as far as we go; the road will be less tedious." - Virgil, Eclogues

"The nature of worship determines the proper mode of its expression. As it is an act of the heart, it should be expressed in the language of the heart." -- Baron Stow and Samuel F. Smith, The Psalmist, Preface, 1844

"Everybody needs to sing." -- Chuck Reece

"Everybody in the whole round world wants to sing. And there is a special joy in singing together, with others. But most human beings forgo that pleasure because they believe they can’t sing a lick." -- Chuck Reece

"Nothing improves the morals more surely than good songs...The man who sings the best songs of the Sacred harp from the heart will never have to go to jail for crime." -- J. R. McLendon, The Luverne Journal, Thursday, June 10, 1909, page 1

"The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music." -- Jonathan Edwards

"No created powers can mar our Lord Jesus’ music, nor spill our song of joy." -- Samuel Rutherford

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