Tuesday, March 03, 2020

We sing in the face of death, and other music quotes

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“We sing in the face of death because our hope is stronger than the grave.” -- Greg Morse

“Tears come easily to the sound of Heaven here below.” -- Dan O’Dell

“Music is an art unsearchable, Divine, and excellent, by which a true concordance of sounds, or harmony, is produced, that rejoiceth and cheereth the hearts of men.” -- Israel Holdroyd

“Sing lustily and with good courage. Beware of singing as if you were half dead, or half asleep; but lift up your voice with strength. Be no more afraid of your voice now, nor more ashamed of its being heard, then when you sung the songs of Satan.” -- John Wesley

“Music made with your own hands, and heard in your own head and heart is incomparably the best.” -- Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich

“Worship is not a competition. If worship services were ‘American Idol’ or ‘The Voice,’ most of us would have been voted off long ago.” -- Scott Shepherd

“Music—what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!” -- Maria August von Trapp

“A true friend learns the song of your heart and then sings it back to you when you forgotten the words.” -- sometimes credited to Shania Twain

“I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” -- William James

“As long as we live, there is never enough singing.” -- Martin Luther

“The voice of humility is God’s music, and the silence of humility is God’s rhetoric.” -- Francis Quarles

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