Links: .rhythm.: Then Sings My Soul | Part One

Came across this blog post:

This volume of musical references struck 16th century reformer Martin Luther, who says this of the use of music in worship:

“For whether you wish to comfort the sad, to terrify the happy, to encourage the despairing, to humble the proud, to calm the passionate, or to appease those full of hate-and who could number all these masters of the human hearts, namely, the emotions, inclinations, and affections that impel men to evil or good?-what more effective means than music could you find?”

from .rhythm.: Then Sings My Soul | Part One

Whether you use instrumental music in church or not, I think we can agree that music has a profound impact on human emotions.

All the more reason we should understand music more deeply – even spiritually and use it for God’s glory!


~ by jonhyz on March 4, 2009.

5 Responses to “Links: .rhythm.: Then Sings My Soul | Part One”

  1. I don’t know if it’s in the Worship Matters book, but have you read the series by Kauflin about “The Call of The Christian Musician”? I have it if you want to check it out.

  2. JOEL!
    i want to check it out!!!

  3. joel, it is in the book, if we are talking about the same thing!

  4. just a thought… do you guys feel that hymns are as effective in helping us encounter those emotions as our current contemporary songs?

  5. of course, i think there are few things which can compare with the sanctuary architecture + a full orchestra + light streaming through the stained glass + combined choir + 700 people singing in a reverberating hall…

    and a hymn of course =)

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