Music And Musician In The Service Of The Church

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Music has great power to both reflect and shape human experience. In worship, as in other activities, music is able to express the most profound thoughts and emotions in ways that words cannot. Music in Christian worship is a powerful-even a risky-force that must be used thoughtfully, imaginatively, and prayerfully.

Music soothes, transfigures, opens the fountains of a greater deep and bathes us in a world of victory, which submerges our griefs so that we see them as lovely as ruined towers...


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