Music as a Worship Art

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

Music plays an integral part in biblical worship. As one of the arts most accessible to the ordinary worshiper, it became important in the expression of the faith of the corporate community.

The Importance of Music in Worship

Although the Mosaic directives for sacrifice and offering do not mention music, it became important in the worship of the Jerusalem sanctuary. Musicians accompanied the ark of the covenant when it was brought up to Zion (1 Chron. 15:16-24), and David established...


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