Encouraging a higher standard for Christian music

Random Music Quotes

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“…hymns have been a powerful instrument of God to draw people closer to His Word and the saving riches therein.”

— Billy Graham
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The difference between the old
songs and some of the new ones that are being
sung in our churches today is like comparing
the King James Version of the Bible with the
New International Version. Somehow, the
poetry is just not there. — Rebekah Branham Smith
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“What a way to learn great theology! That’s what comes to mind whenever I sing one of those old hymns. “And Can It Be” is like putting the doctrine of salvation to music. “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” is a melodic lesson in grace. No wonder good hymns make for strong faith!
— Joni Eareckson Tada
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CS Spurgeon said, “When your heart is full of Christ, you will want to sing!”
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I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.
-Elvis Presley – US rock singer (1935 – 1977)
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“If we had
more of
those old
songs,
instead of so
much of this
carrying-on
that we do have, I
believe that the church
would be better off.”
— William Branham
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“One student came to me and told me that God was obligated to accept all worship given to Him. I asked him what he thought of Cain.” — David Ledgerwood

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“Sometimes I need to reject the music proposed for my songs because the musicians misunderstand that the Fanny Crosby who once wrote for the people in the saloons has merely changed the lyrics. Oh my no. The church must never sing it’s songs to the melodies of the world.” – Fanny Crosby
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“We might as well pray by machinery as sing by it” and “Israel was at school, and used childish things to help her learn; but in these days when Jesus gives us spiritual food, one can make melody without strings and pipes… we do not need them. That would hinder rather than help our praise. Sing unto Him. This is the sweetest and best music. No instrument like the human voice.”Charles Spurgeon, Commentary on Psalm 42
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“The organ in the worship service is a sign of Baal.” – Martin Luther
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“Sing praises with understanding” (Psalm 47:7).
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“Worship is the submission of all of our nature to God. It is the quickening of the conscience by his holiness; the nourishment of mind with his truth; the purifying of imagination by his beauty; the opening of the heart to his love; the surrender of will to his purpose—all this gathered up in adoration, the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable.” – William Temple

 

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I heard them other day on the radio, singing, “When the Saint’s Go Marching In,” in ragtime, “When I See the Blood,” in boogie woogie. What a disgrace! Do you think a holy God can listen to that and be just, and not judge it? ~ William Branham THE.HANDWRITING.ON.THE.WALL_  JEFF.IN  SUNDAY_  58-0309M

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When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan’s Cathedral. In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms. This ever-increasing assault of sound upon our ears, minds, and bodies adds to the stress load of civilized beings trying to live in a highly complex environment.
Author: Steve Halpem

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Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificant and delightful presents god has given us. 

Martin Luther

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Music rightly is the best mind trainer.

Dr. Charles Eloit, former president of Harvard University

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How we need, as parents, and as leaders in local churches, to teach our children and young people to be discerning in this area, and teach them to have an appreciation for the best music. – Robert Cottrill

 

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“BE CERTAIN OF GOD”
(CLEVELAND, TN WEDNESDAY 59-0708E)

E-2 “I want to thank also the Radio Station, which is broadcasting this service. And as I said last night, we were on our road over tonight, wife an I was listening again to the–the programs as we do. I sure would love to be close to where this Radio Station was. So I believe that the influence that music puts upon children, it would pay every Christian throughtout radio-land that this radio reaches, to keep their radios tuned to such a station as this tonight, because it brings the right kind of an influence through music and through preaching of the Word to our children. It sets them in a better environment.”

Comments on: "Random Music Quotes" (4)

  1. Gil V. Relova said:

    It is nice to see your webpage that will give us inspiration to appreciate music as a Christian. It is very timely to have such advocacy in the midst of the our ever progressive cyber world that we have nowadays. GOD BLESS!!!!!!

  2. Benjamin Norrod said:

    I certainly want to express my feeling of relief when I read some of the posts in this particular blog. I said to myself, “Finally, another believer with the courage to stand up against the ugly perversions of gospel music around the ranks of the message, and the world over.” I want to say how grateful I am for this blog as it encourages others to look at the realities associated with perverted forms of gospel music today. In addition, this blog reflects many of my own personal feelings about the types of music pushed as ‘gospel music’ around the world. I trust the Lord Jesus will continue to fill your pages with truth after truth. God bless you in your service to Him is my prayer.

    Bro Ben

    • Dear Benjamin,

      Thank you for the comments and words of encouragement.
      Thoroughly enjoyed the song Circuit Rider Preacher! Nicely done, with such simplicity, and the message and spirit of the song are quite clear.
      God richly bless you and your endeavor in standing for Truth!
      In Christ,

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      https://discerningmusic.wordpress.com/
      ~
      You cannot choose your battlefield,
      God does that for you;
      But you can plant a standard
      Where a standard never flew.
      — Stephen Crane (1871-1900) US writer —

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