"Seated one day at the organ,
I was weary and ill at ease,
And my fingers wandered idly
Over the noisy keys
I do not know what I was playing,
Or what I was dreaming then,
But I struck one chord of music
Like the sound of a great Amen."
- Adelaide A. Procter
Music... among the gifts that God hath sent, one of the most magnificent! - Longfellow
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
I had a lovely day today meeting with some friends for praise and worship and a message this morning. We had a yummy lunch and some sweet fellowship.
Mama played the piano and I acted in the part of lead singer to help some of our friends learn some new songs... my head cold is lingering, so I had to be silent for a while after singing to let my voice recover. But at least I didn't croak. :D
Nope, it wasn't perfect. But it was music, and it was joyful, and it was unto the Lord. It was wonderful. I love music! I love the act of singing praises unto God.
I also love fun, bouncy music that you can play while cleaning the house - to keep your spirits up while you eradicate dust and dirt.
And I love quiet, contemplative, instrumental music to play when I'm in a thoughtful or quiet mood.
I enjoy playing celtic-style music and hymns for energizing background ambience once in a while. (Did you know I have some Irish blood flowing through my veins? I'm mostly Dutch, but the love of an Irish jig did not wholly pass me by!) ;)
Music is so expressive. With it, one can speak out joy, sadness, praise, despair, and any degree of emotion in between... without using a single word.
Today, I am thankful for music!
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