Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Psalm 19

January 3, 2017

Psalm 19 is beautiful and powerful.. the words have been set to music and can be heard on Utube. The song is:

1 The law of the Lord is perfect,

Converting the soul;

The testimony of the Lord is sure,

Making wise the simple.

  More to be desired are they than gold.

Yea, than much fine gold:

Sweeter also than honey

And the honeycomb.

2 The statues of the Lord are right,

Rejoicing the heart:

The commandment of the Lord is pure,

Enlightening the eyes.

3 The fear of the Lord is clean,

Enduring forever;

The judgments of the Lord are true

And righteous altogether.

4 Let the words of my mouth

And the meditation of my heart,

Be acceptable in Thy sight, O Lord,

My strength, and my redeemer.

  Moreover by them is Thy servant warned:

Is Thy servant warned:

And in keeping of them there is

Great reward.

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Silent Night

December 18, 2016


This is a photograph of the Silent Night Memorial Chapel in Oberndorf, Germany. The beautiful Christmas hymn lyrics were written in German by Joseph Mohr in 1816. The music composed by Franz Xaver Gruber for the guitar and was first preformed on Christmas Eve in 1818.

The hymn became so well known that during a Christmas truce in World War I the troops on both sides sang it together in French, German and English. It has been translated into 140 languages. There is something precious about the “old” Christmas Carols that are sound scripture.

1. Silent night, holy night

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon Virgin Mother and Child

Holy Infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace

2. Silent night, holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight

Glories stream from heaven afar

Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!

Christ, the Saviour is born

Christ, the Saviour is born

3. Silent night, holy night

Son of God, love’s pure light

Radiant beams from Thy holy face

With the dawn of redeeming grace

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Christian Music

January 3, 2015

Music is very important to the Christian believer. Today Christian music takes on many forms. Hymns, traditional, contemporary, rock, pop, country and several others.
Much of it has taken on the beat of the secular world. This is where the Christian needs to be wise in what kind of music they hear.
God loves to be worshiped in song. David, a man after God’s heart was a song writer, singer and played an instrument. Music was the only thing that calmed King Saul when he was agitated.
Does the music honor God? Is it praise to Him or just something that makes the listener feel good. Is it music that would tempt the listener into going back into their old lifestyle or is it something that lifts the soul and the spirit?
Like everything in the Christian life we make choices. Pray about the kind of music you regularly listen to.

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.