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Some Quotations about Music...
Are you a Collector of Good Music?
       Do you love to Listen to it? 
          Learn a new Tune?    Read it?
              Memorize it?    Meditate on it?
                  Sing it?   Share it with others?

            Here are some Quotes old and new 
      from those who considered the poetic 
      music of songs and hymns a precious 
      part of their spiritual life and health.

   “Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”                                                      -- Martin Luther

   “Is any merry? let him sing psalms.”                      --The Holy Bible, James 5:13b

   “Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead.”                                                            -- Benjamin Disraeli

   “There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.”         --William P. Merrill

   “Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good: sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant.”                                      --The Holy Bible, Psalm 135:3

   “Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.”                                    --Oliver Wendell Holmes

Such songs have power to quiet The restless pulse of care,          And come like benediction          That follows after prayer.             -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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   “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”             --Berthold Auerbach

   “Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.”                                --Johann Sebastian Bach

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“I don’t sing because I’m happy;     I’m happy because I sing.”                                      --William James

   “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”             -- Emory Austin

   “And they sung as it were a new song before the throne...”     --The Bible, Revelation 14:3a

   “Music’s the medicine of the mind.”                                                    -- John A. Logan

   “I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.”                                       --The Holy Bible, Psalm 7:17

   “O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth.”  --The Holy Bible, Psalm 96:1

   “Little dew-drops of celestial melody.”                                          --Thomas Carlyle

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   “Music is a friend of labor for it lightens the task by refreshing the nerves and spirit of the worker.”                     --William Green

   “Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.”        -- Thomas Gray

   “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”                          -- Robert Frost

   “Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.”--Holy Bible, Psalm 33:3

   “A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.”    -- Henry Giles

Short swallow-flights of song that dip Their wings in tears, and skim away.                                   --Alfred Tennyson

   “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.”                                          --The Holy Bible, Colossians 3:16

   “A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: ‘Sing for us soon again;’ that is as much as to say, ‘May new sufferings torment your soul.’"      --Soren Kierkegaard

   “Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of the saints.” --The Holy Bible, Psalm 149:1

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   “Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.”                                                     --Dennis Gabor