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Edwards on the Use of Music to Worship

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Why We Use Music To Worship

We sing in worship to engage and express our affections. There is no other reason to sing. If we aren’t dealing with our affections in worship, we might as well just read the lines of the songs dryly together in paragraph form without any music. We worship with music to because God has created music with a certain nature where it tends to move our affections deeply. – Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections (Modernized language)

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  1. Christian permalink
    Thursday, October 23, 2008 3:07 pm

    Great quote! Mind if I borrowed your version for a Bible study I’m teaching?

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