On Our Singing Together Tomorrow – “Expressing Sweet Concord of Mind To Each Other”
Tomorrow our congregation will gather to sing, pray, learn, and firm our bonds of love for one another. This is such a privilege. It is such a help. I was reminded of this afresh this week as I read of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards. They loved the harmonies of voices and they loved to sing. He said, “Sacred music has a powerful efficacy to soften the heart into tenderness” and to “harmonize the affections.”
“The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other, is by music. When I would form in my mind an idea of a society in the highest degree happy, I think of them as expressing their love, their joy, and the inward concord and harmony and spiritual beauty of their souls by sweetly singing to each other.”
I look forward to our lifting up our voices tomorrow… harmonizing our affections, softening our hearts, and drawing together in loving, unified singing.
Citations From, Jonathan Edwards and The Gospel of Love, by Ronald Story, Historic Northampton Museum and Education Center, p7