Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Continuum of Praise

Let me see if I can draw you a picture.

A beautiful summer day, a cool auditorium, 200 people intensely focused in a choir rehearsal.
“Magnificat, Magnificat anima mea Dominum. Et exsultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo.”

Quick outside coffee break, strong summer sun, fretted instruments ensemble with banjo, ukulele, and assorted guitars
“Some glad morning when this life is o’er; I’ll fly away. To my home beyond terrestrial shores; I’ll fly away”

Can you see it – this obvious contrast?

A magnificent text of praise in ancient tongue.
A song of hope in the simplest of language.

Yet both raise their notes to God: both please Him.
For when in our music God is glorified neither the melody, nor the text ascends to His throne as predominantly as the voice of praise that is ringing out from our hearts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like the notes of the composer when put together make a sound that rings through a choir of voices or bells. Your work as a writer is something that all should read and when it is, will be reflection and be so powerful for those who needed it just at that moment. Great work! Aloha!