Saturday, July 24, 2010

Divine Music

Besides theology,
music is the only art capable
of affording peace and joy of the heart
like that induced by the study of the science of divinity.
The proof of this is
that the devil, the originator of sorrowful anxieties
and restless troubles,
flees before the sound of music
almost as much as he does
before the Word of God.
This is why the prophets preferred music
before all the other arts,
proclaiming the Word in psalms and hymns.
My heart,
which is full to overflowing,
has been often solaced and refreshed
by music
when sick and weary.
-Martin Luther

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