Sunday, October 18, 2015
When in our Music God is Glorified
1 When in our music God is glorified,
and adoration leaves no room for pride,
it is as though the whole creation cried
2 How often, making music, we have found
a new dimension in the world of sound,
as worship moved us to a more profound
3 So has the church in liturgy and song,
in faith and love, through centuries of wrong,
borne witness to the truth in every tongue,
4 And did not Jesus sing a psalm that night
when utmost evil strove against the light?
Then let us sing, for whom he won the fight:
5 Let every instrument be tuned for praise!
Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise!
And may God give us faith to sing always
I will not be leading worship at Bridge St United Church today but Rev. Vicki Fulcher and Music Minister Terry Head will focus on the integral aspect of music in worship. Week in and week out music as praise to the living God graces our service and we have many gifted musicians who work alongside Terry. I know that the service will bless those present.
The hymn above, number 533 in Voices United, says so much about what music means to the gathered Christian community, and it is one of my favourites.
I will still be celebrating the wedding of daughter Jocelyn and her fiancé Jeff, but I have no doubt it will be a wonderful service.