Music 2

It is only by introducing the young to great literature,
drama and music,
and to the excitement of great science
that we open to them the possibilities
that lie within the human spirit —
enable them to see visions and dream dreams.
Eric Anderson

When griping grief the heart doth wound,
and doleful dumps the mind opresses,
then music, with her silver sound,
with speedy help doth lend redress.
William Shakespeare

Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!
Oliver Wendell Holmes

I think I should have no other mortal wants,
if I could always have plenty of music.
It seems to infuse strength into my limbs
and ideas into my brain.
Life seems to go on without effort,
when I am filled with music.
George Eliot

Music is the harmonious voice of creation;
an echo of the invisible world.
Giuseppe Mazzini

When people hear good music,
it makes them homesick
for something they never had and never will have.
Edgar Watson Howe

Bach opens a vista to the universe.
After experiencing him,
people feel there is meaning to life after all.
Helmut Walcha




Whoever wants music instead of noise,
joy instead of pleasure,
soul instead of gold,
creative work instead of business,
passion instead of foolery,
finds no home in this trivial world of ours.
Hermann Hesse

Music isn’t just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction.
It’s a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it’s joy.
Love. A foretaste of heaven. A comfort in grief.
Is it too much to think that perhaps
God speaks to us sometimes through music?
How, then, could I be so ungrateful as to refuse the message?
Orson Scott Card

There’s music in the sighing of a reed;
There’s music in the gushing of a rill;
There’s music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.
Lord Byron

The earth has music for those who listen.
William Shakespeare

Oh Holy Night


Oh holy night!
The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!

Fall on your knees
Oh hear the angel voices
Oh night divine
Oh night when Christ was born
Oh night divine
Oh night divine

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming
Here come the wise men from Orient land
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger
In all our trials born to be our friend.

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.

Words by Chappeau de Roquemaure
Translated by John S. Dwight

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