Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:1-7
I would bet you have musical favorites that stir your soul….songs that you instantly tap your foot to or that you (want to) sing at the top of your voice….sounds that send your heart to places you can’t describe with words. I also experience great delight in music. In this poem I try to express what beautiful music does to my soul….to soar to heaven’s edge. Music, I believe, is one of those mysterious languages God uses to draw us to Him and to allow us to connect to the emotions of our hearts.
Orchestral sounds enrapture me
from heaven’s golden side
Where troubles of today are gone
where holy beings there abide
My heart’s at rest when rhythm lands
so softly on my soul
Oh tender cry so lyrically
emits a wonder none can see
Stirred within my soul just now
and moves to places, I don’t know how
These feelings stir in pasturelands
and rise to heights, where beauty stands
Slow-motion waves of love and cheer
wash my soul and make it clear
Echo of a wondrous past and future still
they tend my soul, and gently fill
Bring longings of a greater day
when all that’s here doth pass away
And stand upon that golden shore
with strings and sounds we can’t ignore.
Lord, I pray that my friends embrace the wonders around them. That the sounds of music are used to draw us to You. I pray that the beauty of the earth that you created and the sounds of music that you enabled, help us to get a taste of Your beauty and magnificence. In Jesus’ name I pray for my friends, Amen.