A fine question

Perhaps you have heard: ‘Why do the heathen rage?’ That answer is easy. Well, here’s something a little tougher to grasp:

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Why does the unbeliever sing? Seriously, why? If not to express that which cannot be put into words, why does the unbeliever unite in song to delight in that which represents the deep yearnings of the heart.

Careful now, we would not want to admit that man has a spirit, and that by his voice he elevates his being, and displays the stirring of that little muscle called the heart. Oh that we would learn from the songbird, to be so embarrassed to ignore the giver of life and the designer of the vocal chord.

Imagine then the scene in that upper room of old, when the Lord as the chief musician led his men by singing a hymn……….on the way to Golgotha’s hill.  Heavy hearts to be sure, but songs of life are best enjoyed when sprinkled with understanding.

And what better courtesy than to give heed to He whose understanding is infinite. We do not read of Adam singing, but my guess? There was a time………

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5 Responses to A fine question

  1. Such a great question, Colorstorm. Why do we sing? Why do we paint? Write? Build things? How can anyone look at the Sistine chapel and declare, this is just a naked ape amusing himself? Beethoven? Bach? We aren’t just a-musing ourselves, there is actually a Muse at work here. We have spirits, higher selves, and often all that creative energy is an attempt to communicate with the One who is greater than us.

    What, where, why do we sing, indeed? Because we have hearts, souls, we’re communicating with the Divine. Of course in the secular world there’s some pretty bizarre and tragic music that sounds a bit like a naked ape amusing himself, but just the same even that an attempt to communicate the angst within our souls. Without souls we wouldn’t have all that angst within them. And since we have souls, there is a Soul-Maker.

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  2. ColorStorm says:

    Ah yes, the apes! Good reminder there. If I recall, they have trouble singing while they tie their shoes…………….. You and I can do both!.

    Soul Maker. Love that ms bytes. You are right; singing is painting, it is writing, it is stretching the unseen. Sounds a tad bit like faith……….ooh, trigger…………. FAITH.

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  3. Maybe the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Motley Crue, and Aerosmith would have a different take on “why we sing.”

    How about sex, drugs and rock n roll?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yep, I was waiting for this answer, surprised to hear it from you. lol

      It’s a fine answer…..from the point of view of the decadent, and even in that, man is stretching his mind to connect with what he knows is divine.


      • Storm,

        Because of our human nature we can direct our actions toward virtue or vice or just hang out in the arenas of Country, Blue Grass or other folk variety.

        It is the quest for virtue (excellence) that is Godly, not the means, not the music.

        For like almost all other endeavors music is worldly.


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