"Music is divine"

IN her Message to The Mother Church for 1900 (p. 11) our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, gives us this spiritual definition of music: "Music is divine. Mind, not matter, makes music;" and she says, "If the divine tone be lacking, the human tone has no melody for me." In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 213) Mrs. Eddy also refers to the human sense of music when she states: "Music is the rhythm of head and heart. Mortal mind is the harp of many strings, discoursing either discord or harmony according as the hand, which sweeps over it, is human or divine."

In Christian Science we learn how to distinguish between the spiritual and the material, the real and the unreal—between spiritual ideas and human concepts—in everything pertaining to our human experience; and these clear and inspiring statements of our Leader regarding the true sense of music and the human sense of it are most instructive and helpful to students of Christian Science, especially to those who are intrusted with any duties relating to the musical portion of our church services.

From the spiritual basis our Leader gives, the student is led to realize the fact that real music is a divine idea, an expression of infinite Mind, a constituent part of the harmony of Soul, the very atmosphere of heaven — harmony — where the strains of eternal bliss are ever cognized and participated in by all God's spiritual creation.

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The Real Status of Man
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