THE INSPIRATION OF SONG

A Legend relates that in the early days of Greece, Sparta called upon Athens for help during a war. The Athenians, feeling jealous of the Spartans, did not really want to help. But they were afraid to refuse outright. So they sent Sparta a man of poetry and song instead of a warrior. They felt that such a man could not give Sparta assistance in war. How wrong they were! The man is said to have composed stirring martial songs. Under the influence of those songs, the Spartans renewed their courage and gained a great victory.

Music has exerted a powerful effect upon individuals and groups throughout human history. The effect is uplifting in proportion as the spiritual qualities of thought inspire both rhythm and lyrics. The Bible exhorts us to praise God in song, and it records many instances in which joy and gratitude were expressed in terms of music.

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