In what esteem must God hold music
How He must love His symphonies and songs
Blessing those who quicken them
And all who revel in their beauty.
How we attend God when we sing or play.
As part of the reason for our life on Earth
Must be to praise creation and glorify the life
He bestows on us each day.
Music is the sacred gateway
Through which we walk to God.
How shall we know God
Save through his melodies and songs
Filling all the world with
Symphonies and psalms
Music, then, should be pure and magic,
An expression of the beauty of our souls,
A measure of the richness of our spirit,
A celebration of the noble and tragic.
It must, like faith in God, be perfectly tried,
And so, within its realm, we shall all be sanctified.