The Majesty Of Music

There are a few things that transport me to another level of worship. One is nature. Not just any nature, either. The ocean, with waves crashing against cliffs is pretty good, but better is the high country — beyond timberline. I’ve only been there a few times, but it’s like a different world.

Coming out of the darkness created by evergreens growing in tight clusters, you discover fields of wildflowers, glacier patches, blue-green lakes, and a sky that’s such a rich blue it looks like you could eat it. Oh, and rocky peaks that look more like cathedrals. And crystal cold streams. All I can think is, This is the world God created.

Music has that same effect on me. Not all music. Just like nature, there are pieces and then there are pieces. Some I enjoy because they are fun or they fit my mood or they are performed well. Others feel as if a piece of my soul is drifting on the sound waves. And still others feel as if my soul is reaching up to God.

Recently my church hosted a nearby university choir and orchestra in concert. They were spectacular, and I had one of those majesty of music moments. What’s more, I bought one of their CD’s, Glory, and have been playing it ever since. The songs run through my head when I wake up, and I can hardly wait to put on the CD again.

In fact, I posted one of the songs a few days ago with Sandi Patty’s performance of it. If you haven’t listened to that one, I encourage you to do so. The song is spectacular and Sandi Patty is … well, Sandi Patty.

But here’s the choir I listened to — an older version of it, but fittingly, they are singing Majesty. I hope you enjoy.

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Published in: on April 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm  Comments (7)  
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7 Comments

  1. Hah! There it is! It’s only been up for a few minutes.

    Wow. Someone truly has a plethora of issues.

    I came to say I was going to give this one star just because. But now that’s not even funny.

    Sheesh.

    Anyway, I do love that song.

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  2. Also, what’s the name of the choir?

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  3. I know, I couldn’t believe how fast it went up today. I think they must have subscribed to the blog just so they’d know when to come over and dump on it. 😆

    The choir is California Baptist University Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Gary Bonner. I figure they are so good because he is.

    Becky

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  4. Brother.

    Nice song.

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  5. As always beautiful post Becky! My post for today was also on music… not as detailed as yours though. 🙂

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  6. You should bring your ipod with that CD on it the next time you climb those mountains.

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  7. I listen to worship music almost exclusively, except when I’m writing – and even then I do it a lot as well!

    I’ve grown up in a very musical family – my grandmother has been singing since she was a small child, and has written many worship songs as God gave them to her, and my mother has an amazing talent for the piano. I remember when she would play in the evening after putting all of us children to bed, and you could hear her worshiping through her fingers. God has truly gifted her in that.

    Like you said, not all music does that, but there are a few songs where no matter what I’m doing – whether I’m talking with a friend, writing, or driving in the car, I just have to turn myself off and bask in God’s presence and majesty for a few moments.

    People who aren’t Christians really have no idea what worship is truly like – why we need it so much. Worship is what cements our relationship with Him.

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