Music in the Church


I agree with Ted Wilson when he said that if the church music sounds like a night club, it doesn’t belong in church.  Ellen White wrote in Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 4, p. 71, “Music can be a great power for good, yet we do not make the most of this branch of worship.”  You can read the rest of it yourself.  She continues on the same page and says that sometimes it’s difficult to discipline singers.  They want to bring in their own style.  She said, “Music should have beauty, pathos, and power.  Call to your aid, if practicable, instrumental music, and let the glorious harmony ascend to God, an acceptable offering.”  Those three things should be in music at all times.  In the same book, Vol. 9, p. 143, there is a section on formality in worship.  Church people need to read it.  We are not to be like the world!