Music Quotes

When some music has passed the tests of time and been cherished by the noble and refined, our failure to appreciate it is not an indictment of grand music. The omission is within. ~Douglas R. Callister

We who have “felt to sing the song of redeeming love” (Alma 5:26) need to keep singing that we may draw ever closer to him who has inspired sacred music and commanded that it be used to worship him. ~Dallin H. Oaks

If we strive for perfection— the best and greatest—and are never satisfied with mediocrity, we can excel. ~Spencer W. Kimball

We get nearer to the Lord through music than perhaps through any other thing except prayer. ~President J. Reuben Clark Jr.

Enjoy music. Not the kind that rocks and rolls, but the music of the masters, the music that has lived through the centuries, the music that has lifted people. If you do not have a taste for it, listen to it thoughtfully. If you do not like it the first time, listen to it again and keep listening. It will be something like going to the temple. the more often you go, the more beautiful will be the experience. ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

Our doctrine is memorized when we memorize our hymns. ~Hugh Pinnock

Music is the art of the prophets; the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul. It is one of the most magnificent presents God has given us… I always loved music; whoso has skill in this are is of good temperament, fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools. A schoolmaster ought to have skill in music, or I would not regard him, neither should we ordain young men as preachers, unless they have been well exercised in music. ~Martin Luther

Children retain 10% of what is told to them, 40% if there is a visual aid, 60% if there is a story, and 90% if they sing it. ~Elder Boyd K. Packer

Some of the greatest sermons that have ever been preached were preached by the singing of a song. There are many wonderful songs. Sing them through. ~President Spencer W. Kimball

Good music, especially sacred music, makes spiritual things more understandable. It is edifying and conductive to understanding. It prepares emotions for response to promptings of the Holy Spirit. ~Elder Richard G. Scott

 

 

 

 

 

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