Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory

Oscar Wilde said that…

I was thinking today that music and my memories are very intertwined. I used to be haunted by the song ‘Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again’. It was during listening to that song that I realised quite how ill I was, how, for better or worse I had been irrevocably changed. I sang that song at Church the other night and I felt like it wasn’t haunting me anymore. It was just a painful memory – not a reality. Nothing is the same because God came, thats what the song says. I used to think it meant that because I had been ill once, I would always be. I thought that until this past couple of months when I have been happy and (dare I say it) getting better. Singing that song, as praise to God and as service to him and Church, lessened the pain it used to bring near when I heard it. I’m trying to change that pain into a blessing to others…and, after all, that is what I have wanted all these years. To make what I have gone through, am going through, worth the struggle so that it can be used to show people, just a little bit of God’s amazing grace and love.

One response to “Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory”

  1. Music is an incredibly emotive thing. It can whisk you away to a memory of years ago and land you in the same moods as you felt at the time associated with the piece.Hence we have such a responsibility with music in the church not to manipulate people's emotions away from the Gospel…

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