The reformer Martin Luther said: "Besides theology, music is the only art capable of affording peace and joy in the heart like that induced by the study of the science of divinity. The Devil, the originator of sorrowful anxieties and restless troubles, flees before the sound of music almost as much as he does before the Word of God."
God has given us a great gift in the art of music. It has a way of weaving itself into our hearts and minds in such a way that a mere line of a song can elicit powerful emotions and memories in the hearer. It is that quality of music that enables it to be such an effective method of sharing the Gospel and teaching Scripture to others. The Apostle Paul said in his letter to the Colossian church, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16).
In serving as music leader at Covenant, it is my utmost desire that our songs honor God and communicate Biblical knowledge; reminding us of God’s grace and our continual need of His presence and power in our daily lives. With that in mind, we believe it is important for the music we sing to be theologically rich and grounded in the Word of God, whether it is a song from the current contemporary Christian era, or a great Gospel hymn from hundreds of years ago.
We would enjoy your presence here at Covenant as we worship our great Redeemer and King through song and praise.
To God be the Glory,
Listen to Eric perform one of the
great hymns of the Faith!
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord, Colossians 3:16 (NKJV).