Songs and Singing

Singing is a way to express joy and worship. In Doctrine and Covenants 25:12 it says, “For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads.” The song of the heart delights our Father in Heaven, no matter how bad you think you sound singing!

Another scripture in Alma 5:26 says, “And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?” That is so awesome that you should sing the song of redeeming love!

Another scripture in Colossians 3:16 reads, “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.” We should treat songs as the word of Christ in a way! This doesn’t mean that you can’t sing modern music or old music just be aware that you need to “Choose carefully the music you listen to. Pay attention to how you feel when you are listening. Some music can carry evil and destructive messages. Do not listen to music that encourages immorality or glorifies violence through its lyrics, beat, or intensity. Do not listen to music that uses vulgar or offensive language or promotes evil practices. Such music can dull your spiritual sensitivity.” 

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