We could find references to music in 44 out of 66 books in the Bible
which obviously magnifies the importance of music in a worship
service. In some of the references we could find that music even
surpasses the boundary of heaven and flows to earth as in the case
of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, where the Angels announces
his birth with a heavenly song. Even on psychological premises it is
a proven fact that music has an extraordinary influence on human
mind, body and spirit.
On this biblical perspective the traditional churches also give an important
role to music in worship services. The beauty of the traditional hymns are beyond
words when they are sung in a blending harmony. The true life experiences of the
composers, expressed through meaningful words harmoniously has the power to humble
even the hardest minds and fill it with joy of the holy spirit.
Church of South India, with its direct connection with the Anglican churches
has a worship order, which is rich in music. We have good collection of traditional
songs, which were written by great personalities like, Bishop Reginald Heber,
Charles Wesley, H.F Lyte, Mosavalsalm etc. As in the parable of talents, if you have
a talent to sing why waste it? Use it for the glory of God, because you could influence
the minds of people and bring them closer to God with this great ministry of music.