Music is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to remember God’s power and promises and to rejoice in them. There are many purposes for writing Christian music. It is for worship, praise, thanksgiving to God, teaching, admonishing, inspiring, comforting, and healing. There are many scriptures that reference the heart of music: Nehemiah 12:29-47 talks of how they sought out those who made song to make a cheerful environment of praise and thanksgiving; look at the following scriptures; 1 Chronicles 6:31; 15:16; 1 Chronicles 9:33; 1 Chronicles 15:22; 1 Samuel 10:5-9.
The heart of a true songwriter is for their lyrics to have that kind of impact. What we write must be motivated by our willingness and desire to lift people in some way whether small or great, closer to their Maker. 1 Samuel 16:7; Psalms 119:10-16; 2 Samuel 23:1&2- David as the sweet Psalmist(writer of music); Psalms 119:54-importance of His statutes being our song.
As you can see from the Old Testament, the Levites had the incredible opportunity, and were responsible for presenting music that ‘set the stage’ so to speak for- from large important functions to ministering through music in intimate settings, to music bringing about personal deliverance. They were spiritually qualified people because they stayed in close relationship with God and had the heart of giving and serving.
This is where all good Christian songwriting begins.
Bless your heart,
Charlie and Rita