Music to Inspire

There is evidence of music therapy all the way back in the Old Testament.

Before David killed Goliath, he was a musician whose job was to play music that soothed King Saul.  

 

In the New Testament the Apostle Paul instructed Christians to encourage one another with music by “speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs”(Ephesians 5:19) which he and Silas did while in jail in a Roman prison (Acts 16:24-30).

 

In 2016, The Harvard Medical School published an article on their use of music to improve medical outcomes. Click the button below to check out our blog article on the power of music and read how scientific research has proven that music has the power to create positive change in you spiritual and physical well being.

 

Music transcends time and cultural boundaries. Explore something new in the videos below and you might find something that speaks to you. One of the great things about music is that there is no wrong answer for what moves you!  

     

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo' ole

Did you know?  

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole made a public profession of faith in Christ and was baptized in Honolulu in 1996. He also had a Christian song "Ke Alo O Iesu" which is Hawaiian for The Presenece of Jesus.  

"Keep on Shinin'" by Third Day

Did you know?  

2018 marked 25 years of being on tour for Third Day 

"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley

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Bob Marley made a controversial conversion to Orthodox Christianity, wrote over 30 songs with biblical references or bible verses in the lyrics, made a public profession of faith in Christ through baptism at the Ethiopian Orthodox Church the year before his death, and stretched out his hand on his death bed and said "Jesus Take Me"  

"I Believe in You" by Don Williams

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Don Williams aka "The Gentle Giant" served honorably in the US Army before his singing career and that he had 21 singles peak at #1 on the Billboard Country Charts. I Believe in You was his most successful song.  

"Happy" by Pharrell Williams

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"Happy" was Pharrell Williams' tenth attempt at a song for Despicable Me 2 and it is now the most downloaded song ever in the UK?  

"Voice of Truth" by Casting Crowns

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"Voice of Truth" won the 2005 GMA Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year award

 

"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey

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The lyrics to Don't Stop Believing came from a conversation between Journey's keyboard player, Jonathan Cain, and his father when Jonathan was considering giving up on his music career

Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven

Did you know?  

Mozart had a pet starling who was very skilled at mimicking his music.  At the elaborate funeral for his bird Mozart recited a poem he wrote...

"He was still in his prime when he ran out time...I bet he is now up on high praising my friendship to the sky..."

"Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin

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There are no instruments in Don't Worry Be Happy which was the first a cappela song to reach number one on the Billborad Hot 100. Every sound is Bobby McFerrin himself. When the song peaked at number one it bumped off Guns N'Roses' Sweet Child O Mine 

"I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me 

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While playing Bart Millard's dad in the movie I Can Only Imagine Dennis Quaid found inspiration to fulfill a promise to his mom to complete and record a Christian song he'd started writing. The song "On My Way to Heaven" was a gift to Quaid's mom for her 91st birthday and is the 8th track on the movie soundtrack. 

"Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

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Natasha Bedingfield's Grammy nominated "Unwritten" was her gift to her brother on his 14th birthday. Her original intent was to encourage him to not worry but she says she has enjoyed hearing from fans over the yeasrs about all the different ways her song has resonated with them. 

"Firework" by Katy Perry

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An 11-year-old autistic girl, Jodi DiPiazza, played piano in a duet "Firework" performance with Katy Perry at the 2012 Night of Too Many Stars telethon fundraiser for autism programs and Katy later said it was the most important performance of her career and Jodi is her Firework.  

"People Get Ready"  by The Impressions

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Curtis Mayfield wrote "People Get Ready" as a reminder that a train is coming to take the faithful to the promised land.  He said the song was a "subconscious product of the preachings of my grandmothers" and "I am pleased the lyrics can be of value to anybody." 

"Let it Be"  by The Beatles

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 Paul McCartney wrote "Let it Be" about his mother, Mary, who died when he was 14, but came to him in a dream years later. Many people thought the line about "Mother Mary" was a bible reference, but it was actually Paul's mom speaking "words of wisdom" to him.