Sacred Music Should be Intense Music—part 1
Some Christian musicians may object to the philosophical concept
of “intense” musicing unto God. The word intense, when connected
to musicing, means very deeply concentrated or fervently earnest.
There is a definite philosophical school of thought that, since
sacred musicing is not about the performer, all sacred musicing must
be reserved and detached or semi-detached from the Christian musician.
It is true that the just shall live by faith rather than by sight,
feeling, joy or any other emotion, since all of them are ephemeral.
(See Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, and Hebrews 10:38.)
It seems almost impossible to have a real relationship with Jesus
Christ that never produces any emotions or to music unto the blessed
Trinity without some emotion. One of the major factors of effective
musicing of sacred music is the believability of genuine heart-felt
musical expressions that exude from a holy heart-life.