ONE MAN'S VIEW

Charles H. Spurgeon, the famous Baptist preacher, in his comments on Psalm 42:4 wrote: "David appears to have had a peculiarly tender remembrance of the singing of the pilgrims, and assuredly it is the most delightful part of worship and that which comes nearest to the adoration of heaven. What a degradation to supplant the intelligent song of the whole congregation by the theatrical prettinesses of a quartet, the refined niceties of a choir, or the blowing off of wind from inanimate bellows and pipes! We might as well pray by machinery as praise by it."-Spurgeon's Treasury of David, Vol. II, Baker Book House, published originally 1882-1997, p. 301. - Borrowed from Gospel Anchor.