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Music therapy

on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By: Kaye Singleton

“Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.” Psalm 42:8 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.)

The medical world has picked up on something that God has used for a long time; it’s called music therapy. In many cases it has helped when nothing else seems to work.

Several years ago I read an interesting article about an elderly gentleman who had suffered a massive stroke. The therapist worked and worked with him and still no response.

One day she questioned his family about music. She asked if he had ever sung before. They responded yes. She asked about his favorite music and they told her.

At the next session the therapist brought a headset, put it on his ears and began to play his all-time favorite song. Almost instantly his feet started moving, his hands started tapping and then the words came out of his mouth. The answer had come. Somewhere in the back of his brain was stored a song with music.

Music is powerful! I watched a recent Sunday morning a backslider who has been damaged from an accident. His mind has been affected, but those old songs were getting through.

When nothing else seems to work, try listening to something you are familiar with like “Amazing Grace how sweet the sound…was blind but now I see.”

In my darkest hour God has given me a song and I want to thank Him!

I also want to thank all those beautiful praise singers who give of themselves in worship and usher our congregation in praise to a mighty God!

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