Music and Love Are Common in All Religions

Over the years, I have served as a church organist and harpist, playing for over ten denominations. I can’t imagine a worship service without music.  Singing about love is the common thread that connects the different churches – love of God or Higher Power, love of other people, and love of nature and beauty (including music).

All Religions Use Music to Sing About Love

The bible verse, “God is Love,” I John, pretty much says it all. Many hymns that are sung in church are about love. “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” by Charles Wesley, is a good example. Many Unity churches sing “Let There Be Peace on Earth” at the end of each service. “Love Lifted Me,” “You Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love” and “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” are more familiar hymns about love.

Use Beautiful Music for a Spiritual Connection

Whether you attend a place of worship or not, you can feel a spiritual connection by listening to some beautiful music – religious, classical, jazz, new age music or another type of music. Be quiet, listen, observe, feel a sense of gratitude for life, for the beauty and love that’s all around you. The harmony in the music will transfer to inner harmony, which leads to good will and love for others.
Listen to some timeless hymns to feel the love that surrounds us.
What is your favorite music to help you get in touch with God or to meditate?