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Howard Redmond (1957-90), Professor Emeritus of Theology

All my life I've been active in music, and since I retired, music has been my dominant activity. A very musical chapter of the Bible is II Chronicles 5. At the dedication of the temple, there were "trumpeters and singers heard in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord. And when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud and the glory of the Lord filled the house of God." And in the New Testament Paul tells the people of Ephesus to address "one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to the Lord" (Eph. 5:19). We can bring glory to God in many ways, and this chapter tells us of one very good way to do that!

Perhaps the greatest hymn verse, to me, is this from Charles Wesley:

"And can it be that I should gain an int'rest in the Savior's blood?

Died He for me, who caused His pain? For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! how can it be That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?"

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