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Monday, June 3, 2013

02. How a (Mortal) Angel Helped Heal Me

Note: This is one of a series of posts devoted to the study of D&C 93:1, and the second examining the phrase "cometh unto me".

From God to Composer to Listener...and back to God


It's interesting how sometimes, God will bring someone into your life who will unwittingly act as an angel of mercy.

Enter Simon Daum.

I've never physically met Simon.  He lives in Germany, and I live in the US.  He composes music, and I listen to it.

Here's a link to his music: Simon's Youtubes

Is Simon an angel of mercy?  Knowing him, he would categorically say no, not eeeeeeven close.

Yet as I listen to Simon's compositions (as well as other inspiring music, which in many cases are not hymns), my mood changes.  I'm happier.  I'm optimistic.  I smile.  I laugh and joke more.  I have more (good) energy.

I am healed.
"For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads." (D&C 25:12)
No wonder Napoleon Bonaparte once said, "Give me control over him who shapes the music of a nation, and I care not who makes the laws".  Music is powerful -- so much so, that the composer Franz Liszt said, "Music should be composed with the object of returning mankind to an awareness of the spirit and to the true worship of God".

And THAT is exactly what happens.

In my next post, I'll explain how God uses music to bring us unto Him.

2 comments:

  1. Great music! Thanks for sharing. One thing I have also found to help enliven the senses is to find something that truly uplifts including music. Reading someone's powerful testimony of the Savior where you truly can feel the Holy Spirit... this does wonders to the soul. He truly, truly lives! :) Here is a great one to consider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHgA_vNDY8s

    Laus Deo! Praise be to God!

    Peace,

    Scott

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  2. OH MY GOSH!! Simon's music is incredible!!! Thank you so much for sharing him with us:) I too have a testimony of the power of inspired music......it does bring me closer to my Savior and causes me to sing praises unto Him!!
    Thank You!!!

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