08 June 2012

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

Now God's grace is so wonderful and rich that mere prose and plain human language are incapable of adequately and comprehensively communicating his goodness.  The mystery of his gracious presence with us in the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is best announced and best proclaimed in full-bodied, wholehearted, corporate praise.  The marriage of poetry and music in the song of the whole church alone suffices to preach the gospel to the world in a way that leaps across the normal barriers of communication and reaches the very heart of the hearer.  -- Dr. John Kleinig, "Singing with Grace in our Hearts" Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord, p. 112.

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