"9/11 | Coming Together" 20th Anniversary Special

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Using Choir Music to “Hear Him”

In the scriptures, Heavenly Father has introduced His Son, Jesus Christ, with a specific invitation to “hear Him.” How do we hear the voice of the Lord?

In the Bible we find the admonition, “Be still and know that I am God.” But in today’s challenging world, it is becoming even harder to be able to stop long enough or find a quiet moment to listen and ponder upon the Savior.

We invite you to use the music of The Tabernacle Choir music to help you to be still and enable you to draw you closer to your Heavenly Father to “hear Him.”

Church leaders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the sponsoring organization of The Tabernacle Choir, have taught that uplifting music has the power to bring each listener closer to the divine. Here are some examples:

“We get nearer to the Lord through music than perhaps through any other thing except prayer.”
–President J. Reuben Clark Jr., counselor in the First Presidency, (1871-1961)

“Inspiring music may fill the soul with heavenly thoughts, move one to righteous action, or speak peace to the soul.”
– President Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994)

“Music can act upon our senses to produce or induce feelings of reverence, humility, fervor, assurance, or other feelings attuned to the spirit of worship.” 
– President Spencer W. Kimball (1895-1995)

“It really matters what you listen to…Select music that will strengthen your spirit.”
– President Russell M. Nelson (1924 – present)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the sponsoring organization of The Tabernacle Choir, affirms that “when we take time to listen with our hearts, the heavens open and He speaks….You will feel His love for you.” #HearHim

Enjoy watching Norwegian singer Sissel with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square perform “Slow Down” which speaks about the need to slow down, be still, and know God.

 

Additional Songs to Enjoy:

“I Am a Child of God”

“Dearest Children, God is Near You”

“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

“Consider the Lilies”