From the comments, a video:
Praise the Lord!
Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise in the assembly of the godly!
2 Let Israel be glad in his Maker;
let the children of Zion rejoice in their King!
3 Let them praise his name with dancing,
making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!
4 For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
he adorns the humble with salvation.
5 Let the godly exult in glory;
let them sing for joy on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their throats
and two-edged swords in their hands,
7 to execute vengeance on the nations
and punishments on the peoples,
8 to bind their kings with chains
and their nobles with fetters of iron,
9 to execute on them the judgment written!
This is honour for all his godly ones.
Praise the Lord!
Ritamalik also says, in response to the Muslim cleric who hates music:
I waste no time by arguing to this fanatical Muslim Neanderthal, but instead I let the great Johann Sebastian Bach answer him with Psalm 149 about how the REAL God feels about music!
Indeed. Even those who do not share her religious beliefs still share her enthusiasm for Bach’s rendering of Psalm 149. My Gregorian Chant music director would often remind us that the Psalms are songs and dances,and that singing them is praying twice.
It is difficult indeed to warm to anyone who, for reasons of dogma, hates or reviles music. That is just one reason the Chinese will always be several steps ahead of Islam’s plans. For them Western music is an important facet of educating the whole child.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if China became the repository of Western culture’s art forms? Just as the barbarians saved Roman and Greek knowledge, it can only be partial, but that is better than obliteration. All that Islam comprehends is obliteration.