“And the duty of singing praises to God seems to be appointed wholly to excite and express religious affections. No other reason can be assigned why we should express ourselves to God in verse rather than in prose, and do it with music, but only that such is our nature and frame that these things have a tendency to move our affections.”

Jonathan Edwards

“On Christ’s glory I would fix all my thoughts and desires, and the more I see of the glory of Christ, the more the painted beauties of this world will wither in my eyes and I will be more and more crucified to this world. It will become to me like something dead, putrid, impossible for me to enjoy.”

John Owen

“God is so infinitely high and lofty, so inhabits eternity in is own eternal being, that it is an act of mere grace in him to take notice of things infinitely below him.”

John Owen