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Something Superior to Prayer and Preaching

May 5, 2009

“Sacred song is not a minor matter. Quaint George Herbert has said–

                     “Praying’s the end of preaching.”

Might he not have gone further and have said, praising’s the end of
praying? After all, preaching and praying are not the chief end of man,
but the glorifying of God, of which praising God vocally is one form.
Preaching is sowing, prayer is watering, but praise is the harvest.”

(Charles Spurgeon, from his sermon, the Joy of the Lord; the Strength of his people)

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