Luther on music

Martin Luther was quite a lover of music; He wrote:
"Next to Theology I give to music the highest place and the highest honor. Next to the word of God, only music deserves to be extolled as the mistress and governess of the feelings of the human heart. We know that the devil's music is distasteful and insufferable. My heart bubbles up and overflows in response to music."
Luther was one to use strong terms to prove his point; when describing the "perfect wisdom of God in His wonderful work of music", he said, "He who does not find [music] an inexpressible miracle of the Lord is truly a clod and is not worthy to be considered a man"!

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