God created man to glorify Him in all things, and part of the wonder of man is the ability to harmonize and make a melodious sound in singing and with instruments of music. The largest book of the Bible is dedicated to the sole purpose of providing both the music and the words to be sung!
Whenever we take the gift of singing and music from God and use it for sensual reasons, it is blasphemy against not only God, but our Savior, Jesus Christ, and it sears closed our conscience from the work of the Holy Spirit.
Where the people of God loved their Savior enough to sing His praises, the church has had a rich and powerful testimony, whether in the cotton fields or in the flames of satanic hatred. The composers of the great hymns of the past have left a powerful testimony, and some of their stories are included here.