"The vocal expression of praise by sacred song is one of our greatest delights; we were created for this purpose, and hence it is a great joy to us."
"We are a people near and dear unto Him; precious and honourable in His sight. How could we refuse our loudest, heartiest, sweetest music? If we did not extol Him, the stones of the street would cry out against us."
("The Treasury of David")
The Hebrew word 'scgullah' signifieth God's special jewels, God's secret ones, that He keeps in store for Himself, for His own service and use." (Thomas Brooks)