Re: Your thoughts on Christian lyrics
1 Samuel 16:23 (NIV) Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.
So that’s right, David played a lyre and the evil spirit left Saul. That passage does not say whether David sang or not. It might have been instrumental only.
It also says that Saul had been informed that the LORD was with David:
1Samuel 16:17-18 (NIV)
17 So Saul said to his attendants, “Find someone who plays well and bring him to me.”
18 One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the LORD is with him.”
So that might be significant, Saul heard the music knowing that it came from someone whom the LORD was with.
So for us today: How will our listeners know that the Lord is with us? If not through lyrics, then how?