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Music, that "sweet concord of mind"

“The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other,” said Jonathan Edwards, “is by music” (Misc. 188, Yale, 13:331).

Thus in heaven, he continued, it is probable “that the glorified saints, after they have again received their bodies, will have ways of expressing the concord of their minds by some other emanations than sounds, of which we cannot conceive, that will be vastly more proportionate, harmonious and delightful than the nature of sounds is capable of; and the music they will make will be in a medium capable of modulations in an infinitely more nice, exact and fine proportion than our gross air, and with organs as much more adapted to such proportions” (Misc. 188, Yale, 13:331).

In heaven, “there shall be no string out of tune to cause any jar in the harmony of that world, no unpleasant note to cause any discord” (Yale, 8:371).

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