Music: A Bridge from Modern Culture to the Bible

The Bible has always been a central theme of sacred music, Gospel and Contemporary Christian music, but biblical influence is certainly not confined to those genres. Paul McCartney’s “All My Trials” became part of the folk revivals of the early 60s—based on passages from the Bible, including Revelation 21:4, “He will wipe every tear from their eye.”

Bob Dylan’s, "Every Grain of Sand" features, "like Cain I now behold this chain of events that I must break.” And biblical references abound in the music of Bono’s U2. Bono has said, “In the dressing room before a show, we would read the Psalms as a band, and then walk out into arenas—the words igniting us, inspiring us. . . . The book of Psalms led me to the poetry of Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, the book of Job.”

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