Strange when people use as PATTERNISM that which the Bible and decent society condemned.Although little mention is made of it, music was used in very early times in connection with divine service. Amos vi. 5 and Isa. v. 12 show that the feasts immediately following sacrifices were very often attended with music, and from Amos v. 23 it may be gathered that songs had already become a part of the regular service.
Stephen in Acts 7 repeats the Amos story as continuing the ABANDONMENT to worship the starry host. They continued the musical idolatry as at Mount Sinai.
If any of the Bible text was metrical then the ADDITIONS of meter I just mentioned would not have been necessary. None of the Bible is metrical in a tuneful sense. When you recite the words of God or a god you are said to sing. The Jews "cantillated" which is rhymic prose and not singy-clappy. Cantilate means SPEAK."The chant of ancient Hebrews was rhythmical, but probably free of fixed meter. Perhaps the only exceptions were the dancing songs of women, usually accompanied by percussion instruments." (Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, p. 466)
The music of ancient Greece was inseparable from poetry and dancing. It was entirely monodic, there being no harmony as the term is commonly understood.
Not until David did males ever engage in this: it was reserved for the women usually prostitutes.HEAR ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel. Amos 5:1
Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light. Amos 5:18
As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Amos 5:19
Shall not the day of the Lord be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it? Amos 5:20
I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. Amos 5:21
That is because God not command the sacrifices but they were part of the worship of the
starry host to whom God ABANDONED them.
Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant,
we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. Isa 1:9
Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; [Jerusalem]
give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. Isaiah 1:10
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord:
I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts;
and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. Isaiah 1: 11
When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand,
to tread my courts? Isaiah 1: 12Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings,
I will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.
Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs;
for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. Amos 5:23JFB notes: 23. Take . . . away from me--literally, "Take away, from upon Me"; the idea being that of a burden pressing upon the bearer. So Isa 1:14, "They are a trouble unto Me (literally, 'a burden upon Me'): I am weary to bear them.
The LADED BURDEN Jesus came to remove in both Hebrew and Greek are singing
and playing instruments. It creates spiritual anxiety through religious rituals.
Paul's used SELF pleasure to outlaw all of the performaning arts. http://www.piney.com/MuBurden.html
http://www.piney.com/MuRest.html"the noise of thy songs--The hymns and instrumental music on sacred occasions are to Me nothing but a disagreeable noise.
I will not hear--Isaiah substitutes "prayers" (Isa 1:15) for the "songs" and "melody" here; but, like Amos, closes with "I will not hear. Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Isaiah 1: 13THE SIGNS OF THE END
Amos 8:1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me:
and behold a basket of summer fruit. [Catamites: same singers, players in Rev 18]
Amos 8:2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit
Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
Amos 8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD:
there shall be many dead bodies in every place;
they shall cast them forth with silence.THE CAUSE OF BEING LOST BEYOND REDEMPTION
Amos 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation;
and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head;
and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD,
that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
Amos 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea,
and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD,
and shall not find it.
You will find little and then twisted WORD OF THE LORD in the sermons and none in the songs: maybe God has been there and gone?
I THINK THE END HAS COME AND GOD WILL NOT PASS BY AGAIN. The message of the speakers, singers and instrument players as SORCERS in Revelation 18 was a mark that the CANDLES have been removed.