“The Power of Good Music,” New Era, Feb. 2013, 47
Has a song ever touched your heart and strengthened your testimony? It has mine—during one family home evening when we were singing a hymn. Normally I don’t pay much attention to the words I’m singing, but that day I was listening. I heard the words “when Jesus shows His smiling face, there is sunshine in the soul” (“There Is Sunshine in My Soul Today,” Hymns, no. 227). When I heard these words, I felt a calming peace come over me. I realized that Jesus always loves us and is always willing to comfort us if we do what He wants us to do. I know that the power of good music can impact our lives for good and help us become better people.