Don’t sing primarily because you love singing, or keep quiet because you do not. Sing because you love who made you, and formed you, and enables you to sing:
We sing to Him whose wisdom form’d the ear, our songs , let Him who gave us voices, hear, we joy in God, who is The spring of mirth, who loves the harmony of Heav’n and earth: our humble sonnets shall that praise rehearse, who is the music of the Universe. And whilst we sing, we consecrate our art, and offer us with every tongue a heart.
Nathaniel Ingelo – 1688