HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
VII. Consecration of the Voice. “Take my voice and let me sing.”
The consecrated voice will mean singing for Jesus and the refusal to use the God-given powers of the voice for the world and the amusement only of the people. This applied to singers will mean songs sung to God’s glory; to preachers the use of the voice to publish salvation; and to God’s people the use of the voice in prayer, in testimony, in consecration for God’s glory. Sankey dedicated his voice to singing salvation and it was heard on two continents. Bliss’ consecrated voice was blessed to multitudes. Sweeney and a great host of holy singers dedicated their voices to sing Redemption’s story and countless thousands were won for God. Some years ago a noted opera singer was converted in a holiness tent meeting. She at once left the stage, consecrated her powers of voice to God’s glory and gave herself to God’s work thrilling thousands with her message of free and full salvation through sacred song.