Music and History
If you want to know what a certain people were going through at a particular time in history, look at their music. Music throughout history has told of the joy, the tragedy, the triumphs and the defeats of a tribe, a race, or a nation. The book of Exodus makes record that after God had saved Israel from Egypt by drowning Pharaoh’s army in the Red Sea, “Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: ‘I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. The horse and the rider are thrown into the sea’” (Ex. 15:1). This truly was a song that Israel had never sung before!