Music, a gift and a blessing from God, has played a very important role in Catholic Liturgy for the past two thousand years. The Bible resounds with praise and thanks to God through music. In the Old Testament music played a number of different roles, including assisting in the memorisation of God’s truth and in reminding God’s people of their fallenness and salvation. In the New Testament God’s people gather together to express their praise to him and to build one another up in the faith. A rich variety of music that is in harmony with the ministry of God’s word is a significant part of the life of the church and points towards the role of music in our praise of God in heaven.