Dayspring Music Box
Dayspring Music Ministry is literally a dream come true. Here’s the story from founder and president, Rex Broad.
“A Dream Occurs…
This organization was born of a dream. I’m not one to remember my dreams, but I remembered this one! In my dream, I was in a room surrounded by people I didn’t know – some in beds who were very sick, some standing off in a corner and some closer – all communicating at various levels of confusion or clarity. In the center of the room was a small box that played Christian hymns. Each person in the room had a reaction; some were calmed and had their anxiety relieved, others began to draw closer and sing along.
As I remembered the dream, I began to wonder how it could come to fruition – would it be possible that a small music box could provide peace and welcome memories to those who needed it? I knew I could manage a project, so I sought guidance from my pastor, family, and trusted friends. We made a prototype and tried it out with some local residents suffering from dementia. And sure enough, just as in my dream, these people became less agitated and some began singing along with the music.
A Dream Realized…
At that point it was time to make the dream a firmer reality. We put together a very capable Board of Directors – a medical doctor, a music professor, business counselors, pastors, and a worship leader – and got to work recording a few traditional Christian hymns. In our first 6 months, we have distributed over 200 Music Boxes to those in need.”
The Music Box is a small .mp3 player, pre-loaded with music on a micro SD card. The unit is rechargeable and comes with the original SD card and first set of songs. It also comes with a charging cord and plug. This unit is Bluetooth enabled for an added feature.
To purchase your own Music Box, click here to visit the Dayspring Music Box website. There are currently two SD cards available, with more being planned. The traditional hymn card includes:
- Amazing Grace
- Be Thou My Vision
- Blessed Assurance
- Come Thou Fount
- Great is Thy Faithfulness
- How Great Thou Art
- It is Well with My Soul
- The Old Rugged Cross
- Rock of Ages
- Softly and Tenderly
- What a Friend We Have in Jesus
- Just a Closer Walk with Thee
- Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus
- You’re Always There For Me by Joanna Fuchs
- Psalm 23
- Ephesians 2:4-7
Just released is the Christmas SD card which includes:
- Angels From the Realms of Glory
- Angels We Have Heard on High
- Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
- The First Noel
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
- Joy to the World
- Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
- O Come, All Ye Faithful
- O Holy Night
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- Silent Night
- Simply Jesus by Jeff Bargerstock
- What Child is This?
You’ve got your Dayspring Music Box – now what? Watch this short instructional video for some quick tips on how to get started enjoying Christian music at your fingertips!
Sneak peek! Take a listen to a clip of Joy to the World…
Another sneak peek from the Christmas album: Silent Night…