The relationship between music and emotions gains greater stability when the source of all human feelings and emotions is exposed. Human personality and emotions are imprints of the Divine, derived miniatures of the unsearchable personhood of the Trinity, rather than self-generated or the social adaptations of a developing species. Therefore, it is not enough to point out that the emotional attributes of God are communicated in the Bible in anthropomorphic language as a condescension to our limited understanding, since it is also the case that our emotional makeup is theomorphic, that is, created and fashioned in God’s image. Our ability to feel, will, reason, and desire is reflective of the same components of personality in our Creator. God is a personal being and genuinely feels love, sorrow, joy, and hatred. We, as creatures made in his image, possess a likeness of those emotions. Even those feelings that are not shared by God, such as eros, are still bestowed by him and, therefore, can be considered reliable points of reference. Consequently, in human emotions we have the potential for a fixed referent in music and the hope of some kind of universality.
John Makujina, Measuring the Music, 307-308