Rest. The word used most frequently in our Sabbath School Lesson pamphlet this quarter. “Thou shalt rest, Thou shalt rest!” These are words repeated each verse of
Hymn 387 – Come, O Sabbath Day, our theme hymn for this quarter.
Sabbath afternoon’s introduction leaves us with a daunting question that is answered in
Hymn 495 – There Is a Place of Quiet Rest.
This old world is ‘Worn and Weary’ we find in Sunday’s study time. The hymn that helps find an answer is
Hymn 441 – I Saw One Weary because you
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Hymn 290. A further answer is then revealed at the end of this study
Holy Sabbath, Day of Rest – Hymn 381 and
Hymn 390 – We Love Thy Sabbath, Lord.
When we are ‘Running on Empty’ (Monday), we request “Breathe, O breathe, Thy loving Spirit into every troubled breast” from
Hymn 191 – Love Divine. “it soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, and drives away his fear” is a wonderful gift because of Jesus –
Hymn 238 – How Sweet the Name! We can then
O Sing, My Soul, Your Maker’s Praise – Hymn 37 where we find Jesus “providing comfort to the weak and grace for each tomorrow”.
The rest of the weeks’ study shows there is a time to say
My Faith Has Found a Resting Place – Hymn 523. It is then a joy to sing
O Day of Rest and Gladness – Hymn 382/383 and
Hymn 391 – Welcome, Welcome, Day of Rest. These hymns are the opposite to poor Cain and his restless wandering.
May you have a blessed week in this, the commencement of the third quarter of 2021.
To learn unknown hymns, you will find the accompaniment music for each one at: https://sdahymnals.com/Hymnal/
Another great resource is for when there is a hymn you wish to sing, but can’t find it in your hymnal. Go to https://www.sdahymnal.org and in the search bar type a special word in that is in the hymn. I am sure you will be amazed at the help you will be given.
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV – “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
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