Rest. The word used most frequently in our Sabbath School Lesson pamphlet this quarter. “Thou shalt rest, Thou shalt rest!” These are words repeated in each verse of
Hymn 387 – Come, O Sabbath Day, our theme hymn for this quarter.
We could add to the theme
Hymn 529 – Under His Wings. Each week of study this quarter, gives more and more of showing God’s deepest care for us, His children. As God’s children we find out about the Biblical family growing pains, and this still happens today. Yet, we are still “under His wings”.
Sabbath afternoon’s introduction points us to the fact that the battle in the great controversy is between God and Satan. “I shall not fear the battle if thou art by my side” is in
Hymn 331 – O Jesus I Have Promised, “we can rest in Jesus in the face of global unrest….” the notation in the lesson study then states.
On Sunday, it is prudent to ask
Be Thou My Vision – Hymn 547. John on his prison island would gladly sing
Jesus Is Coming Again – Hymn 213, remembering that
We Know Not the Hour – Hymn 604.
Monday we find that Jesus wants us “to rest confidently in His love” as is sung in
Under His Wings – Hymn 529. Matthew 24:36 says
We Know Not the Hour – Hymn 604 when Jesus will come. Meantime, we are to
Go, Preach My Gospel – Hymn 378 says Matthew 24:14.
Tuesday reminds us again to tell it to every kindred and nation, as does
Hymn 202 – Hail Him the King of Glory. The three angels message truly is resounded in verse 1 of
Jesus Is Coming Again – Hymn 213. Until Jesus comes, we are to teach the Truth to everyone –
Hymn 17 – Lord of All Being, Throned Afar (verses 4 and 5),
Hymn 60 – Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word and
Hymn 203 – This Is the Threefold Truth. In the present we are able to enjoy
Peace, Perfect Peace – Hymn 463 in comparison to those who “do not experience the kind of rest that God offers”.
Wednesday commences at the peak of
Hymn 214 – We Have This Hope. It will be a triumphant day when all the dead in Christ shall rise, just as Jesus did in
Hymn 166 – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today,
Hymn 171 – Thine Is the Glory,
Hymn 175 – Now the Green Blade Rises,
Hymn 196 – Tell Me the Old, Old Story and
Hymn 526 – Because He Lives.
For Thursday’s title you may have the Copyright abilities to sing “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice”. In the SDA Hymnal you may wish to choose to sing
Hymn 221 Rejoice, the Lord Is King and
Hymn 599 – Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers.
Blessings for a wonderful week ahead.
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.”