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.
Sunday teaches us to be worthy by choosing Jesus above everything else just as we find in
Worthy, Worthy Is the Lamb – Hymn 246 and in
Hymn 252 – Come, Let Us Sing “Worthy the Lamb, for he was slain!”.
Our inheritance is requested in verse two of
Hymn 191 – Love Divine to help us expand on the Monday study. We then pray for inheriting eternal life in
Hymn 658 – Heavenly Father Hear Our Prayer.
The greatest ambition (Tuesday) is to know that
Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Hymn 100 O God my Father. It is then that Jesus points us to
Only Trust Him – Hymn 279,
Hymn 590 – Trust and Obey and then we know that
‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus – Hymn 524. We can then state
I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus – Hymn 535. The dialogue then asks why “Sitting at the Feet of Jesus” (our old hymnal number 618) had little effect on this disciples, and remains that way even today with us.
The question is asked in Hymn 113 – As Pants the Hart
that is resounded in Thursday’s lesson “Why restless, why cast down, my soul?”. We see in
Hymn 242 – Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts “our restless spirits yearn for Thee”. These sentiments are echoed in
Hymn 355 – Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life verse 4, and
Hymn 370 – Christ for the World verse 2. All will be better in our hearts and souls asking and knowing
Jesus, Guide Our Way – Hymn 553. We will be elevated to a higher plain when Jesus plants “my feet on higher ground” –
Hymn 625 – Higher Ground.
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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