Having scanned through the lesson quarterly, there are so many hymns from which to choose a theme. In effect, there is a commencing theme hymn which changes through the quarter to the finale theme hymn. To start with, we could use:
Hymn 552 – The Lord’s My Shepherd or
Hymn 545 – Savior, Like a Shepherd.
Somewhere in the middle of the quarter one could change the theme and add in
Hymn 159 – On a Hill Far Away which is where we complete our studies in Lesson 13.
Our lesson study title, as does Monday’s study, shouts so many hymns to us:
Hymn 214 – We Have This Hope,
Hymn 522 – My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less,
Hymn 5 – All My Hope on God is Founded, and
Hymn 440 – How Cheering Is the Christian’s Hope, just to name a few.
“When God seems far away, who is the one who has moved?” is an opening question for Tuesday giving us hymns to sing about solidity – no moving:
Hymn 347 – Built On The Rock and
Hymn 531 – We’ll Build On The Rock, showing that
My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less – Hymn 522. The day’s study closes with God being so close to us, close enough to hold my hand –
O For A Closer Walk With God – Hymn 315.
Wednesday brings back the issue of hope:
Hymn 5 – All My Hope on God is Founded with the answer coming in
Hymn 523 – My Faith Has Found a Resting Place because
Hymn 99 – God Will Take Care of You. This answers the question
Does Jesus Care? – Hymn 181.
Paul describes all the trials on Thursday and it will be amazing to sing
The Glory Song – Hymn 435 when all my labours and trials are o’er! Paul goes on to say that it is faith that keeps us going when faced with all sorts of trying situations:
O For A Faith that will not shrink – Hymn 533. “
The key is to fix our eyes upon Jesus ( Hebrews 12:3):
Hymn 290 – Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.
Ellen White (Friday) encourages us to “plant our feet upon a foundation more firm that the everlasting hills, and new faith, new life, would spring into being”:
Hymn 509 – How Firm a Foundation.
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.”