Flipping through the new quarterly, there are a number of titles that have the word ‘love’ in them – Love, to Be Loved; To Love God; He First Loved Us; To Love the Lord Your God; to name just a few. Hence, I believe a wonderful hymn to devote to as a theme will be
Hymn 349 – God Is Love. Our first Memory Text says “for God is Love”, 1 John 4:8. As the book of Deuteronomy is the book of the covenant, it would also be good to add
Hymn 347 – Built On the Rock as verse four tells us of God ‘Making with us His covenant”.
Oh the joy of being able to have the Everlasting Covenant which we find in
Hymn 469 – Leaning On The Everlasting Arms of our Lord Jesus.
Just looking at the title of this week’s lesson gives us our first hymns –
Amazing Grace – Hymn 108 and
Hymn 109 – Marvelous Grace. Following these wonderful hymns, there are some hymns that give us a hint of the laws of God, such as
Hymn 26 – Praise the Lord! You Heavens Adore Him (verse 1) “laws which never shall be broken”,
Hymn 273 – Lord, I Have Made Thy Word My Choice, and
Hymn 277 – For Your Holy Book We Thank You.
Sunday opens with “God is a God of love…” as does
Hymn 349 – God Is Love. This is spoken of again on Tuesday.
We find on Monday, that obeying God’s law was crucial for the nation of Israel, just as it is for us today:
Hymn 590 – Trust and Obey. Following this, it is wonderful to know that
Jesus (and God) Saves – Hymn 340.
The Lord God redeems His people from the land of Egypt (Wednesday), just as we are reminded that Jesus died to redeem us:
337/338 – Redeemed,
Hymn 402 – By Christ Redeemed and
Hymn 179 – The Wonders of Redeeming Love. The study then extends to keeping the Sabbath:
Hymn 388 – Don’t Forget the Sabbath.
Thursday gives us a fresh understanding of the act of grace that happened at the cross, “with Christ, the innocent One, dying for the sins of the guilty”:
Hymn 159 – The Old Rugged Cross.
God’s abundant blessings for a wonderful week.
We are bound for The Promised Land! Hallelujah!! Come, Lord Jesus come – very soon.
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.”