From time to time, I enjoy a few (or a bag) of Oreos. While they are enjoyable, they are not nourishing. The hymns of old are full of rich nourishing doctrines that help form a strong foundation for the believer. This week I use Rend Collective’s rendition of “You Are My Vision,” a classic hymn versified by Eleanor Hull in 1912.
Join me as I uncover the Scriptural recipe for a nourishing meal at the table of God.
In this episode I discuss:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Read in several translations
- Review the section headings
- The 30 Day Music Challenge
- The history of hymns in my own life
- How light on doctrine much of Christian music can be these days
- A verse on vision – Proverbs 29:18
- Making connections with God’s Word in such a way that you SEE what God is teaching
- Focusing on finding connections to the point where you train yourself to see them
- Casting aside our own plan for Christ alone – Proverbs 19:21
- God’s presence my light – Psalm 27:1
- God as the only source of wisdom – Proverbs 2:6
- “You dwell inside me, together we’re one” – 1 Timothy 1:14
- The Lord is our inheritance – Deuteronomy 18:2, 1 Peter 2:9
- Finding the Scripture we’re looking for by searching for a phrase and typing “Scripture” at the end of our search
“The knowledge and understanding we seek are all right here. We just need to do the work. And we need to stop placing such high value on other sources and seek knowledge and understanding from the mouth of God.”
If you have never heard this song before, you can watch the official live video on YouTube below.
More Than a Song Playlist
- Lyrics and chords – WorshipTogether.com
You can go back to these Scriptures and link them to what you’re singing about in “Be Thou My Vision.” Perhaps you need a place to sit for a while. Psalm 16 is a really good place. It talks about God alone being our portion/inheritance just like our hymn.