In the comments on my post yesterday (which discussed, among other things, the importance of humility), a sister noted that her grandson had been wandering around the house yesterday singing “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord.” In response, somebody else observed that it showed how hymns are an important vehicle for teaching Scriptural truth.
I will never decline an invitation to board that particular bandwagon! However, I believe that it’s true not only of sung-Scripture hymns like “Humble Yourselves” (if I were a composer, I would probably do nothing but set verses to music), but also of many of the greatest hymns of all time. If we have memorized the lyrics to those hymns, we also have memorized a sizable number of Scriptures, often without realizing it. Continue reading