I confess. I’ve sung lots of choruses and hymns without understanding. Have you done likewise? Thankfully, there have been worship leaders, in various settings, who’ve unpacked the truths of the text as part of our worship experience. They have read Scripture, defined terms, tied the hymn or chorus to a particular Biblical event or explained the occasion in the composer’s life when the words were first written down.
What does the children’s hymn ‘When He Cometh’ reference in Scripture? What are the ‘jewels’ that He is coming to make up? When will that happen? Do any other Scriptural texts help unpack this truth in a field of theology filled with conflicting interpretations?
I’ll leave you, as the reader, to sort through the answers while I move on to post a hymn on the same text, penned by John Newton.
Malachi 3:16-18 This is the text upon which John Newton reflected…
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