Our Father Bless'd, To Us Bestows

Posted by

During Sunday evening (!) worship a few weeks ago, I was refreshed to hear again a hymn by Derek Thomas and Paul Jones.  The hymn is entitled "Our Father Bless'd, To Us Bestows."  I believe we may have posted it before, but Lord willing someone from the ref21 staff will make it magically appear on this blog soon.

The hymn is based on Ephesians 1 and is notable for including several themes that are often under-represented in the church's hymnody: election, covenant, suffering, and adoption.  It is a good example, then, of the benefit of hymns that are closely tied to the words of Scripture, and therefore help to give us a diet of biblical doctrines in their biblical proportions.

Posted February 21, 2007 @ 9:36 AM by Phil Ryken
TOPICS:

Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Inc. © 2005-2018   |   alliance@alliancenet.org   |   800.956.2644   |   Frequently Asked Questions   |   Login