The past 15 years or so I have been worshipping with a Presbyterian church. During that time I’ve been introduced to some old hymns that I really like. One of them we are singing this week, “The God of Abraham Praise.” It sounds so Jewish to me, which makes sense because, according to the hymn book, the tune was adapted from a “Traditional Hebrew melody.” And the subject is praising God, who was also the God of Abraham, and the Jewish people.
I love how hymns like this remind us of timeless truths about God and the Church. Much of the phraseology comes straight from the Old or/and New Testaments. They are based on scripture and truth and promises, not at all focused on ourselves, but rather on God.
Isn’t it a glorious song!