Devotional Thoughts Based on the Glory to God Hymnal
Song of Solomon 2:4
He brought me to the banqueting house,
and his intention toward me was love.
In trying to include hymns that are connected to each book in the Bible, the editors of the Glory to God Hymnal played it safe with Song of Solomon. (I can’t really criticize them for choosing two non-controversial passages from this book that contains some pretty racy love poems, since I have only preached from this biblical book a handful of times in almost 35 years of ministry!) The hymnal editors did pick some biblical images that relate well to sacred music.
The image of God that is depicted in Song of Solomon is anchored in the loving relationship between a man and a maiden. In wishing that God Be with You Till We Meet Again there is comfort in sensing God’s embrace.
God, as I journey out into this day and life’s perils thick confound me, help me to feel Your unfailing arms around me. Amen.