I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord ~ Hymn 310

By: Steve Negley

Posted: October 18, 2019

Category: Daily Devotional

Devotions Based on Hymns from Glory to God and Their Scriptural Allusions

Deuteronomy 32:10

As Deuteronomy draws to a close, Moses reminds God’s people how God sustains them so that God’s purpose and kingdom will come to be.

He sustained[d] him in a desert land,
in a howling wilderness waste;
he shielded him, cared for him,
guarded him as the apple of his eye.

Deuteronomy 32:10

Generations later, Christians such as the author of the hymn “I Love Thy Kingdom Lord” (one of the oldest American hymns in continuous use) co-opted the kingdom theme for a discussion of Christ’s church. The first four verses show this progression, and the last verse ties us back to the Old Testament concept found in Deuteronomy 32:10.

God continues to sustain God’s people, the church of Jesus Christ, as we march forward in faith though our own deserts and toward the Promised Land.


I do love Your kingdom, God, and I thank You for sustaining me on each step of my journey as a disciple of my Lord and Savior, Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.