Many hymnists and songwriters are astute students of the Bible. Some were pivotal people in church history like Martin Luther and Charles Wesley. Others were simple laypeople with a profound talent for combining music and truth like Fanny Crosby.

Here are some pertinent questions to ask about songs and hymns:

  • What biblical truths lay the foundation for classic hymns like “The Solid Rock”?
  • Why do so many songs use images from obscure Old Testament passages like Isaiah 32:2 which contains the phrases “weary land” and “shadow of a great rock”?
  • What circumstances inspired the person to write the lyrics to a song?

The devotions in Dig into Songs will enhance your understanding of Scripture, increase your admiration for the songs in your hymnal, and introduce you to fellow Christians whose faith will inspire you.

Click on any song title in the navigation column to begin your study of songs and hymns.

PLEASE NOTE: Christmas carols are featured seasonally from December 1-31 in a section titled Dig into Christmas; Easter songs are featured from Ash Wednesday through Easter in a section titled Dig into Easter.