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To My Precious Lord (내게있는향)

Scripture References

Quoted or directly alluded to:

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Stanza 3 speaks of the hope of when Jesus comes “back to earth again,” which, according to Belgic Confession, Article 37, he will do so “bodily and visibly.”
 
Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 19, Question and Answer 52 professes that Jesus will return “to judge the living and the dead.”

Tune Information

Name
TO MY PRECIOUS LORD
Key
D Major
Meter
13.13.13.13

Recordings

Musical Suggestion

Often, songs from non-Western traditions add to our repertoire, not because of their exotic sounds, but because of their unique perspective on the Gospel. This Korean song brings a sense of intimacy and devotion that is lacking from most Western hymnody, and it reintroduces the shocking extravagance of the woman anointing Jesus’ feet with tears and oil in Luke 7:37-38. This would make the perfect offertory song during Lent. Music leaders: don’t gild the lily! A simple, unadorned accompaniment like you would with a scripture song such as “As the Deer” is all that’s needed.

 
— Greg Scheer
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