Faith Featured Nkanu Egbe Notes

Exploring the Mystery of God and Ourselves

“Melodies of Faith” is a spiritual journey through hymns that enrich our understanding of divine mystery and self-reflection. This week, Nkanu Egbe focuses on recognising the mystery of God and ourselves, drawing inspiration from Psalm 139, which highlights God’s intimate knowledge of us and our need for Sabbath rest and renewal.

Praise the Source of Faith and Learning

Our journey begins with the hymn “Praise the Source of Faith and Learning.” This hymn acknowledges the divine origin of all wisdom and understanding. As we sing, “Praise the Source of faith and learning / That has sparked and stoked the mind,” we honour the Creator, who imparts knowledge and guides our quest for truth. Our faith and learning are intertwined, leading us deeper into the mystery of God.

All My Hope Is Firmly Grounded

Next, we reflect on “All My Hope Is Firmly Grounded,” a powerful affirmation of trust in God’s providence. The lyrics, “All my hope on God is founded; / He doth still my trust renew,” remind us that despite life’s uncertainties, our hope remains secure in His unwavering love and faithfulness. This hymn encourages us to rest assured that God holds our future.

Give Me the Faith Which Can Remove

“Give Me the Faith Which Can Remove” is a heartfelt prayer for a transformative faith. The lines, “Give me the faith which can remove / And sink the mountain to a plain,” challenge us to seek a dynamic and active faith that moves mountains and brings about change in our lives and the world. This hymn echoes our theme of entering into the mystery of God, recognizing His work in our lives and our role in His divine plan.


If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee

“If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee” reassures us of God’s guidance through all of life’s trials and tribulations. The comforting lyrics, “If thou but suffer God to guide thee, / And hope in Him through all thy ways,” remind us that when we surrender to God’s guidance, He leads us through every storm. Trusting in His wisdom and timing brings peace and strengthens our faith.

O God Beyond All Praising

“O God Beyond All Praising” elevates our worship, acknowledging the greatness of God beyond our comprehension. The words, “O God beyond all praising, / We worship you today,” call us to worship with awe and gratitude, embracing the mystery of God’s boundless love and power. This hymn exalts the infinite majesty of God, recognising that no matter how much we praise Him, it can never be enough to fully capture His glory.

Open My Eyes, That I May See

“Open My Eyes, That I May See” becomes a prayer for divine revelation and understanding. The plea, “Open my eyes, that I may see / Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me,” aligns with our theme, inviting us to enter deeper into the mystery of our faith and God’s presence in our lives. This hymn asks God to remove the barriers that prevent us from fully understanding His will and purpose.

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

We celebrate God’s unwavering faithfulness with “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” The lyrics, “Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father, / There is no shadow of turning with Thee,” offer a profound sense of comfort and gratitude, reminding us that despite our ever-changing world, God’s faithfulness endures. This hymn encourages us to rest in the security of His promises.


Now Thank We All Our God

Finally, we give thanks with “Now Thank We All Our God.” The words, “Now thank we all our God / With heart and hands and voices,” express our gratitude for God’s blessings and mysterious ways. This hymn is a fitting conclusion, acknowledging the many ways God blesses and sustains us. As we sing, we recognise the mystery of His provision and grace, and our hearts overflow with gratitude.

Through these hymns, we explore the profound mysteries of God and ourselves, finding comfort, guidance, and inspiration in His eternal presence. May these melodies of faith resonate within your hearts and lead you to a deeper understanding of the divine mystery surrounding us.

Thank you for joining us on this spiritual journey. Stay blessed and keep the faith!

Nkanu Egbe is the host of “Melodies of Faith” on XL 106.9 FM, Uyo, sharing inspirational hymns and reflections every Sunday morning. XL 106.9 FM, Uyo can also be reached through Radio Garden


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