INSPIRATIONS
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

(Ephesians 5:19)

Have you ever wondered where the great hymnists got the seed thought, other than the Holy Spirit, for their songs? Here is a list of hymns and the Bible verses which inspired them.

A New Name In Glory

(Revelation 2:17) "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it."

A Shelter In The Time Of Storm

(Isaiah 32:2) "And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land."

Amazing Grace

(John 9:25) "He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see."

Arise, My Soul, Arise

(Isaiah 60:1) "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee."

Blessed Be The Name

(Job 1:21) "And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."

Come And Dine

(John 21:12) "Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord."

Dwelling In Beulah Land

(Isaiah 62:4) "Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married."

Face To Face

(1 Corinthians 13:12) "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken

(Psalm 87:3) "Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah."

God Leads Us Along

(Isaiah 43:2) "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."

Great Is The Lord

(Psalms 48:1-2) "A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King."

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

(Genesis 8:22) "While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

(Lamentations 3:22-23) "It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."

Handel's Messiah

(Isaiah 9:6) "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

Have Thine Own Way, Lord

(Isaiah 64:8) "But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand."

He Hideth My Soul

(Exodus 33:22) "And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:"

He Owns The Cattle On A Thousand Hills

(Psalm 50:10) "For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills."

Ho! Every One That Is Thirsty

(Isaiah 44:3) "For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:"

Honey In The Rock

(Deuteronomy 32:13) "He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;"

(Psalms 81:16) "He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee."

I Know That My Redeemer Liveth

(Job 19:25) "For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:"

I Know Whom I Have Believed

(2 Timothy 1:12) "For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day."

I Want That Mountain

(Joshua 14:12) "Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said."

I Will Sing Of The Mercies Of The Lord

(Psalm 89:1) "I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations."

(Psalms 108:3) "I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations."

(Psalms 119:90) "Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth."

If I Gained The World

(Matthew 16:26) "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"

(Mark 8:36) "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

It Is Well With My Soul

(Isaiah 66:12) "For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees."

Joy Unspeakable

(1 Peter 1:8) "Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:"

O For A Thousand Tongues

(Isaiah 42:18) "Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see."

Once For All

(Galatians 3:13) "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"

Only Believe

(Mark 9:23) "Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth."

Open My Eyes That I May See

(2 Kings 6:17) "And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha."

Out Of The Ivory Palaces

(Psalm 45:8) "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad."

Saved By Grace

(Ecclesiastes 12:6) "Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern."

(1 Corinthians 13:12) "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God

(Matthew 6:33) "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

Still Sweeter Every Day

(2 Chronicles 9:6) "Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard."

The Joy Of The Lord

(Nehemiah 8:10) "Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength."

The Rock That Is Higher Than I

(Psalm 61:2) "From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I."

There Is A Balm In Gilead

(Jeremiah 8:22) "Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?"

There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing

(Ezekiel 34:26) "And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing."

They That Be Wise

(Daniel 12:3) "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever."

When I See The Blood

(Exodus 12:13) "And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt."

Work For The Night Is Coming

(John 9:4) "I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work."

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