I met Paul Mays at the Spiritual Sword Lectureship a couple of weeks ago. If you are not familiar with this brother’s work, you should take a few minutes (or hours) to listen to his hymns. They can be accessed on Facebook as well as YouTube.
Brother Mays plans to publish a 1000-song hymnal in 2028 consisting only of songs written by members of the Lord’s church. I wrote something and shared it with Paul in between a couple of lectures. He took off running with it, arranging the melodies and producing a video of the song, and I wanted to share it with you here.
If you compose hymns, contact Paul so he can include it in his hymnal!
I. “Earth holds no treasures but perish with using…”
A. Where is your treasure? (Matthew 6:19; 13:22; Luke 12:15-21)
B. A greater citizenship than “American” (Philippians 3:17-21)
II. “Out on the hills of that wonderful country…”
A. Happy (Matthew 5:3-12)
B. Contented (1 Timothy 6:6-8; Hebrews 13:5)
C. Free (John 8:32-36)
D. “Loved ones are waiting and watching my coming…” (1 Thess. 2:19)
III. “Why should I long for the world with its sorrows…”
A. Sin is pleasurable, but the consequences are destructive (Hebrews 11:24-26; Luke 16:19-24)
B. No sorrow in heaven (Revelation 21:4) but singing (Revelation 15:3-4; James 5:13b)
IV. “Heaven holds all to me”
A. “Brighter its glory will be” (Hebrews 10:34; 11:16)
B. “Joy without measure will be my treasure” (Mathew 13:44)
[Lesson developed from hymn by Tillit S. Teddlie]