Those first two lines of the last verse
could have been written specifically with the skeptics in mind.
The tune is London New. It is
taken from Playford's Psalms,1671. It was adapted from Newtoun in
the Scottish Psalter of 1635. Now here are a few coincidences.
I chose this hymn because these words came into my mind one morning,
naturally with the tune:
He treasures up his bright designs,
And works his Sovereign will.
Immediately I understood the
reference to the designs on God's Interactive Tapestry, the jigsaws in space
and time. I saw that this had to be the hymn for
The Four Jigsaws Page
I 'played' the hymn back
in my mind to get the first line . At that point I realised that the first
line fitted with the theme of the mystery of God which had brought my book
Fragments of an Outer Mind to a conclusion. But what really
staggered me was that when I looked up the hymn in the book which I tend
to use first, Songs of Praise, published in 1926, I found that it was
number 503. That is the number
for The Diagrams of Truth.
And as I added the reference for the tune for this hymn, I realised that
1671 is 3
times 557. It is all just chance. Or did those words come into
my mind a few days ago so I would find these connections. Make your own
I am pretty sure it is just more
evidence He really does treasure up his bright
designs and work His sovereign will.
This is the Midi file for this tune