Usually, when turning to their store of teaching methods, religion teachers overlook hymn study. That is too bad, because the songs we sing yield a great many answers to important questions. In any given text, we may wonder: was Jesus offering comfort, courage, or inspiration? Was Moses warning the Israelites or urging them to persevere? If we could hear their tone of voice, we would know their feelings. We simply cannot get this information by reading from the written page. Only a hymn study of On Eagle’s Wings reveals the true emotions of the people in that time.
An Easter classroom meditation presents the moment when the Risen Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene after His resurrection. Beautiful, original artwork by Rita Leamy is set to Austin Miles’ popular hymn In the Garden, which recounts the story in music. Download whatever materials you need to create an effective Easter lesson plan!
When we embark on a hymn study of On Eagle’s Wings, we soon realize how well this song conveys the experiences of the ancient Israelites. It transcends a reading of the scriptures.