The servant songs (also called the servant poems or the Songs of the Suffering Servant) are four songs in Isaiah
Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12
They are a about a servant of YHWH . God chooses and calls the servant to lead the nations but is despised and abhorred. Some see 61:1-3 as a fifth servant song but the word servant is not mentioned
It is very helpful to memorise several passages that have a theme by hanging them on an episodic story so I have chosen Downton Abbey – the period drama but you really can chose anything you like! I use the characters and scenes in this series to hang each of the five songs.
Print 🖨 PDF 📄Tools ! Note book : A5 is good – divide into columns. The verses on one side and your notes on the other. I generally use a double A5 spread. Make the note book part of your essential equipment. Writing things out by hand reinforces memory Decide which bible translation you want […]
Print 🖨 PDF 📄to trigger a complete sentence memorise key words. Here is an example from Psalm 77 Key word 1 Key word 2 I cry aloud to God , CRY aloud to God and he will hear me ALOUD In the day of my trouble DAY I seek the Lord SEEK Initially learn key […]
Print 🖨 PDF 📄 Read over the text 2. Write down the first letter of each word 3. Read it using first letters only Use this simple technique to memorise lines of scripture or a poem. Here is an example from James Rebanks book English Pastoral The blackheaded gulls follow in our wake as if […]