This video demonstrates our arrangement of the hymn “As I Search the Holy Scriptures.” An SATB organ intro begins, with enhanced piano added on the first sample verse and an instrumental countermelody added on the second. Purchase our arrangements here.
The writer of this music and hymn text, Marianne Johnson Fisher (1932-2018), was blind from birth. Knowing that makes this text even more meaningful. Sister Fisher used braille scriptures totalling thirty-two large volumes to “search” her scriptures, so it was indeed a search. She felt that the word search is a more complete description of the reading plus pondering, meditating, etc. that is involved in thoroughly studying our scriptures.