Songs from Judges

This is the seventh entry in a series on Songs from the Books of the Bible.

Southern Gospel songs focus on many of the highest themes known to mankind—songs of Salvation, the Cross, the Resurrection, and eternity. But critics claim that they focus on these themes to the exclusion of other Biblical themes which are appropriate and perhaps necessary to address in song.

For how many chapters in Judges can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • Chapter 1: Nations Israel failed to conquer
  • Chapter 2: Death of Joshua
  • Chapter 3: Othniel, Ehud
  • Chapters 4-5: Deborah and Barak
  • Chapters 6-8: Gideon
  • Chapter 7: Against the Odds (The Mullins)
  • Chapter 7: Broken Things (The McKameys)
  • Chapter 9: Abimelech
  • Chapter 10: Tola, Jair
  • Chapter 11: Jepthah
  • Chapter 12: minor judges
  • Chapters 13-16: Samson
  • Chapters 13-16: Samson (Statesmen, Palmetto State Quartet)
  • Chapters 13-16: One More Time (Gold City)
  • Chapters 13-16: Miracles Will Happen on that Day (Dixie Echoes)
  • Chapters 13-16: Restore Me One More Time (The Galloways)
  • Chapters 17-18: Idolatry
  • Chapters 19-21: War between Israel and Benjamin

What others come to mind?


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  1. Samson’s story is found in Gold City’s “One More Time”.

  2. “Miracles Will Happen” (Dixie Echoes is one version I have, though I think it’s been recorded by others) mentions Samson: “The strongest man in the world / He was betrayed by a girl….”

    • Great one – thanks!

    • Love that one, and love that verse in particular!

  3. Lord Do It Again by Gold City mentions “brother Gideon and his faithful men”.

    • Thanks, OJ! (How should I refer to you? 🙂 ) Great one!

      • You can call me “O” if you like.

    • That’s the one where they erroneously put Gideon where Joshua should be (see my comment on the Joshua post). I have versions both ways, but Joshua is the Biblical version. Daniel’s discretion on how to deal with it…. 😉

      • Hmm. I’ll think that one over! 🙂

      • I remember your post from last week about Lord Do It Again. I have always wondered why GC didn’t correct that verse before it was released. Surely they knew the wrong Bible character was being mentioned with the sun standing still.

      • With the additional background, I’ll pull it. (I’ve heard the song before, but not frequently.)

  4. The Mullins “Against the Odds”.

    • Thanks! I’m not familiar with the song. What chapter/character?

  5. The first verse speaks of Gideon and his 300 saying, “Remember Gideon’s 300 never had a chance to win. But imposibilities are made possible through Him”. It would be chaper 7. It is a great CD. You can pick it up used on Amazon. It is the title cut from the CD that “My Savior First of All” appears on. It is where the Ball Brothers got their arrangment.

  6. The Galloways have a song concerning Sampson, “Restore Me One More Time” written by Rodney Griffen and Deborah Talley.