Songs from Jeremiah

This is the twenty-fourth 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 Jeremiah can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • Jeremiah 2:13: Fountain of Living Waters (Crist Family)
  • Jeremiah 6:16: I’ll Take the Old Highway (Perrys, Mercy’s Mark)
  • Jeremiah 6:16: Seek Ye Out the Old Paths (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver)
  • Jeremiah 8:22: Balm in Gilead (Speer Family, Couriers, McDuff Brothers)
  • Jeremiah 8:22: I’d Like to Say It Again (Cathedrals)
  • Jeremiah 18: Potter, Vessel, Oil (Couriers)
  • Jeremiah 18: The Potter (Florida Boys)
  • Jeremiah 18: The Potter (Inspirations) (different song)
  • Jeremiah 18: Master Potter (The Hoppers)
  • Jeremiah 18: The Potter Knows the Clay (Perrys)
  • Jeremiah 18: I’ll Trust the Potter’s Hands (Whisnants)
  • Jeremiah 18: Keep Me on the Wheel (Gold City, Ball Brothers)
  • Jeremiah 18: He Didn’t Throw the Clay Away (Lesters, Cathedrals)
  • Jeremiah 23:4: The Shepherd’s Point of View (McKameys)
  • Jeremiah 31:22: A New Thing (Brian Free & Assurance)
  • Jeremiah 31:22: He’ll Do a New Thing (Inspirations)
  • Jeremiah 31:22: Lord, Do A New Thing (Greater Vision)

What others come to mind?


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  1. There’s an song from 6:16 by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver called “Seek Ye Out the Old Paths”. I remember cause it starts “in the book of Jeremiah, chapter six, and verse sixteen…”

    You forgot “He Didn’t Throw the Clay Away!”

    • Thanks! I’ll add both now.

      • Also from 6:16, do Group Names from Scripture count? 🙂

      • That would fall outside the purview of this column. 🙂

  2. Just added A New Thing (BF&A), He’ll Do a New Thing (Inspirations), and Lord, Do a New Thing (GV) to 31:22.

  3. Just added “I’d Like to Say It Again” (Cathedrals) to Jeremiah 8:22.