Songs from Hosea

This is the twenty-eighth 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 Hosea can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • Hosea 3: I’ve Come to Take You Home (Isaacs, Crabb Family)
  • Hosea 3: Love’s Call (Hope’s Call)

Is that the only one?What others come to mind?


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  1. You took my answer!

    Ha…really, I don’t know of any others. That’s a great song.

    • I do know of one other, but it’s not Southern Gospel. In fact, I can’t think of Hosea without thinking of the Michael Card song “Song of Gomer.” It’s rather unique – written/narrated from Gomer’s perspective!

      • Sounds interesting.

      • It’s definitely unusual!

  2. Hosea 3: Love’s Call (Hope’s Call)
    What a great song!

    • Thanks! Don’t think I’ve ever heard that one. I’ll add it now.

  3. Third Day actually had a song called “Gomer’s Theme”. Great song. In our culture today, when church folk are estimatedly just as frequently as divorcing as non-church folk, there should be many more songs written on this subject, in southern gospel and other genres as well.

    • Your statement, as it stands, is entirely true. People do estimate that Christians divorce at the same rate as the world. This article, however, makes an interesting case that those estimates are incorrect: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/09/25/factchecker-divorce-rate-among-christians/

      • Yes, I’ve read that same article, as well as others in similarity. Which is why I used the word “estimatedly”. Although, whatever the number and ratio is… the issue is yet very prevalent.

      • Well, there’s no question that whatever the number is, it’s too high.