Songs from Joel

This is the twenty-ninth 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 Joel can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • Joel 2:1, 2:15: Blow the Trumpet in Zion (Gaither Vocal Band with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)
  • Joel 2:15: Blow Ye the Trumpet (Hemphills)
  • Joel 2:23: I Rejoice in the Lord (Greater Vision, Kitsons)  (also Psalm 33:1, Psalm 97:2, Isaiah 41:16, Isaiah 61:10, Habakkuk 3:18, Zechariah 10:7, Philippians 3:1 & 4:4)
  • Joel 2:28: It’s Beginning to Rain (Bill Gaither Trio)
  • Joel 2:28: Lord, Stir the Wind (Inspirations)
  • Joel 3:10: I Am Strong (James Blackwood Quartet) (allusion)
  • Joel 3:10: Give Thanks (Gaither Homecoming Friends)

What others come to mind?

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  1. The Hemphills did a song “Blow Ye The Trumpet” and it specifically mentions the prophet Joel in it