Songs from Amos

This is the thirtieth 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.

I can only think of one Southern Gospel song that makes an Amos reference:

  • Amos 3:3: That’s Gospel, Brother (Swanee River Boys)

Can we find any others?

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  1. Tough thing about some of these prophecy books is that some of them don’t have much in the way of “good news”. Kinda doomy and gloomy. We don’t get many songs about stuff like that. 🙂

    • Well, there is doom and gloom there, but (at least for the remnant) there’s always a silver lining in the clouds. Sometimes we need songs that acknowledge the clouds and point out the silver lining! 🙂

      • True. I skimmed through Amos, and the silver is rather scarce in this one. 🙂

      • Well, the only song I can think of from Amos isn’t SG, but it’s also not depressing at all. Michael Card’s “So Many Books” comes from Amos 8:11, and it’s an uplifting call and challenge to spread Bibles (especially in countries where it’s restricted).

      • Good, I like that idea.

        I noticed a verse in there that I’ve heard, but I don’t know of a song based on it. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3

      • I haven’t heard one from that verse, either.

        (You did notice that I put up Amos AND Joel today?)

      • I know, but this particular discussion is more pertinent for Amos, seeing as how it is empty of songs thus far.

      • Agreed!

  2. Had to Google to find this but here’s a bluegrass gospel song (on Youtube) based on the verse Brian mentioned.

    • Thanks! I’ve heard of them – I have a friend at church who likes that group (the only bluegrass group she likes!)