Songs from Jonah

This is the thirty-second 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 Jonah can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • Jonah: Send Me (LordSong)
  • Jonah: Go Jonah (Cathedrals, Triumphant Quartet, Kingsboys)
  • Jonah: Hey, Jonah (Triumphant)
  • Jonah: Hey, Jonah (Jericho) (not sure if it’s a separate song)
  • Jonah: Jonah (Imperials)
  • Jonah: Jonah Go Down to Nineveh (Statesmen)
  • Jonah: Ol’ Brother Jonah (Bill Gaither Trio)
  • Jonah: Jonah, Job and Moses (Oak Ridge Boys)
  • Jonah: One More Chance (Gold City)
  • Jonah: God’s Grace is Sufficient (Greater Vision) 
  • Jonah: Ain’t Gonna Run (Jody Brown Indian Family)
  • Jonah: If I Could Just Hold Out Till Tomorrow (Cathedrals)

What others come to mind?


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  1. Rodney Griffin’s and Greater Vision’s “God’s Grace Is Soffucient!”

    • I should’ve thought of that one (of course)!

  2. I HAVE ONE BY A SHORT LIVED GROUP CALLED JERICHO. THE NAME OF THE SONG WAS HEY JONAH. GROUP MEMBERS THAT I CAN NAME CONSISTED OF DWAYNE BURKE-SINGING AMERICANS, SCOTT WHITENER-MELODY MASTERS QUARTET, JOHN MCBROOM-BRIAN FREE & ASSURANCE, CAN’T NAME THE LAST GUY.

    • Thanks!

    • Does anyone know if this is the same song as the one Triumphant cut?

  3. “Go Jonah” was also recorded by the Kingsboys. They did a pretty good job with their version as well.

  4. Ain’t Gonna Run by the Jody Brown Indian Family.