Songs from Malachi

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

  • Malachi 3:2-3: The Refiner (Teddy Huffam and the Gems) (allusion)
  • Malachi 3:10: The Windows of Heaven are Open (Gaither Homecoming Friends)
  • Malachi 3:17: Jesus, Have Mercy On Me (Cathedrals)
  • Malachi 4:2: Touch the Hem (Gold City)
  • Malachi 4:5: Days of Elijah (LeFevre Quartet)

What others come to mind?


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  1. Gold City’s “Touch The Hem” draws from the referrence of “wings” in Malachi 4:2
    “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”
    When the woman touched the hem of Jesus’ garment, she was touching what the Hebrews called the wing. So literally, that was a fulfilment of the prophecy of the Christ having healing in his wings.

    “Days Of Elijiah”, recorded by The LeFevre Quartet, mentions Christ “shining like the sun”, as the above verse of scripture says. The song also says that we are the voice in the desert crying “Prepare ye the way of the Lord”. This is an obvious referrence to John The Baptist, who is prophecied of in Malachi 4:5 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:”