Songs from Ephesians

This is the forty-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 mankindโ€”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 Ephesians can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • Ephesians 1: Ephesians 1 (Karen Peck and New River)
  • Ephesians 1:4: God’s Chosen (Squire Parsons)
  • Ephesians 1:5: No Longer an Orphan (Primitive Quartet)
  • Ephesians 1:5: Orphans of God (Talley Trio)
  • Ephesians 1:14: The Only Thing He Ever Purchased (Edwards Family)
  • Ephesians 1:22: Under His Feet (McKameys) (or I Cor. 15:27 or Hebrews 2:8)
  • Ephesians 2:4-5: How Could He (McKameys)
  • Ephesians 2:5-8: Saved by Grace (Triumphant Quartet, McGruders)
  • Ephesians 2:5-8: Saved by Grace (Couriers) (second song – Crosby hymn)
  • Ephesians 2:5-8: Saved by Grace (Florida Boys) (third song)
  • Ephesians 2:5-8: Saved by Grace (Hayes Family) (fourth song)
  • Ephesians 2:5-8: Sinner Saved by Grace (Cathedrals, Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)
  • Ephesians 2:5-8: I’m Just a Sinner Saved By Grace (Audrey Mieir Choir) (second song)
  • Ephesians 2:8: I Made it by Grace (McKameys)
  • Ephesians 2:8-9: Nothing But Grace (McKameys)
  • Ephesians 2:12-19: I Am No Stranger to Grace (McKameys)
  • Ephesians 2:14: Peace Chorus (Couriers)
  • Ephesians 2:19: I Will Not Be a Stranger (Primitive Quartet, Blackwood Brothers)
  • Ephesians 2:19: I’ll Be No Stranger There (Chuck Wagon Gang)
  • Ephesians 3:18: Until You’ve Known (Happy Goodmans, McDuff Brothers, Statesmen, Coy Cook, Dixie Echoes, Rebels Quartet)
  • Ephesians 3:18: The Love of God (Ellis song) (Blackwood Brothers, Blue Ridge Quartet, Cathedrals, Couriers, Florida Boys, Gaither Homecoming Friends, Gaither Vocal Band, Jimmy Blackwood, Kingsmen, Mark Trammell Trio, Stamps, Statesmen, Weatherfords)
  • Ephesians 3:18: The Love of God (Lehman hymn) (Blackwood Brothers, Chris Allman, Christian Davis, Couriers, Florida Boys, Gaither Homecoming Friends, Gaither Vocal Band, George Beverly Shea, Greg Bentley, Hoppers, Kingsmen, Paid in Full, Perrys, Spencers, Statesmen)
  • Ephesians 3:18: You Don’t Know God’s Love (Dove Brothers)
  • Ephesians 3:18: The Love of Christ (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • Ephesians 3:18: If Not for the Love of Christ (Triumphant Quartet, Kingsmen)
  • Ephesians 3:18: Love of Christ (Poet Voices)
  • Ephesians 3:20: I Know the One Who Knows (McKameys)
  • Ephesians 4:30: Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Gold City)
  • Ephesians 4:30: Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Gold City) (second song) (also II Cor. 1:22, Eph. 1:13)
  • Ephesians 5:1-2: How Could He (McKameys)
  • Ephesians 5:18: Into His Presence (Cathedrals)
  • Ephesians 5:20: I Thank Thee For Them All (McKameys)
  • Ephesians 5:27: God’s Glorious Church (Larry Ford)
  • Ephesians 5:27: Glorious Church of God (Blackwood Brothers/Jeff Stice)
  • Ephesians 6:4: Teach Your Children (Blue Ridge Quartet, Imperials)
  • Ephesians 6:10-17: I’ve Won (McKameys)
  • Ephesians 6:11: I Wanna Put My Armor On (Gaither Vocal Band)
  • Ephesians 6:11: Put On the Whole Armor (Calvary Echoes)
  • Ephesians 6:11: Putting On Your Armor (Hoppers)
  • Ephesians 6:14: Battle Stand (Old Paths, Roy Knight Singers)

What others come to mind?


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  1. Mixed groups aren’t really my cup of tea, but if there’s one thing I’ve come to realize from your “Songs from Books from the Bible” series, it’s that if you want songs with a solid, Biblical basis, you can’t do any better than the McKameys. Their catalog dominates just about every list, and for the most part, their contributions are original songs that are more or less unique to them. Kudos to the McKameys for so often putting His word first and foremost!

    • The McKameys also have a habit of listing scripture references for each song along with the lyrics in their CD inserts. I suspect that this has been a resource for Daniel when compiling the list.

      Good for them! Other groups would do well to follow suit!

      • Yes, they do list Scriptural references, and that helps, but the determinative factor that gives them such a presence on these lists is that they will, much more frequently than others, record songs that address areas of Scripture that no other song I can think of addresses.

      • Agreed.

  2. Am I missing the obvious? Ephesians chapter 1 from karen Peck would surely fall under Ephsians 1.

    • Well, I can thank you without sarcasm for pointing out the obvious, since I missed the obvious! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It just might. Sometimes it takes a respected Biblical scholar such as yourself to rightly divide where we can’t. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. No problem Daniel, acording to that song, your fogiven!! lol