Songs from I Thessalonians

This is the fifty-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 I Thessalonians can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • I Thes. 4:13: Sorrow Not (Blackwood Brothers)
  • I Thes. 4:15-17: However I Go (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • I Thes. 4:16: I’m Gonna Leave Here Shoutin’ (Rambos)
  • I Thes. 4:16: It’ll All Be Over But the Shoutin’ (Happy Goodmans)
  • I Thes. 4:16: Some Morning I Shall Stand (McKameys)
  • I Thes. 4:16: I Can Almost Hear the Trumpet (McKameys)
  • I Thes. 4:16: When the Trumpet Sounds (Triumphant Quartet)
  • I Thes. 4:16: Only the Sound of His Trumpet (Happy Goodmans)
  • I Thes. 4:17: We Shall Be Caught Up (Cathedrals)
  • I Thes. 4:17: Caught Up Together (Happy Goodmans)
  • I Thes. 4:17: Caught Up (Kingsmen)
  • I Thes. 4:17: One of These Mornings (Perrys)
  • I Thes. 5:2: This Time (Mark Trammell Trio)
  • I Thes. 5:16-18: One Of Those Days (McKameys)
  • I Thes. 5:18: In Everything Give Him Thanks (Collingsworth Family)
  • I Thes. 5:18: In Everything Give Thanks (Charlotte Ritchie, Jeff & Sheri Easter)
  • I Thes. 5:18: In Everything Give Thanks (Lanny Wolfe Trio, Henry & Hazel Slaughter) (second song)

What others come to mind?

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  1. Would ‘One of These Mornings’ by the Perrys and also ‘I Can Almost Hear the Trumpet’ by the McKameys and ‘When the Trumpet Sounds’ by Triumphant Quartet. There are probably a few more but those popped in my head immediately.

    • Shane, I’m thinking trumpet songs draw inspiration more directly from I Corinthians 15:52 – where both are already listed: Can you think of anything specific to I Thess. that would lead to them being listed here as well?

      Just added “One of These Mornings.”

      • Well this is true. Sorry I wasn’t thinking. But at least I got one haha =)

  2. Well I was thinking:
    “For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” – I Thessalonians 4:16

    • Ah; hadn’t thought of that one. Good point; I’ll add them now. 🙂