Songs from I Timothy

This is the fifty-fourth 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 Timothy can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • I Timothy 2:6: See Matthew 20:28
  • I Timothy 2:8: Lift Up Your Hands (Nelons)
  • I Timothy 6:12: Fight the Good Fight (Nelons)
  • I Timothy 6:12: Fight the Good Fight (Lewis Family) (second song)
  • I Timothy 6:12: Fight the Good Fight (Hoppers) (third song)
  • I Timothy 6:12: Fight the Good Fight (Chuck Wagon Gang) (fourth song)
  • I Timothy 6:12: Fight to the Finish (Kingsmen, Dills)
  • I Timothy 6:12: Timothy’s Burden (Martins)

What others come to mind?

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  1. Daniel, you have spent a lot of time composing this information I know you have it all on your blog site, sure wish you could publish it in a book form when you are finished.

    • Hmm, that is an interesting idea. I’d be open to the idea, but I am afraid it would only sell about three copies!

      • As a regular book, perhaps. But as a reference book, I could see it sell copies.

        Having the archived posts from this site should draw interest if more people knew about it. I’m thinking of those church services where a specific topic is covered and someone wants a song from a certain portion of scripture.

        Maybe it could be added to as well?

      • I’d be hesitant to do that, simply because Google frowns on duplicate content. They would either assume that my site is a spam site or that SGHistory is. Since these pages are already in Google’s index, they would tend to assume that the penalty applies to the second site to post these.

  2. Even if it were done as an Ebook or simply put together in a book form in a PDF or something. What would make it even more cool would be to add hymns and even GASP known CCM song to the mix.