Songs from Zepheniah

This is the thirty-sixth 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.

Here’s a song inspired by Zepheniah:

  • Zepheniah 3:17: God is Singing Over Me (Greenes)

Are there any others?

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Songs from Habakkuk

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

  • Habakkuk 2:4: Living by Faith (Couriers, Dixie Echoes, Gaither Homecoming Friends, Gospel Singing Jubilee, Greater Vision, Happy Goodmans, Kingsmen, Men of Music, Perrys, Prophets, Homeland Quartet) (see also Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, and Hebrews 10:38)
  • Habakkuk 2:14: River of Life (The Prophets)
  • Habakkuk 3:17-18: Before The Rain (The Dills) (modern re-telling of same scenario)
  • Habakkuk 3:18: I Rejoice in the Lord (Greater Vision, Kitsons)  (also Psalm 33:1, Psalm 97:2, Isaiah 41:16, Isaiah 61:10, Joel 2:23, Zechariah 10:7, Philippians 3:1 & 4:4)

What others come to mind?

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Songs from Nahum

This is the thirty-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.

  • Nahum – He Is (Triumphant Quartet)

Can we find any other songs inspired by a passage in Nahum?

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Songs from Micah

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

  • Micah 4:3: See Isaiah 2:4
  • Micah 5:2: Oh Bethlehem Town (Martins)
  • Micah 5:2: It All Began in Bethlehem (Kyla Rowland & Deliverance)
  • Micah 5:2: Bethlehem Morning (Sandi Patty, Larry Ford, Ladye Love Smith)

What others come to mind?

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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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Songs from Obadiah

This is the thirty-first 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.

  • Obadiah: He Is – Triumphant Quartet

Any others?

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Songs from Amos

This is the thirtieth 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.

I can only think of one Southern Gospel song that makes an Amos reference:

  • Amos 3:3: That’s Gospel, Brother (Swanee River Boys)

Can we find any others?

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Songs from Joel

This is the twenty-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 Joel can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • Joel 2:1, 2:15: Blow the Trumpet in Zion (Gaither Vocal Band with Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)
  • Joel 2:15: Blow Ye the Trumpet (Hemphills)
  • Joel 2:23: I Rejoice in the Lord (Greater Vision, Kitsons)  (also Psalm 33:1, Psalm 97:2, Isaiah 41:16, Isaiah 61:10, Habakkuk 3:18, Zechariah 10:7, Philippians 3:1 & 4:4)
  • Joel 2:28: It’s Beginning to Rain (Bill Gaither Trio)
  • Joel 2:28: Lord, Stir the Wind (Inspirations)
  • Joel 3:10: I Am Strong (James Blackwood Quartet) (allusion)
  • Joel 3:10: Give Thanks (Gaither Homecoming Friends)

What others come to mind?

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Songs from Hosea

This is the twenty-eighth 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 Hosea can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • Hosea 3: I’ve Come to Take You Home (Isaacs, Crabb Family)
  • Hosea 3: Love’s Call (Hope’s Call)

Is that the only one?What others come to mind?

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Songs from Daniel

This is the twenty-seventh 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 Daniel can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes?

  • Daniel 3: The Fourth Man (Rebels, Gaither Homecoming Friends, Dailey & Vincent)
  • Daniel 3: Fourth Man in the Fire (Inspirations)
  • Daniel 3: Fourth Man Walking / Fourth Man in the Fire (Inspirations, Sandy Knight)
  • Daniel 3: God Will Make a Way (Greater Vision, Kingdom Heirs)
  • Daniel 3: Miracles Will Happen on That Day (Gaither Homecoming Friends)
  • Daniel 3: Four in the Fire (Gold City)
  • Daniel 3: He’s Still in the Fire (Speer Family)
  • Daniel 3: Jesus Showed Up (Kingdom Heirs)
  • Daniel 3: Nothing Was Burned (Perrys)
  • Daniel 3: Four Men Walking Around (Isaacs)
  • Daniel 3: Dancing in the Fire (Old Time Gospel Hour Quartet)
  • Daniel 3: We’re Not Gonna Bow (Jeff & Sheri Easter)
  • Daniel 3: Walking in the Flames (The Rowlands)
  • Daniel 3: Glorify the Lord in the Fire (McKameys)
  • Daniel 3: Take it From Me, Meshach (Triumphant Quartet)
  • Daniel 5: Handwriting On The Wall (The McKameys)
  • Daniel 6: Daniel Prayed (Speer Family, LeFevres, Inspirations, New Gospel Singing Caravan)
  • Daniel 6: Dare to Be a Daniel (Brian Free) (not the hymn)
  • Daniel 6: Pray, Daniel, Pray (Won By One)
  • Daniel 6: Prayin’ Man (Brian Free & Assurance)
  • Daniel 6: Good News, Daniel (Florida Boys)
  • Daniel 6: I Won’t Look at the Lions (Crossway)
  • Daniel 6: The Lord’s Prayer/Pray (Talley Trio)
  • Daniel 6: Gonna Take it and Leave It (Gold City)
  • Daniel 6: Power in Prayer (Perrys)
  • Daniel 6: Oh, Daniel (Perrys)
  • Daniel 6: I’ve Got a Right to Pray (Paynes, Crabb Family)
  • Daniel 6: If I Could Just Hold Out Till Tomorrow (Cathedrals)
  • Daniel 6: God Will Make a Way (Greater Vision)
  • Daniel 6: How We Gonna Live In Babylon (Kingdom Heirs)
  • Daniel 6:10-22: Oh, What Miracles God Can Do (McKameys)
  • Daniel 7:13: The Next Cloud (Kingsmen)
  • Daniel 7:13: There’s a King on the Way (Perfect Heart)
  • Daniel 7:13: Clouds (Kingdom Heirs)
  • Daniel 7:13: This Could Be the Cloud He’s Coming Back On (Happy Goodmans)

What others come to mind?

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