I love to reference a verse from the Bible when I write about Christian songs. But even better than that, I enjoy finding Christian songs that are titled after Bible verses. In this article, I have listed what I believe to be the top 25 Christian songs titled after Bible verses. I have included some great hymns of faith that have stood the test of time as well as some contemporary Christian songs that I think will stay at the top of the list for many years to come. Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. Joshua KJV So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. Of course, this title has an entire Bible chapter that matches it. I find the following verse to be a great description of the song:.
25. I Will Sing of the Mercies (Bryce Inman, James Henry, Sr. Fillmore Word Music Group)
The phrase is so well-known that many people are completely unaware of its biblical origins in Chapter 5 of Daniel in the Old Testament. In the story, Daniel a faithful Jew in the Babylonian exile is summoned to a feast being held by king Belshazzar. The feckless king has been using the sacred cups, looted from the temple in Jerusalem, to toast pagan idols. A disembodied hand appears writing words on the wall of the palace. Daniel interprets the phrases which tell the king that his rule has been weighed in the balance and found wanting. Bible bit: 'Hallelujah' and 'Well I heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord, but you don't really care for music, do you? The song by Leonard Cohen gained a new legion of fans after being popularised by Jeff Buckley in the s and then the X-Factor in the s. Like most Leonard Cohen songs, the poetic lyrics are hard to decipher.
25 Best Bible Verse Songs
The book of Psalms is the prayer book of the church, the template for how we express ourselves to God in worship. Yet the modern evangelical church has used psalms in worship haphazardly. Unlike the Roman Catholic tradition, which mandates the use of certain psalms on certain days; or the historic Reformed church, which allowed no other singing but psalms; the modern church feels no obligation to include psalms in worship. Modern worship is not devoid of psalms. Many songs in the Praise and Worship genre are inspired by psalms. However, the relationship between psalms and Praise and Worship is uneasy. The composer of modern psalm songs needs to stretch both biblical text and musical idiom so they can meet.
The Psalms are a treasure trove of theology-laden, emotion-driven songs of praise. Singing them is a way to let the Word of Christ dwell in us richly Colossians and live by the Spirit Ephesians — They give us words when our minds and emotions fail us.