Favorite Scripture Song?

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Dino246

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Hi All,
I was listening earlier to Keith Green's rendition of Psalm 23. It occurred to me that it is one of my favourite songs which is basically Scripture set to music. I like the way he put the song together musically, lyrically, and scripturally...

Okay, that's a mouthful. I like the music itself, separate from the words. It is joyful and tense, darkness and dawn, all just with notes. I like how he took the words of Scripture and, without changing or rearranging them too much, set them to music such that they flow with the music; the words go along well with the notes and chords underneath them. I also like that he didn't twist the meaning of the Scripture to make his song, as songwriters are somewhat prone to do, or force-fit parts of the passage.

So, with those parameters in mind, what are some of your favourite songs which are basically Scripture set to music?

Please note that I am not asking what "your favourite piece of Scripture" is, which happens to be set to music... that's a different question! :)
 

Desertsrose

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Hi Dino,

I really learned so much through Keith Green. What a man of God he was!

I love Fernando Ortega. Here's one based off of Lamentations 3:21-23.

<font size="4"><span style="font-family:verdana;">[video=youtube;CLxe3vNRb4w]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLxe3vNRb4w[/video]
 

posthuman

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[video=youtube;8SPK_WHr2oA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SPK_WHr2oA[/video]
 

posthuman

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[video=youtube;fH18df9bus0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH18df9bus0[/video]

Romans 8:38
 

posthuman

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[video=youtube;o5QU4QNeqMw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5QU4QNeqMw[/video]

Isaiah 49:1-2

Listen, o coastlands, to me,
and take heed you peoples from afar!
The Lord has called me from the womb;
from the matrix of my mother
He has made mention of my name.
And He has made my mouth like a sharp sword;
in the shadow of His hand He has hidden me,
and made me a polished shaft;
in His quiver He has hidden me.
 

posthuman

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[video=youtube;JVfzjwoWMkM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVfzjwoWMkM[/video]

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

((in Polish))
 
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Sherril

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This is so wonderful i love hearing scripture in worship songs it brings Gods peace....when i worked years back with children at a church daycare during nap time i would play the scriptures with music, rain wind & waves in it... the sweet baby's rested well in Jesus... love in Christ Sherril....
 

Blythe94

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How Majestic is still a favorite (written by Michael W. Smith, sung by Amy Grant)
 

peacenik

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very popular scriptural song back in the 1970s:



[video=youtube;DZF9rsgKZHw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZF9rsgKZHw[/video]
 

mar09

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There are other Scripture songs i have been listening to, but this one in filipino based on

[FONT=Arimo, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1 Thess. 4 16[/FONT]
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

is on my mind now.

[video=youtube;fsAPJkPhsco]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsAPJkPhsco[/video]
 

mar09

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Can't say which is my favorite, but there are Scripture songs to listen to, esp when taking breaks during the day, and night too.
[video=youtube;sWrZyBsNcQY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWrZyBsNcQY[/video]
based on Isa. 52.7.
 

mar09

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Here is another based on the same Scripture.
[video=youtube;nDt4tq0r6gE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDt4tq0r6gE[/video]
 

posthuman

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John chapter 14

[video=youtube;GXlbOWoeLxw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXlbOWoeLxw[/video]
 

posthuman

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Psalm 61

[video=youtube;OwhUraWiaRc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwhUraWiaRc[/video]
 

peacenik

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Turn! Turn! Turn!






[video=youtube;pKP4cfU28vM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKP4cfU28vM[/video]




Inspired by Ecclesiastes 3: 1 - 8

A beautiful song that never loses its appeal.
 

peacenik

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[video=youtube;f1iAaKHd7z8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1iAaKHd7z8[/video]


Great song. Timeless!
 

posthuman

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first stanza & portions of chorus is Psalm 23, and last stanza includes quotations from Psalm 91

[video=youtube;0iDbCl69KMk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iDbCl69KMk[/video]
 

mar09

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Ive been trying to learn the song by listening a few times the past week.
[video=youtube;67wC6-kWWSo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67wC6-kWWSo&amp;list=PLcDsCpG2_PA41wBYIOG-vqpkpqLJuj_Na[/video]
 

posthuman

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shame all the links didn't carry over with the forum transition..

anyhow here's Psalm 93