Year of Saint Paul

Year of St. Paul - Philippians Songs

Nick Alexander here... This is the Year of St. Paul, and to honor this special time, we are focusing on songs that use the texts of his writings as a basis for songs. This month, we are focusing on St. Paul's letter to the Philippians. As you can see, we have a pretty exhaustive list. This list encompasses all genres, from contemporary Christian, to praise and worship, to liturgical favorites. All of these songs use Philippians as a basis of its text. Enjoy, and be edified.
  1. Advent: Introitus Zum Dritten Adventssonntag: Gaudete In Domino Semper by Capella Gregoriana from the album Mystic Gregorian Christmas (Phil 4:4)
  2. At the Name of Jesus by Ed Bolduc from the album The Face of God (Phil 2:10-11)
  3. At the Name of Jesus (St. Ann Catholic Church Folk Group) by St. Ann Catholic Church Folk Group from the album God In Music City: The Sounds of Religion In Nashville, Tennessee (Phil 2:10-11)
  4. Be Anxious for Nothing by Wes Michael from the album Words of Life (Phil 4:6-8)
  5. Canticle Philippians by John Michael Talbot from the album Chant from the Hermitage (Phil 2:1-3)
  6. Do Not Be Anxious by Word Of God Speak from the album Hope (Phil 4:6-7)
  7. Dog 2 God by Wayne Pascall from the album Acappella Scriptures 2 (Phil 3:2)
  8. He Who Began a Good Work In You by Renee Bondi from the album Strength for the Journey (Phil 1:6)
  9. I Can Do All Things by Renee Bondi from the album Let It Rain (Phil 4:13)
  10. I Can Do All Things by Restine Jackson from the album Restine Jackson Live At Living Waters (Phil 4:13)
  11. Jehovah-Jireh (Album Version) by Don Moen from the album Give Thanks (Phil 4:19)
  12. Jesus Christ Is Lord by Ken Canedo from the album Doxology (Phil 2:5-11)
  13. Let Us Have the Mind of Christ by Marty Haugen from the album Only You, O God: Simple Songs for Worship (Phil 2)
  14. The Love of the Lord by Michael Joncas from the album God of Life and of the Living (Phil 3:7-9)
  15. May the Peace of God by Margaret Becker, Kristyn Getty & Joanne Hogg from the album New Irish Hymns 4 - Hymns for the Life of the Church (Phil 4:7)
  16. My God Shall Supply by Word Of God Speak from the album Shelter (Phil 4:19)
  17. Only This I Want by Jenny Pixler & Tú-Lan from the album Chon Ngài, Vol. 1 (Phil 3:8)
  18. Only This I Want by Who Do You Say I Am from the album Consecrated (Phil 3:8)
  19. Peace That Passes Understanding by Wayne Watson from the album How Time Flies (Phil 4:7)
  20. Philippians 2 (St. Francis Evening Prayer) by Michael Joncas & The Cathedral Singers from the album As the Deer (Phil 2:5-11)
  21. Philippians Canticle by John Michael Talbot from the album Cave of the Heart (Phil 2:1-3)
  22. Philippians Canticle by John Michael Talbot from the album Come to the Quiet (Phil 2:1-3)
  23. Philippians Canticle (Lenten Chant) by Richard Proulx & The Cathedral Singers from the album More Sublime Chant: The Art of Gregorian, Ambrosian, Gallican, and Sarum Chant (Phil 2:5-11)
  24. Press On by Bob Filoramo from the album My Beacon of Hope (Phil 3:14)
  25. Rejoice In the Lord by St John's Childrens Choir from the album 100 Bible Songs for Kids (Phil 4:4)
  26. Rejoice! by Paul Tate from the album Rejoice! (Phil 4:4)
  27. The Secret by Seeds Family Worship from the album The Power of Encouragement (Phil 4:12-13)
  28. Sunshine and Joy by Lisa Bevill from the album All Because of You (Phil 4)
  29. Think About It by Seeds Family Worship from the album The Power of Encouragement (Phil 4:8)
  30. To Live Is Christ by Charles Billingsley, Scott Krippayne & Shannon Wexelberg from the album Better Than Life (Phil 1:21)

Year of St. Paul - Ephesians Songs

Nick Alexander here... This is the Year of St. Paul, and to honor this special time, we are focusing on songs that use the texts of his writings as a basis for songs. This month, we are focusing on St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians. As you can see, we have a pretty exhaustive list. This list encompasses all genres, from contemporary Christian, to praise and worship, to liturgical favorites. All of these songs use Ephesians as a basis of its text. Enjoy, and be edified.
  1. Glorious Grace by Michael W. Smith off of the project Michael W. Smith 2 (based on Eph 1:6)
  2. Redemptive Glory by Sue Trimble off of the project God's Glory (based on Eph 1)
  3. Because of the Lord's Great Love by Carl Tuttle off of the project Send Your Spirit - Touching The Father's Heart, Vol. 14 (based on Eph 2:4)
  4. The Grace of God by Donna Lee off of the project The Grace of God (based on Eph 2:8-10)
  5. Saved By Grace by Shane Barnard & Shane Everett off of the project Clean (based on Eph 2:8)
  6. Just for Me by Sonja G. Whitmore & The High Praise Chorale Ensemble off of the project Praise On My Lips (based on Eph 2:8)
  7. He Is Our Peace by Kelly Willard off of the project Worship Moments: The Power of Your Love (based on Eph 2:14)
  8. No Longer Strangers by John Michael Talbot & Terry Talbot off of the project No Longer Strangers (based on Eph 2:19)
  9. Ephesians 3 Prayer by Dave And Vicki McClellan off of the project As One (based on Eph 3:14-21)
  10. How High and How Wide by Sovereign Grace Music off of the project I STAND IN AWE (based on Eph 3:18-19)
  11. Bound by Faith Kids off of the project Yellow (based on Eph 4:2)
  12. One Faith by Ed Bolduc off of the project Strong In Faith: Contemporary Songs of Faith (based on Eph 4:4-6)
  13. One by Wayne Pascall off of the project The Gospel (based on Eph 4:3-6)
  14. Ephesians 4:32 by Jody Varga off of the project Because of Love (based on Eph 4:32)
  15. I Want to Walk As a Child of the Light by Polly Edmonds Baldridge and Walter G. Edmonds off of the project Christ Is All to Me (based on Eph 5:1)
  16. Speaking to Yourselves by Wayne Pascall off of the project Acappella Scriptures (based on Eph 5:19)
  17. Stand by Eli off of the project Second Hand Clothing (based on Eph 6:14)
  18. His Armor by Will of Titus off of the project Awake My Soul (based on Eph 6:10-18)
  19. Put Your Armour On by Ian White off of the project Move That Foot (based on Eph 6:10-18)
  20. Armor of God by Shirley Caesar off of the project You Can Make It (based on Eph 6:13-17)

Year of St. Paul - 2 Corinthians Songs

Nick Alexander here... This is the Year of St. Paul, and to honor this special time, we are focusing on songs that use the texts of his writings as a basis for songs. This month, we are focusing on St. Paul's second letter to the Corinthians. As you can see, we have a pretty exhaustive list. This list encompasses all genres, from contemporary Christian, to praise and worship, to liturgical favorites. All of these songs use 2 Corinthians as a basis of its text. Enjoy, and be edified.
  1. Yes and Amen by Matt Redman based on 2 Cor 1:20
  2. Freedom Reigns by Ed Bolduc based on 2 Cor 3:17
  3. Freedom by Darrell Evans based on 2 Cor 3:17
  4. Earthen Vessels by John Michael Talbot based on 2 Cor 4:7
  5. Trading My Sorrows by Critical Mass based on 2 Cor 4:8-9
  6. We Walk By Faith by Marty Haugen based on 2 Cor 5:7
  7. New Creation (J-boy Mix) by Mike Harrison based on 2 Cor 5:17
  8. Cheerful Giver by Pia Taylor & Praise based on 2 Cor 9:6
  9. Angel of Light by Petra based on 2 Cor 11:14
  10. Your Grace Is Sufficient by Shane Barnard & Shane Everett based on 2 Cor 12:9

Year of St. Paul - 1 Corinthians Songs

Nick Alexander here... This is the Year of St. Paul, and to honor this special time, we are focusing on songs that use the texts of his writings as a basis for songs. This month, we are focusing on St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. As you can see, we have a pretty exhaustive list. This list encompasses all genres, from classical, to folk, to contemporary Christian, to praise and worship, to alternative rock. All of these songs use 1 Corinthians as a basis of its text. Enjoy, and be edified.
  1. The Cross Is Foolishness by John Michael Talbot based on 1 Cor 1:18
  2. Even so Come by Crystal Lewis based on 1 Cor 1:27-28
  3. No Eye Has Seen by Paul Baloche & Rita Baloche based on 1 Cor 2:9
  4. No Eye Has Seen, No Ear Has Heard by Twin Sisters based on 1 Cor 2:9
  5. This Body Is a Temple by Melsoultree based on 1 Cor 3:16
  6. Do You Not Know? by Elizabeth Schmeidler based on 1 Cor 3:16-17
  7. Our Blessing Cup by Michael Joncas based on 1 Cor 10:16-17
  8. Your Body Is the Temple of the Lord by Bill Guy based on 1 Cor 3:16-17
  9. I Will Run the Race by The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir based on 1 Cor 8:24
  10. Long Distance Runner by Degarmo & Key based on 1 Cor 8:24
  11. Run Run Run by Cindy Rethmeier based on 1 Cor 8:24
  12. Our Blessing Cup by Bob Hurd based on 1 Cor 10:16-17
  13. Remembrance by Crossview based on 1 Cor 11:23-26
  14. Body Be by Johnny Q Public based on 1 Cor 12
  15. We Are Many Parts by Angelina based on 1 Cor 12
  16. We Are the Body by John Grassadonia based on 1 Cor 12
  17. 1 Corinthians 13 by Kathy Troccoli based on 1 Cor 13
  18. Greatest of These by Sleepy Ray & The Mighty Blood based on 1 Cor 13
  19. I L-O-V-E U by Take 6 based on 1 Cor 13
  20. Love Is by Barry McGuire based on 1 Cor 13
  21. Love Will Set You Free by Brendan Delumpa based on 1 Cor 13
  22. St.Paul's Song by Pierce Pettis based on 1 Cor 13
  23. The Greatest of These by Larnelle Harris based on 1 Cor 13
  24. Strangelanguage by Charlie Peacock based on 1 Cor 14
  25. The Gospel by Wayne Pascall based on 1 Cor 15:1-4
  26. Since By Man Came Death by His Majestie's Clerkes based on 1 Cor 15:21
  27. In the Twinkling of An Eye by Robin Bolden based on 1 Cor 15:52
  28. When the Great Trumpet Sounds by The Oak Ridge Boys based on 1 Cor 15:52
  29. Grave Robber by Petra based on 1 Cor 15:55
  30. Where O Death Is Your Victory by Godprints based on 1 Cor 15:55

Year of Saint Paul - Artist's Favorite Romans Passages

Nick Alexander here... Do you have a favorite passage in Romans? This was the question we raised within the TopCatholicSongs Artist community. We wanted to celebrate the Year of St. Paul by highlighting verses that spoke to us as artists, and as Catholic Christians. Mel Kennedy shared that her favorite verse in Romans is Romans 5:1-5: Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and prove character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us. She follows up with this encouragement: We not only have God's favor and blessing during good times but also during our trials. That's an amazing grace! Lawrence and DianeMarie Leach of In God's Image share two favorite verses: Romans 10:14-15 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" Romans 15:9-11 Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name." Again, it says, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people." And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples. The members of Last Day share their collective favorite Romans passage is Romans 8:28: We know that God makes all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his decree. They write: Famous line of scripture, often quoted and for good reason. Encouragement for any of us going through hard times to know that 'all things work together for the GOOD of those who love God'. Finally, my own favorite verse in Romans is Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. I love this passage, because it encourages me to live out my best for the Lord. Do you have a favorite passage in Romans? Please share in the comments boxes.

Year Of Saint Paul - Romans Songs

Nick Alexander here... Being the Year of St. Paul, we thought it would be great to include songlists that are based on specific passages from the Pauline Epistles. This month, we examine the book of Romans.
There are four songs on this list that are well worth listening to. First, Faith, Hope and Love by Donna Lee. While the chorus is based on 1 Cor 13:13, the verses are nearly taken verbatim from Romans 5. Come Holy Spirit, from Margo B. Smith, has its bridge lifted from Romans 8:26:the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.” She says, "This is a song/prayer to the Holy Spirit asking Him to help me to pray." I Will Carry You by Sean Clive, incorporates Romans 8:38:For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. He writes:"This song... is really at the heart of what I need to share with the world - God's overwhelming love for each one of us. A love that overcomes all and bears all so that one day we can fully experience in His arms, the love of God." Lastly, Simonetta has the song Why, which is a paraphrase of Romans 7. What are your favorite Romans-inspired texts? Please comment... I want to know!