Songs from Nehemiah
This is the sixteenth 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 Nehemiah can we find Southern Gospel songs addressing their themes? (I’ve added chapter summaries to spark thoughts.)
- Chapter 1: Nehemiah discovers that Jerusalem’s wall is in ruins
- Chapter 2: Nehemiah asks and receives permission from Artaxerxes to rebuild Jerusalem
- Chapter 3: Records of the builders
- Chapter 4: Sanballat and Tobiah mock and discourage the people
- Chapter 5: Nehemiah deals with an outcry
- Chapter 6: Enemies try to stop Nehemiah, but the wall is completed
- Chapter 6: Building Up the Wall (with Nehemiah) (Lulu Roman)
- Chapter 6: I’m Building Up This Wall and I Won’t Come Down (Jim Davis / Ambassador Youth Choir)
- Chapter 7: Lists of families
- Chapter 8: The Law is read, and the people celebrate
- Chapter 8:18: Joy in the Journey (McKameys)
- Chapter 9: The Israelites remember God’s mighty works; the covenant is renewed
- Chapter 10: Requirements of the covenant
- Chapter 11: The plan to resettle Jerusalem
- Chapter 12: List of Levites; dedication of the wall
- Chapter 13: Separation from heathen; restoration of Sabbath and support for Levites
I can’t think of any. Can you?
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