Expository Songs from I Corinthians 2

I Corinthians 2:2

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

Charles Wesley reflected on this passage in his thoughtful hymn “Vain, Delusive World, Adieu”:

Vain, delusive world, adieu,
With all of creature good;
Only Jesus I pursue,
Who bought me with his blood;
All thy pleasures I forego;
I trample on thy wealth and pride;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified.

Other knowledge I disdain,
‘Tis all but vanity;
Christ, the Lamb of God, was slain,
He tasted death for me:
Me to save from endless woe
The sin atoning Victim died;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified.

Here will I set up my rest;
My fluctuating heart
From the haven of his breast
Shall nevermore depart;
Whither should a sinner go?
His wounds for me stand open wide;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified.

Him to know is life and peace,
And pleasure without end;
This is all my happiness,
On Jesus to depend;
Daily in his grace to grow,
And ever in his faith abide;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified.

O that I could all invite,
This saving truth to prove;
Show the length, the breadth, the height,
And depth of Jesus’ love!
Fain I would to sinners show
The blood by faith alone applied;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified.

I Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

This passage is reflected in the chorus of Fanny Crosby’s “Eye Hath Not Seen”:

Verse 1
They tell me of a land so fair,
Unseen by mortal eyes,
Where spring in fadeless beauty blooms,
Beneath unclouded skies.

Chorus
Eye hath not seen, ear hath not heard,
Neither hath it entered into the heart of man,
The things which God hath prepared for them,
Prepared for them that love Him.

Full lyrics and free sheet music are available here.

Expository Songs

Vain, delusive world, adieu (I Corinthians 2:2)
Charles Wesley
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Nor Eye Hath Seen (I Corinthians 2:9-10) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Eye Hath Not Seen (I Corinthians 2:9)
Fanny Crosby
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Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard (I Corinthians 2:9)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics

Eyes Have Not Seen (I Corinthians 2:9)
William Gaither, Gloria Gaither | Popularized by Bill Gaither Trio
YouTube

No Eye Has Seen (I Corinthians 2:9) (2010)
Popularized by Paul Baloche
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No Eye Has Seen (I Corinthians 2:9) (1994)
Popularized by Ron Kenoly
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No tongue of man has ever told (I Corinthians 2:9)
Lyrics

Other References

Because You First Loved Me (I Corinthians 2:9) (2006)
Popularized by Sherri Youngward
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Bright Glory to Come (I Corinthians 2:9)
E. R. Latta
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Take Thou Our Mind, Dear Lord (I Corinthians 2:16)
William Hiram Foulkes
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