Expository Songs from I Peter 1

I Peter 1:12

Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

This is one of the most fascinating verses in the Bible. Angels cannot truly understand what it means to fall and be redeemed, for Jesus did not die for fallen angels. He only died for fallen mankind. But angels desire to know more about this Gospel that has been granted to us.

It is then suitable that several fascinating songs have been written from this passage. One is CCM, the other Southern Gospel, so they come at this from different angles. But both are deeply thought-provoking and worthy of a listen.

Expository Songs

Bless’d be the everlasting God (I Peter 1:3-5) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Greatly Rejoice (I Peter 1:3-7) (1997)
Steve Earl | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics

Jesus Saves And Keeps (I Peter 1:5)
Mary E. Upham Currier
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Kept by the Power of God (I Peter 1:5)
Barney Warren
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Kept by the Power of God (I Peter 1:5)
Barney Warren
Lyrics | Sheet Music

He Walks With Me (I Peter) (I Peter 1:7-8) (2016)
Popularized by Sandra McCracken
YouTube | Amazon

When Trials Come (I Peter 1:7) (2010)
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Jesus, These Eyes Have Never Seen (I Peter 1:8)
Ray Palmer
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Joy Unspeakable (I Peter 1:8)
Barney Warren
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Ye Shall Be Holy (I Peter 1:15-16)
H. L.
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Enslaved by Sin and Bound in Chains (I Peter 1:18-19)
Anne Steele
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Nor Silver nor Gold (I Peter 1:18-19)
James Gray, Daniel Towner
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Precious Blood of Christ (I Peter 1:19)
Frank Pollock
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Precious Blood! (I Peter 1:19)
Macleod Wylie
Lyrics

All Flesh is Like The Grass (I Peter 1:24-25) (I Peter 1:24-25) (2006)
Popularized by Fernando Ortega
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Sown in dishonor—raised in glory (I Peter 1:24-25)
Samuel Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

I Peter Song (I Want To Be Holy) (I Peter 1) (2010)
Popularized by Matt Papa
YouTube | Amazon

Other References

We Are Not Scattered Strangers (I Peter 1:1)
Michael Card, Scott Roley | Popularized by Michael Card
YouTube | Amazon

Crown of Bright Glory (I Peter 1:4)
Squire Parsons | Popularized by Greater Vision
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

God’s Chosen (I Peter 1:7)
Squire Parsons | Popularized by Squire Parsons
Amazon

Trials Turned to Gold (I Peter 1:7) (1977)
Keith Green | Popularized by Keith Green
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Fullness of Grace (I Peter 1:8) (2004)
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Joy Unspeakable (I Peter 1:8)
Wayne Haun, Caleb Collins | Popularized by The Collingsworth Family
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

O Jesus, Precious Savior (I Peter 1:8) (1989)
Ron Hamilton | Popularized by Majesty Music
Sheet Music | Amazon

O Savior, Precious Savior (I Peter 1:8)
Frances Havergal
Lyrics | Sheet Music

O Thou God of My Salvation (I Peter 1:8)
Thomas Olivers, Daniel Towner
Lyrics | Sheet Music

There Is a Hope (I Peter 1:8) (2007)
Stuart Townend, Mark Edwards | Popularized by Stuart Townend
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Angels Wish (I Peter 1:12)
Steven Curtis Chapman | Popularized by Steven Curtis Chapman
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

This Thing Called Grace (I Peter 1:12) (2015)
Dianne Wilkinson, Rebecca Peck | Popularized by The Talleys
YouTube | Amazon

Because You Are Chosen (I Peter 1:15) (2003)
John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Take Time to Be Holy (I Peter 1:16)
William D. Longstaff
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Who Is on the Lord’s Side? (I Peter 1:18)
Frances Havergal
Lyrics | Sheet Music

I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way (I Peter 1:19)
Dianne Wilkinson | Popularized by Mark Trammell Quartet
Amazon

Under the Precious Blood (I Peter 1:19)
Daniel Otis Teasley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Love One Another (I Peter 1:22) (2006)
John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
YouTube | Amazon

Love One Another (I Peter 1:22) (1997)
Popularized by Kathy Troccoli
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon