To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
Most of the modern-day songs featured on this website, even the ones designated “expository songs,” only derive a phrase or two from their source text. The hymns of Watts, Newton, and Wesley often cover a multi-verse section, but this skill has been largely undeveloped by today’s writers. Michael Card’s “Living Stones” (lyrics here) is a distinct exception, covering five verses well (and throwing in a nice reference to verse 25 as an extra bonus.)
II Peter 2:21
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps
Two beloved hymns are both rooted in this passage:
Living Stones (I Peter 2:4-8) (2003)
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You That Know the Lord Is Gracious (I Peter 2:4-10)
C. A. Alington Lyrics