Expository Songs from II Timothy 4

II Timothy 4:2

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

This describes the end of Paul’s life and establishes it as the context for the admonition to “preach the Word”:

II Timothy 4:6-8

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Squire Parsons set this passage to music in his song “Crown of Bright Glory”:

II Timothy 4:13

The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

It would be easy to look at this verse and say, “There’s no way to write a song from this one! Right?” Well…

Expository Songs

Apostolic Charge (II Timothy 4:1-8) (1993)
John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
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Preach the Word (II Timothy 4:2)
Jim Davis | Popularized by Gold City
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I’m Going On (II Timothy 4:5-8)
Charles Naylor
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Crown of Bright Glory (II Timothy 4:6-8)
Squire Parsons | Popularized by Greater Vision
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Death May Dissolve My Body Now (II Timothy 4:6-8) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

My Race is Run (II Timothy 4:6-8)
Isaac Watts
Lyrics

The hour of my departure’s come (II Timothy 4:6-8)
John Logan
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Fight the Good Fight (II Timothy 4:7-8)
R. Carter | Popularized by Chuck Wagon Gang
YouTube

I Have Kept the Faith (II Timothy 4:7-8) (2010)
Paul Baloche | Popularized by Paul Baloche
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Now my departure is at hand (II Timothy 4:7-8)
Lyrics

I the good fight have fought (II Timothy 4:7)
Charles Wesley
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Death May Dissolve My Body Now (II Timothy 4:18) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

My Race is Run (II Timothy 4:18)
Isaac Watts
Lyrics

This Confidence in Me (II Timothy 4:18) (2008)
Jamie Soles | Popularized by Jamie Soles
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Other References

Creed (II Timothy 4:1)
Rich Mullins, Beaker | Popularized by Rich Mullins
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Preach (II Timothy 4:2)
Paula Stefanovich | Popularized by The Talleys
YouTube | Amazon

A crown of rejoicing (II Timothy 4:7-8)
J. B. Atchinson
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Conquerors (II Timothy 4:7) (1995)
Popularized by Kirk Franklin and the Family
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Fighting the Good Fight (II Timothy 4:7)
Popularized by Shirley Caesar
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The Conqueror Crowned (Servant of God, Well Done!) (II Timothy 4:7)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

I Love His Appearing Don’t You? (II Timothy 4:8)
Frank Pierson
Lyrics

Timothy’s Burden (II Timothy 4:13) (1993)
Popularized by The Martins
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