Expository Songs from Romans 3

Romans 3:10, 3:23

10: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one

23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God

James McGranahan, co-author of beloved hymns “I Will Sing of My Redeemer” and “There Shall Be Showers of Blessing,” took the two most familiar passages of these chapter and blended them together into a chorus. He pulled his verses from the stories of the rich young ruler and the woman caught in adultery:

A guilty soul, by Pharisees of old,
Was brought accused, alone,
But Jesus said, “Let him without a sin,
Be first to cast a stone.”

“There is none righteous, no, not one,
All, all have sinned,”
There is none righteous, for all have sinned,
And come short of the glory, the glory of God,
Come short of the glory,
Come short of the glory, the glory of God.

Full lyrics and sheet music are available for free at Hymnary.

Romans 3:13

Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips

Surely, nobody could write a song out of this passage, right?

It turns out songwriters Neil & Kate DeGraide were up to the challenge. Their song “Our Only Hope Is You” starts with this first verse:

Our mouths were open graves
Full of broken vows we made
Our hearts ran wild
Our tongues could not be tamed

Check out lyrics and sheet music at Sovereign Grace Music.

Expository Songs

Who Has Done Good (Romans 3:10-14) (2013)
Joel Sczebel | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music

There’s Not One (Romans 3:10-18) (1989)
Bob Kauflin | Popularized by GLAD
YouTube | Amazon

God’s holy law, transgressed (Romans 3:19-22)
Benjamin Beddome
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Vain are the hopes the sons of men (Romans 3:19-22) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

How Is Our Nature Spoiled By Sin (Romans 3:19-25)
Isaac Watts
Lyrics

References

Remember Me (Romans 3:10) (2018)
Popularized by Andrew Peterson
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There is None Righteous (Romans 3:10)
James McGranahan
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Our Only Hope is You (Romans 3:13) (2013)
Neil DeGraide, Kate DeGraide | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Salvation unto Us has Come (Romans 3:19-28)
Paul Speratus
Lyrics | Sheet Music

At Calvary (Romans 3:20)
William R. Newell
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Every Promise (Romans 3:22) (2005)
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Stuart Townend
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Just As True For You (Romans 3:23) (1986)
Popularized by First Call
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There is None Righteous (Romans 3:23)
James McGranahan
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Quotes

For All Have Sinned/For God So Loved (Romans 3:23) (1991)
Frank Hernandez, Dave Hampton | Popularized by Steve Green and Hide ‘Em In Your Heart
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