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.
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.
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