Expository Songs from Ephesians 5

Ephesians 5:15-16

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Songwriter Rebecca Peck used this as the theme of a song the Kingdom Heirs recorded in 2013:

Ephesians 5:27

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Ralph Hudson’s late-1800s hymn “A Glorious Church” was a standard in many denominations for a century. It seems to have been done less frequently over the last two or three decades. But it’s such an engaging song that it hopefully does not fall into oblivion. It seems professionally recorded versions are rare and often instrumentals, so here’s a church choir’s rendition:

Expository Songs

There Was A Time (Ephesians 5:8) (1987)
John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Awake, O Sinner (Ephesians 5:14)
Daniel S. Warner
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Redeeming The Time (Ephesians 5:16) (2013)
Rebecca Peck | Popularized by Kingdom Heirs
YouTube | Amazon

Making Melody in My Heart (Ephesians 5:19)
Popularized by Honeytree
YouTube | Amazon

A Glorious Church (Ephesians 5:27)
Ralph E. Hudson
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Flesh of His Flesh (Ephesians 5:30)
Michael Card | Popularized by Michael Card
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Other References

Hear the Call of the Kingdom (Ephesians 5:8) (2006)
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (Ephesians 5:8) (1970)
Kathleen Thomerson

Stepping in the Light (Ephesians 5:8)
Eliza Hewitt, William Kirkpatrick
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding (Ephesians 5:11)
Edward Caswall
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Awake, O man, and from thee shake (Ephesians 5:14)
Crasselius, Catherine Winkworth

The voice that wakes the dead (Ephesians 5:14)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Come, Labor On (Ephesians 5:16)
Jane L. Borthwick
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Spirit Came, As Promised (Ephesians 5:18-19)
James Seddon

Fill Me Now (Ephesians 5:18)
Elwood H. Stokes
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Fill Me with Thy Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)
Daniel S. Warner
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Into His Presence (Ephesians 5:18)
Mack Taunton | Popularized by The Cathedrals

Jesus Loves the Church (Ephesians 5:25) (1998)
Popularized by Phil Keaggy
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

God’s Glorious Church (Ephesians 5:27)
Popularized by Larry Ford

Jesus, with Thy Church abide (Ephesians 5:27)
Thomas Pollock
Lyrics | Sheet Music