Expository Songs from Romans 10

Romans 10:8b-9

The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

We only have one expository song for this passage—but when we have one this good, perhaps we only need one!

Romans 10:15

And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

From Watts through today, many writers have written from this passage. First, Watts (full lyrics and sheet music here):

How beauteous are their feet,
who stand on Sion’s hill,
who bring salvation on their tongues
and words of peace reveal!

Twila Paris’ treatment of the passage has become a modern-day classic:

Expository Songs

Brethren, My Heart’s Desire (Romans 10:1) (1999)
Popularized by Joel Chernoff
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The Word Is So Near (Romans 10:8-9)
Michael Card | Popularized by Michael Card
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Whosoever Calleth (Romans 10:13)
Julia Sterling, Fanny Crosby
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Whosoever Shall Call (Romans 10:13)
Davis A. Moxey
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Beautiful Feet (Romans 10:15) (2004)
Popularized by Donald Lawrence and Company
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How beauteous are their feet (Romans 10:15) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
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How beauteous on the mountains (Romans 10:15)
Benjamin Gough
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How Beautiful (Romans 10:15) (1990)
Twila Paris | Popularized by Twila Paris
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Faith comes by hearing God’s record (Romans 10:17)
Ralph Erskine
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The Gospel for all Nations (Romans 10:18)
Thomas Gibbons
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I Will Call Upon The Lord (Romans 10:13)
Popularized by Jonathan Settel
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How beautiful are the feet (Romans 10:15) (1741)
George Frederick Handel
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Their sound is gone out (Romans 10:18) (1741)
George Frederick Handel
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