Expository Songs from Romans 12

Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

There are many songs based on Romans 1:1 (see the listings below). Charles Wesley’s “Giver of Each Perfect Gift” is one of the best hymns based from this passage. It begins:

Giver of each perfect gift
By Thy cleansing mercy healed
Up to Thee our souls we lift
And to Thee our bodies yield

Now our sacrifice receive
Humbly offered through Thy Son
In Thee may we ever live
In us may Thy will be done

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

Romans 12:15

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Though this song is probably more suited for a special music than a congregational performance, Marcia Henry’s thoughtful song “Weep” ties this passage together nicely with Jesus weeping at Lazarus’ grave.

Expository Songs

To be a holy sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2)

Giver of each perfect gift! (Romans 12:1)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1)
Dwight Liles, Chris Christian | Popularized by Gaither Vocal Band

Love One Another (Romans 12:9-21) (1989)
Bob Kauflin | Popularized by GLAD
YouTube | Amazon

Weep (Romans 12:15)
Marcia Henry | Popularized by The Nelons

To be at peace with every man (Romans 12:17-21)

Other References

A Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1)
Lucena C. Byrum

Compassion Hymn (Romans 12:1) (2008)
Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Fully Surrendered (Romans 12:1)
Alfred C. Snead

Great High-priest, who deign’dst to be (Romans 12:1)
Angelus, Catherine Winkworth
Lyrics | Sheet Music

If You Love the Lord (Romans 12:1) (1980)
Keith Green, Melody Green | Popularized by Keith Green
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

My Life is An Offering (Romans 12:1) (2013)
Pat Sczebel, Joel Sczebel | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Renew Your Mind (Romans 12:2) (1991)
Popularized by Helen Baylor
YouTube | Amazon

Speak, O Lord (Romans 12:2) (2005)
Keith Getty, Stuart Townend | Popularized by Keith and Kristyn Getty
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

This Is The Life (Romans 12:2) (1996)
Babbie Mason, Turner Lawton | Popularized by Babbie Mason

Walking Down Here, Thinking Up There (Romans 12:2)
Gary Dorsey | Popularized by The Cathedrals


Overcome Evil With Good (Romans 12:21) (1991)
Frank Hernandez | Popularized by Steve Green and Hide ‘Em In Your Heart
YouTube | Amazon