Ephesians 1:4-6

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Given the content of this passage, it is little surprise that many of the musical treatments of this passage come from writers on the Reformed side of the spectrum. Here is Isaac Watts’ “Jesus, We Bless Thy Father’s Name”:

Jesus, we bless thy Father’s name;
Thy God and ours are both the same;
What heav’nly blessings from his throne
Flow down to sinners through his Son!

“Christ be my first elect,” he said,
Then chose our souls in Christ our head,
Before he gave the mountains birth,
Or laid foundations for the earth.

Thus did eternal love begin
To raise us up from death and sin;
Our characters were then decreed,
“Blameless in love, a holy seed.”

Predestinated to be sons,
Born by degrees, but chose at once,
A new regenerated race,
To praise the glory of his grace.

With Christ our Lord we share our part
In the affections of his heart;
Nor shall our souls be thence removed,
Till he forgets his first-beloved.

Expository Songs

Jesus, We Bless Thy Father’s Name (Ephesians 1:3-6)
Written by Isaac Watts
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Ephesians Canticle (Ephesians 1:3-12)
Written by John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
YouTube

Ephesians 1 (Ephesians 1:4-11)
Written by Karen Peck Gooch, John Rowsey | Popularized by Karen Peck and New River
Lyrics | YouTube

Accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6)
Written by Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6)
Written by Civilla Martin
Lyrics

Jesus, Name Above All Names (Ephesians 1:21)
Written by Naida Hearn | Popularized by Scripture in Song
Lyrics | YouTube

Other References

Through Jesus’ Blood and Merit (Ephesians 1:4-6)
Written by Simon Dach
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Because You Are Chosen (Ephesians 1:4)
Written by John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
Lyrics | YouTube

Father, Long before Creation (Ephesians 1:4)
Written by Francis P. Jones
Lyrics | Sheet Music

God, Our Father, We Adore Thee (Ephesians 1:4)
Written by George W. Frazer
Lyrics | Sheet Music

God’s Chosen (Ephesians 1:4)
Written by Squire Parsons | Popularized by Squire Parsons

My Lord I Did Not Choose You (Ephesians 1:4)
Written by Josiah Conder, Devon Kauflin | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Numbered with God’s Sons (Blessed Are the Sons of God) (Ephesians 1:4)
Written by Joseph Humphreys
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Salvation’s Song (Ephesians 1:4)
Written by Stuart Townend, Andrew Small | Popularized by Stuart Townend
Lyrics | YouTube

We Are Heirs of God Almighty (Ephesians 1:4)
Written by Stuart Townend, Kevin Jamieson | Popularized by Stuart Townend
Lyrics

No Longer an Orphan (Ephesians 1:5)
Popularized by Primitive Quartet
Lyrics | YouTube

Orphans of God (Ephesians 1:5)
Written by Joel Lindsey, Twila LeBar | Popularized by The Talleys
Lyrics | YouTube

To God Be the Glory (Ephesians 1:7)
Written by Fanny Crosby, William Doane
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

The hope of our calling (Ephesians 1:18)
Written by Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Over All (Ephesians 1:20-23)
Popularized by Scott Wesley Brown
YouTube

Jesus! name of wondrous love! (Ephesians 1:21)
Written by William Walsham How
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Name Above All Names (Ephesians 1:21)
Written by Judah Groveman | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

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