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-)
Written by John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
Lyrics | YouTube

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

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

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

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

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

Other References

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glorious Church of God (Ephesians 5:27)
Popularized by Blackwood Brothers

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

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

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