Galatians 6:7-9

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Emily Pearson’s “When the Clouds Are Gathering ‘Round Thee” derives the chorus-like second half of each verse from this passage:

When the clouds are gath’ring round thee,
Look above and trust in God;
Be not weary of thy labor,
Tread the path thy Saviour trod;
Be not weary, Be not weary,
Toil, endure, and reap reward;
Be not weary, Be not weary,
Toil, endure, and reap reward.

Full lyrics are here.

Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

This passage has brought forth the greatest work of every generation of English-language hymnwriters. Consider Isaac Watts’ most enduring work, “When I Survey”:

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
save in the death of Christ, my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them through his blood.

Move forward a few generations to Fanny Crosby, and consider one of her greatest works, “Near the Cross”:

In the cross, in the cross
Be my glory ever
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river

Dottie Rambo was one of the greatest Southern Gospel songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, and one of her greatest songs is “I Will Glory In The Cross”:

Finally, even though this might not be one of the most acclaimed modern praise & worship songs, this PDI Music (now Sovereign Grace Music) song is nevertheless one of the best.

Expository Songs

Help Us to Help Each Other (Galatians 6:1-2)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

They Who Jesus’ Followers Are (Galatians 6:1-2)
Frederick William Foster, John Gambold, Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Think Gently of the Erring One (Galatians 6:1)
Julia Carney
Lyrics | Sheet Music

You Don’t Have to Bear Your Burdens Alone (Galatians 6:2)
Popularized by Jessica King
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Be careful what you sow (Galatians 6:7)
Daniel Whittle
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Seedtime and Harvest (Galatians 6:7)
Charles E. Orr
Lyrics | Sheet Music

We Reap as We Sow (Galatians 6:7)
Charles Naylor
Lyrics | Sheet Music

We Will Reap What We Sow (Galatians 6:7)
Lottie Porter
Lyrics

What Are You Sowing, Sinner? (Galatians 6:7)
Charles Naylor, Barney Warren
Lyrics | Sheet Music

What shall the harvest be (Galatians 6:7)
Emily S. Oakey
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Be not Weary (Galatians 6:9)
Emily C. Pearson
Lyrics | Sheet Music

I Still Glory in the Cross (Galatians 6:14) (2011)
Marty Funderburk, Belinda Smith | Popularized by The Bowling Family
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

I Will Boast in the Cross (Galatians 6:14) (1997)
Steve Cook, Vikki Cook | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

I Will Glory in the Cross (Galatians 6:14)
Dottie Rambo | Popularized by The Rambos
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

I Will Glory in the Cross (Galatians 6:14) (1999)
Kirk and Deby Dearman
Lyrics

I’ll Glory in the Cross (Galatians 6:14)
Gordon Jensen | Popularized by Blackwood Brothers
YouTube | Amazon

In His Cross I Glory (Galatians 6:14)
Tricia Walker
Lyrics

In the Cross of Christ I Glory (Galatians 6:14)
John Bowing, Ithamar Conkey
Lyrics | Sheet Music

May I Never Boast (Galatians 6:14) (1987)
John Michael Talbot | Popularized by John Michael Talbot
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Near the Cross (Galatians 6:14)
Fanny Crosby
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Only Boast (Galatians 6:14) (2014)
Popularized by Charles Billingsley
YouTube | Amazon

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Galatians 6:14) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Other References

Bear ye one another’s burdens (Thou God of Truth and Love) (Galatians 6:2)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Blest Be the Tie That Binds (Galatians 6:2)
John Fawcett, Johann Naegeli
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee (Galatians 6:2)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

The Law of Christ (Try Us, O God, and Search the Ground) (Galatians 6:2)
Charles Wesley
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Sow Mercy (Galatians 6:7-8)
Dony McGuire, Reba Rambo McGuire | Popularized by Gaither Vocal Band
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

A Seed (Galatians 6:7)
Sheryl Farris | Popularized by The McKameys
YouTube | Amazon

Bringing in the Sheaves (Galatians 6:7)
Knowles Shaw, George Minor
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

You’re Gonna Reap What You Sow (Galatians 6:7)
Mosie Lister, Hovie Lister | Popularized by The Statesmen
Amazon

At Thy Command, Our Dearest Lord (Galatians 6:14) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Beneath the Cross of Jesus (Galatians 6:14)
Elizabeth C. Clephane
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Glory in the Cross (Galatians 6:14) (2010)
Popularized by Matt Boswell
YouTube | Amazon

O Pilgrim Come (Galatians 6:14) (2002)
Wes King, Doug McKelvey | Popularized by Steve Green
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Only In The Cross (Galatians 6:14) (1991)
Mark Altrogge | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube | Amazon

Your Redeeming Love (Galatians 6:14) (2000)
Mark Altrogge | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Quotes

If We Don’t Lose Heart (Galatians 6:9) (1992)
Popularized by Steve Green and Hide ‘Em In Your Heart
YouTube | Amazon

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