Philippians 3:3

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

This verse inspired the chorus of Twila Paris’s “No Confidence”:

Philippians 3:7-9

But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith

Isaac Watts’s “No More, My God, I Boast No More” is phrased as a response to this passage.

No more, my God, I boast no more
Of all the duties I have done;
I quit the hopes I held before,
To trust the merits of thy Son.

Now, for the love I bear his name,
What was my gain I count my loss;
My former pride I call my shame,
And nail my glory to his cross.

Yes, and I must and will esteem
All things but loss for Jesus’ sake:
O may my soul be found in him,
And of his righteousness partake!

The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before thy throne;
But faith can answer thy demands
By pleading what my Lord has done.

Philippians 3:8-11

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

Graham Kendrick’s “Knowing You” was one of the most popular praise songs of the 1990s:

Philippians 3:13-14

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

The second verse of The Cathedrals’ “The Man I Used To Be” is drawn from Philippians 3:13-14:

Expository Songs

No Confidence (Philippians 3:3) (1999)
Twila Paris | Popularized by Twila Paris
YouTube | Amazon

No More My God I Boast No More (Philippians 3:7-9) (1709)
Isaac Watts | Popularized by Hymns and Spir­it­u­al Songs (1707-09)
Lyrics | Sheet Music

I Live to Know You (Philippians 3:7-10) (1996)
Darlene Zschech | Popularized by Hillsong Worship
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Knowing You (Philippians 3:8-11) (1994)
Graham Kendrick
YouTube

That I Might Gain Christ (Philippians 3:8) (1998)
Dave Fournier | Popularized by Sovereign Grace Music
Lyrics | Sheet Music

I Want To Know You (Philippians 3:10) (2010)
Popularized by Matt Papa
YouTube | Amazon

Oh, I Want To Know You More (Philippians 3:10) (1996)
Steve Fry | Popularized by Steve Green
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

That I May Know You (Philippians 3:10) (2005)
Don Francisco | Popularized by Don Francisco
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

The Man I Used To Be (Philippians 3:13-14)
Bill Flurry | Popularized by The Cathedrals
Lyrics | YouTube

We’ll Be Faithful (Philippians 3:13-14) (1993)
Don Harris, Martin Nystrom | Popularized by Integrity Music
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

I Wanna Know You More (Philippians 3:13)
Chaz Bosarge | Popularized by Booth Brothers
Lyrics | YouTube

I’m Pressing Toward the Mark (Philippians 3:14)
Ken Apple | Popularized by The Speers
Amazon

Onward to the Goal (Philippians 3:14) (2016)
Dianne Wilkinson, Rebecca Peck | Popularized by The Inspirations
YouTube | Amazon

Press Toward The Mark (Philippians 3:14)
Mary E. Upham Currier
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Pressing Toward the Prize (Philippians 3:14)
Popularized by The McKameys
Amazon

Saint Paul advises follow me (Philippians 3:17-21)
Lyrics

Other References

Only Thee (Philippians 3:7-8)
George Duffield
Lyrics | Sheet Music

That’s What I’m Living For (Philippians 3:7-16) (2009)
Leigh Sexton | Popularized by The McKameys
Amazon

For the Cause of Christ (Philippians 3:7)
Babbie Mason | Popularized by Babbie Mason
YouTube | Amazon

Timothy’s Burden (Philippians 3:7) (1993)
Popularized by The Martins
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Gazing on the cross (Philippians 3:8)
William W. How
Lyrics | Sheet Music

How Shall I Follow Him (Philippians 3:8)
Josiah Conder
Lyrics | Sheet Music

We Sing the Praise of Him Who Died (Philippians 3:8)
Thomas Kelly
Lyrics | Sheet Music

In His Presence (Philippians 3:9) (2008)
Popularized by Sandi Patty
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

The Solid Rock (Philippians 3:9)
Edward Mote
Lyrics | Sheet Music | YouTube

Thy Works, Not Mine, O Christ (Philippians 3:9)
Horatius Bonar
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Take Hold of Christ (Philippians 3:12) (2003)
Popularized by Sandi Patty
YouTube | Amazon

The Kingdom of God (Philippians 3:13-14) (2010)
Popularized by Paul Baloche
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Come, Faithful Shepherd, Bind Me (Philippians 3:14)
James Hutton
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Eyes on the Prize (Philippians 3:14) (2011)
Popularized by Sara Groves
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

Press On (Philippians 3:14)
Barney Warren
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Press On, O Pilgrim, There is Joy Ahead (Philippians 3:14)
Luther Presley, V.O. Fossett | Popularized by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
YouTube | Amazon

Pressing On (Philippians 3:14)
Popularized by The Perrys
YouTube | Amazon

Savior, Blessed Savior (Philippians 3:14)
Godfrey Thring
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Triumph By and By (Philippians 3:14)
C. R. Blackall
Lyrics | Sheet Music

Voice in the Wilderness (Philippians 3:14)
Popularized by 4Him
Lyrics | YouTube | Amazon

I’m but a stranger here (Philippians 3:20)
Thomas R. Taylor
Lyrics | Sheet Music

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