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)
Written by Twila Paris | Popularized by Twila Paris
Lyrics | YouTube

No More My God I Boast No More (Philippians 3:7-9)
Written by Isaac Watts
Lyrics | Sheet Music

I Live to Know You (Philippians 3:710)
Written by Darlene Zschech | Popularized by Hillsong Worship
Lyrics | YouTube

Knowing You (Philippians 3:811)
Written by Graham Kendrick
Lyrics | YouTube

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other References

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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