I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
There are many songs based on Romans 1:1 (see the listings below). Charles Wesley’s “Giver of Each Perfect Gift” is one of the best hymns based from this passage. It begins:
Giver of each perfect gift
By Thy cleansing mercy healed
Up to Thee our souls we lift
And to Thee our bodies yield
Now our sacrifice receive
Humbly offered through Thy Son
In Thee may we ever live
In us may Thy will be done
Full lyrics and sheet music are available for free on Hymnary.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Though this song is probably more suited for a special music than a congregational performance, Marcia Henry’s thoughtful song “Weep” ties this passage together nicely with Jesus weeping at Lazarus’ grave.
To be a holy sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2)
Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1)
Written by Dwight Liles, Chris Christian | Popularized by Gaither Vocal Band
Weep (Romans 12:15)
Written by Marcia Henry | Popularized by The Nelons
To be at peace with every man (Romans 12:17-21)
A Living Sacrifice (Romans 12:1)
Written by Lucena C. Byrum
Fully Surrendered (Romans 12:1)
Written by Alfred C. Snead
Renew Your Mind (Romans 12:2)
Popularized by Helen Baylor
This Is The Life (Romans 12:2)
Written by Babbie Mason, Turner Lawton | Popularized by Babbie Mason
Walking Down Here, Thinking Up There (Romans 12:2)
Written by Gary Dorsey | Popularized by The Cathedrals
Overcome Evil With Good (Romans 12:21)
Written by Frank Hernandez | Popularized by Steve Green and Hide ‘Em In Your Heart