A 2020 Song List for Grudem’s Systematic Theology

One of my favourite things about Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology (Zondervan, 1994) is that each one of his chapters ends with a hymn in response. It’s a great way to model that good theology leads to doxology; studying God leads to praising Him.

I decided to come up with my own updated list of songs for each chapter – not because I didn’t like those Dr Grudem suggested, but because since 1995 there have been a range of new worship songs written and hymns retuned that are worth adding to the mix. We can be grateful for a new generation of songwriters like the Gettys, Stuart Townend, Sovereign Grace Music, CityAlight, and artists who have taken timeless hymns and arranged them for the next generation.

You could use this list (compiled into a Spotify playlist here) for your own listening and edification, or in tandem with reading and studying each chapter. Even better, you could come up with your own song list to accompany Grudem, or another systematic theology!

Here’s a spotify playlist of new and retuned songs to accompany each chapter of Dr Wayne Grudem’s “Systematic Theology”

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Here’s a full list with links to either a video or words so you can listen and respond to theology with praise!

  1. Introduction to Systematic Theology – “O For A Thousand Tongues”, Traditional arr. by David Crowder Band

    Part 1: The Doctrine of the Word of God
  2. The Word of God – “Speak O Lord” by Keith & Kristyn Getty
  3. The Canon of Scripture“The Gospel Was Promised” by Bob Kauflin, Joel Sczebel
  4. The Authority of Scripture“Standing On The Promises (Medley)”, Traditional arr. by Selah
  5. The Inerrancy of Scripture – “Psalm 19” by The Corner Room
  6. The Clarity of Scripture“Psalm 1” by Sons of Korah
  7. The Necessity of Scripture“Show Us Christ” by Bob Kauflin, Doug Plank
  8. The Sufficiency of Scripture“How Firm A Foundation”, Traditional arr. by Norton Hall Band

    Part 2: The Knowledge of God
  9. The Existence of God – “How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin
  10. The Knowability of God“Greater Than We Can Imagine” by Mark Altrogge
  11. “Incommunicable” Attributes“Immortal Invisible”, Traditional arr. by Nathan Drake (Reawaken)
  12. “Communicable” Attributes (Part 1)“O Worship the King” by Passion/Chris Tomlin
  13. “Communicable” Attributes (Part 2)“O King (Psalm 45)” by Matt Searles
  14. The Trinity“Holy Holy Holy” by Reginald Heber
  15. Creation“God of Wonders” by Rebecca St. James
  16. God’s Providence“God Moves” by William Cowper, arr. by Bob Kauflin
  17. Miracles“A Mighty Fortress” by Martin Luther, arr. by HeartSong
  18. Prayer“Hear Our Prayer” by Greg Cooper & Andy Judd
  19. Angels – “Angels From the Realm of Glory” by James Montgomery, arr. by Lifeway Worship
  20. Satan and Demons“Lead On, O King Eternal”, Traditional arr. by Enfield

    Part 3: The Doctrine of Man
  21. The Creation of Man“Indescribable” by Laura Story
  22. Man as Male and Female“Just The Way God Wanted Us To Be” by Sovereign Grace Music
  23. The Essential Nature of Man“Be Still My Soul” by Page CXVI
  24. Sin“From the Depths of Woe (Psalm 130)” by Indelible Grace
  25. The Covenants Between God and Man“Song of Zechariah” by The Gospel Coalition
  26. The Person of Christ“Fairest Lord Jesus”, Traditional arr. by Garage Hymnal

    Part 4: The Doctrines of Christ and the Holy Spirit
  27. The Atonement“In Christ Alone” by Stuart Townend & Keith Getty
  28. Resurrection and Ascension“Christ is Risen” by Matt Maher
  29. The Offices of Christ“How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds” by Indelible Grace
  30. The Work of the Holy Spirit“God the Spirit” by Matt Boswell

    Part 5: The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption
  31. Common Grace“Generous King” by Sovereign Grace Music
  32. Election and Reprobation“It’s Your Grace” by Doug Plank & Bob Kauflin
  33. The Gospel Call and Effective Calling“I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say” by Horatius Bonar, arr. Emu Music
  34. Regeneration“Not In Me” by Eric Schumacher and David Ward
  35. Conversion“Just As I Am”, Traditional arr. by Travis Cottrell
  36. Justification“Before the Throne of God Above” by Charitie Lee Bancroft and Vikki Cook
  37. Adoption“The Father’s Love” by Joel Sczebel
  38. Sanctification“Undivided” by Rob Smith
  39. Baptism in and Filling With the Holy Spirit“Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God” by Keith and Kristyn Getty
  40. The Perseverance of the Saints“The Lord’s My Shepherd” by Stuart Townend
  41. Death and the Intermediate State“It Is Not Death to Die” by Sovereign Grace Music
  42. Glorification“Absent From Flesh” by Sojourn
  43. Union With Christ“Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me” by CityAlight

    Part 6: The Doctrine of the Church
  44. The Church: Its Nature, Its Marks, and Its Purposes“The Church’s One Foundation” by Brian Moss
  45. The Purity and Unity of the Church“This I Believe (The Creed)” by Hillsong Music
  46. The Power of the Church“O Church Arise (Arise, Shine)” by Keith and Kristyn Getty
  47. Church Government“Glorious Things Of You Are Spoken” by Emu Music
  48. Means of Grace Within the Church“Let Us Love And Sing And Wonder” by John Newton, arr. Indelible Grace
  49. Baptism“Christ Is Enough” by Hillsong Worship
  50. The Lord’s Supper“Jesus, Thank You” by Pat Sczebel
  51. Worship“Only A Holy God” by CityAlight
  52. Gifts of the Holy Spirit (1) “Come Now Almighty King” by Sovereign Grace Music
  53. Gifts of the Holy Spirit (2) “Oh How Good It Is” by Keith & Kristyn Getty

    Part 7: The Doctrine of the Future
  54. The Return of Christ“How Long, O Lord” by Doug Plank
  55. The Millennium“We Belong to the Day” by Michael Morrow
  56. The Final Judgement and Eternal Punishment“Rise Up” by Ben Shive
  57. The New Heavens and New Earth“Behold Our God (World Edition)” by Sovereign Grace Music, arr. Badminton Road

Honourable mentions (either couldn’t find them on Spotify, they were so good they covered multiple chapters, or just had to pick one!)

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