Many of the songs on Seven Swans tell stories directly from the Bible. "Abraham" references the bible story wherein Abraham is tested by God and told to sacrifice his only son Isaac. Abraham is, at the last moment and with knife in hand, stopped by an angel and instead sacrifices a ram to God and the final song, "Transfiguration", a "the bittersweet note of Jesus' requisite suffering". "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" is based on the Flannery O'Connor short story of the same name. The lyrics of title song, "Seven Swans," loosely allude to the events of the Book of Revelation.