15 Awesome Christian Worship Songs

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Worship the Lord in Spirit and in truth – this is what we are called to do.  What better way to worship the Lord but for an awesome Christian worship song? There are so many good ones; some that were written years ago and others that have been given as a “new song” just recently.  Generally we sing worship songs with fellow believers during church services, but I have been known to sing them throughout the day and while traveling.  I choose worship songs based upon the message that they proclaim.  The lyrics must be easily understood and God-honoring.  This is a singing kind of article so I have included a video of each of my picks on my YouTube page at Pam’s Favorite Videos.  Join me as I worship the Lord with these fifteen awesome Christian Worship songs.

Featured Song:

Your Great Name(Krissy Nordhoff and Michael Neale) This is a relatively new song released by Natalie Grant on her album “Love Revolution”. It speaks about how Jesus is in everything. It is one of those songs that you feel like you can sing out loud and strong from a mountaintop. It is a testimony of how everything is done at the sound of the great name of Jesus. I found a great video with Natalie, Krissy and Michael. They speak of what the song means to them. It is so wonderful when we learn the story behind the song. Take a look below. And don’t forget to view the video in the upper right of this page to hear Natalie sing this song  in its entirety. The video has lyrics so you can sing along too

Change My Heart O God (Eddie Espinosa)

This is a lovely slow praiseful song that is popular in may worship sets. Based upon Isaiah 64:8, the lyrics are:

Change my heart oh God
Make it ever true
Change my heart oh God
May I be like You 

You are the potter
I am the clay
Mold me and make me
This is what I pray 

Days of Elijah (Robin Mark)

Sample Lyrics:

These are the days of Elijah,
Declaring the word of the Lord:
And these are the days of Your servant Moses,
Righteousness being restored.
And though these are days of great trial,
Of famine and darkness and sword,
Still, we are the voice in the desert crying
‘Prepare ye the way of the Lord!’

Behold He comes riding on the clouds,
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call;
Lift your voice, it’s the year of jubilee,
And out of Zion’s hill salvation comes.

Give Me Jesus (Fernando Ortega)

I love this song as sung by Jeremy Camp with his wife singing backup with her angelic voice.  So simple, so lovely, so true!

Sample Lyrics:

In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise, give me Jesus

Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus,
You can have all this world,
But give me Jesus 

Give Thanks (Don Moen)

A song that has been around for many years, this one is popular in just about any church. It has simple lyrics that repeat often.

Sample Lyrics:

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s give Jesus Christ, His Son

And now let the weak say “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich”
Because of what the Lord has done for us
(repeat from top)

God of This City (Bluetree)

And evangelistic song to help us reflect upon our commission – to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone, starting in our own city!

Sample Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
You’re the God of this City
You’re the King of these people
You’re the Lord of this nation
You are

[Verse 2]
You’re the Light in this darkness
You’re the Hope to the hopeless
You’re the Peace to the restless
You are

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City
Greater thing have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City

God With Us (Mercy Me)

The album on which this song was released is based upon Psalms 103:1-5. This song is easy to lead and follow.  As with most of the songs released by Mercy Me, these lyrics are powerful.  I list them all below.

Sample Lyrics:

Who are we— that You would be mindful of us?
What do You see— that’s worth looking our way?
We are free— in ways that we never should be.
Sweet release— from the grip of these chains.

Like hinges straining from the weight,
My heart no longer can keep from singing.

All that is within me cries
For You alone be glorified:
Emmanuel, God with us.

My heart sings a brand new song.
The debt is paid, these chains are gone.
Emmanuel, God with us.

Such a tiny offering
Compared to Calvary;
We lay it at Your feet.

Such a tiny offering
Compared to Calvary;
We lay this at Your feet.

All that is within me cries
For You alone be glorified:
Emmanuel, God with us.

My heart sings a brand new song.
My debt is paid, these chains are gone.
Emmanuel, God with us.

He is Exalted (Twila Paris)

Released a number of years ago, this lovely worshipful song is very relevant and loved today.

Sample Lyrics:

He is exalted the King is exalted on High
I will praise You
He is exalted forever exalted
And I will praise His name

He is exalted the King is exalted on High
I will praise Him
He is exalted forever exalted
And I will praise His name

He is the Lord
Forever His truth shall reign
Heaven and Earth
Rejoice in His holy name
He is exalted the King is exalted on high

He is exalted the King is exalted on high  

Here I Am to Worship (Tim Hughes) 

Although this song was written by Tim Hughes, I believe it was made popular by Michael W. Smith when he released it on his 2002 “Worship Again” album.  Michael has been writing worship songs since 1981 when he started writing for Meadowgreen Music.  In 1982 he became Amy Grant’s keyboardist for her band.  The next year he began releasing his solo music [1]. I also believe that Michael W. Smith, who has been releasing music for more than 25 years, is one of the most recognized names in Christian music.  Take a couple minutes right now and join in worship.  You can sing along with the video below.

How Great is Our God (Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash)

A few years ago I was asked to sing at a community ladies’ lunch.  This was one of the songs that I sang.  I led the ladies in worship and since most were older ladies, I actually taught them this one. They did well to sing along.  I was blessed to have my daughter with me to play the keyboard and sing backup.  What a fond memory of sweet fellowship with the ladies and my daughter who remains a lovely young lady and talented musician.  I confess that Chris Tomlin is my favorite worship leader at this season of my life.  I hope you take time to view the video and sing along.  You can find it on my YouTube page. 

Lead Me to the Cross (Brooke Fraser)

This is a song that was written by Brooke Fraser of Hillsong.  I believe the most popular version of it is sung by Chris and Conrad.  Here are some lyrics:

Sample Lyrics:

Savior I come
Quiet my soul remember
Redemptions hill
Where Your blood was spilled
For my ransom
Everything I once held dear
I count it all as lost

Lead me to the cross
Where Your love poured out
Bring me to my knees
Lord I lay me down
Rid me of myself
I belong to You
Lead me, lead me to the cross

You were as I
Tempted and trialed
You are
Te word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you’re risen

To your heart
To your heart
Lead me to your heart
Lead me to your heart 

Lord I Lift Your Name on High (Rick Founds)

When I first started leading worship this was one of our church’s favorites.  I especially like how The Martins sing this one but many other artists have recorded it too. It is very repetitive and can go on for quite some time.

Sample Lyrics:

Lord, I lift Your name on high
Lord, I love to sing Your praises
I’m so glad You’re in my life
I’m so glad You came to save us

You came from heaven to earth
To show the way
From the earth to the cross
My debt to pay
From the cross to the grave
From the grave to the sky
Lord, I lift Your name on high

Repeat Verse

Repeat Chorus

Repeat Chorus

Lord, I lift Your name on high… 

Mighty to Save (Rueben Morgan and Ben Fielding)

This is perhaps my favorite worship song at the time of this writing.  It is a powerful picture of the strength and might of our Savior!  Here are the lyrics:

Sample Lyrics:

Everyone needs compassion
Love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour
The hope of nations

He can move the mountains
For my God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender

Shine Your light and
Let the whole world see
We’re singing
For the glory of the risen King

Revelation Song (Jeannie Lee Riddles)

First released by Kari Jobe, this one was made popular by Phillips, Craig and Dean.  The title speaks for itself as it is right out of the pages of the Bible.  Take a look at the lyrics:

Sample Lyrics:

Worthy is the, Lamb who was slain 
Holy, Holy, is He
Sing a new song, to him who sits on
Heaven’s mercy seat

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing
Praise to the King of Kings
You are my everything
And I will adore You

Clothed in rainbows, of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power be
to You the only wise King

Holy, Holy, Holy 
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing
Praise to the King of Kings
You are my everything
And I will adore You

Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder
At the mention of your name
Jesus your name is power
Breath, and living water
Such a marvelous mystery

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come, yeah
With all creation I sing
Praise to the King of Kings
You are my everything
And I will adore You

Wonderful, Merciful Savior (Eric Wise and Dawn Rogers)

I have sung this one for special music a few times but find it is easy to follow and makes a great addition to your worship set.  A lovely song about the name above all names.

Sample Lyrics:

Wonderful merciiful Savior
Precious redeemer and friend
Who would have thought that a lamb could
Rescue the souls of men, Oh You rescue the souls of men

Counselor, comforter, keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost the way, Oh we hopelessly lost the way

You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace our
Hearts always hunger for, Oh our hearts always hunger for

Almighty infinite father
Faithfully loving Your own
Herein our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne, Oh we’re falling before Your throne 

What’s on Your Favorites List? 

Don’t be shy — share your favorite Christian worship songs in the comments below.


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[1] http://christianmusic.about.com/od/michaelwsmith/p/mwsmith.htm

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robert March 9, 2013 at 12:50 am

I think loft session-come to me, should be on top of this list. These are awesome bands though.


Andy Prosseda March 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

I do a blog on the 100 Best Worship Songs of All Time:


Most of these songs are on my list. Good list


eby April 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

good collection………


Stephen April 19, 2013 at 2:57 am

the Kari Jobi version is by far better than the philips, craig, and dean version


jyoti April 29, 2013 at 10:16 am

worderful worship songs.


Melvil May 8, 2013 at 4:50 am

These are very powerful worship songs


Rose marie May 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

thank you for sharing . all that you did . sister. I loved the msic of Kari Jobe. that was just right for me today thanks again. keep workin out that way you will meet your goal in no time Amen. Im also doin my best to work out. the worship the workout videos all was great thank you. Godbless you always my sister….


Ginny May 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm

What Do I Know Of Holy? Addison Road. The song just cuts into my heart every time I hear it.


ankush joshua June 14, 2013 at 1:58 am

nice song


Abhishek Wilson June 18, 2013 at 11:48 pm

“Agnus Dei” is my all time favourite Worship song.


oni cynthia June 20, 2013 at 2:26 am

Lovely songs


oni cynthia June 20, 2013 at 2:27 am

Lovely worship songs


Darryl Crawford June 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I love to worship that Lord. Jesus is Lord. Worship is what I do.

Please listen and share if you like. http://youtu.be/YWWxUdm-jis


Lut deep July 31, 2013 at 6:41 am

Im so blessed by all this worship songs & my church belivers are also blessed…Glory to God.


Alex Hurteau August 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm

One of My Favorites is Take Up Your Cross:
Take Up Your Cross, and Follow Jesus
Take Up your Cross Everyday
Don’t Be Ashamed, to Say that You know him
Count the cost, than take up Your Cross
And Follow Him!

I Also Like Hosanna(What The Lord Has Done in Me)


Rose August 3, 2013 at 1:07 am

I love this page mostly on work on Genesis 2:15.tanx


Kundan sharma August 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Really i lov worship song… I love jesus…..


Randy Sweet August 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Thank you for the list, my personal all time favorite is “Fullfill Oh Lord!” I dont know who wrote it, but is my hearts cry

Fullfill oh Lord
your will in me
restore the dreams
you meant to be

Give me new hope
faith eyes to see
your kingdom plan
fullfill through man
complete in me


benita March 10, 2014 at 10:41 am

well done …nice one. God bless you all for putting these together


Kevin Padamadan July 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Thank you for the list of beautiful songs, you are blessed in Christ,


Revati July 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Beautiful collection of worship songs. Praise the lord and let his grace shine upon us.


MoSunflower August 15, 2014 at 6:49 am

Thank you for this list.


EMMANUEL November 17, 2014 at 6:02 am


please may I have the guitar chords as well to play.

Thank you,



Jack Wellman November 17, 2014 at 7:28 am

Thank you Emmanuel. We don’t have these I am afraid. We only have the lyrics or words. Sorry.


Bethany Leigh December 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

How Great Thou Art

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: “My God, how great Thou art!”

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!


Mike January 22, 2015 at 4:16 am

Favourite at this time is All my Days I will sing this song of freedom – just love minor keys in worship


Clifford Watson June 1, 2015 at 3:12 pm

I have really been blessed by the songs of Walt Mills especially Holy Spirit Flow Through Me it brings the touch of the spirit on your life.


Alaina October 6, 2015 at 3:48 pm

I think you should add fireflies by owl city.


krystal Gem December 19, 2015 at 4:50 pm

nice and touchy songs God bless.


None of your business January 12, 2016 at 6:27 pm

I Can Only Imagine


Kiran Lomga January 23, 2016 at 11:46 am

Some of my favorite worship songs:
– What a friend we have in Jesus
– God will make a way(Don Moen)
– Two hands, one heart (Don Moen)
– and songs of Casting Crown (Voice of truth, Praise you in the storm..)


jessie ruth May 24, 2016 at 10:56 am

My favorite song is Above all…
N gr8 work…god bless!


Pamela Rose Williams May 24, 2016 at 1:07 pm

I do love that song. Thanks for stopping by Jessie and also for the words of encouragement. Blessings to you!


Redeemed Gospel Church- Thika town June 11, 2016 at 7:42 am

I am really blessed by the song. I have really been blessed by the song. For sure, genuine worship is not just singing songs and getting a good feeling in your heart. Genuine worship is seeing God for who He really is, His power, His greatness, His holiness, His sovereignty, His love, and His compassion and then giving Him what He’s worth, the best of your time, your talents, your thoughts, your words, and your deeds. Thanks for sharing the lyrics.


Emi June 23, 2016 at 11:37 pm

My favourite song list is
>Because he lives i can face tommorow
>Are you washed i the blood of the Lamb
>I feel Quite sure if i did my best
>Bless the Lord Oh my soul
>God on the mountain is still god in the valley
>Here I am to worship
>in Christ alone


VJ July 3, 2016 at 12:20 pm

pls do put set a fire (set a fire down in my soul that i cant contain)


Theo July 16, 2016 at 11:03 am

I really liked the one called lord I lift your name on high.


Keeper August 3, 2016 at 11:30 am

Respectfully disagree. I don’t think that song could have been performed better than how PCD did it. The crescendo, harmony, passion all come through perfectly for that song.


Faylinn August 10, 2016 at 8:01 am

I love listening to worship music, but I have to say that my favorite one is “Mighty to Save”. I especially love it when it says “So take me as You find me. All my fears and failures”. I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of fears and failures, which makes it pretty hard for me to feel loved sometimes. However, I know that there is a god who will accept me as I am as I try to come to Him. In doing so, He teaches us that the only thing that we have to fear is Him and the only way that we could ever truly fail is by rejecting Him and His greatness.


Marie October 15, 2016 at 2:55 pm

All great songs, thank you for blessing me and reminding me of many songs I haven’t heard in awhile.
Lately I have been loving:
– For those tears I died
– The Nails in Your Hands
– His Hands by Jenny Jordan Frogley
– In Moments Like These

just a few!


ed December 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm

While these are good songs I really only see one that could be classified as a worship sing. Most of them are about is not adoration or worship of God.


Ian Wilson January 30, 2017 at 3:16 am

Give thanks with a grateful heart was written by Henry Smith, not by Don Moen. See https://youtu.be/vNIt72Lnonc
But thanks for an interesting list.


Harry Davis February 2, 2017 at 11:46 am

I agree.


Keith February 15, 2017 at 8:34 am

Lord my life is an empty cup
Here’s my heart
Would You fill me up

I’m face to the ground
Forsaking my pride
Leaving my will
My burdens behind
All I want
All I need
Is just to be with You
Just to be with You
Here I am at Your feet
Just to be with You
Just to be with You


Penny Tiernay March 9, 2017 at 12:41 am

Lets talk about Jesus
The King of kings is He
The Lord of lords supreme
through all eternity
The Great I am, the Way,
the Truth, the Life, the Door,
Lets talk about Jesus more and more


Roxanne March 18, 2017 at 11:25 am

I love worship to our awesome God. As the deer is one that I love to sing to the Lord. Also, He is coming. I do sign language to worship. This song sang and signed brings tears to some eyes. Martha Butler wrote it. vineyard has that song on CD. Thank you for sharing your favorite songs. Roxanne hennig.


Melanie Johnson April 9, 2017 at 4:14 pm

In the 60’s – 80’s there was a contemporary worship song featuring the names of Jesus. Do you recall this song and if so do you know where I can find the lyrics and music? Thank you


Steve Church November 30, 2017 at 8:17 am

Go back to the 70s. Randy Stonehill: King of Hearts can touch the lonely, the despondent, those who need the Lord. Keep Me Runnin’, a prayer for perseverance against sin. Christmas Song for All Year Round . . . about Jesus and who He is. For starters. Great site BTW. Thank You!


Medonna John March 10, 2018 at 6:34 am

Is great when you listen to a song and it touches and make you see the light, like there is a burning fire in you to go close to Christ. Is indeed a great feeling….


Cindy Bollinger October 19, 2018 at 10:10 pm

Too difficult to narrow all those many inspiring and touching favorites, however, two favorites have always stood out in my mind: “My Jesus, I Love Thee” and “It Is Well” (or “Peace Like a River”) are two that I have always loved and that have stood the test of time with me. They both resonate deep within me because the lyrics & melodies say it all so sweetly & simply, yet with great intensity & meaning. Currently I’ve rediscovered yet another oldie that has become another favorite: “In Christ Alone”. Songs that cause us all to simply stop, listen and focus on Christ tend to be the ones that I gravitate towards. Constantly discovering more and more songs that slowly are added to my ‘favorites list’, so the list is constantly changing.


Cindy Bollinger October 19, 2018 at 10:20 pm

Many songs could be listed as my favorites, however, there are two that truly stand out in my mind: “My Jesus, I Love Thee” and “It Is Well” (or “Peace Like a River”) continually and repeatedly resonate in my mind, heart and soul. The lyrics and melodies sweetly and simply remind us all that Jesus is at the center of all Truth and Life. Lately, I rediscovered an oldie that has quickly become yet another favorite: “In Christ Alone”. Songs that center on and point to Jesus are the ones I generally gravitate towards. Because of sites such as these, I’ve discovered and have been moved by many other songs that are being added to my list of favorites.Thanks so much for that!


Aemi Jeshu December 5, 2018 at 10:19 pm

Good work


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