Top 10 Natalie Grant Songs

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There is no shortage of female Christian artists, however there are few that can sing and lead worship as well. Natalie Grant is one that can do both. She is not a large lady but she has a powerful and beautiful voice. She is one of those ladies that seemingly never misses a note nor sings off key.

Natalie Grant songsI really enjoyed nar- rowing down my favorites for this article because I never get tired of listening to this lovely lady sing. Here are my top 10 Natalie Grant Songs, I hope you enjoy them beginning with the featured song in the upper right of this page “Perfect People” – go ahead let it play and sing along!

Featured Natalie Grant Song: Perfect People I had the great honor of hearing Natalie perform in person at a local church a few years ago. She is not perfect and she admits it; though I must say that her voice is nearly perfect as demonstrated by her set that night. You see, that night was when she experienced some technical difficulties with her accompaniment tracks. While her tech crew worked on it she came up to the microphone and simply began singing “Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder …” No music, no accompaniment, just the beautiful, clear voice of this sweet lady, singing her heart out to the Lord. Let me tell you, that was as close to perfect as I have ever heard anyone do that beautiful hymn of faith. By the end of the hymn the entire audience was singing IN PARTS! Even today when I share this with you I feel the tears and the chills as I was amazed when my favorite hymn of all time was sung as Natalie stood in the gap of what could have been an awkward silence. After that hymn she told a little story about a jet ride with her toddlers and then went into singing Perfect People.  As Christians sometimes other people expect us to be perfect, but you know what? We don’t have to be perfect because we have a Heavenly, Perfect God that will give us His Holy Spirit to change us from the inside out as we journey this Earth. Jesus is the One who is perfect and when we believe in what He did for us on the cross at Calvary then God looks at us and sees Jesus – Perfection.  Perfection is something we will never see this side of Heaven, but as we let the Holy Spirit change us — the will that God has for every believer will be accomplished (Romans 8:29). So it is true, “there’s no such thing as perfect people, there’s no such thing as a perfect life” so we can come as we are and let God do His will.

Alive

Here is a great behind the song video about this song that Natalie wrote about what she believes Mary Magdalene must have felt when she saw the risen Lord.

 “I am His because He is ALIVE”

Desert Song

Lyrics:

This is my prayer in the desert
When all that’s within me feels dry
This is my prayer in the hunger in me
My God is a God who provides.

And this is my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved or more worth that gold
So refine me, Lord through the flames

[Chorus:]
I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

And this is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on it’s way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I’ll stand

[Chorus:]
I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

[Bridge:]
All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

[Bridge:]
All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

[Bridge:]
All of my life
In every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

[Chorus:]
I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

[Chorus:]
I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

[Verse 4:]
This is my prayer in the harvest
When favor and providence flow
I know I’m filled to be emptied again
The seed I’ve received I will sow

Held (Christa Wells)

This is the first song that I ever heard Natalie Grant sing. It will bring tears to your eyes. She did not write it, but the way she sings it comes from the heart. I found the story behind this song written by Christa on her blog. You can read it here: Held. I think you must listen to Natalie sing it, so here is a video for you:

Human (Jordan Sparks)

This is a powerful ballad written by Jordan Sparks for Natalie. They performed it together at the 41st Annual Dove Awards.

Lyrics:

Every life has a choice
To rise up to fill the void
Every heart has a mission
And we are called to be human

We gotta do better than this ’cause we only got
One chance to make a difference
We gotta do better than this ’cause we only got
One life that we’ve been given

A little love, a little kindness
A little light in this time of darkness
It’ll be what makes us different
It’ll be what makes us human
I’m human, you’re human, we are human

We are marked with His image
And we are scarred with indifference
Maybe now we should listen
Hear the cry of God’s children

We gotta do better than this ’cause we only got
One chance to make a difference
We gotta do better than this ’cause we only got
One life that we’ve been given

A little love, a little kindness
A little light in this time of darkness
It’ll be what makes the difference
It’ll be what makes us human

I’m human, you’re human, we are
We are human
I’m human, you’re human, we are
We are human

Gotta do better than this ’cause I only got
One chance to make a difference
Gotta do better than this ’cause I’m only
Just one

I’m human, you’re human, we are
We are human
I’m human, you’re human, we are
We are human

It’ll be what makes the difference
It’ll be what makes us human

I Believe

This is a lovely song about the nativity. Enjoy it with clips from my favorite Christmas movie “The Nativity Story”, along with some clips from “The Passion of the Christ” too.

I Will Be

A lesser known of her songs, I love this one because it reminds me what I am supposed to be for Jesus. Take a look at the lyrics:

Lyrics:

One heart, one voice
Living out love in this world of noise
My dream and my joy
Giving you all I have made a choice
Desperately I’m waiting
To answer your calling

[Chorus:]
I will be a candle in the darkness
I will be the hand of heaven above
I will be a mirror that reflects your
Endless love
I will be the hope among the hopeless
Where there is conflict I will be peace
Only by the power of your spirit that’s living in me
I will be

Your heart, your plan
Give me your eyes help me understand
My feet, my hands
Holding out living hope to every man
Knowing what you’ve made me
With every single heartbeat

[Repeat Chorus]

Gracious, Gentle and Kind
Knowing that your love will shine
Through mine

[Repeat Chorus]

[Tag]
This little light of mine, I’m gonna
Let it shine
This little light of mine, yeah

Power of the Cross (Shelley Johnson)

I love singing about Jesus and remembering what He did at the cross for me. My favorite lyrics from this song are:

Favorite Lyrics:

That’s the power of the Cross See the chains fall
That’s the power of the Cross See the chains fall
See the chains
See your chains fall
See the chains
See your chains fall!!!!

The Real Me

I was touched when I first heard this song. I was even more touched when I learned that this song was written as a healing song from Natalie’s own struggle with an eating disorder. It is a moving and true ballad from the uttermost part of her heart. Mia Evans did a great piece on Natalie, you can read it here: Natalie Grant: Her Heart Revealed. Take a look at the lyrics of this personal song:

Lyrics:

Foolish heart looks like we’re here again
Same old game of plastic smile
Don’t let anybody in
Hiding my heartache, will this glass house break
How much will they take before I’m empty
Do I let it show, does anybody know?

But you see the real me
Hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely
I’m loosening my grasp
There’s no need to mask my frailty
Cause you see the real me

Painted on, life is behind a mask
Self-inflicted circus clown
I’m tired of the song and dance
Living a Charade, always on parade
What a mess I’ve made of my existence
But you love me even now
And still I see somehow

But you see the real me
Hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely
I’m loosening my grasp
There’s no need to mask my frailty
Cause you see the real me

Wonderful, beautiful is what you see
When you look at me
You’re turning the tattered fabric of my life into
A perfect tapestry
I just wanna be me

But you see the real me
Hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely
I’m loosening my grasp
There’s no need to mask my frailty
Cause you see the real me

And you love me just as I am

Wonderful, Beautiful is what you see
When you look at me

Your Great Name (Krissy Nordhoff & Michael Neale)

Here is one of the best worship songs out there at the time of this writing. It is so good, I have found a video for you of a lovely acoustic version of this one.

Do You Like Natalie’s Songs Too?

What ones have I not included do you want to add to the list? Send them to us in the comments below.

Sources:

Various YouTube videos

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Pepper June 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

What a beautiful voice He has given you!!!

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mwesigwa joshua June 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm

awaken

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