Cari Jean resides in North Dakota, where she works as a freelance writer and blogs at Faith's Mom's Blog.
In trying to come up with my ten favorite worships songs, I couldn't. That's why this is a list of my eleven favorites. The following are all songs that, when I hear them, put me straight into worship mode, singing along with music and remembering all the blessings God has bestowed upon me.
These are songs that give me goosebumps or bring tears to my eyes whenever I hear them. These are songs that lift me up whenever I am feeling down. These are songs I listen to when I need to feel His presence. These are songs that I know I will never tire of hearing.
My Top 11 Christian Worship Songs
- "Shout to the Lord" by Darlene Zschech
- "King of Glory" by Mac Powell
- "Awesome God" by Rich Mullins
- "How Great Is Our God" by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, and Ed Cash
- "Breathe" by Marie Barnett
- "Mighty to Save" by Ben Fielding and Rueben Morgan
- "Amazing Love (You Are My King)" by Billy James Foote
- "You Are the Living Word" by Fred Hammond
- "Yours" by Steven Curtis Chapman
- "God of Wonders" by Steven Hindalong and Marc Byrd
- "Bring the Rain" by MercyMe
1. "Shout to the Lord" by Darlene Zschech
Written by Darlene Zschech in 1993 and published by Hillsong Music Australia, this song was given an even bigger audience when it was sung on American Idol: Idol Gives Back in 2008.
2. "King of Glory" by Mac Powell
Written by Mac Powell of Third Day from Marietta, Georgia. Released in 2000 on Offerings: A Worship Album.
3. "Awesome God" by Rich Mullins
Written by the late Rich Mullins from Richmond, Indiana. Released in 1988 on his third album, Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth. Awesome God been covered by many Christian artists in various styles.
4. "How Great Is Our God" by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, and Ed Cash
Written by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, and Ed Cash. Released on Chris Tomlin's album, Arriving in 2004.
5. "Breathe" by Marie Barnett
Written by Marie Barnett in 1995. Since being released on the 1999's Vineyard Music album, Hungry, I'm Falling on My Knees, Live from London it has appeared on over 45 albums worldwide.
6. "Mighty to Save" by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan
Written by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan in 1996. Reuben Morgan is the worship pastor at Hillsong church in Australia. This song won the 'Best Worship Song' at the 2009 GMA Dove Awards.
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7. "Amazing Love (You Are My King)" by Billy James Foote
Written by Billy James Foote in 1997. This song has been covered by various artists, including The Newsboys.
8. "You Are the Living Word" by Fred Hammond
Written by Fred Hammond. Released on the Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ album, Purpose by Design in 2000.
9. "Yours" by Steven Curtis Chapman
Written by Steven Curtis Chapman. Yours first appeared on his album This Moment which came out in 2007. After an accident at home in which he lost his youngest daughter, Maria, Steven Curtis Chapman added a fourth verse to the song.
10. "God of Wonders" by Steve Hindalong and Marc Byrd
Written by Steve Hindalong and Marc Byrd. This song has been covered by various artists, including Caedmon's Call and Third Day. God of Wonders was used by NASA to wake up Michael Fossum, a Discovery astronaut.
11. "Bring the Rain" by MercyMe
Written by the band MercyMe, from Greenville, Texas. The song was released on their album Coming up to Breathe in 2006.
More Chrisitan Music Playlists
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- My Ten Favorite Female Christian Artists
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- Top Ten Coolest Christian Songs Ever
Some Christian songs are just cool. For example, the remake of Jesus is Just Alright by DC Talk and Stomp by Kirk Franklin. These are fun songs that can really get you in a great mood.
© 2009 Cari Jean
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 13, 2012:
Marilyn Formica - thanks so much for your comment. I know, that song is a great one to listen to when you're going through a tough time. It's amazing how much Christian music can help you through your struggles!! There are many songs that I swear were written just for me!
Marilyn Formica on June 12, 2012:
"This Is the air I Breathe" is my favorite worship song right now. When going through rough times I sing that song and God is with me. Thank you for such beautiful music.
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on April 11, 2012:
Upssss - thanks for sharing!! I'll have to listen for the song Watch out Heaven, don't think I've heard it!
Upssss on April 06, 2012:
Hey, again :)
My favorites of these songs - Shout to the Lord, Awesome God, How great is our God and Amazing love :))
In this moment my favorite song at all is - Jake Hamilton - Watch out Heaven!
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on April 03, 2012:
Upssss - thanks so much for your comment! I'd be curious to know which of these songs is your favorite? Since compiling this list, I have more new fave worship songs - may have to do another hub!
Upssss on April 01, 2012:
Ohh,thanks for Your hub :)) I love Christian music... In this list i saw one of my favorites songs.... But a few of songs, i didn't know... Thank'you very much, now i know more great songs :))
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on September 22, 2011:
frogyfish - thanks for your comment and for listening. Hope you enjoy the music!
frogyfish from Central United States of America on September 17, 2011:
I'm still listening...will bookmark your page and come back to join you in song. Thanks for putting this all together to share!
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on August 11, 2011:
Eiddwen - thanks so much for your comment. Glad you enjoyed this hub!
Eiddwen from Wales on August 10, 2011:
A great hub Cari, I thoroughly enjoyed it and here's to many more toshare.
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 10, 2011:
daryl2007 - good to see another hubber who loves Chritian music!
daryl2007 on June 10, 2011:
Great Christian songs!!! wew I love it!!!
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 23, 2010:
Dave - Sounds like you have quite the musical background! Has it been your experience that Catholic Churches are singing more contemporary music? I was pleasantly surprised last week when we attended a Catholic Church's mass for the first time that the music was more contemporary. Thanks for you comment!
Dave Mathews from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA on June 23, 2010:
You have some really nices choices of music, as a Catholic choir singer with two choirs and two fundamentally different musical approaches one being Classical the other being contemporary, I have the pleasure of singing and performing both kinds of music, and I enjoy both respectively.
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on June 15, 2010:
Winsome - WOW! What an awesome testimony! Praise God! It is amazing how these wonderful worship songs can get us through some really tough times. They really are prayers set to muusic. King of Glory makes me cry every time - just love the lyrics. Thanks so much for sharing this, I really appreciate your comment.
Winsome from Southern California by way of Texas on June 14, 2010:
Thank you Cari for showcasing some great worship songs--When my younger son called me from the pavement after being thrown from his motorcycle which was hit by a car running a red light, I punched in "King of Glory" and prayed and praised God for a miracle as I sped to the scene. I asked that both he and his fiancé would be spared. When I got there the paramedics were there and although he was thrown several feet without his helmet, and she ten feet away, abrasions and a few broken bones were their only injuries. His head never hit the pavement and the massive motorcycle following them and spinning out of control between the two of them, miraculously missed them entirely. He is the King of Glory.
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on April 14, 2010:
Aficionada - glad I could introduce you to some new music! Be Blessed!
Aficionada from Indiana, USA on April 14, 2010:
Thanks for this list. I am a worship leader, and you have included some that I don't know at all! I will enjoy checking into them ASAP.
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on March 27, 2010:
swosugrad09 - thanks so much for your comment. Mighty to Save continues to be one of my favorite songs of all time - it is truly a song that speaks of encouragment and grace. I'll check out your hub!
swosugrad09 from Oklahoma on March 26, 2010:
This is great! I too love these songs, especially Mighty to Save and Breathe!! Actually I just published a hub including the song Mighty To Save; it always encourages me when I remember His mighty power and how He is gracious enough to save me even when I screw up daily or face difficulities in life.
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on December 15, 2009:
TINA V - thanks for reading and adding your comment. Absolutely the best concert I ever went to was Michael W. Smith and Steven Curtis Chapman and they each sang those songs of theirs.
TINA V on December 15, 2009:
The songs I like most are Shout to the Lord, Mighty to Save and Yours. I love to listen to Christian music. Thanks for sharing this to your readers.
Have a great week!
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on November 08, 2009:
IslandVoice - thanks for your comment.
Sylvia Van Velzer from Hawaii on November 01, 2009:
They are all wonderful worship songs!
Cari Jean (author) from Bismarck, ND on October 11, 2009:
Thanks for reading, cristina327!
Cristina Santander from Manila on September 06, 2009:
Great hub, great list of song. Shout to the Lord is also my favorite and set my mood to worship. Thank you for sharing this.