My Eleven Favorite Worship Songs

Updated on July 25, 2017
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Cari Jean is a freelance writer and author. Her inspiring memoir "Having Faith" is available on Amazon. She resides in North Dakota.

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.

Shout to the Lord

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.

King of Glory

Written by Mac Powell of Third Day from Marietta, Georgia. Released in 2000 on Offerings: A Worship Album.

Awesome God

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.

How Great is Our God

Written by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, and Ed Cash. Released on Chris Tomlin's album, Arriving in 2004. As of February 2007, it is the most popular worship song today,

Breathe

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.

Mighty to Save

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.

Amazing Love (You are My King)

Written by Billy James Foote in 1997. This song has been covered by various artists, most recently by the Newsboys.

You are the Living Word

Written by Fred Hammond. Released on the Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ album, Purpose by Design in 2000.

Yours

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.

God of Wonders

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.

Bring the Rain

Written by the band MercyMe, from Greenville, Texas. The song was released on their album Coming up to Breathe in 2006.

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      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!

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      Marilyn Formica 5 years ago

      "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.

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Upssss - thanks for sharing!! I'll have to listen for the song Watch out Heaven, don't think I've heard it!

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      Upssss 5 years ago

      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!

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      Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      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!

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      Upssss 5 years ago

      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 :))

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      frogyfish - thanks for your comment and for listening. Hope you enjoy the music!

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      I'm still listening...will bookmark your page and come back to join you in song. Thanks for putting this all together to share!

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Eiddwen - thanks so much for your comment. Glad you enjoyed this hub!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A great hub Cari, I thoroughly enjoyed it and here's to many more toshare.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      daryl2007 - good to see another hubber who loves Chritian music!

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      daryl2007 6 years ago

      Great Christian songs!!! wew I love it!!!

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      Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      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!

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      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.

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      Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      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.

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      Winsome 7 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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.

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      Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Aficionada - glad I could introduce you to some new music! Be Blessed!

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      Aficionada 7 years ago from Indiana, USA

      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.

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      Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      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!

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      swosugrad09 7 years ago from Oklahoma

      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.

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      Cari Jean 8 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      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.

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      TINA V 8 years ago

      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!

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      Cari Jean 8 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      IslandVoice - thanks for your comment.

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 8 years ago from Hawaii

      They are all wonderful worship songs!

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      Cari Jean 8 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      Thanks for reading, cristina327!

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      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 8 years ago from Manila

      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.