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141 Pop, Rock and Country Songs About God, Faith, and Church

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Secular Songs About Faith

Secular pop, rock, and country music is filled with songs about God, faith, and church.  Celebrate your spirituality with popular music about faith.

Secular pop, rock, and country music is filled with songs about God, faith, and church. Celebrate your spirituality with popular music about faith.

Got Faith?

My mother didn't see it coming when my 5-year-old nephew looked at her with big doe eyes and asked, "Nana, do you know God?" What a loaded question for a child to ask an agnostic. She replied that she had heard of Him, then changed the subject.

People rarely keep religion to themselves. They talk about spirituality with others whether it's welcomed or not. They broadcast their beliefs on bumper stickers and t-shirts. And yes, they certainly sing about it.

While we all know what to expect from a gospel song, you might not expect faith to infuse pop, rock, and country songs as much as it does. But listen closely because it's there. Popular singers are no exception to prosthelizing. There is plenty of prayer, witnessing for Christ, and talking to God in secular music.

Make a playlist of inspirational secular songs about God, faith and church, if that's the way you roll. And if not, then make this an intellectual challenge to see how many of these pop, rock, and country songs you've heard of. We won't judge, either way.

1. "Something in the Water" by Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is no stranger to mixing her music with her religion. She grew up singing in chuch. This 2015 crossover hit won a Grammy and topped both the country and Christian charts. It describes the change that took place in a young woman's life after she was baptized.

2. "Believe" by Brooks & Dunn

In this 2005 country song, a narrator recalls an influential old man from his childhood who was a faithful follower of Christ. The man has recently died, leaving the narrator to reflect on life and the everafter:

I can't quote the Book
The chapter or the verse
You can't tell me it all ends
In a slow ride in a hearse.

3. "What If God Was One of Us?" by Joan Osborne

Look for some thought-provoking questions in this 1995 rock song by Joan Osborne, a one-hit wonder. It'll make you think about how you treat other people. The underlying message is that God is in us all, imperfect as we may each be.

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"I am as bad as the worst, but thank God, I am as good as the best." - Walt Whitman, American poet

"I am as bad as the worst, but thank God, I am as good as the best." - Walt Whitman, American poet

4. "You Found Me" by The Fray

The narrator in this 2008 rock song sees God on a street corner and confronts Him about not being there when tragedies struck. He feels abandoned and is searching for answers about why bad things happen to good people.

5. "Back to God" by Reba McEntire

Country singer Reba McEntire puts her faith front and center with this 2017 song. It urges others who are experiencing heartbreak, disappointment, and life tragedies to give the world back to God.

Reba divorced her husband of 26 years in late 2015, and he began a serious relationship with one of her couple's friends. Ouch.

6. "What I've Done" by Linkin Park

The narrator in this hard rock song from 2007 seeks forgiveness and a break with the sins of the past. He regrets past actions and wants a clean slate: "Let mercy come and wash away what I've done."

7. "My Church" by Maren Morris

If you don't go to church, this 2016 country song may make you want to. The narrator acknowledges that she has cussed, cheated, and lied but finds redemption when she listens to country music. Call her spiritual but not religious.

8. "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley (featuring Dolly Parton)

In this 2005 country song, the narrator is looking forward to the day he can shed the early struggles and pain that have been weighing him down in this life. He hopes that when he meets his Maker, he will sing with the angels, see his loved ones that have passed on, and stand in the light forever.

9. "Arms Wide Open" by Creed

When my daughter was born, I felt transformed because I wasn't just living for myself anymore. I had another person depending on me for survival and mentoring.

The birth of one's first child is an awe-inspiring, life changing event, and this 2000 rock song won a Grammy Award for good reason. It portrays a new father's earnest prayer to teach his child how to embrace the world with arms wide open.

"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us." - Saint Augustine

"God loves each of us as if there were only one of us." - Saint Augustine

10. "God's Will" by Martina McBride

The narrator in this 2004 country song recounts meeting and getting to know a physically disabled child who was selfless in that he prayed for everyone but himself. His faithful devotion to God showed her the truth.

11. "I Can Only Imagine" by Wyonna Judd

Wyonna Judd gets choked up when she sings this touching 2005 country song. It was first recorded by Christian rock group MercyMe and crossed over to mainstream charts.

The tune describes the hopeful wondering of what it will be like when the narrator stands before God:

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel?
Will I dance for You Jesus, or in awe of You be still?
Will I stand in Your presence, or to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing "hallelujah," will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine.

12. "Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood

Driving home on a snowy night with her infant in the backseat, a young mother loses control of her car. Fortunately, they both survive the incident, and she credits Jesus for steering her to safety. Immediately following the harrowing event, she recommits herself to Christ, letting Him take the wheel in steering her life.

This 2005 country ballad was Carrie Underwood's first single on her debut album, and it won two Grammy Awards. Carrie Underwood was the 2005 winner of the fourth season of American Idol competition.

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13. "Brother" by Needtobreathe (featuring Gavin DeGraw)

The Christian rock band Needtobreathe achieved this crossover hit in 2015 with this heartfelt tune. It describes the loving kinship that exists between fellow human beings—a comraderie that mirrors God's love for humanity:

Brother, let me be your shelter
Never leave you all alone
I can be the one you call
When you’re low.

The stained glass of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France before the structure burned in 2019.

The stained glass of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France before the structure burned in 2019.

14. "Shine" by Collective Soul

This uplifting rock song from 1993 is a prayer in which the narrator asks God to show him a sign. He asks that the Holy Spirit's light shine down on him from heaven and teach him the way.

In a sad irony, the shooter in the Virginia Tech Massacre reportedly listened to this song obsessively and even scrawled some of its lyrics on his dorm room wall. Allowing that tragedy to be this song's legacy betrays the pure and spiritual message of this lovely song.

Interesting Facts About Religions

Did You Know?

The religion with the largest number of followers worldwide is Christianity, followed by Islam and "unaffiliated."

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time.

Although Judaism, Islam, and Christianity share the belief in one God, most other world religions are polytheistic (e.g., Hinduism, Mahayana Buddhism).

Some religions refuse modern technology such as telephones, computers, and electricity (e.g., Amish). Others decline medical treatment (e.g., Christian Scientists; Jehovah's Witness refuse blood transfusions).

Atheists are more likely than U.S. Christians to express a sense of wonder about the universe, according to surveys.

There are more than 4,200 religions in the world.

Although most religions have some concept of an afterlife or reincarnation, some religions do not (e.g., some sects of Taoism, some traditional African relgions). Other religions teach that heaven or hell is a state of mind (e.g., Christian Science).

15. "I Saw God Today" by George Strait

In this 2008 country song, a new father leaves the hospital where his daughter was just born and sees the fingerprints of God everywhere. Viewing the sunset and a flower pushing up through the cracks of a sidewalk, he sees the entire world through a brand new lens.

"Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, and a victim into a victory."

"Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, and a victim into a victory."

16. "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

This inspirational 2003 song became an international hit and has been recorded by over 125 different artists thus far. Pure praise music, it has since become a contemporary hymn. The song is one of worship in which the narrator praises God, in awe of the strength that He provides to cope with life's burdens.

17. "From a Distance" by Bette Midler

This hopeful pop song released in 1990 depicts God watching our troubled world from a distance. It celebrates the peace, harmony, and hope that await us in His kingdom where there are no guns, violence, bombs, hunger, or disease.

18. "Beer With Jesus" by Thomas Rhett

Does Jesus even drink beer? The guy in this 2013 country song imagines that He does. He further wonders what it would be like to have a couple rounds of cold ones with Him, then rattles off a list of questions that he would ask, including

  • How'd you turn the other cheek?
  • How'd you change a sinner's heart?
  • Have you been there from the start?
  • When are you coming back?
  • What's on the other side?
  • Are my dead loved ones alright?

19. "Three Wooden Crosses" by Randy Travis

According to the tale relayed in this 2002 country song, a farmer, a teacher, a hooker, and a preacher are strangers bound for Mexico on an ill-fated tour bus. Each has different purposes for taking the journey, but three of them have their lives cut short when the bus is in an accident. Only the prostitute survives.

In a hopeful twist, the preacher spends his dying moments placing a bloodstained Bible in the woman's hands. This act changes her life. The song is told from the perspective of her son many years later.

20. "Jesus to a Child" by George Michael

Before his death in 2016, George Michael routinely dedicated live performances of this 1996 song to his Brazilian lover who died of an AIDS-related brain hemorrhage. The song compares the purity of one person's love for another to Jesus' love for a child. The love is blissful and revisits him when he is lonely and cold in order to make him complete.

"Nature is the art of God." - Dante, Italian poet

"Nature is the art of God." - Dante, Italian poet

Even More Songs About God, Faith, and Church

Do you know a pop, rock, or country song about God, faith, or church that should be on this playlist? Make a suggestion by leaving us a comment in the Comments Section below.

SongArtistYear Released

21. Hey Jesus

The Indigo Girls

1987

22. Angels Among Us

Alabama

1993

23. Bittersweet Symphony

The Verve

1997

24. Pray for Peace

Reba McEntire

2014

25. Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel

1970

26. Pocketful of Sunshine

Natasha Bedingfield

2008

27. Me and God

Josh Turner

2006

28. Soul Meets Body

Death Cab For Cutie

2005

29. New Again

Sara Evans and Brad Paisley

2004

30. God Gave Me You

Blake Shelton

2011

31. Jesus

Queen

1973

32. Where the Streets Have No Name

U2

1987

33. Let It Be

The Beatles

1970

34. Help Pour Out the Rain

Buddy Jewel

2003

35. Hey God

Bon Jovi

1995

36. There Will Come a Day

Faith Hill

1999

37. The Cave

Mumford & Sons

2010

38. Jesus, Hold My Hand

Vern Gosdin

1985

39. One Love

Bob Marley & The Wailers

1977

40. Family Bible

George Jones

1960

41. Laughing With

Regina Spektor

2009

42. God Must Really Love Me

Craig Morgan

2009

43. Every Grain of Sand

Bob Dylan

1981

44. The Cross

Prince

1987

45. Duct Taped Bible

Trent Bourgeois

2006

46. He Ain't the Leaving Kind

Rascal Flatts

2005

47. All These Things That I've Done

The Killers

2004

48. Holy Roller

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

2012

49. Down to the River to Pray

Alison Krauss

2005

50. Long Black Train

Josh Turner

2003

51. Fix You

Coldplay

2005

52. This Is God

Phil Vassar

2003

53. I Love You This Much

Jimmy Wayne

2003

54. Gloria

U2

1981

55. Keep the Faith

Bon Jovi

1992

56. I Remember You

Jamey Johnson

2008

57. Running on Faith

Eric Clapton

1989

58. By the Grace of God

Katy Perry

2013

59. Dream On

Aerosmith

1973

60. God Bless the Child

Aretha Franklin

1962

61. The Preacher and the Stranger

Joey + Rory

2013

62. Leave It There

Joey + Rory

2013

63. Hello, God

Dolly Parton

2002

64. Ten Thousand Angels Cried

LeAnn Rimes

1997

65. After Forever

Black Sabbath

1971

66. Go Rest High on That Mountain

Vince Gill

1995

67. Goin' By the Book

Johnny Cash

1991

68. The Little Girl

John Michael Montgomery

2000

69. Monday Morning Church

Alan Jackson

2004

70. All In It

Justin Bieber

2015

71. So Small

Carrie Underwood

2007

72. The Unclouded Day

Don Henley

1982

73. Savior's Shadow

Blake Shelton

2016

74. Coat of Many Colors

Dolly Parton

1971

75. My Own Prison

Creed

1997

76. There Will Come a Day

Faith Hill

1999

77. The Man I Want to Be

Chris Young

2009

78. Wine Into Water

T. Graham Brown

2004

79. If I Was Jesus

Toby Keith

2003

80. Morning Has Broken

Cat Stevens

1971

81. Personal Jesus

Depeche Mode

1990

82. Kyrie

Mr. Mister

1985

83. Spirit In the Sky

Norman Greenbaum

1969

84. My Sweet Lord

George Harrison

1970

85. 800 Pound Jesus

Sawyer Brown

1999

86. Hands

Jewel

1998

87. Something to Believe In

Bon Jovi

1995

88. California Dreamin'

The Mamas & The Papas

1965

89. This Train Is Bound for Glory

Jonny Cash & June Carter Cash

1979

90. People Get Ready

The Impressions

1965

91. One Wing in the Fire

Trent Tomlinson

2006

92. Me Without You

TobyMac

2012

93. Call the Man

Celine Dion

1997

94. Here I Go Again

Whitesnake

1982

95. Overcome

Live

2001

96. The Cure

Unspoken

2017

97. Hello God

Dolly Parton

2002

98. Trees

Twenty One Pilots

2011

99. Hello World

Lady Antebellum

2010

100. Counting Blue Cars

Dishwalla

1996

101. Crystal Blue Persuasion

Tommy James & the Shondells

1969

102. Are You Ready?

PG&E

1970

103. Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen

1984

104. Do Right

Paul Davis

1980

105. Show Me the Way

Styx

1990

106. Heaven

Los Lonely Boys

2004

107. Jubilation

Paul Anka

1972

108. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)

The Byrds

1965

109. I Don't Know How to Love Him

Helen Reddy

1971

110. Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

2002

111. Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)

Hillsong United

2013

112. I Am Made of You

Alice Cooper

2001

113. Ashes of Eden

Breaking Benjamin

2016

114. Fight the Good Fight

Triumph

1980

115. Sweet Chery Wine

Tommy James & The Shondells

1969

116. All You Zombies

The Hooters

1985

117. God's Gonna Cut You Down

Johnny Cash

2006

118. Unanswered Prayers

Garth Brooks

1990

119. Put Your Hand in the Hand

Anne Murray

1970

120. Have I Told You Lately

Van Morrison

1989

121. Higher Love

Steve Winwood

1986

122. The Man Comes Around

Johnny Cash

2002

123. Have a Talk with God

Stevie Wonder

1976

124. Jesus Is Just Alright

The Doobie Brothers

1972

125. God Gave Rock and Roll to You

Argent

1973

126. I Saw the Light

Hank Williams Sr.

1948

127. Run Devil Run

Crowder

2016

128. I Need Love

Sam Phillip

1994

129. Wayfaring Stranger

Natalie Merchant

2003

130. Come to Jesus

Mindy Smith

2004

131. Not Leavin' Yet

Nickelback

1999

132. God Is

Kanye West

2019

133. Wrong Side of Heaven

Five Finger Death Punch

2013

134. Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Deanna Carter

1998

135. You Light Up My Life

Debby Boone

1977

136. Alive

P.O.D.

2001

137. Bang a Drum

Chris LeDoux (featuring Jon Bon Jovi

1998

138. Lord Give Me a Sign

DMX

2006

139. Purpose

Justin Bieber

2015

140. Work Me, Lord

Janis Joplin

1969

141. Good Shepherd

Jefferson Airplane

1969

Questions & Answers

Question: What is the song that has lyrics to the general effect of, "I asked God and this is what she said"?

Answer: The popular song referring to a person asking God a question and indicating that God is female when God answers back is called "Wrong Side of Heaven" by Five Finger Death Punch (2013). Here are select lyrics and the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_l4Ab5FRwM

I spoke to God today, and she said that she's ashamed.

What have I become, what have I done?

I spoke to the Devil today, and he swears he's not to blame.

And I understood cause I feel the same.

© 2017 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 22, 2020:

Shawindi Silva - Thank you for stopping by and for listening to some of the songs.

Shawindi Silva from Sri lanka on July 22, 2020:

It's a great collection ! I love most of the songs that you have chosen.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 21, 2020:

Uncle Carl - Thank you for these song suggestions. They are certainly a throwback.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 21, 2020:

Art Skew - Thank you for these two additions. Be well and happy in this unsettling time.

Art Skew on July 20, 2020:

Janis Joplin - Work Me, Lord

Jefferson Airplane - Good Shepherd

Uncle Carl on July 20, 2020:

"Presence of the Lord" by Blind Faith

"You Got to Move," by the Rolling Stones

"Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning," by the Tedesci-Trucks

"Saved," by Bob Dylan may all be worth a listen.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 28, 2020:

Hi, Frank - I added your suggestion. It was restricted to pop, rock and country but since this once was a Bubbling Under crossover and you requested it, I added it! Have a good week and be safe in this pandemic.

Frank on April 26, 2020:

I’m sorry I keep posting but I also highly recommend Nas’’ God Love Us it’s so uplifting and cool.

Frank on April 26, 2020:

I’ve got one DMXs Lord Give Me a Sign

Frank on April 26, 2020:

Hi there. Do you know of any rap or hip hop songs that would fit into this category?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 20, 2020:

Peggy - Thank you for reading! I love learning and sharing interesting facts and information.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 19, 2020:

More than 4,200 religions in the world? I had no idea that there were so many. Whether it is songs or the other things you include, I always learn something from reading your posts.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2020:

Frank - Thank you for these suggestions. I've added one of them. Stay safe during this challenging time.

Frank on April 13, 2020:

Hi thanks for this list I was looking for something like this. A few suggestions for additions: Free Bird from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Alive from POD.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2020:

wspier - I sure remember that song from the late 70s. I'll add it.

wspier on April 12, 2020:

“You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 10, 2020:

Mary Smith - What a beautiful comment. I appreciate you. Be safe and happy in this difficult time.

Mary Smith on April 09, 2020:

FlourishAnyway - we all know we can go directly to gospel music for faith and inspiration, but as a lover of mainstream music, it is always great to see so many Rock, Pop, Country, Oldies, R&B & every genre of music have “Songs of Faith” over the decades!

During these extreme trying times, you are providing one of the most “Beautiful Playlists”

THANK YOU!!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 08, 2020:

Mary Smith - Thanks for the comments. You've inspired my next playlist with that song suggestion, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright." Be safe and healthy in this pandemic.

Mary Smith on April 05, 2020:

Meant to say-

Angels working overtime by Deana Carter

again... great list! Thanks!

Mary Smith on April 05, 2020:

Angels among Us - Deana Carter

Everything’s going to be alright - Deana Carter

Great list. So many great songs!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 13, 2019:

Shay Perry - That song is included at #86 on the list. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Holidays!

Shay Perry on December 13, 2019:

Hands by Jewel

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 03, 2019:

Joseph Shumway - Thanks for the song suggestion!

Joseph Shumway on November 01, 2019:

Diamonds by Hawk Nelson

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2019:

Brickman - It's not an all-inclusive list, but thanks for the song recommendations. I included several of them. Have a good week.

Brickman on October 24, 2019:

You have some but missed a lot.

Bargain by the Who

Dimming of the Day by Richard Thompson

I Need Love by Sam Phillips

Poor Wayfaring Stranger by Natalie Merchant

Come to Jesus by Mindy Smith

Just a few examples.

Mike Johnson on October 07, 2019:

Thx Flourish ! Glad I could contribute !

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 06, 2019:

Mike Johnson - Thanks for the suggestions. Both are already on there, "Will the Circle" by another artist and the Doobie Brothers song at #124. Have a terrific week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 06, 2019:

Mike Johnson - I love that song. Added!

Mike Johnson on October 06, 2019:

Will the circle be unbroken - Johnny Cash / June Carter ( orig 1907 )

Jesus is just alright - Doobie Bros

Mike Johnson on October 05, 2019:

Hank Williams Sr...I saw the Light....1948

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 19, 2019:

Brooke - Be well. Thank you for stopping by.

Brooke on September 19, 2019:

thangs rilly helped☝

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 18, 2019:

John Toth - Thank you for the suggestions which I have added. Have a fabulous rest of your week.

John Toth on July 17, 2019:

Have a Talk With God - Stevie Wonder

Jesus is Just Alright With Me - Doobie Brothers

God Gave Rock and Roll To You - Argent

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 06, 2019:

Adam Tondowsky - A big thank you for these recommendations! I also added Ocean and "Put Your Hand in the Hand" to the 1970s list of one-hit wonders playlist (mainstream top 40 in the US). Much appreciation to you. Have a great weekend!

Adam Tondowsky on July 06, 2019:

People Get Ready by the Impressions is the Curtis Mayfield song. The Rod Stewart with Jeff Beck cover is excellent as well.

there is also Bob Dylan's Solid Rock.

Adam Tondowsky on July 06, 2019:

As with "Turn, Turn, Turn" which is mostly directly taken from the Bible, there is also the Bob Dylan song "Father of Night" which is taken from a Jewish Prayer.

Adam Tondowsky on July 06, 2019:

1.(Put Your) Hand in the Hand - Ocean (written by Gene MacLellan, first recorded by Anne Murray)

2.Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

3.People Get Ready - Curtis Mayfield (also recorded by Rod Stewart with Jeff Beck)

4.Tears of God - Los Lobos

5.Higher Love - Steve Winwood

6.The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash

Some religious themes

1.Fallen Angel - Robbie Robertson

2.I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine - Bob Dylan

3.When the Ship Comes In - Bob Dylan

4.Blind Willie McTell - Bob Dylan

Daniel Lanois wrote "The Maker."

Both the original and The Tea Party version are very nice.

Spiritual but not necessarily religious

1.Spirit Voices - Paul Simon

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 02, 2019:

James Fannon - Thanks for these suggestions which I have added.

James Fannon on July 01, 2019:

114. Fight the Good Fight---Triumph

115. Sweet Cherry Wine---Tommy James and the Shondells

116. All You Zombies---The Hooters

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 09, 2019:

Scotty Matthews - Thank you for these song suggestions. I've added some to the playlist. Have a great weekend.

Scotty Matthews on June 08, 2019:

I would recommend a few:

"Thirty-Three" by The Smashing Pumpkins

"The Maker" by The Tea Party

"The Messenger" by Linkin Park

"I Am Made Of You" by Alice Cooper

"Ashes Of Eden" by Breaking Benjamin

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 05, 2019:

Amos - Thank you for the song suggestion. The lyrics are pure poetry.

Amos on June 03, 2019:

what about ocean by hillsong united?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 12, 2019:

Sergio Y - Thank you for your suggestion. I've added it at #107. Have a fabulous week.

Sergio Y on February 10, 2019:

Please ad Jubilation of Paul Anka

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 05, 2019:

Trish Torline - Thaks for this suggestion which I have added as #105. Have a great weekend.

Trish Torline on January 05, 2019:

"Show Me the Way" - Styx

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 03, 2019:

Todd Durnil - Thank you for the song suggestions. I added the Paul Davis song as #104. Have a wonderful weekend.

Todd Durnil on January 03, 2019:

"Do Right" by Paul Davis

"Looking Up" by Donna Summer (she has several)

"Flood" by Jars of Clay

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 30, 2018:

Luis Cacio - Thank you for the suggestion which I have added. Have a Happy New Year.

Luis Cacio on December 29, 2018:

Great list, but what about Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen ?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2018:

E - Thank you for those song suggestions! I've added them. Have a great day.

E on October 28, 2018:

Crystal Blue Persuasion, Tommy James, and Are you ready PG&E.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 23, 2018:

Anthony - I like that one too! Have a great week ahead. Hope you are doing well.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 17, 2018:

Shyron - I hope you are doing well. Thanks for the song suggestion. I put Dolly Parton's version of "Hello God" on the playlist. Have a great week ahead.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on September 16, 2018:

Flourish, what a venue for “Little Jimmy Brown” I have heard this song at least five times this week and loved it more each time, but my favorite is still Hello God.

Blessings my dear friend

Shannon Henry from Texas on September 15, 2018:

Figures . LOL. Your lists are fun. I used to do them for my country website. Maybe I should do some again. All country, of course. Haha.

Speaking of country and lists. I just heard a Sara Evans song that might fit this one. I think it's called "My Baby" and the second verse is the one that fits in here.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 15, 2018:

Shannon - I have a more general one about eyes, Pop, Rock, and Country Songs About Eyes. It has several songs about different color eyes.

Shannon Henry from Texas on September 15, 2018:

Do you have a playlist about eye colors? Thought of that when I called my daughter my brown-eyed girl today.

Anthony Georgio on September 15, 2018:

Some radio stations that used to play all that "Old American" deep south "folk & gospel" songs seems to have disappeared years ago before i had a chance to know who the bands were. I know it's all on you tube though.

Thought you might like that Coldplay song, anyone that likes the verve, travis, keane, will like that "High speed" song, most people do.

"Katherine Jenkins" sings some great gospel songs as well.

Good play list here.

Thanks.

Thank's.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 15, 2018:

Anthony - Thanks for the note on that Coldplay song. Listened to it again.

As for the songs about God, faith, and church, if you want to make any specific song suggestions I'm certainly open to them. I have tried to limit the playlist to pop, rock, and country songs (or by those artists). There are so many wonderful gospel songs though. You're right on that. Have a good weekend.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 09, 2018:

Anthony - Although I didn't put it on this playlist, I'll keep it in mind for others. I appreciate the suggestion.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 07, 2018:

DeMontagnae - Thank you!

DeMontagnae on September 06, 2018:

Great page!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 05, 2018:

Anthony - Thanks for the song suggestion.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 24, 2018:

Joanna - Absolutely! Excellent suggestion! Thanks for the addition. Have an awesome weekend.

Joanna on August 24, 2018:

‘Here I Go Again ‘, by Whitesnake is surprisingly spiritual. “But Lord I pray you give me strength to carry on,’....cause I know what it means, to walk along the lonely street of dreams “. This is one of very few mainstream rock songs that have ever mentioned faith.......Please add it to your list!

Anthony. on August 04, 2018:

Thanks for that. Will look them up.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 03, 2018:

Anthony, Thank you for sharing your family connection to George Michael and your thoughts on God and music. Some of the most beautiful music I've heard has been from some of the country singers singing spiritual music. I hope you have a chance to explore some of the songs of all genres that aren't familiar to you. I'm sure you'll find some new ones you like.

Anthony. on August 03, 2018:

FlourishAnyway. A lot of my own aunties and families also had Greek restarants in north london and still do. Some of them knew George's dad.

Not heard a lot of them songs you mentioned, but going to listen to them when i get the chance.

I was just looking up what the word "psalm" means. Basically it means "Praise" "Praise God in spite of any situation" Reason being, if God wanted to, he has the power to change any situation we find ourselves in, but in most cases, the best way to grow, is to grow despite our circumstances, it's the circumstances that God allows that makes us grow.

A lot of people struggle finding adequate words to express their heart's to God, therefore music finds its highest expression and purpose when used as a tool to extoll the Greatness of God. It can console, encourage, teach, even admonish those who are away from God.

Rich Mulling a well known christian singer from "Nashville" who died in a car accident said because he had difficulty praying, he found it much easier to express himself through music.

Also noticed the "Verve" bittersweet symphony. One of my favorite groups, really like that song, but never noticed the lyrics till now. "Well i never pray, but tonight I'm on my knees, yeah, I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah, I let the melody shine, let it cleanse my mind, I feel free now"

I think we all need to hear sounds which helps us remember and recognize the pain in us at times.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 31, 2018:

Anthony - You must love George Michael like I do. Thank you for the additional information about him. Have a lovely week, friend.

Anthony. on July 31, 2018:

Jesus to a child. George Michael. "WOW" what do you say to that ?

Did you know George's dad had a Greek restarant in north London ?

A different corner, flawless, spinning the wheel, fast love, father figure, "Don't let the sun go down" with Elton john. Great songs.

Glad you included "George Michael"

Love you for that.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 10, 2017:

Fan of George - Adding your suggestion! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a wonderful weekend.

Fan of George on December 09, 2017:

My Sweet Lord, George Harrison

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 23, 2017:

Tim - Kudos on these suggestions. I would never have come up with them, so thank you. Have a great day.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 20, 2017:

Randy - Thank you for the suggestion. I have added it at #80. Have a great day.

Randy Digby on October 19, 2017:

Morning has Broken by Cat Stevens (and others)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 07, 2017:

Paul Hodges - Thanks for the suggestion! I've added it at #79. Have a terrific weekend.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 30, 2017:

Suhail and K2 - Thank you! No reason not to incllude them. I like the diversity in their music. Have a great week ahead!

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on April 29, 2017:

FlourishAnyway,

Dug this hub out and loved it for the fact that you included songs by Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, and Black Sabbath.

You rock!

Regards,

S

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 25, 2017:

Dolores - I'm so glad you approve. Have a wonderful week.

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on April 25, 2017:

I love your playlists and this was a good one. Sometimes you just have to search out the right song and your lists fit the bill.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 20, 2017:

Shyron - Thank you for sharing a bit about your background. My husband was raised Catholic and has a long line of uncles who are priests. His mother's sister is also a nun. I attended mass with him a couple of times over our marriage when his uncle was officiating, and my husband made sure I didn't go up to receive communion ("you stay here" he said, ha ha). Thank you for the song suggestions. I'm adding them. Have a lovely week and know you are appreciated.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 20, 2017:

Yves - Thank you for stopping by. I love Brooks and Dunn, too. Your input has prompted me to compile a related songlist on modern hymns. So many artists who are typically secular singers have rerecorded traditional hymns with lovely results. It will be a few articles from now, but I'll add Nicole Mullen's song to that list. While I was compiling the current list, I had a lot of songs that were not so much country, pop, or rock but nevertheless popular modern recordings of hymns by prominent artists (if that makes sense). That is the perfect songlist for them. Thank you for the idea!

Yves on April 20, 2017:

How did I miss this? I don't remember receiving notification? Anyway, great list, as always, Flourish. "Believe" by Brooks and Dunn is probably my all time favorite religious song. I can listen to it multiple times and I love the video as well. Dunn's voice is amazing! Another song I really like is, Mary Did You Know, by Clay Aiken...but it is more of a Christmas song, so you can save it for then if you want to. Ha!

I have to say, the "Beer With Jesus" song sounds quite interesting. I can definitely envision Jesus drinking a beer and shooting the breeze. He drank wine, after all.

Oh yes, I have one more favorite. My Redeemer Lives, by Nicole C. Mullen. Here it is for your listening pleasure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QvX4CwSmwY

Thanks for choosing songs about faith. I now have a list of songs to check out!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 20, 2017:

Audrey - It's not my forte either, but these songs stick out to me because they reference religion within secular genres. Thanks for stopping by! I'm loving your Poetry Month contributions.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on April 20, 2017:

Another spectacular play list. I was baptized first in the Church of Christ (no of Latter Day Saints,) the converted to Catholic. I love most of the old, old songs from the Church of Christ, like Just a Closer Walk With Thee, but I did not see my favorites on here.

#1 Hello, God - Dolly Parton

(Dolly Parton)

Hello God, are you out there?

Can you hear me, are you listenin’ any more?

Hello God, if we’re still on speakin’ terms

Can you help me like before?

I have questioned your existence,

My resistance leaves me cold

Can you help me go the distance?

This old world has gone to pieces

Can we fix it, is there time?

Hate and violence just increases

We’re so selfish, cruel and blind

We fight and kill each other

In your name defending you

Do you love some more than others?

We’re so lost and confused

Hello God, are you out there?

Can you hear us, are you listenin’ any more?

Hello God, if we’re still on speakin’ terms

Can you help us like before?

Oh, the free will you have given

We have made a mockery of

This is no way to be livin’,

We’re in great need of your love

Hello God

Hello God, can you grant us

Love enough to make amends

(Hello God)Is there still a chance

That we could start again

Hello God, we’ve learned our lesson

Dear God we, don’t let us go

More than ever

Hello God, hello, hello

Hello God, we really need you

We can’t make it without you

(Hello God) We beseech you

In the name of all that’s true

Hello God, please forgive us

For we know not what we do

Hello God, give us one more chance to prove ourselves to you

Hello, God, hello God

#2. When Ten Thousand Angels Cried - Leann Rimes

Stillness filled the Heavens on crucifixion day.

Some say it rained I don't know if it's true.

Well I can just imagine ten thousand angels cried

That would seem like rain to me and you.

The angels all stood ready to take Him from the tree

They waited for the words from His voice.

And when he asked the father why has thou forsaken me.

They watched the savior die of his own choice.

I've never seen ten thousand angels cry

But I'm sure they did

As they stood by

And watched the savior die.

God turned his head away

He couldn't bear the sight

It must have looked like rain

When ten thousand angels cried.

As the sun slipped away

The skies turned to grey

And when Jesus gave his all

That's when the tears began to fall

I've never seen ten thousand angels cry

But I'm sure they did

As they stood by

And watched the savior die.

God turned his head away

He couldn't bear the sight

It must have looked like rain

When ten thousand angels cried.

It must have looked like rain

When ten thousand angels cried.

Blessings to you

Audrey Howitt from California on April 19, 2017:

Well I am sorry to say that this is a genre I don't know very well--so I enjoyed learning more about some of these songs!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 19, 2017:

Gypsy - That song by Bette Midler is a very memorable one. Glad you enjoyed this playlist. Thank you for stopping by!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 19, 2017:

Venkatachari - Thank you for your support. I'm glad you enjoyed this list. Have a lovely week.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 19, 2017:

Another wonderful musical journey. There are so many religious songs. My all time favorite was when Bette Midler sang From a Distance and I just love Elvis when he sing How Great Thou Art.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on April 19, 2017:

A nice list of songs about God and Faith. I like your lists of songs which always contain some already heard and liked by me. It gives me further opportunity to find new beautiful songs.

Thanks for sharing these lists.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 18, 2017:

Nithya - Thank you for your kind words of support. Have a wonderful week!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 17, 2017:

A great list of devotional songs. I have heard some of them and they are superb renditions. I enjoy reading your song lists and the way you present them.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 17, 2017:

Heidi - Yes, country music seems like it dominates certain topics and doesn't touch others. Thanks for the suggestion. I've added Aretha Franklin's version of the song at #60 simply because Aretha is so amazing, nothing wrong with Billie Holiday. I appreciate you. Have a wonderful week ahead.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on April 17, 2017:

I figured you'd have Creed somewhere in this list! And it seems like every country singer has a faith-based song in their repertoire. :) I'd only add "God Bless the Child" by Billie Holiday and covered by a ton of artists. Hope you had a great Easter weekend!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 16, 2017:

Linda - I appreciate your support. The topic is something that I thought people would enjoy. Thanks for reading!