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Hello bloggers and gamers of Game Informer! I have decided to do my biggest list yet on my favorite Christian songs. Really, this is my revised top favorite songs. A few months ago, I gave up all other music and started listening to nothing but Christian music. I'm no longer a fan of Guns n' Roses, AC/DC, or even Fun. So take this as my revised favorite songs list.
It was interesting that when I decided to do this list, I first planned it as a top 5 list, but I found that there were many more songs that I wanted to put in the list, and it was very difficult to choose. So I expanded the list to ten, and there were still more songs that I loved. So I made it a top 15 and then a top 20. There were too many songs that were to good to choose from, so I put all of them in there.
Actually, all of these songs are on a playlist of thirty songs on my YouTube channel. I'll leave a link to the playlist. So I picked twenty songs out of those thirty, and, in reality, there are close to a hundred fifty easily that I know. So even this list was difficult to narrow down.
These songs all mean something to me, and I'll describe that in the list. I'll also go into what the song means, and I'll leave a link to the video that I go to to listen to the song.
Another thing: I don't expect this to be a big problem on a website with such respectful members, but I understand that we're not all Christians. Not all of us on here believe in God. I'm not posting this for some debate or argument to start. You can leave your opinions, but be respectful.
Another thing is that some of these songs are performed by many different artists, and I'm not sure who wrote it. I'm just going to write the artist that performs it in the video. I'll bring that up in the list
So, done with the introduction. You can go to my Worship playlist here. Enjoy.
20. "Cry Out to Jesus" by Third Day
You're going to see a lot of Third Day on this list. The band is one of my favorites. It's one of the first Christian bands that I ever liked, and this was one of the first songs by them that I ever heard.
I love it because it relates a lot to me and, I would think, many other Christians. If you're a real Christian, you've most likely hit that desperate moment when you're powerless and need God more than ever, so you poured you heart out. Or you finally realized how much you've sinned and how much God loves you to send His own Son to die for you. I've been in both situations.
The link to that video is here.
19. "Mighty to Save" by Hillsong United
You're going to see a lot of Hillsong United, too. It's another band that I love, and this is one of my favorite songs by them.
"Might to Save" is really just a simple worship song, but it carries a big truth. Only Jesus can save us from hell. Only His sacrifice can save us. Only His perfection can cover our imperfections. Get it?
The link to that video is here.
18. "The Motions" by Matthew West
Ah, another song that I found early in my search for Christian music. Funny, it's actually the only song that I know by Matthew West, but it's a good one.
It talks about being bold for God and taking "leaps of faith" for Him. God's purpose for any Christian is not for them to sit on the outside looking in, not to just "go through the motions". God wants us to be in the battle and to be bold for Him. That's what the song is about. It means something to me because for over four years after I became a Christian, I did nothing. I was just going through the motions, but not anymore.
17. "I Need a Miracle" by Third Day
See, another Third Day song. This one is a very good song that means a lot to me.
You see, about two years ago, more or less, my dad was diagnosed with a rare type of thyroid cancer. The cancer does not respond at all to chemo or radiation but rather spreads when it is given. It is also extremely sporadic and could turn up even after it's removed. In other words, the cancer can only be removed by surgery. It could come back at any point in any part of the body, and if it comes back in a part that can't be removed, that's it. When we heard about that, we needed a miracle. The odds were stacked against us.
But we got it. The surgery was a complete success. My dad barely even has a scar even though the incision runs through his entire throat. We've been having regular checkups for a long time, all with good results. And even though his doctor said that it was impossible for my dad to ever reach a "normal" chemical amount for remission, he has and then some.
And at the time that this happened, I had never even heard of Third Day and had never even prayed for a miracle. But we got it. That's why this song is so special to me.
16. "God of Wonders" by Third Day
This is one of those songs that many artists perform, and it's difficult to pinpoint who actually wrote the song. I'm not sure, but I like it the most when it's performed by Third Day.
I love those songs that talk about how great and huge and loving God is. They're just pure worship songs that I love. They don't relate to me because they're all about God. Simple as that.
15. "Does Anybody Hear Her" by Casting Crowns
Ah, Casting Crowns...you're definitely going to see a lot of this band. It's my favorite band.
I'm honestly not too sure why I love this song so much. I'm not a woman. I never got into her situation. I never had the judgmental problem with the church although I've seen it. This song literally has nothing to do with me personally.
I think the reason I love it, though, is that it's a reminder that we're all the same in that we've all sinned. The difference between me and the woman in that picture is that she is looking for a Savior while have found Him. When we give people those kinds of sneers, that just drives them away from God. I think that's the part that relates to me.
14. "Here I am to Worship" by Tim Hughes
This is an interesting song in that I don't know who performs the song in the video that I have on my playlist. So I looked it up and found that a guy named Tim Hughes wrote it. I've never heard of him and don't know if he's famous or whatever.
Like "Cry Out to Jesus", every real Christian has most likely hit this point. It's the breaking point and the building block at the same time. You break down for some reason, and you realize that God is right there and that He's been waiting for you to follow Him. To put your trust in Him. That's what I like about the song.
13. "Set Me Free" by Casting Crowns
Every Christian should know this feeling and know what this means. Sins are a burden. A huge one actually. With every sin brings consequences. Sin is basically Satan's way of putting you in chains. Trusting in God and believing in God and Jesus takes those chains away.
There are few things that feel better than knowing that you are free from your sin. You are free from the burden of sin, of death, and of the afterlife because it's all promised as to what has happened and what will happen. That's why I love the song so much.
12. "Give Me Your Eyes" by Brandon Heath
This song is my favorite song by Brandon Heath. It's a song that makes you think how much you really care about humanity.
Many times, I've stood in a big room full of people and thought, "Am I the only Christian in this room? Am I the only one in here going to heaven?" It's scary thinking about the amount of people who don't know the truth, who are on the wrong path.
Listening to the song, I found that i didn't care as much as I should. Billions of people are on the wrong path towards hell. I have to do something to make the number smaller.
11. "Revelation Song" by Jennie Lee Riddle
This is another song that, in the video, I have no clue who performs it. All I know is that the original writer is Jennie Lee Riddle.
Few modern worship songs actually quote Scripture. This one actually uses lyrics from a few songs in the Bible, which makes the song special in my opinion. It's also part of what makes the song so pure and beautiful. One of the songs that this one is based off of is sung by angels. It's cool that those same words were put into a modern song.
10. "How He Loves" by the David Crowder Band
This is another song that's performed by many different artists. My favorite performance is by the David Crowder Band, but I don't know who the original writer is.
I love those songs that put God's love into perspective and tells just how much He really loves us. "How He Loves", obviously, is all about that.
9. "Praise You in This Storm" by Casting Crowns
This song actually relates to me in both a literal and figurative way. The song is figurative, using a storm to describe one's sin or past. But I've also got a huge fear of the weather, especially tornadoes, to the point where I'm irrationally afraid when nothing's wrong. But that's where the song's beauty comes in, the fact that if you trust in God, He will get you through anything.
8. "Indescribable" by Chris Tomlin
This is a picture of the center of a massive galaxy. I'm going to leave a link for a Louie Giglio sermon called "Indescribable" that describes this amazing picture. Now onto the song.
I love songs that talk about how huge and powerful and amazing God is, and this song does it perfectly. Simple as that, really.
The link to the music video is here.
"Indescribable" by Louie Giglio: Part 1
7. "All For Love" by Hillsong United
Like I said, I love songs that put God's love into perspective. Few songs do it like this. The video itself consists of scenes from "Passion of the Christ", which also put God's love into perspective wonderfully.
I could go into talking about God's love for hours, but it's really as simple as listening to the song and realizing just how much God loves you and how much Jesus loves you.
6. "East to West" by Casting Crowns
This entire song is based off of Psalm 103:12, which says that "as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed are transgresses from us". So far as the east is from the west, so far has God removed my sins from me. That's a great verse and a great song that relates to every Christian.
5. "How Great is Our God" by Chris Tomlin
I'm not sure who originally wrote this one either. I've always assumed it was Chris Tomlin, but I don't know.
This is another great nothing-but-worship song. It doesn't have to relate to me for me to love it.
4. From the Inside Out (Everlasting)
This is another song that I found early in my search for good Christian music. Actually, I had heard this song many times before because we sang the kids version at our church. But when I found it on YouTube, I feel in love with it.
The truth behind it is fantastic, that God changes us literally from the inside out forever. Again, this should relate to every real Christian on the planet.
3. "Until the Whole World Hears" by Casting Crowns
Down to the last three finally! My top 3 favorite Christian songs!
This song is great in that it shows me what my purpose is, what I should be doing. My purpose is to spread the Word of God all over the world. That's what I should focus on and strive to do.
2. "Jesus, Friend of Sinners" by Casting Crowns
This, my friends, is where the obsession started. The obsession with Casting Crowns. With Christian music. This was the first song by Casting Crowns that I heard.
And it teaches such a profound message. Jesus didn't come to the earth for the Pharisees, the ones that thought they were "holy". They didn't listen to Him anyway. He came for the lost, the lame, the leper, the sinners. In other words, He came for all of us. We're all sinners, whether we believe in Jesus and God or not. He came for all of us, and I have no right to judge you or anyone else.
1. "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)" by Matt Redman
Here we are, finally. My favorite Christian song and, in my opinion, one of the greatest modern worship songs ever written.
I could go on and on about the reasons I love this song although there aren't 10,000 reasons. This song nearly brought me to tears in a normal worship service at my church long after I had fallen in love with it. I listen to it every day and still love it. It's so uplifting and amazing. It's difficult for me to put into words how much I love this song.
The link to the video is here.
Some of the songs in my playlist won't play because of copyright, but you can listen to it individually. There are only about three songs that don't allow you to view them in playlist.
If you noticed any mistakes (typos, grammar, etc.), please tell me. I hate it when I make mistakes on a public blog.
I hope you all enjoyed reading this list because it took a lot of work. I won't be writing again for a while. Comment on anything you like and feel free to ask me any questions or start a conversation with me. Also, tell me which Christian songs you like. I'm always looking for new music. And as always, thanks for reading.