Top 25 Praise Songs (2015 Edition) - Various Artists

Released: Dec 23, 2014

  • Our God
  • One Thing Remains (Your Love Never Fails)
  • Forever Reign
  • Cornerstone
  • Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)
  • Great I Am
  • Lord, I Need You
  • Always
  • Lay Me Down
  • Holy Spirit
  • At Your Name
  • Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
  • Beautiful Things
  • White Flag
  • Jesus Son of God
  • Waiting Here For You
  • This Is Amazing Grace
  • Victory In Jesus
  • Crown Him (Majesty)
  • Nothing Is Impossible
  • All My Fountains
  • O the Blood
  • More Than Amazing
  • Scandal of Grace
  • Victor’s Crown

Share God’s love with someone new today!

xo xo, Christian Music Girl

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THIS IS SO GOOD.

Crazy Christian again, but even if I often feel out of touch with my spiritual self, I’ve always, always been touched by the worship songs we sing. ^__^

It’s hard to find good covers of songs we sing (personally I like hearing Kevin and Ben from church sing live the best) because if you try to find some on Youtube, they’re mostly all country LOL.

And I’ll praise you in this storm, and I will lift my hands
For You are who You are no matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried You hold in Your hand
You’ve never left my side
And though my heart is torn I will praise you in this storm
—  Casting Crowns, Praise You In This Storm
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Rapper Lecrae talks about engaging culture.

Sick as Frick

I’m not one to have favorites. I don’t have a favorite color, book, author, movie, place. I just can’t seem to pick one and stick with it. I do, however, have a favorite band.That band is called Twenty One Pilots. You guys, this is a really big deal for me. I love music and the fact that I’m calling one particular band my favorite is HUGE. And in saying this I want to clarify what I mean by favorite. I don’t necessarily mean that like, if I could only listen to one band of the rest of my life it would be them. I’m not saying that Twenty One Pilots is all I listen to. What I mean by favorite is that they mean more to me than other bands do. 

Twenty One Plots is comprised of two amazing guys, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. I’m a bit of a noob to the skeleton clique, i’ll admit. I heard them for the first time when they played at the MTV Music Awards this past spring. My best friend quickly became a die-hard fan. I, however, didn’t begin to feel how I feel about them now until this past summer. They were unlike anything I’ve ever heard before. They seemed to encompass the best parts of every musical genre. Moreover, the lyrics are something to be in absolute awe of. I love words so I’m a lyric person. Tyler Joseph writes amazing lyrics.

After listening to Vessel a few times I  began to realize that there were some biblical allusions in the songs. Then I listened to their self titled album and the Biblical undertones that were whispering in Vessel were now screaming. But maybe that’s because I was looking for it. Anyway, I did what anyone with a hunch would do. I checked Wikipedia and confirmed my suspicions that Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are, in fact, Christians. So, of course, I tore trough the lyrics to every last song on the album. I love Twenty One Pilots because they make me think. It’s not just music you listen to. You get the pleasure of decoding it, getting to know the songs, and deciding what they mean to you. Tyler’s writing is thoughtful and inspiring. I could honestly spend a whole post on each song. And I actually plan to. 

Another reason Twenty One Pilots is one of my few favorites is because of what they stand for. I mean, it’s refreshing to see a band that believes in anything other than making a profit. But, these guys are believers and it shows. Their lyrics are implicit yes, but they are unlike any other band out there and I can only credit that to God.  

They aren’t openly praising God. But in a way, I think it’s exactly how it should be. Their moto is “stay alive” That’s what they’re “preaching” to their fans. And that’s really good. This music covers the sometimes taboo topics of depression and suicide.This music tells listeners that they are not alone. This music says that you have purpose and you should stay alive and figure out what it is.

Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun are Christians. But Twenty One Pilots is not signed to a Christian Label. And I thing that’s okay. Their lyrics ooze Christian values. I believe that they are reaching people in a way that they wouldn’t be able to if the band was signed to a Christian label. I for one, didn’t know of any Christian bands until I was a Christian. Sometimes I feel like Christian bands sit in a bubble like it’s weird for an non believers to listen to them. I think if Twenty One Pilots was a Christian band so many people wouldn’t know about them; their reach simply wouldn’t be as wide. 

And that’s exactly what we’re called to do: reach people, tell them the good news. 

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catch me I’m falling in…

I confess that I went to a Steven Curtis Chapman concert last month, and I squealed inside when I saw two other young black girls there, in rows ahead of me. I never see this much because this isn’t common, but I was too scared to approach them before they left the concert early. I feel like I’m the only black lady who listens to Christian music that isn’t gospel. Anyone else out there?