Worship Leader Magazine continued their series of “Top 20s” with a post of their top 20 songs of the last 20 years. I was floored by their choices once again and found myself disagreeing with much of it. I felt like “songs that impact the church” is much less subjective and should make sense but it didn’t.
Because of this I decided to create the top 20 worship songs that impact me. These are the songs that grip me, give me goosebumps, and bring me in Jesus presence like no other. They are listed in random order. Some you may think odd choices. What did you expect? shout to the lord?
Waiting on a few other friends to do same list so I can link to them, but here is my buddy Ed Rotheram’s post on same topic.
I have included some sample lyrics in same fashion worship leader mag did.
I would love your thoughts on my list or go make your own and link me so I can see and comment on yours!
My personal top 20 worship songs
Psalm 61: 2nd Chapter of Acts (Matthew Ward)
Hear my cry O God,
Give heed to my prayer,
From the ends of the earth I call to thee,
When my heart is pained,
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,
For thou hast been a refuge for me.
And a tower of strength against the enemy,
Mozart: Kyrie Eleison (From the Requiem)
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Like a Lion: Daniel Bashta
Let love explode and bring the dead to life
A love so bold to see a revolution somehow
Lion of Judah: Jason Upton
Hear the sound of the Lion of Judah
See the fire and the fear in the enemy’s camp
From the sound of the lion of Judah roaring again
Messiah – Phil Wickham
Run, I want to run to your open hand
But father I can barely stand On my own
You won’t relent – Misty Edwards
You won’t relent
Until You have it all
My heart is Yours
Solid Rock – Edward Mote remade by E-Pop and Mars Hill Seattle
When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
Holy Spirit move/Take me into the fathers heart – Klaus Keuhn
We don’t ever want to be the same
So breathe upon us Now and we’ll be changed
Facedown – Matt redman
And I’ll fall facedown,
As Your glory shines around.
Majesty – Delirious
Here I am humbled by your Majesty
Covered by your grace so free
Here I am, knowing I’m a sinful man
Covered by the blood of the Lamb
Micah 6:8 – Charlie Hall
Forget not the widow, the orphan, and slave
O God please remember the helpless today
Approach my soul the mercy seat – Jamie Barnes/John Newton
Fashion my heart in your alchemy
With the brass to front the devilʼs purgery
And surefire grace my Jesus speaks
I must. I will. I do believe. Oh Lord
What have we done – Joe Day
Oh my soul, oh my Jesus
Judas sold you for 30, Iʼd have done it for les
One Righteous man – Red Letter
All we like sheep have gone our own way
And distanced ourselves from our only help
Alpha and Omega – Israel Houghton and New Breed
You are Alpha and Omega
We worship you our Lord
you are worthy to be praised
Beautiful scandalous night – The Choir
At the wonderful tragic mysterious tree
On that beautiful scandalous night you and me
Were atoned by His blood and forever washed white
On that beautiful scandalous night
All Who are Thirsty – Brenton Brown
All who are thirsty
All who are weak
Come to the fountain
Dip your heart in the stream of life
Jesus Christ – Saviour Machine
Bring them to life
Without hate, without pain
Without suffering insane
Without death, without fire
Without lies that feed the liar
Gethsemene – Jesus Christ Superstar
God thy will is hard
But you hold every card
I will drink your cup of poison
Nail me to your cross and break me
Bleed me, beat me
Kill me, take me now
Before I change my mind
Tide Wash over me – Vineyard UK Josh Thomson
As I cry out in the night
All my anger, all my pride
Seems to wash away in the strength of your beating tide
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