10 Songs that Glorify and Teach About God

“There are ultimately no neutral lyrics. All songs share a message about how we should view the world.”

― Keith Getty, Sing!: How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church

In light of my last post, I would like to share with you 10 of my favorite worship songs. These songs aren’t necessarily from the “Worship Music” genre or are necessarily my TOP Ten, but they all worship the Lord! These songs share the ultimate message: they teach who God is, what He has done, and they glorify Him because He is God. (The songs are not in any sort of order.) 

  1. Jesus, Strong, and Kind by CityAlight

For the Lord is good and faithful

He will keep us day and night

We can always run to Jesus

Jesus, strong and kind

The Australian group CityAlight wrote a beautiful song that’s easy to sing and bring us back to the simplicity that Jesus is our strong sovereign God but also our kind, faithful Friend. We can always run to Him.

2. Regeneration by Shai Linne

Naturalistically- the only way for him to hear it

Jesus said, “You must be born of the water and the Spirit”

No other way to enter heaven

That sounds like Ezekiel 36: 25-27

In this new birth, the Spirit is the source and the agent

The water symbolizes spiritual purification

Flesh can only produce flesh- that’s true and factual

Regenerating work of the Spirit is supernatural

Shai Linne is a pastor and a rapper. He preaches at church, and he preaches through his music. His songs are constantly teaching deep theology. The song Regeneration teaches about who God is and how he saves us, how we die to our flesh, and are born into His marvelous light. It teaches the doctrine of regeneration.

3. Forever by Kari Jobe

Forever He is glorified

Forever He is lifted high

Forever He is risen

He is alive, He is alive!

Kari Jobe sings of the death and resurrection of Jesus, and you get to the chorus, and it’s a glorious proclamation that He has defeated death, and He is glorified! I highly recommend listening to the live recording of the song along with the spoken word called “the Word” by Isaac Wimberly. It’s magnificent. 

4. Our God by Chris Tomlin

Our God is greater, our God is stronger

God, You are higher than any other

Our God is Healer, awesome in power

Our God! Our God!

This classic Chris Tomlin worship song is popular for a reason. It declares God’s attributes. He is better and higher and more glorified than any other thing in the universe. Since we rely on Him, if He is for us, nothing can stand against us.

5. 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman

You’re rich in love

And You’re slow to anger

Your name is great

And Your heart is kind

For all Your goodness

I will keep on singing

Ten thousand reasons

For my heart to find

Another classic worship song from one of the best, Matt Redman. We bless and worship our Lord because of what He does and who He is! He is loving, long-suffering, lifted up, kind, and good. 

6. Waymaker by Sinach

Way maker

Miracle worker

Promise keeper

Light in the darkness

My God

That is who you are

This passionate song was coined by an African gospel singer, Sinach. She wrote this song broadcasting His fidelity and Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. He guides us, is a light unto our path.

7. I Choose to Worship by Rend Collective

I will praise You through the fire

Through the storm and through the flood

There is nothing that could ever steal my song

In the valley You are worthy

You are good when life is not

You will always and forever be my song

We worship Him because He is God, He is worthy, and He is good when life is not. This song is from the great Irish band Rend Collective, a fresh voice in modern Christian Music. 

8. The God Who Stays by Matthew West

You’re the God who stays

You’re the God who stays

You’re the one who runs in my direction

When the whole world walks away

You’re the God who stands

With wide-open arms

And You tell me nothing I have ever done can separate my heart

From the God who stays

Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ (Romans 8:38-39). While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us, and that is the greatest devotion ever (Romans 5:8). He is faithful (Deuteronomy 7:9). This song is a beautiful reminder of God’s love and faithfulness. 

9. In Christ Alone by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

Til on that cross, as Jesus died

The wrath of God was satisfied

For every sin, on him, was laid

Here, in the death of Christ, I live

This hymn has become a modern classic. This hymn that I grew up with is full of hope and reminds us of who our Savior is. It portrays the Gospel and who we are now because of it. 

10. We Believe by Newsboys

And the gates of hell will not prevail!

For the power of God, has torn the veil!

Now we know Your love will never fail!

We believe, we believe!

A modern creed, this song is a powerful declaration of our faith in Christ. It states that even in temptation, in our weakness, we stand on the foundation of Jesus our Rock. Newsboys are known for their passionate songs that fuel the believer to persevere in life’s hardships. 

4 thoughts on “10 Songs that Glorify and Teach About God”

  1. What an inspiring list! Some of these are new to me. I want to learn them too. I’m so thankful that you know Jesus and love to worship God!

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