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25 Profound Lyrics From Various Christian Songs

May 07, 2013

"When meaningful Christ-centered lyrics touch your soul, you can’t help but praise God! So many wonderful songs have been written through the years and this list is 25 songs that have affected me personally."

Christian music has a way of really tugging at your soul.  No doubt it is because the people writing the songs are relying on the Holy Spirit to help in the process.  Do you know what I mean?  There are certain songs that may make you cry or others that may make you smile from ear to ear with joy!  When meaningful Christ-centered lyrics touch your soul, you can’t help but praise God!  So many wonderful songs have been written through the years and this list is 25 songs that have affected me personally and I have a feeling some of them have done the same to you.  Enjoy and God bless!

25.  The Motions – Matthew West

Favorite Lyric – “I don’t wanna go through the motions.  I don’t wanna go one more day without Your all consuming passion inside of me.  I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking, ‘What if I had given everything instead of going through the motions.’”

24.  Where I Belong – Building 429

Favorite Lyric – “All I know is I’m not home yet.  This is not where I belong.  Take this world and give me Jesus.  This is not where I belong.”

23.  Whispers in the Dark – Skillet

Favorite Lyric – “No, you’ll never be alone.  When darkness comes I’ll light the night with stars.  Hear my whispers in the dark.  No, you’ll never be alone.  When Darkness comes you know I’m never far.  Hear my whispers in the dark.”

22.  God’s Not Dead – Newsboys

Favorite Lyric – “God’s not dead, He’s surely alive!  He’s living on the inside, roaring like a lion!”

21.  Give Me Your Eyes – Brandon Heath

Favorite Lyric – “Give me your arms for the broken hearted, ones that are far beyond my reach.  Give me your heart for the ones forgotten.  Give me your eyes so I can see.”

20.  Washed by the Water - NEEDTOBREATHE

Favorite Lyric – “Even when the rain falls.  Even when the flood starts rising.  Even when the storm comes, I am washed by the water.”

19.  Hold us Together - Matt Maher

Favorite Lyric – “And love will hold us together, make us a shelter to weather the storm.  And I’ll be my brother’s keeper so the whole world will know that we’re not alone.”

18.  Only Hope – Switchfoot

Favorite Lyric – “So I lay my head back down.  And I lift my hands and pray to be only Yours.  I pray to be only Yours.  I know now You’re my only hope.”

17.  One Thing Remains – Jesus Culture

Favorite Lyric – “Your love never fails.  It never gives up.  It never runs out on me.  Because on and on and on and on it goes.  And it overwhelms and satisfies my soul.  And I never ever have to be afraid. This one thing remains.”

16.  All the Poor and Powerless – All Sons and Daughters

Favorite Lyric – “Shout it!  Go on scream it from the mountains!  Go on and tell it to the masses!  That He is God!”

"The Truth" (Joshua 1:9) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

15.  Frail – Jars of Clay

Favorite Lyric – “Exposed beyond the shadows, You take the cup from me.  Your dirt removes my blindness.  Your pain becomes my peace.”

14.  Healing Rain – Michael W. Smith

Favorite Lyric – “Only You, the Son of man can take a leper and let him stand.”

13.  By Your Side – Tenth Avenue North

Favorite Lyric – “Look at these hands at my side.  They swallowed the grave on that night when I drank the world's sin, so I could carry you in and give you life.  I want to give you life.”

12.  There Will be a Day – Jeremy Camp

Favorite Lyric – “I can’t wait until that day where the very one I’ve lived for always will wipe away the sorrow that I’ve faced.  To touch the scars that rescued me from a life of shame and misery, O, this is why, this is why I sing.”

11.  Who Am I – Casting Crowns

Favorite Lyric – “Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin would look on me with love and watch me rise again.  Who am I, that the Voice that calmed the sea would call out through the rain and calm the storm in me?”

10.  I Surrender – Hillsong

Favorite Lyric – “Like a rushing wind, Jesus breathe within.  Lord have Your way, Lord have Your way in me.  Like a mighty storm, stir within my soul.  Lord have Your way.  Lord have Your way in me."

9.  Cinderella – Stephen Curtis Chapman

Favorite Lyric – “So I will dance with Cinderella while she is here in my arms 'Cause I know something the prince never knew.   Oh, I will dance with Cinderella, I don't want to miss even one song 'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight and she'll be gone.”

8.  Overcome – As I Lay Dying

Favorite Lyric – “No matter what it is we’ve faced, it’s now part of us (part of us).  No matter what we’ve faced in this life, we can overcome!”

7.  Our God – Chris Tomlin

Favorite Lyric – “And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us?   And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?”

6.  I Can Only Imagine – Mercy Me

Favorite Lyric – “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.”

5.  The Great I Am – New Life Worship

Favorite Lyric – “The mountains shake before Him.  The demons run and flee at the mention of Your name, King of Majesty.  There is no power in hell, nor any who can stand before the power and the presence of the Great I Am!”

4.  Blessings – Laura Story

Favorite Lyric – “When friends betray us.  When darkness seems to win we know that pain reminds this heart that this is not, this is not our home.  It's not our home.”

3.  Always – Seventh Day Slumber

Favorite Lyric – “There will come a day that I’ll explain all the mistakes your dad has made.  I hope you know that it was Christ and only Him that rescued me even when I fell away.”

2.  How He Loves – David Crowder Band

Favorite Lyric – “We are His portion and He is our prize, drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes.  If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.”

1.  You Love Me Anyway – Sidewalk Prophets

Favorite Lyric – “See now I am the man who yelled out from the crowd for His blood to be spilled on this earth shaken ground and yes I walked away with a smile on my face, with this sin in my heart, tried to bury Your grace and alone in the night I stilled called out for you so ashamed of my life, my life, my life!”

Conclusion

These are 25 of my all-time favorite Christian songs that have profound lyrics.  I hope you have enjoyed it!  As always, there isn’t room for every great song, so please feel free to comment below on some of your favorites!  God bless you!

Resources- The Holy Bible, English Standard Version“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”, www.youtube.com, photo credit: kenbrynan via photopin cc

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