Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Christian songs of all time 2017, Here we present the list of top 10 best Christian songs of all time 2017., Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Christian songs of all time 2017, Christian music always tends to have a common theme, and that is Jesus Christ or how one can live their live in service of their God. While it seems like this can really limit the diversity of the tracks, the Christian music genre is among the most eclectic of them all. Below you will discover the ten best Christian songs that have ever been written, whether that is within the last few years or hundreds of years ago. These songs will inspire you, they will relate to you, and they are specifically written to bring believers and non-believers alike closer to the Kingdom of God.
- #10. “How He Loves” – David Crowder Band – Church Music – (2009)
- #9. “By Your Side” – Tenth Avenue North – Over And Underneath (2008)
- #8. “Heart of Worship” – Michael W. Smith – Worship (2001)
- #7. “Flood” – Jars of Clay – Jars of Clay (1995)
- #6. “Jesus Freak” – DC Talk – Jesus Freak (1995)
- #5. “Awesome God” – Rich Mullins – Worship (1998)
- #4. “Praise You In This Storm” – Casting Crowns – Lifesong (2005)
- #3. “Give Me Your Eyes” – Brandon Heath – What If We (2008)
- #2. “Amazing Grace” – John Newton (1779)
- #1. “I Can Only Imagine” – MercyMe – The Worship Project (1999)
Here we present the list of top 10 best Christian songs of all time 2017.
#10. “How He Loves” – David Crowder Band – Church Music – (2009)
This is a song that has been used since its rather recent release to get people’s hearts ready for worship and to receive the word of God. This has become a common choice from praise bands in churches to get people in the right frame of mind. Within the song, Crowder writes about how deeply and purely that God loves us all. That while we might not always be the kind of people that God wants or needs us to be, that his love is unconditional and it is a jealous love that can envelope even our failures and help each and every person to move forward according to the will of Christ.
#9. “By Your Side” – Tenth Avenue North – Over And Underneath (2008)
There are plenty of songs about how God is always with us and a part of our lives, but this debut single from Tenth Avenue North likely does it the best in recent years. “By Your Side” is kind of like an open letter from God to the listeners of the song that tells them that no matter where they go or what they do, that they are always safe in the hands of God. The track would become vastly successful on the charts very quickly, allowing the band a much easier path towards successful subsequent album and single releases. Over and Underneath would be one of the most successful Christian albums in 2008, largely due to the successes of “By Your Side” on a global scale.
#8. “Heart of Worship” – Michael W. Smith – Worship (2001)
In 2001, Michael W. Smith had already solidified himself as one of the biggest names in Contemporary Christian music. However, what he had yet to do was to release a song that would instantaneously become a useful tool in worship services, youth conferences and camps all across the globe. “Heart of Worship” is a song that is written as a singer speaking directly to Christ, but the message is meant the most for those listening to the song. It details that they are letting go of what worship is meant to look like and how things have been for so many years and focusing on what is meant to be at the heart of al worship efforts: Jesus Christ.
#7. “Flood” – Jars of Clay – Jars of Clay (1995)
This is a song that for many is just a reflection of the singers life mirroring the struggles that Noah had to face while he constructed (and ultimately used) his ark. The songs more widely accepted description details a guy who has had his share of failings towards Christ. What he doesn’t want to do is to let all of the hard rain and crashing waves of his life allow him to lose his footing and start drowning in a life without Christ again. So the chorus asks God to lift the singer up, and to continue to lift him up to keep him from sinking.
#6. “Jesus Freak” – DC Talk – Jesus Freak (1995)
“Jesus Freak” was like a youth group anthem style track from the rockers DC Talk in the mid-1990s. While they would only have a handful of successes from their singles as a group, one of the band’s vocalists, Toby Mac, would go on to have a highly successful solo career that would far surpass the popularity of DC Talk. All of that being said, “Jesus Freak” is a song that every fan of the Christian genre should know. The song details the lives of some of the biggest “Jesus freaks” that have existed throughout history. The chorus is all about not being self-conscious if someone wants to compare you to these same Jesus Freaks, because the truth is we all should be that way.
#5. “Awesome God” – Rich Mullins – Worship (1998)
There are all kinds of songs about the majesty and grand nature of God throughout history. In 1998, however, Rich Mullins would create and record one of the most famous songs that would ever detail the incredible things that God could do. “Awesome God” was a huge hit and continues to be in the regular rotation of praise bands and youth group greatest hits throughout the years since its release. Truth be told the song is rather simple. While the words are to the point and accurate, the song is more catchy and memorable than anything else. This kind of makes it a popular song by default, because its words are easy to remember and the cadence is ideal for listeners of all ages.
#4. “Praise You In This Storm” – Casting Crowns – Lifesong (2005)
Everybody struggles. Everybody hurts, I even think R.E.M. wrote a song about that at one point or another. But how do Christians cope through some of the hardest things to happen in their lives? How do they navigate the stormy seas when they feel like they are all alone on the boat? Casting Crowns has the answer to that question. The song “Praise You In This Storm” is all about praying for things to be different because they are so bad, but when things aren’t changing the singer feels lost and alone. He can hear the whisper of Christ through all of the angry sounds of the storm, and commits to continue to praise God throughout these bad things happening in his life because His wisdom is greater than ours.
#3. “Give Me Your Eyes” – Brandon Heath – What If We (2008)
Brandon Heath is no stranger to having some hit songs. However his album What If We was a profound success for the artist, and this is largely due to the successes of a handful of singles that would come from the iconic CD. Heath would release “Give Me Your Eyes” in 2008, which was an anthem about looking at the world differently. In the song Heath asks God to let him see the world the way that God sees it, then he will be able to see all of the things that he can so easily overlook throughout the hustle and bustle of his own life.
#2. “Amazing Grace” – John Newton (1779)
Being the most famous hymn of all time, “Amazing Grace” is credited as being written by a man in 1779 about a personal experience. These lyrics that would echo for over 200 years so far, have become a lasting celebration of the grace of God. Through all of our failing and all of our stumbling through life, it is but by the grace of God that we are made new and that we are saved.
#1. “I Can Only Imagine” – MercyMe – The Worship Project (1999)
MercyMe has forever been given a spot on this list, regardless if another single one day takes the number one spot as the best Christian song of all time. “I Can Only Imagine” is a singer’s perspective of the day that he finally gets to Heaven. How he will be speechless before the Lord, and swept up in all of the beauty and majesty of being in the presence of the Lord. The lyrics best describe the kind of overwhelming experience that meeting Christ will bring about: Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel? Will I dance for you Jesus, or in awe of you be still?”
Christian music, while sharing a common theme, can be more diverse than any other genre in all of music. Considering the nature of each of these individual tracks and their distinct differences from one another, even this list can show some of the eclectic nature of this massively popular genre. These songs are deemed the best based on their general successes since their release, the successes of the artist themselves, and the continued popularity of these songs even many years after they were first released.