Casting Crowns:  15 Best Christian Songs

Casting Crowns are an iconic name in today’s Contemporary Christian Music scene.  They have released 5 studio albums which have won both Grammy and Dove awards over the years.  They also were responsible for the title track release to the smash hit movie called “Courageous” which was a billboard and box office success.  They got their start in 1999 out of Daytona Beach, Florida by youth pastor Mark Hall who now serves as the lead vocalist for Casting Crowns.  They would later pick up and move into Georgia where they would acquire more members and go on to be one of the biggest name bands in all of Christian music.  Here is a look at their top 15 songs counted down in order leading to their number one smash hit which won song of the year at the Dove Awards in 2007, enjoy the list.

15. Slow Fade

Album- The Altar And The Door (2007)

Favorite Lyrics- “The journey from your mind to your hands is shorter than you’re thinking.  Be careful is you think you stand, you just might be sinking.”

14. Jesus Friend Of Sinners

Album- Come To The Well (2011)

Favorite Lyrics- “Open our eyes to world at the end of our pointing fingers.  Let our hearts be led by mercy.  Help us reach with open hearts and open doors.  Oh Jesus friend of sinners break our hearts for what breaks yours.”

13. Does Anybody Hear Her

Album- Lifesong (2005)

Favorite Lyrics- “She is running, a hundred miles in the wrong direction.  She is trying, but the canyon’s ever widening.”

12. Voice Of Truth

Album- Casting Crowns (2003)

Favorite Lyrics- “But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me.  Reminding me of all the times I’ve tried before and failed.  The waves they keep on telling me time and time again, ‘Boy you’ll never win!  You’ll never win!’”

11. Set Me Free

Album- Lifesong (2005)

Favorite Lyrics- “It hasn’t always been this way.  I remember brighter days, before the dark ones came and stole my mind.   Wrapped my soul in chains.”

10. Blessed Redeemer

Album- Until The Whole World Hears (2009)

Favorite Lyrics- “Father, forgive them, my savior prayed even while His lifeblood flowed fast away.  Praying for sinners while in such woe.  No one but Jesus ever loved so.”

9. Glorious Day

Album- Until The Whole World Hears (2009)

Favorite Lyrics- “One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain.  One day they nailed Him to die on a tree.  Suffering anguish, despised and rejected.  Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He.  Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree.  And took the nails for me.”

8. Already There

Album- Come To The Well (2011)

Favorite Lyrics- “From where I’m standing, Lord it’s so hard for me to see where this is going, and where you’re leading me.  I wish I knew how all my fears and all my questions are gonna play out in a world I can’t control.”

7. Praise You In This Storm

Album- Lifesong (2005)

Favorite Lyrics- “I was sure by now that you would have reached down and wiped our tears away.  Stepped in and saved the day.  But once again, I say Amen, and it’s still raining.  As the thunder rolls, I barely hear Your whisper through the rain, “I’m with you.’”

6. Courageous

Album- Come To The Well (2011)

Favorite Lyrics- “This is our resolution, our answer to the call.  We will love our wives and children.  We refuse to let them fall.”

5.  Who Am I

Album- Casting Crowns (2003)

Favorite Lyrics- “I am a flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow.  A wave tossed in the ocean.  A vapor in the wind.  Still you hear me when I’m calling, Lord you catch me when I’m falling.  And You’ve told me who I am.  I am yours, I am yours.”

4. Lifesong

Album- Lifesong (2005)

Favorite Lyrics- “Lord I give my life.  A  living sacrifice to reach a world in need.  To be your hands and feet.”

3. If We Are The Body

Album- Casting Crowns (2003)

Favorite Lyrics- “Jesus payed much too high a price.  For us to pick and choose who should come.  And we are the body of Christ.”

"The Truth" (Ephesians 4:15) Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.

2. Until The Whole World Heards

Album-  Until The Whole World Hears (2009)

Favorite Lyrics- “Lord, I want to feel your heart and see the world through your eyes.  I want to be your hands and feet.  I want to live a life that leads.”

1. East To West

Album- The Altar And The Door (2007)

Favorite Lyrics- “Jesus, you know just how far the east is from the west.  I don’t have to see the man I’ve been come rising up in me again.  In the arms of Your mercy I find rest, ‘cause You know just how far the east is from the west.”

These are 15 of the greatest hits from the superstar band of Casting Crowns.  Please comment below if I missed your favorite song.  God bless, Jesus is the one true King!

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