Christian A Cappella Songs: Top 10 List

There is something wonderful about a Christian a cappella song. That term “a cappella” has its root in Italian and it literally means “in the manner of the chapel” because in years past church music was sung without instrumental accompaniment. Although it began in the church, it became popular once again in the 1950’s and 1960’s as street singers stood on the corner singing their a cappella tunes. It is a style, even today, that includes voices that even mimic drums, bass and other instruments. I especially love to hear the great songs of faith sung in parts, a cappella. Here are my top 10 picks for Christian A Cappella Songs.

10. Easter Song

Favorite Lyrics – “The angel up on the tombstone said he has risen, just as he said. Quickly now, go tell his disciples that Jesus Christ is no longer dead”

"The Truth" (Matthew 28:5-6) “And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”

9. All Hail the Power

Favorite Lyrics - “Hail Him who saves you by His Grace and crown Him Lord of all”

8. Awesome God

Favorite Lyrics - “Judgment and wrath He poured out on Sodom; mercy and grace He gave us at the cross I hope that we have not too quickly forgotten that”

7. Silent Night

Favorite Lyrics- “Son of God loves pure light. Radiant beams from Thy holy face with the dawn of redeeming grace.”

6. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Favorite Lyrics - “Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.”

"The Truth" (Romans 12:2) “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

5. Victory in Jesus

Favorite Lyrics- “He loved me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him. He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood.”

4. This is My Father’s World

Favorite Lyrics – “This is my Father's world: He shines in all that's fair; in the rustling grass I hear Him pass; He speaks to me everywhere.”

3. Jesus Messiah

Favorite Lyrics – “All our hope is in You…All the glory to You, God the light of the world.”

2. Wonderful Grace of Jesus

Favorite Lyrics – “Wonderful grace of Jesus, reaching the most defiled by its transforming power, making him God’s dear child. Purchasing peace and Heaven for all eternity, for the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.”

"The Truth" (1 Timothy 1:14) “And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.”

1. Holy, Holy, Holy

My all time favorite Christian song that is sung a cappella is this hymn. No accompaniment required, just pour your heart and soul in and sing! Oh, how I look forward to the day when I can bow before Jesus and sing this to His face. I found this video from several years ago with the Cathedrals quartet; a truly worshipful presentation, enjoy!

It was so enjoyable to listen to these lovely Christian a cappella songs as I was writing this article. Perhaps you have a favorite that I have not listed. Feel free to share with us your favorites.

Resource – The Holy Bible, King James Version,,photo credit: GlasgowAmateur via photopin cc