Christian Songs: Tenth Avenue North Top 8 of All Time

Tenth Avenue North has accumulated an impressive catalogue of hits in a relatively short time frame with 3 studio albums. Their debut album, Over and Underneath, was released on May 20, 2008. The band was formed while attending Palm Beach Atlantic University. They won the 2009 Best New Artist of the year, as well as winning Song of the Year for “By Your Side”. These guys are one of the hottest acts in Christian Music today. Here are what I consider to be the top 8 of All Time from the band.

8. Times

Favorite Lyrics- “Now you pull me near you, when we’re close I fear you. Still I’m afraid to tell you all that I’ve done. Are you done forgiving? Oh can you look past my pretending? Lord, I’m so tired of defending what I’ve become. What have I become?”

Bonus Favorite Lyric- “I’m there in your sorrow, under the weight of your shame. I’m there in your heartache, I’m there in your storm. My love I will keep you. By my power alone. I don’t care where you fall, where you have been. I’ll never forsake you. My love never ends. It never ends.”

7.Healing Begins

Favorite lyrics- “This is where the healing begins, this is where the healing starts. When you come to where your broken within, the light meets the dark. Sparks will fly as grace collides with the dark inside of us. So please don’t fight this coming light. Let this blood come cover us, his blood can cover us.”

6. Hold My Heart

Favorite Lyrics-“How long must I pray, must I pray to you? How long must I wait, must I wait for you. How long until I see your face, see you shining through . I’m on my knees Begging you to notice me I’m on my knees, Father will you turn to me. One tear in the dropping rain, one voice in a sea of pain could the makers of the stars hear the sound of my breaking heat.”

5. Strong Enough To Save

Favorite Lyrics- “And he’ll break open the skies to save those who cry out his name. The one the wind and waves obey is strong enough to save you.”

"The Truth" John 15:18 If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.

4. Losing

Favorite Lyrics- “Maybe there’s something I missed how could they treat me like this? It’s wearing out my heart, the way they disregard. This is love, this is hate. We all have a choice to make. Oh Father won’t you forgive them. They don’t know what they’ve been doing. Oh Father give me grace to forgive them. ‘Cause I feel like the one losing.”

3. By Your Side-

Favorite Lyrics- “Look at these hands and 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. And I’ll be by your side wherever you fall in the dead of night, wherever you call and please don’t fight. These hand that are holding you.”

2. Love Is Here

Favorite Lyrics- “Come to the water, you who thirst, and you’ll thirst no more. Come to the father, you who work, and you’ll work no more. And all you who labor in vain and to the broken and shamed: Love is here, Love is now, Love is pouring from his hands and from his brow.”

"The Truth" John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another


1. You Are More

Favorite Lyrics- “She says, How did I get here? I’m not who I once was. And I’m crippled by the fear that I’ve fallen too far to love. But don’t you know who you are, what’s been done for you? Yeah don’t you know who you are? You are more than the choices you’ve made. You are more than the sum of your past mistakes. You are more than the problems you create, you’ve been remade.”

Albums: Over and Underneath, The Light Meets the Dark, The Struggle

Band Members: Mike Donehey, Jeff Owen, Jason Jamison, Rueben Juarez III, Brendon Shirley


This was a great list to compile as all 8 of these are very popular hits. As far as lyrics Tenth Avenue North is among the best in the business. Be sure to check out some of those lyrics in the awesome videos above. Please let us know if you have any other favorites from Tenth Avenue North in the comments. God’s Blessings to everyone!


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