We worship to express praise for who God is, to exalt him. We praise God to thank him for all he has done for us, with grateful hearts. We sing of His glory to draw near to the living God, to spend time in his presence. We glorify Jesus to humble ourselves and give thanks for His wondrous love.
We’ve assembled a collection of our 10 Favorite Songs about Jesus to glorify who He is and what He’s done for us. To quote the brilliant lyrics of Stuart Townend, “How deep the Father's love for us, how vast beyond all measure that He should give His only Son to make a wretch His treasure. How great the pain of searing loss. The Father turns His face away as wounds which mar the Chosen One bring many sons to glory.”
10 Jesus Songs to Encourage Faith
Listen to these amazing contemporary songs about Jesus with lyric videos to follow along with the powerful words of each tune. May these "Jesus songs" inspire your faith and love for Christ, renewing gratitude for the gift of salvation if we believe in Him.
Let us praise His holy name and give thanks for the glory of God!
10. "Break Every Chain"
The song was originally written and performed by Will Reagan and the United Pursuit Band in 2009. The song was later covered by Jesus Culture in 2011. However, Cobbs' interpretation of the song is the first commercially successful and accepted within the gospel community, of the trio.
The bridge says, “There’s an army rising up/To break every chain.” In Isaiah 58, we read, “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” This song talks about believers rising up to break the chains of others around them, to lead people to the gospel, setting them free.
9. "Resurrection Power"
“Resurrection Power” is a worship song by Chris Tomlin about the power we, as believers, have through Jesus Christ. Jesus calls us out of our old way of life, living towards destruction, and gives us new life, redeeming us, and resurrecting us. He gives us power, “resurrection power,” that lives inside of us. The chorus reminds believers of the freedom that Jesus has given us.
8. "My Victory"
This song is about the victory we, as believers have through the cross of Jesus. It talks about how Jesus atoned for all of our sin, shame, and guilt. It also describes how Jesus came for all people, especially the undeserving and sinful. The second verse is about the Lord’s grace: “in You my soul is safe/You cover everything.”
7. "Jesus at the Center"
The song, “Jesus at the Center,” is about how Jesus is at the center of everything. It’s a song praising Jesus for this and also asking him to be the center in the lives of us, as believers and at the center of the Church.
6. "Jesus Paid it All"
This song is a favorite hymn, passed down throughout the ages. It was originally written in 1865 by a choir member, Elvina Hall, in church. Hall’s pastor combined her words with organist, John Grape’s music.
“Jesus Paid it All” is about how Jesus atoned for our sins, washing us clean. The chorus is a familiar refrain: “Jesus paid it all,/All to Him I owe/Sin had left a crimson stain/He washed it white as snow.” It describes being complete in Jesus, clothed in his righteousness and “divinely blest.”
5. "What a Beautiful Name"
One of the most recognizable worship songs today, “What a Beautiful Name” is written about “the name of Jesus” and who he is. The song reminds worshipers that he was “the Word at the beginning/One with God the Lord Most High/Your hidden glory in creation/Now revealed in You our Christ.” The song also tells worshipers that his name is powerful and nothing is comparable to the name of Jesus.
4. "All Hail King Jesus"
The song, “All Hail King Jesus” depicts the crucifixion of Jesus. It references his death on the cross, atonement of sins, the veil being torn, and Jesus’ resurrection in the tomb. The chorus and bridge of the song encourage worshipers to praise Jesus for who he is and what he has done.
3. "Revelation Song"
Performed by Kari Jobe, “Revelation Song” has incredible imagery of Heaven, referencing the book of Revelation. The song even includes part of Revelation 4:8: “ ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’who was, and is, and is to come.” The song talks about the worthiness of Jesus and the power of his name, that it is “breath and living water.” The song also talks about how holy God is and who he is, as the King of Kings and “who was and is and is to come.”
This worship song references Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem with the chorus: “Hosanna/Hosanna/Hosanna in the Highest.” (Matthew 21) It also talks about “the King of glory/Coming on the clouds with fire,” which may also allude to other verses in the New Testament. This apocalyptic imagery is found throughout this song of praise. The lyrics also mention the atoning sacrifice of Jesus for our sins. The last verse mentions a generation of believers rising up “with selfless faith” and revival as believers pray and seek the Lord.
“We wanted to write a song that would bring glory to Jesus and paint the picture of the crucifixion again. I know we have songs about that. In this scenario, it is about how our resurrected King has rendered the Enemy defeated. All glory and all honor and all praise to Jesus for coming to this earth and dying on the Cross for our sins, and raising to life, defeating death, the Enemy and the grave. We will forever sing Hallelujah and glorify Jesus because of what He has done for us.” -Kari Jobe
Some excerpts in this article are from "Our 20 Favorite Songs about Jesus" by Crosswalk.com
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