Top 10 Matthew West Songs Of All Time

How I Discovered Matthew West

I have to admit that I haven’t always loved Christian music, but it’s when I started dating my now-husband that I really began appreciating what Christian musicians do. My first CD from a Christian artist was “History” by Matthew West and I played it until the CD player in my old Camry decided to eat it. I’ve been following Matthew West since 2007 and love the meaning behind his songs and how he is influencing Christians of all ages.

Did you know that Matthew West has been nominated for eight GMA Dove Awards, winning in 2005 for Recorded Music Packing of the Year for Happy? He has released five studio albums, including Happy, History, Something to Say, The Story of Your Life and Into the Light. Through the years Matthew West has worked with many other Christian musicians, including Mandisa, Natalie Grant, Casting Crowns and Point of Grace. He has also teamed with Vince Gill, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Rascal Flatts. Below are my favorite Matthew West songs and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

10 Best Matthew West Songs

Here are my top 10 Matthew West songs of all time!

10. “Next Thing You Know” from the album History

Favorite Lyrics

Well, I wish I could say I always stayed right there 

And I did until my freshman year 

But the world was pulling me a long way from thirteen 

And you were calling but I didn't hear 

Still I knew there was something more S 

o, one day my knees hit the dorm room floor 

I said, "If you're there, and if you really care, 

Come and talk to me like I was thirteen.

9. “My Own Little World” from the album The Story of Your Life

Favorite Lyrics

What if there's a bigger picture?

What if I'm missing out?

What if there's a greater purpose?

I could be living right now

Outside my own little world

8. “History” from the album History

Favorite Lyrics

Yesterday is history And history is miles away 

So, leave it all behind you 

But let it always remind you of the day 

The day that love made history 

You know you can't stay right where you fell 

The hardest part is forgiving yourself 

But let's take a walk into today 

 And don't let your past get in the way

7. “The Motions” from the album Something To Say

Favorite Lyrics

I don't wanna go through the motions

I don't wanna go one more day

Without Your all consuming passion inside of me

I don't wanna spend my whole life asking

What if I had given everything 

Instead of going through the motions?

No regrets, not this time

I'm gonna let my heart defeat my mind 

Let Your love make me whole

I think I'm finally feeling something

6. “More” from the album Happy

Favorite Lyrics

I love you more than the sun

And the stars that I taught how to shine

You are mine, and you shine for me too

I love you yesterday and today 

And tomorrow, I'll say it again and again

I love you more

5. “Strong Enough” from the album The Story of Your Life

Favorite Lyrics

Cause I'm broken

Down to nothing

But I'm still holding on to the one thing

You are God

and you are strong

When I am weak

I can do all things

Through Christ who gives me strength

And I don't have to be

Strong enough

Strong enough

4. “Forgiveness” from the album Into the Light

Favorite Lyrics

It’s the hardest thing to give away

And the last thing on your mind today

It always goes to those that don’t deserve

It’s the opposite of how you feel

When the pain they caused is just too real

It takes everything you have just to say the word…



3. “Only Grace” from the album History

Favorite Lyrics

There's only grace 

There's only love 

There's only mercy 

And believe me it's enough 

Your sins are gone 

Without a trace 

There's nothing left now 

 There's only grace

2. “Hello, My Name Is” from the album Into the Light

Favorite Lyrics

Hello, my name is child of the one true King

I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, I have been set free

"Amazing Grace" is the song I sing

Hello, my name is child of the one true King

1. “Do Something” from the album Into the Light

Favorite Lyrics

If not us, then who

If not me and you

Right now, it’s time for us to do something

If not now, then when

Will we see an end

To all this pain

It’s not enough to do nothing

It’s time for us to do something

Article by Elise Cleary

I am a Christian writer and editor that lives in northern Michigan and thoroughly enjoys music, movies, TV shows, books and other entertainment with a Christian focus. My favorite song is "Oceans" by Hillsong United because it reminds me that God has big plans for me and everyone else who puts their trust in Him. There are many movies that have impacted my life, but a few include God's Not Dead, The Shunning and Letters to God. I also write for and love connecting with readers, so please don't hesitate to contact me! When I'm not writing I enjoy watching movies and laughing with my busy toddler and husband.