Top 12 Songs to Come Out of Hillsong

The Hillsong Church began in Australia and there are few Christians who haven’t heard of them or the songs produced by the worship band Hillsong United. Hillsong United began producing songs in 1992 and continue to travel around the world uplifting fans and congregations. Vocalists have included Marty Sampson, Holly Dawson, Michelle Fragar, Bec Mesiti, Darlene Zschech and Jonas Myrin. Whether you sang “Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble” at camp growing up in the 1990’s or have been recently captivated by “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” as I have, Hillsong has produced some amazing worship music that has successfully broken barriers in the Christian music world.

12. My Redeemer Lives

Written by Reuben Morgan and produced on the By Your Side album in 1999.

Favorite Lyrics

You Lift my burdens
I'll rise with You
I'm dancing on this mountain top to see your kingdom come

My Redeemer Lives
My Redeemer Lives
My Redeemer Lives
My Redeemer Lives

11. Beneath the Waters (I Will Rise)

Written by Brooke Fraser and Scott Ligertwood and produced on the Cornerstone album in 2012.

Favorite Lyrics

I stand a new creation
Baptized in blood and fire
No fear of condemnation
By faith I'm justified

10. Like an Avalanche

Written by Dylan Thomas and Joel Houston and produced on the Aftermath album in 2011.

Favorite Lyrics

Saviour and Friend
Breathing Your life into my heart
Your word is the lamp unto my path
Forever I'm humbled by Your love

9. Desert Song

Written by Brooke Ligertwood and produced on the Across the Earth album in 2009.

Favorite Lyrics

And I will bring praise
I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice
I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

8. Mighty to Save

Written by Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan and produced on the Mighty to Save album in 2006.

Favorite Lyrics

Everyone needs compassion
A love that's never failing
Let mercy fall on me

Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour
The hope of nations

7. Lead Me to the Cross

Written by Brooke Fraser and produced on the All of the Above album in 2007.

Favorite Lyrics

You were as I
Tempted and trialed
The word became flesh
Bore my sin and death
Now you're risen

6. From the Inside Out

Written by Joel Houston and produced on the United We Stand album in 2006.

Favorite Lyrics

Your will above all else
My purpose remains
The art of losing myself in bringing you praise
Everlasting, your light will shine when all else fades
Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame

5. Forever Reign

Written by Jason Ingram and Reuben Morgan and produced on the A Beautiful Exchange album in 2010.

Favorite Lyrics

Oh I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

4. Awesome God

Written by Rich Mullins and produced on the Look to You album in 2005.

Favorite Lyrics

Our God (our god) is an Awesome God
He Reigns (he reigns) from heaven above
With Wisdom (with wisdom) pow'r and love
Our God is an Awesome God

3. Shout to the Lord

Produced on the I Believe the Promise album on the All of the Above album in 1997, the Jump to the Jam album in 1994 and the People Just Like Us album in 1994.

Favorite Lyrics

Shout to the Lord, all the earth,
Let us sing
Power and majesty, praise to the (King);
Mountains bow down (mountains bow down) and the seas will roar
At the sound of Your name.

2. Hosanna

Written by Brooke Fraser and produced on the All of the Above album in 2007.

Favorite Lyrics

I see a generation
Rising up to take their place
With selfless faith
With selfless faith

Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!

1. Oceans (Where My Feet May Fall)

Written by Matt Crocker, Joel Houston and Salomon Ligthelm and produced on the Zion album in 2013.

Favorite Lyrics

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

* Editor's Honorable Mention: The Stand

There are so many other Hillsong songs that I love and it depends on which songs you became familiar with first. The style of music has changed a bit through the years and the biggest differences I have noticed come from using newer technology. They are unique because many of the songs that were popular in the 1990’s are still sung in many church services today. What are your favorite Hillsong United songs?  



Article by Elise Cleary

I am a Christian writer and editor that lives in northern Michigan and thoroughly enjoy 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 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.