Last year I borrowed an idea from another worship leader and posted the top worship songs we used in our services in 2012. Even though it is now February, 2014, I thought it would be interesting to look at what songs we did in 2013. These are listed in alphabetical order and are included due to the number of times we used them throughout the year.
The songs we used the most often were
I also marked the ones that we introduced in 2013.
One thing that I am continually reminded of as I select songs and lead is that there are so many worship songs to choose from! I will look at one church is doing and their list is so different from ours. The number of songs available just continues to grow.
The makeup of your congregation makes such a difference in the songs you select. Our church family is made up of multiple generations and so preferences are varied and even songs people are familiar with is quite different. Each Sunday we offer a time before our service where we sing hymns. (We moved away from using a hymnal several years ago) One of the songs we sang was A Mighty Fortress is our God and two of our praise team members had never heard the song. It surprised me that they didn’t even know the tune, but that is a good example of how much “church music” is out there.
So, here’s our list from the past year:
- 10,000 Reasons – new for 2013
- At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)
- Awesome is the Lord Most High
- Christ is Enough – new for 2013
- Cornerstone – new for 2013
- Give Us Clean Hands
- Glory to God Forever
- Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)
- Holy is the Lord
- How Great is our God
- Jesus Son of God
- Lord I Need You – new for 2013
- Lord Reign in Me
- My Redeemer Lives
- Not to Us
- Open the Eyes of my Heart
- Our God
- Shout to the Lord
- Thank You
- We Fall Down
- Worthy is the Lamb
- Your Grace is Enough