Fall 2010

31 Worship Songs to Download

Biola Magazine asked a group of students, alumni and professors to select a handful of modern worship songs that they've found to be both lyrically and musically stirring. Here are 31 of their recommendations — including songs written by each of the worship leaders interviewed for this issue's cover story, "Weightier Worship."

  1. Before the Throne” – Shane and Shane
  2. I Surrender All” – Jadon Lavik
  3. But for You Who Fear My Name” – The Welcome Wagon
  4. Open Thou Mine Eyes” – Bifrost Arts
  5. Lord I Believe” – Bifrost Arts
  6. Hosanna” – Hillsong United
  7. Aware” – Salvador
  8. Words to Build a Life On” – Mike Crawford
  9. How Deep the Father’s Love” – Stuart Townend
  10. How He Loves” – John Mark McMillan
  11. Death in His Grave” – John Mark McMillan
  12. Hallelujah” – Anthony Evans
  13. His Power Will Prevail” – Walt Harrah
  14. Come People of the Risen King” – Keith and Kristyn Getty
  15. O Church Arise” – Tim Hughes
  16. Our Great God” – Fernando Ortega
  17. Arise My Soul, My Joyful Powers” – Zac Hicks
  18. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending” – Zac Hicks
  19. Awake My Soul!” – The Fragrance
  20. In Babylon” – Aaron Strumpel
  21. Come Thou Fount” – Sufjan Stevens
  22. Hallelujah” – Future of Forestry
  23. Psalm 131” – Waterdeep
  24. Mercy Falls” – Dan Radmacher
  25. Out of the Deep” – Dan Radmacher
  26. Mighty is the Power of the Cross” – Chris Tomlin
  27. O Sacred King” – Matt Redman
  28. You Led Me to the Cross” – Matt Redman
  29. I Will Exalt You” – Hillsong
  30. Lead Me To the Cross” – Hillsong
  31. Jesus Lord of Heaven” – Phil Wickham


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  • Zac Hicks October 22, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    I've never seen a list spread across such a wide spectrum within "modern worship." It's encouraging to see Tomlin alongside Bifrost, Hillsong alongside Townend, Hughes alongside the Welcome Wagon. The more these opposite ends of the spectrum share space together, the more we'll see what many of us hope for...continued growth in modern worship toward substance, theological depth, historical connectedness, biblical rootedness. Thanks for a creative, unconventional list, Biola.

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