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25 Best Modern Christian Contemporary Songs

by Derek on March 14, 2013

All over the world Christian radio stations are playing songs that glorify our heavenly Father.  Christian contemporary musicians today keep us inclined toward the throne of God with the wonderful lyrics and melodies that they create.  Here are 25 of the best modern Christian songs.  These are in no particular order.

25. Mark Schultz – All Things Possible

Album: All Things Possible

Favorite Lyric: “So my heart will believe.  If I wait I will see my God doing what only He can do.”

24. Building 429 – Where I Belong

Album: Listen to the Sound

Favorite Lyric: “I won’t keep searching for answers that aren’t here to find.”

23. Casting Crowns – Already There

Album: Come to the Well

Favorite Lyric: “To You my future is a memory because You’re already there.”

22. Colton Dixon – You Are

Album: You Are

Favorite Lyric: “When I can’t find the words to say how much it hurts, You are the healing in my heart.”

21. Francesca Battistelli – Strangely Dim

Album: Strangely Dim

Favorite Lyric: “When I fix my eyes on all that You are then every doubt I feel deep in my heart grows strangely dim.”

20. Josh Wilson – Carry Me

Album: Carry Me

Favorite Lyric: “Father please hold on to me.  You’re all I’ve got.”

19. Kutless – Even If

Album: Believer

Favorite Lyric: “Even if the healing doesn’t come and life falls apart and dreams are still undone, You are God, You are good, forever faithful One, even if the healing doesn’t come.”

18. Unspoken – Who You Are

Album: Get to Me

Favorite Lyric: “You can never fall too hard, so fast, so far, that you can’t get back when you’re lost.  Where you are is never too late, so bad, so much, that you can’t change who you are.”

17. Meredith Andrews – Not for a Moment (after all)

Album: Worth it All

Favorite Lyric: “Not for a moment will You forsake me.”

16. Newsboys – Your Love Never Fails

Album: God’s Not Dead

Favorite Lyric: “You stay the same through the ages.  Your love never changes.”

15. TobyMac – Steal My Show

Album: Eye On It

Favorite Lyric: “If You wanna steal my show, I’ll sit back and watch You go.  If You got somethin’ to say, go on and take it away.”

14. Plumb – Need You Now

Album: Need You Now

Favorite Lyric: “How many times have You heard me cry out ‘God please take this’?  How many times have You given me strength to just keep breathing?”

13. Tenth Avenue North – Worn

Album: The Struggle

Favorite Lyric: “I know that You can give me rest.  So I cry out with all that I have left.  Let me see redemption win.  Let me know the struggle ends.  That You can mend a heart that’s frail and torn.”

12. Audio Adrenaline – Kings and Queens

Album: Kings and Queens

Favorite Lyric: “I know my God won’t let them be defeated.”

11. Matthew West – Hello, My Name Is

Album: Into the Light

Favorite Lyric: “Hello, my name is child of the One true King.  I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, I’ve been set free.”

10. Matt Maher – Lord, I Need You

Album: All the People Said Amen

Favorite Lyric: “You’re the One that guides my heart.”

9. Mercy Me – You are I Am

Album: The Hurt and the Healer

Favorite Lyric: “You’re the One who conquers giants.  You’re the One who calls out kings.  You shut the mouths of lions.  You tell the dead to breathe.  You’re the One who walks through fire.  You take the orphan’s hand.  You are the One Messiah.  You are I AM.”

8. Big Daddy Weave – Redeemed

Album: Love Come to Life

Favorite Lyric: “And I am redeemed.  You set me free.  So, I’ll shake off these heavy chains and wipe away every stain.  Now I’m not who I used to be.  I am redeemed.”

7. Passion – One Thing Remains

Album: White Flag

Favorite Lyric: “In death, in life I’m confident and covered by the power of Your great love.  My debt is paid.  There’s nothing that can separate my heart from Your great love.”

"Third day is one of the most successful and relevant bands in Christian contemporary music today."

“Third day is one of the most successful and relevant bands in Christian contemporary music today.”

6. Third Day – I Need a Miracle

Album: Miracle

Favorite Lyric: “Well, no matter who you are and no matter what you’ve done, there will come a time when you can’t make it on your own.  And in your hour of desperation, know you’re not the only one praying, ‘Lord above, I need a miracle.”

5. Chris Tomlin – Whom Shall I Fear

Album: Burning Lights

Favorite Lyric: “You crush the enemy underneath my feet.  You are my sword and shield, though troubles linger still.  Whom shall I fear?”

4. The Afters – Every Good Thing

Album: Life is Beautiful

Favorite Lyric: “Life is so sweet!  You’re the reason for every good thing!”

3. Sanctus Real – Promises

Album: Run

Favorite Lyric: “If you’re reaching for an answer and you don’t know what to pray, just open up the pages; let His Word be your strength.”

2. Britt Nicole – Gold

Album: Gold

Favorite Lyric: “Whatever you’ve been told, your worth more than gold.”

1. Matt Redman – 10,000 Reasons

Album: 10,000 Reasons

Favorite Lyric: “For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing.  10,000 reasons for my heart to find.”

I hope you have enjoyed this list of 25 of the best contemporary songs today.  What are some of your favorites?  God bless you!

Resources- The Holy Bible, English Standard Version“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”, www.youtube.com,photo credit: mrsoulmark via photopin cc





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