Monday, July 11, 2011

Top 7 Christian Songs - July 2011

1. Blessings – Laura Story

Laura Story reminds us that this world is not our home, and even when trials and tribulations come our way, they are not meant to turn us from God, but to turn us to our Rock and our Fortress.

2. You Loved Me Anyway – Sidewalk Prophets

The Sidewalk Prophets sing of God’s love.  How He sent His Son to die for us, and how each of our sins nailed Him to that tree.  But He loved us through it all and freely gave us the grace His death and resurrection bring.

3. Glorious Day – Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns layout Christ’s life from the love of His incarnation to the salvation offered via His death to the justification of His resurrection all the while reminding us that He’s coming back and what a glorious day it will be!

4. The Way – Jeremy Camp

Shine bright; let Your glory fill this land.  Lift high the name of the king of kings: the great I Am. Jesus, you are the way!  There’s not much that can be added to a statement like that.  Na na na na na Jesus!

5. Stronger – Mandisa

Mandisa is making a “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” statement in this song.  So God allows trouble in our life to make us stronger.  I’m not sure about that.  I’m pretty certain the Bible says He allows these things to show how weak we are and how strong He is.  At best He gives us strength to endure.

6. I Lift My Hands – Chris Tomlin

God is faithful.  That’s why we have can have faith in Him.  Neat huh?  Chris Tomlin’s praise and worship songs are really incomparable in the Christian music scene today—mostly because he just uses scripture and worships God with it.

7. Reach – Peter Furler

What happens when the lead singer and creative force behind Newsboys goes solo? You get a Peter Furler album that sounds just like . . . Newsboys!  The song is good too.  It’s all about God being personal with everyone at once and how amazing and inconceivable that is.

Bonus: My Top Pick for July!

Manifesto – City Harmonic

They sing a creed of the Christian faith with the Lord’s Prayer intermittent within the song.  Incredible.  I have never heard the Lord’s Prayer prayed with such intensity.  It’s almost like he means it.  

* Top 7 songs are according to the national Billboard charts for Christian Music in all categories


Joel the Immerser said...

"Blessings" is a favorite of mine.

Christian music has helped me extraordinarily in my life.

Gregg said...

I haven't heard any of these. Will have to take the time and come back and listen to them.


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