What better music to your ears then the songs that bring such a beautiful meaning and thankfulness to your life. Plenty of Christian songs topped the charts in 2020, so here’s our list of the top songs to lift your spirits in 2021. Praise God for all the great people in your life, and the wonderful things he has blessed you with. It’s always the right time to give thanks to the one that created you.
10. Who You Are to Me by Chris Tomlin
From the best album of 2020, Chris Tomlin & Friends, packed with the superstars of Christian music, is the song Who You Are to Me ft. Lady A. It describes the relationship between people and God and states the devotion and belief we have in the our most merciful creator of the world. This song is one of the best worship songs of the year.
9. The Blessing by Elevation Worship ft. Kari Kobe & Cody Carnes
The three big names in contemporary Christian music collaborated this year and released the most amazing single awarded a GMA Dove Award. In these difficult times, we all need to be reminded of the many blessings showered on us from our God, and our ability in turn to bless one another. The lyrics are taken from two chapters of scripture and give us an amazing comfort and encouragement.
8. Revolutionary by Josh Wilson
The black river artist Josh Wilson, along with Steve Fee, James Tealy and Jason Mater, wrote Revolutionary from current circumstances. It’s packed with beautiful lyrics like, “Let’s take some time, open our eyes, look and listen. And we’re gonna find we’re more alike than we are different.” According to Wilson, this song is all about kindness, and we all need frequent reminders to be kind as we are here to spread love as Christ loves us.
7. Rise Up (Lazarus) by Cain
The sibling trio Cain came up with an encouraging and thoughtful song this year for people during the difficult and sometimes hopeless times of 2020. It provokes people to rise up and come out of the darkness as God wants people to rise up after disappointments and believe in him. The song was an awesome hit of the year with hope.
6. The Father’s House by Cory Asbury
After his hit single of 2018, Reckless Love, Cory came up with another hit song, The Father’s House. The song is a beautiful composition giving us a moment to reflect that we should not hide our failure as God never wanted us to be perfect. He wants us to return to Him and ask Him for help. As one of the lyrics say, “You never wanted perfect, You just wanted my heart.“
5. Truth Be Told by Matthew West
Matthew West, best known for his contemporary Christian music, dropped another reality hitting song, Truth Be Told, a thought-provoking song that makes people realize to be their true self. Instead of hiding your true self behind closed doors, it helps us remember that God knows everything about us and nothing is hidden from Him.
4. Faithful God by I Am They
The Faithful God album by I Am They provides hope to us all in these difficult times. God is faithful and our difficulties will pass. The band says they lean on Hebrews 10:23 which says, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful” and the lyrics on this album are full of the hope and joy in store for us in the future.
3. The God Who Stays by Matthew West
Here’s another Matthew West song on the top 10 list. Like before, this song also strengthens our faith in God. It says that many people come into our lives and many of them leave us, but God is the one who permanently stays with us no matter what. He is always there with us. Even though we commit wrongs, he continues to forgive us and provide never ending mercy.
2. God So Loved by We The Kingdom
God So Loved is a great song off the album Live at the Wheelhouse by We The Kingdom. It is a beautiful song of praise and worship to God for the weary and the broken. It reminds us of the promise from John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave us His one and only Son to save us. Whoever believes in Him will live forever.”
1. Graves Into Gardens by Elevation Worship
Number 1 on our Top 10 Christian Songs from 2020 is by Elevation Worship. Elevation Worship has been giving some of the best Christian songs in recent years including the album Graves into Garden with a single of the same name. The song gives hope to people how God is always there for us and praises God by mentioning things that only He can do, as the verse says “You turn to mourn to dancing, You give beauty for ashes, You turn shame into glory, You’re the only one who can.”
We hope you find hope and joy in these top 10 Christian songs that have provided words of praise to God for so many of us. Be sure to include these in your next playlist to lift your spirits in 2021.