I’ll admit to it straight away – I like hymns a lot more than modern worship songs. That said, there are some modern songs which are cool. Without further ado, here’s 10 of my favourites:

  1. Pete James – Take me in closer. I don’t think I know any modern worship song which captures emotion, desire to worship and response quite as well as this one.
  2. Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus – the Selah version is quite cool. I love this hymn because the music sticks to the words nicely and is, again, about how we relate to God.
  3. Be thou my vision – the 4Him version is amazing. Simply put, this song is an amazing prayer to sing, and is a good reminder of where to set our sights.
  4. In Christ Alone – a brilliant summary of the Gospels, which still includes us and our rejection.
  5. You won’t relent – Jesus Culture (click the album Your Love Never Fails). I don’t know what it is with this song, but it gives me chills whenever I listen to it. Very strong words; not quite about response as much as total abandonment, but still very nice.
  6. Before the throne – The Modern Post have a modern version of it which is very cool. And it captures the importance of Trinity rather than thinking about a watered-down single, generic God we might be worshipping.
  7. Amazing Grace – it’s been damaged a fair bit by modern additions (especially the “when we’ve been here ten thousand years” verse, which adds grammatical mistakes!), but the original is great. And the story around its composition is, too.
  8. Grace alone – still The Modern Post. On this blog, there was bound to be a song about predestination!
  9. Come thou fount of every blessing – Gateway Worship’s version is quite cool, although it’s cutting off a verse and adding a chorus! Again, the reason I like this one is that it comes from a clear desire to change, and the admission of a dependence on God to change.
  10. This link is particularly for my friends in the chaplaincy – not my favourite at all, but needed to be here. But to make up for it, I’ll list Relient K’s I don’t need a soul – technically not a worship song, but still very good!

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