My Top 25 Worship Songs For 2016

Picking great songs for your congregation and worship band is one of the most important tasks of a worship leader. Great songs have a sense of God’s Spirit on them. Great worship songs make you want to sing them again and again. Great songs cause your spirit to rise in worship to the Lord.

Top 25

I recently updated and reduced my 2016 worship list to 25 songs. For me, these songs are the best of the best, although it was hard to narrow it down to just 25. I also put in my preferred keys for strong congregational singing and guitar friendliness. (Using the Rule of D: i.e. the top note is around a D). The first key is for male leaders and the other key (in brackets) is for female leaders (the top note around a Bb-C)

Here is my list in alphabetical order. Let me know what you think. What great worship song am I missing from my list?

  1. 10,000 Reasons (Redman, Myrin) – F (D)
  2. Christ Is Enough (Morgan, Myrin) – A (G)
  3. Cornerstone (Morgan, Myrin, Mote, Liljero) – A (G)
  4. Good Good Father (Barrett, A. Brown) – G (E)
  5. Great Are You Lord (Leonard, Ingram, Jordan) – G (D)
  6. Here For You (Reeves, Maher, Redman, Wanstall) – Bb (G)
  7. Holy Spirit (Bryan & Katie Torwalt) – A (G)
  8. Jesus Loves Me (Glover, Tomlin, Morgan) – A (G)
  9. Jesus We Love You (McClure, Heiligenthal) – A (E)
  10. Lord I Need You (Nockels, Carson, Reeves, Stanfill, Maher) – G (E)
  11. Nothing Is Impossible (Hunt) – G (E)
  12. O Praise The Name (Anastasis) (Hastings, Ussher, Sampson) – A (G)
  13. One Thing Remains (Johnson, Gifford, Riddle) – A (G)
  14. Open Up The Heavens (Rozier, McDonald, Ingram, Andrews, Garrard) – D
  15. Open Up Our Eyes (C.Brown, Gatch, Brock, Garrard, Joye) – G (E)
  16. Our God (Tomlin, Reeves, Myrin, Redman) – A (G)
  17. Praise Him (Crocker, Finochio) – G (E)
  18. Revelation Song (Riddle) – E (D)
  19. Set A Fire (Reagan) – A (G)
  20. This I Believe (Fielding, Crocker) – G (E)
  21. This Is Amazing Grace (J. Riddle, Faro, Wickham) – G (E)
  22. Unstoppable God (C. Brown, Furtick, Joye) – G (E)
  23. Waiting Here For You (Tomlin, Reeves, M. Smith) – G (E)
  24. Whom Shall I Fear (Tomlin, E. Cash, S. Cash, ) – A (G)
  25. Your Grace Is Enough (Maher) – G (E)

Bonus: My Favorite Hymns

  1. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – E
  2. Be Still And Know – C
  3. Great Is Thy Faithfulness – C
  4. How Great Thou Art – Bb
  5. Holy, Holy, Holy – C-D
  6. I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous) – G
  7. I Surrender All – C
  8. It Is Well With My Soul  Bb-C
  9. Jesus (There’s Something About That Name) – Eb
  10. Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee – Eb-F
  11. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms – F-G
  12. My Jesus I Love Thee – Eb-F
  13. Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus – E-F
  14. The Blood (Crouch) – G
  15. The Solid Rock (My Hope) – E-F

Bonus 2: My Favorite Communion Songs

  1. At The Cross (Zschech, Morgan) – E (D)
  2. At The Cross (Love Ran Red) (Tomlin,Cash,Myrin,Armstrong,Redman) – E (D)
  3. Nothing But The Blood (Redman) – A (G)
  4. Nothing But The Blood  (Plainfield) – E (F)
  5. O The Blood (Barker) – G
  6. O The Blood (Miller) – G
  7. O Praise The Name (Anastasis) (Hastings, Ussher, Sampson) – A (G)
  8. The Blood Will Never Lose It’ Power  (Crouch) – G-Ab

Bonus 3: My Favorite Altar Songs

  1. O Come To The Altar (Brown, Brock, Furtick, Joye) – G (D)
  2. I Surrender All (Deventer) – C (Bb)
  3. Lord I Give You My Heart (Morgan) – G (E)
  4. Come Just As You Are (Sabolick) – F (D)
  5. Come As You Are (Glover, Crowder, Maher) – A (G)

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About Mark Cole

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2 Responses to My Top 25 Worship Songs For 2016

  1. Tonisha Grimes says:

    Thanks so much for sharing rhis with us! Great picks! I love hymns too!!

  2. Yewande says:

    I really love ‘Forever’ by Kari Jobe.

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