Music For The Newly Converted Soul

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When reading God’s Word, context is everything. The same can be said about music; lyrics is everything. There is such thing as diatribe cloaked in pleasant and lively sounding melodies which people easily digest in what we call as secular music. While not all secular music are created equal, we can say most of it is not edifying to a believer in Christ.

Been thinking about weaning yourself from secular music? You’ve come to the right place. If you happen to be in the < 40 age demographic, you might find some of the songs below of interest to you (or not but that’s okay too). This is a mixed genre list, not comprehensive but rather my personal favorites over the years. Some are newer and some are old but I never grow tired of hearing them. Well maybe, but only when I keep playing them over and over.

These are links to the songs on Youtube

Ginny Owens – I Know Someone
Ginny Owens – Own Me
Ginny Owens – Mystery Of Grace
Ginny Owens – True Story
Zoegirl – Different Kind Of Free
Zoegirl – Unbroken
Joy Williams – Wish
Plumb – Need You Now
Plumb – Drifting
Troma – Falling Down
Beckah Shae – Incorruptible
Oasis – Forever After
Tal & Acacia – Clearview
Hillsong United – Touch The Sky
Audrey Assad – Known
Audrey Assad – For The Love Of You
Audrey Assad – Restless
Francesca Battistelli – He Knows My Name
Sixpence None The Richer – Breathe Your Name
Jessa Anderson – Idols
Holly Starr – Through My Father’s Eyes
Lindsay McCaul – Say My Name
Britt Nicole – Hanging On
Jamie Grace – Beautiful Day
City Harbor – Heartbeat
Paul Wright – Take This Life
Paul Wright – Your Love Never Changes
Paul Wright – Heaven
Shawn McDonald – Gravity
Chris August (Ft. Manwell) – Center Of It
Jars Of Clay – Love Song For A Savior
DC Talk – In The Light
DC Talk – Just Between You And Me
Code of Ethics – Psalm 19
Code of Ethics – Move Me
Manic Drive – King Of Mercy
Manic Drive – Money
Capital Kings – I Feel So Alive
Royal Tailor – Ready Set Go
Group 1 Crew – His Kind Of Love
Group 1 Crew – A Little Closer
Toby Mac – Me Without You
Brandon Heath – Stolen
Brandon Heath – No Good To Be Alone
Brandon Heath – The Light In Me
Ryan Stevenson – Holding Nothing Back
Ryan Stevenson – The Human Side
Ryan Stevenson – We Got The Light
Ryan Stevenson – All Yours
For King & Country – Shoulders
The Afters – You Lift Me Up
The Afters – Broken Hallelujah
Hawk Nelson – Drops In The Ocean
Colton Dixon – More Of You
Colton Dixon – Let Them See You
Dan Bremnes – Beautiful
Jason Gray – Good To Be Alive
Mercy Me – You Are I Am
Matthew West – More
Aaron Shust – Give Me Words To Speak
Gary Valenciano – Could You Be Messiah To Me
Everything Chris Tomlin

If you happen to be a new believer, the moment you gave your life to Christ, He gave you a new song in your heart. It’s hard saying goodbye to secular music (I’ve been there) but you need to make a conscious effort to stop intaking sugarcoated diatribes (in your own timing and volition of course) and replace it with more edifying alternatives consistent with your new walk.

“I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.”
Psalm 146:2

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