I’m 100% that girl.
That girl that cries during praise and worship.
I don’t dance. I rarely clap. I certainly don’t sing as if I’m auditioning for The Voice.
But boy, do I cry.
It’s not that I plan on crying, and it’s not that the songs are in any way sad, I just get so flooded with emotion and overwhelmed in the moment.
At first, I was embarrassed by my tendency to stand there crying buckets but those days are gone. I’ve just kind of accepted that — for all intents and purposes — I’m the crier.
I’m always looking for new songs to add to my collection and I figured you may be too. Without further ado, here are my top 5 Jesus jams that bring joy to my soul, a smile to my mouth, and most likely tears to my face.
My Top 5 Jesus Jams
Way Maker – Leeland
Let’s start this list off with a bang! It’s SUCH a fantastic song, I’d hedge a bet that this is one of the most mainstream worship songs out there.
Everything about this song praises God. From its upbeat music to its powerful lyrics, Leeland has nailed it with Way Maker.
To me, this song is a reminder of just how powerful God is whether He’s bold and centre stage or doing His thing behind the scenes. It’s the kind of song that makes me feel excited to be a Christian.
Chain Breaker – Zach Williams
I have something of a soft spot for country music and the raspy drawls that typically feature in it, so it’s no surprise that Chain Breaker by Zach Williams is another one of my solid favourites.
It’s a powerful song that I wish I had heard before I was saved. Who knows, maybe it would have made my journey of finding God happen a little sooner.
This song is brimming with passion and purpose. It truly encapsulates what it means to give your life to God and I find it to be a really relatable song. Plus, it’s dang catchy.
Never Get Over It – Michael Neale
This is a fairly new song that I discovered, but I love it just as much as I love the golden oldies! Never Get Over It is a bop and a half, mense!
It’s got a country-like folksy feel to it and honestly sounds like something Mumford and Sons would play.
It’s upbeat, vibey, and makes me want to break out into a line dance or something.
The lyrics are a little deep, but the swoony vocals and bubblegum beat help soften the seriousness of the topic and ensure that the message lands beautifully in the hearts of those that hear it.
Freedom – Jesus Culture
It’s such a great song that makes me want to get up and do something — all the while reminding me that there is unrivaled freedom that comes with loving Christ.
It’s impossible for me to listen to this song and not feel invigorated. Sometimes I even stomp my feet along to the beat if I’m feeling particularly wild.
In all seriousness though, this song has a catchy beat, meaningful lyrics, and is all but guaranteed to get stuck in your head — and your heart.
Yahweh – Elevation Worship
Oof! If you ever want me to break down in tears, get my uncle Hyden to sing Yahweh. And then go get yourself some help for wanting to see a grown girl cry.
I don’t know what it is about this song, but it speaks directly to my heart. I cry literally every time I hear it, whether I’m in church, at home, or at my desk at work.
It’s by far the slowest song on this list, but I love it too much to leave it off even though the rest of the Jesus jams are, well, jammy.
This song makes me want to become even closer to Jesus and reminds me of everything he has done in my life — so far.
I absolutely adore praise and worship and it’s where I go a big chunk of my prayer. The five songs I wrote about today have facilitated many a conversation between myself and my Father.
Are any of my favourites yours too? Do you have any of your own top Jesus jams that you love introducing others to? Hit me up and let me know!