Let's Choose a New Song
by Molly Shorter
How do you choose what song to sing when you're scheduled to sing? Do you go to your set list and choose one you haven't done in a while or do you look for a new track to purchase?
Most singers build a set list to pull from. That's a smart way to have a song to grab quickly if you need to sing at the last minute.
But too often we get stuck in our particular genre of music and stop thinking outside of our set list. Is that you? If so, then it's time to choose a brand new song to sing! Psalm 149:1 says, "...Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people." (ESV) Yes, sing to the Lord a new song!
There is an ocean of tracks out there to choose from. It can be overwhelming. Sometimes it's helpful for someone just to point out a few new titles to get you going in the right direction. I'd like to take a few moments and do just that and hopefully help you find a new song to sing.
My top ten list of current songs:
Thrive by Casting Crowns
What Do I Know Of Holy by Addison Road
This Is Amazing Grace by Phil Wickham
We Believe by Newsboys
Cornerstone by Hillsong
Forever by Kari Jobe
Lord I Need You by Matt Maher
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) by Hillsong United
My Heart Is Yours by Kristian Stanfill
Build Your Kingdom Here by Rend Collective Experiment
Let's add to the list a few Gospel songs that I love:
And a few Southern Gospel songs:
And some Praise and Worship songs to complete our list:
Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list. But it may help you try a song you haven't considered before.
Word of encouragement: Don't get stuck in a rut and sing the same songs over and over. And don't think you can only sing one style of song. Try a current song instead of an "old gold" song or check out a gospel song if you've never tried one before. There are great songs available in every genre.So check out some of these suggestions and find that next song to sing.
Molly Shorter is full-time musician and worship leader in the service of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. She works with church musicians, giving them opportunities to develop and use their God-given musical gifts for His honor and glory.
Along with leading a large worship team, she is also a teacher to budding musicians, a playwright and theater director, a composer, and the writer of your enouragement here at Christwill Music.