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The Top 5 Best Christian Songs

Updated on November 1, 2019
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Cristale Adams is an online author and publisher. Her articles vary in topics and focus on real life. She always enjoys learning new things.

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Music is a form of art where the medium is sound and silence. The common elements of music are pitch (which means having a melody and harmony), rhythm (and it's associated concepts of tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music can vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions and their recreation in performance to purely improvisational music and even to emotional forms of music. Music can be divided into different genres and subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle. Music is also sometimes open to personal interpretation and can occasionally be controversial. Within the arts, music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and auditory art. It may also be divided among art music and folk music. There is also a strong connection between music and mathematics. Music may be played, heard live, may be part of a dramatic work or film, or may be recorded.

Too many people in many cultures, music is an important part of their way of life. Music has played a role in many different time periods throughout history, such as during the prehistoric eras and the middle ages. Music can also be seen as a type of therapy. Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which a therapist uses music and all of its facets-physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients to improve or maintain their health. In some instances, the client's needs are addressed directly through music. Music therapy is used with individuals of all ages suffer from a variety of conditions including psychiatric disorders, medical problems, physical handicaps, sensory impairments, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, communication disorders, interpersonal problems, and aging. It is also used to improve learning, builds self-esteem, reduces stress, and supports the physical exercise.

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The Meaning of Christian Music

Christian music is music that has been written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life and faith. Common themes of Christian music include praise, worship, repentance, and lament. Christian music is available in different forms that vary across the world. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of Christian music varies according to culture and social context. Christian music is composed and performed for many purposes, ranging from aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes, or as an entertainment product for the marketplace. Christian music is different than other music genres because of the fact that it is about a higher being and contains positive messages. Christian music is not about violence, drugs, and sex. There is a deeper meaning to this type of music because Christian music is uplifting and positive for everyone for listening, even children as this music is also more family-based. This type of music is written and produced to express personal faith, hope, and love regarding Christian life and beliefs, however, this type of music can also be applied to everyday life. The more modern type of Christian music is called contemporary Christian, which means music relevant to the present day. Christian music contains the answers and healing powers that our souls need when we feel lost and confused.

The Top 5 Best Christian Songs

This unique music genre has evolved and changed into one that is more modern with sounds of rock, rap, and even some country.

I have created a list of 5 Christian songs that are the best. They are modern, sound great, inspire hope, and many people can relate to no matter what religion, culture, or background they belong to. Music is a very powerful resource that can be used to create and promote health, so why not start from the inside? Enjoy listening to the chosen songs and feel free to leave comments.

1. "Out of My Hands" by Jeremy Camp

I really like Jeremy Camp's music because it is filled with emotion and feelings that can be hard to express. Jeremy Thomas Camp was born on January 12, 1978. He is considered is a contemporary Christian musician and songwriter. Originally from Indiana, Jeremy Camp has released eleven albums since his musical beginning in 2005. Jeremy Camp's life has been a testimony of God's faithfulness as he overcame the largest trial of his life, losing his first wife Melissa, to ovarian cancer just months after their wedding.

2. "You Say" by Lauren Daigle

Born on September 9, 1991, and growing up in Lafayette, LA she was raised around gospel, blues, and cajun kinds of music. While battling a serious illness and being homeschooled, she became a praise and worship leader. As a former American Idol contestant, she finally signed with Centricity Music Label in 2013.

3. "Broken Prayers" by Riley Clemmons

This American Christian musician was born on December 9, 1999, in Nashville, TN and was discovered at age thirteen during a high school talent show.

4. "Only God Knows" by for KING & COUNTRY

This band is comprised of two Australian brothers from Sydney named Joel and Luke Smallbone. Joel was born on June 5th, 1985 and while Luke was born on October 22. 1986. They relocated to Nashville, TN during 1991 for their father's job relocation. They basically followed their father's foot steps into the music industry.

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      Kar 

      3 years ago

      Apparently "My Demons" wasn't meant to be a Christian song, but I still consider it one .

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      Cari Jean 

      5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      One of my all-time favorite Christian songs has become "Forever" by Kari Jobe. Love watching her video on YouTube - she truly has a passion to worship the King!

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