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The Top 5 Best Christian Songs

Updated on November 3, 2014

What is Music?

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.

To 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 physical exercise.

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The Real 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 is 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 behind this type of music because Christian music is uplifting and positive for every one for listen to, 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 every day life. The more modern type of Christian music is called contemporary Christian, which means music relevant to 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

Since Christian music is often dismissed by many people, I am trying to revive this dying music genre. Just because Christian music is about a higher power and often involves lyrics about faith and hope does not mean that the music is terrible. Many people think of boring church music or long hymns when they think of Christian music. 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. "He Knows" 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.

This song is a newer single release and has been impossible to find. The lyrics to this song can explain many things and answer many questions that most people have. This song does speak to all people that have experienced any type of hardship or loss, with lyrics that were clearly created out of both a knowledge of God in the Scriptures and a well-tested personal faith.

2. "My Demons" by Starset.

I enjoy Christian music that has a rock type of feeling. This song is just that! This band's music genre is considered to be "cinematic rock." The stylistically ambitious rock band from Ohio was formed by Dustin Bates, best known as the lead singer from the group Downplay.

This song was released was released in August 2013. This song is one that my husband likes, and he really don't listen to Christian music. Listen to this Christian rock song because it is awesome. It can be found on Starset's 2013 album entitled "Transmissions."

3. "We Believe" by Newsboys.

Newsboys are a Christian pop rock band founded during 1985 in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. They have released 16 studio albums, six of which have been certified gold. Currently, the band consists of lead vocalist Michael Tait (formerly of DC Talk), keyboardist and bassist Jeff Frankenstein, guitarist Jody Davis, and drummer and percussionist Duncan Phillips. This Christian band has won numerous awards including Grammy awards, Dove Awards, and Billboard Music Video awards.

This unforgettable tune is the newest release from the album Restart. This particular song offers a chant of triumphant in our faith and our Lord.

4. "Come Alive" by Jeremy Camp.

I really do like Jeremy Thomas Camp. He has released eleven albums, four of them RIAA-certified as Gold, and two live albums. His original music is a mixture of ballads and up-tempo songs with rock influence. Camp has won five GMA Dove Awards, has been nominated for three American Music Awards, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album in 2010.

This song is from his newest released album called Reckless. This is a song of living life in a better way and allowing greater powers to have control of what happens.

5. "Waterfall" by Chris Tomlin.

This contemporary Christian music singer and song writer was born during 1972 and has made a name for himself within the music entertainment industry. Christopher Dwayne Tomlin has won many awards during the Grammy Music Awards, GMA Dove Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, along with many other awards. This successful music entertainer shows where he gets his blessings from during this song.

This song is the latest release from the album called Waterfall. This song explains how love and blessings are like a waterfall that flows freely and in abundance.

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      Cari Jean 15 months 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!