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The 10 best rocking hymns ever!

Updated on July 30, 2013

There is one Almighty Spirit in the sky!


Calling on YOU!

Rocking in the name of the Lord!

Even though some songs are mainstream and rock, there is an obvious message behind them. I love songs with a beat that sing praise to The Almighty! Here are some of the best rock and roll and funky hymns of all time!

10. Jesus is just alright with me- The Doobie Brothers- A great song from the 70's that talks about a relationship with Christ in everyday language.This was popular among "Woodstock/hippie Christians!

9. My Sacrifice- Creed- A song about Power, Freedom, and other such gifts that come from a Spiritual life.

8. Whatever it takes- P.O.D.- This was heavy and wild! This is how the mighty P.O.D. was before the Satellite album. This is the one true heavy metal song on the list. The rest are a bit more mellow.

7. I feel so alive- P.O.D.- I know, it is a bit weird to have 2 back to back from the same band on the same list. However, like Creed , Payable On Death is mainstream rock, but writes most of their songs about a Higher cause!

6. Calling on You- Stryper-An 80s hair band that jammed pretty hard, called upon the Creator when they sang. They inspired a generation, and were picked badly by their rock and roll peers.

5.Stoned love-The Supremes- Yes, this was about God and his love for this world of His. Diana was awesome, and there will never be another.

4. Gloria-U2- This was the band from the Emerald Island's first big hit in America. Back when they were a real band. Now they have fallen off the deep end, never to return!

3. Put your hand in the hand from Galilee- Ocean, and Elvis- Elvis did great hymns and actually had a double album filled with hymns. This particular song was deep and Spiritual all the way through it!

2. One Love- Bob Marley- Bob had deep beliefs and sang to God often, even though he was known to smoke a lot of jeeba. No one can deny the fact that he, the greatest Marley to ever live, loved his Creator, and his fellow man!This one was just beautiful and heartfelt.

1. Spirit In The Sky- Norman Greenbaum- Yes he was Jewish, but this was a great Christian Hymn that brought the word to a searching generation. Some will say that he did this as a joke. No way do I believe that because this was so powerful! We all gotta have a friend...


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    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thank you all for the great feedback! Keep it coming!

    • nanetteparker profile image


      9 years ago

      well-selected and i'm happy you included 2 of fave songs - One Love by Bob Marley and Gloria by U2

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great selection. I am also particularly fond of Marley. I wish he had lived a long full life as he was so generous with his people, especially the children.

    • Cogerson profile image


      10 years ago from Virginia

      Great favorite of this list is easily...My Sacrifice by Creed ...I enjoyed reading and listening to this hub....voted up

    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      Thank you everyone for the kind words! May you be guided today!

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      10 years ago from North Carolina

      Nice job! I'll agree with your list, LOL

    • The Frog Prince profile image

      The Frog Prince 

      10 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Good Hub! Can you hum a few bars of "How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?" I might need it soon for sending a message to our leaderless in Foggy Bottom. LOL

      The Frog

    • TheOneWhoKnows profile image


      10 years ago from Croatia

      Nice choice, my favourite is Bob Marley ;-)

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      David Garlow 

      10 years ago

      Love your writing Mike! I do the music for but enjoy the freedom of choice that I have here. Kudos!


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