Songs We Sing

  • A Word About The Songs We Sing

    ”Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” - Colossians 3:16

    We have carefully selected the songs that we sing on Sundays to help us remember and rehearse the gospel as we praise our gracious God for who he is and what he has done. Regardless of its source, we should always evaluate whether each individual song declares the truth of Scripture. Our prayer for all of us as believers is that of Paul in Philippians 1:9-11, “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”

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  • The Songs we Sing


    Ghost Ship

    Adoption is a song of declaration for those who believe. At Anchor, we sing this song to communicate our position before God, and what Christ has done through the powerful illustration of adoption. In Christ, we are reborn into God’s family, but Scripture also teaches us that we are adopted as co-heirs with Christ. We celebrate being united into the family of God, not by blood but by an even more powerful force; the Spirit.


    All Creatures

    Hymn/David Crowder 

    All Creatures of Our God and King speaks to the beauty of God’s creation and to the powerful truth that all of creation is praising his name. The Psalms teach this truth over and other again. All creation will one day bow in worship of the Creator. 


    All Glory Be to Christ

    Kings Kaleidoscope

    This song brings our congregation back to the foundational story of God. Despite the struggles that we face, Christ will return and dwell with us, bringing the fullness of his kingdom. He is making all things new.


    All I Have is Christ

    Sovereign Grace Music

    This song the journey of a believer from sinner to saint.  It teaches the depravity of man and the celebration that occurs when one comes to the saving knowledge of Christ. 


    All My Hope


    Although we may struggle to believe this in some seasons of our lives, this song declares what we know to be true. The only hope that we have is in Jesus.


    All the Poor and Powerless

    All Sons & Daughters

    This song proclaims God’s mercy available to all who recognize their need for him. This is the good news we proclaim in a lost and broken world.


    Apart from You

    Jenae Edwards

    God is gracious to us in that he provides a way for our efforts to be sanctified and used for his purposes through the power of the Holy Spirit. But apart from his saving grace, we can do nothing. This means that anything we do that is of eternal value comes from him. Because of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, we are saved when we respond in faith, and we are safe in the hands of a loving heavenly Father. 

    Before the Throne

    Shane & Shane

    This song addresses a just and holy God. As believers, we stand before the throne of God with confidence, not because of our work, but because of the saving work of Jesus on the cross.


    Build My Life


    This song speaks about our mission to know Jesus and make him known. We will build our lives on Christ, the firm foundation. This is the only place where we can find meaning and purpose. As a response to his love, we are lead to pursue those around us.


    Come Lord Jesus (Even So Come)

    Chris Tomlin

    This song speaks to our desire for Christ’s return that we might know him fully. As the body of Christ, we are his bride awaiting his return.


    Come Thou Fount

    Hymn/Kings Kaleidoscope

    Come Thou Fount invites the church to remember the gospel. It reminds us that although we are prone to wander God is faithful and his Spirit preserves us. 


    Come Ye Sinners

    Robbie Seay Band

    Come Ye Sinners is a call to both the believer and the unbeliever. Jesus invites all who will turn to him in repentance to find rest and life in him.



    Hillsong Worship

    Cornerstone is a modern take on the hymn Solid Rock. We sing this song to declare that our only hope is in Jesus. He is the firm foundation upon which God is building his church (1 Peter 2:4-8).


    Covered by Christ

    Jenae Edwards

    Covered by Christ celebrates the gospel and reminds us that we are invited into God's mission, which gives us meaning and purpose. When we believe that Christ is our only way of salvation, he covers us, and one day, sin and death will ultimately be done away with.

    Death Arrested

    North Point InsideOut

    Death Arrested is a celebration song declaring that we have new life in Jesus. Death has been overcome by Jesus. He has made eternal life available through his life, death, and resurrection.


    Death in His Grave

    John Mark McMillan

    Death in His Grave tells the story of Jesus’ resurrection. It is a celebration of what he accomplished on the third day, rising from the grave to conquer sin and death. 



    John Mark McMillan

    Future/Past speaks to the greatness of God while also addressing his friendship with those who have been reconciled to him. It points to the mystery that the God of the universe would call us his own.


    Glorious Day

    Kristian Stanfill

    Glorious Day expresses the joy of salvation. We are rescued and made new through the work of Jesus.


    God With Us

    All Sons & Daughters

    God With Us reminds us that God is near to us. Jesus has come to bring hope for sinners for his name’s sake.  


    Great Are You Lord

    All Sons & Daughters

    Great Are You Lord expresses our desire that all might glorify God above all else. The only right response to our God is to live lives of praise to him. 


    Hail the King


    Hail the King is a song of celebration, commanding us to praise the name of the Lord. The King has come and conquered of sin and death. We rejoice, knowing he will come again to make all things new.


    He Who Is Mighty

    Sovereign Grace Music

    He Who is Mighty reflects Mary’s prayer when she finds out that she is carrying the Messiah. This song is a beautiful reminder of the incarnation of Christ, the one who has come to free us from sin and death.


    He Will Hold Me Fast

    Keith & Kristyn Getty

    He Will Hold Me Fast is a declaration of God’s promise that nothing can ever take his children out of his hand. We have a God who is faithful to deliver his people.


    Here is Love

    Matt Redman

    Here is Love speaks of what God has done for us in Jesus. This song reminds us of the magnitude of God’s love, that he would make a way for sinners to be welcomed back to him through Christ (Romans 5:8).


    How Deep the Father’s Love

    Austin Stone Worship

    How Deep the Father’s Love tells the beautiful love story of how God came to save those who rejected him. We are recognizing the great love shown to us.


    How He Loves

    John Mark McMillan

    How He Loves reminds us of the deep love that Jesus has for us. It helps us declare who he is and who we are in him.


    I’d Rather Have Jesus


    I’d Rather Have Jesus reminds us of the worth of Christ. He is greater than all this world has to offer.

    Is He Worthy?

    Andrew Peterson

    Is He Worthy? is a call and response song that tells the message that we work to communicate every Sunday. The world is broken and we are longing for the day when Jesus, the only one with the power to do it, will make all things new. We trust in him and look forward to that day.


    It is Well

    Hymn/Bethel Music

    It Is Well declares the hope that we have in Christ in the moments of both happiness and desperation. 


    Jesus is Better

    Austin Stone Worship

    Jesus is Better is a prayer that we might remember and believe that Jesus is better than all this world has to offer.



    Chris Tomlin

    This song reminds us of the life of Christ and tells the story of who Christ is and what he has done for us. 


    Jesus Paid It All

    Hymn/Kristian Stanfill

    Jesus Paid It All is a declaration of what Christ has done. Jesus has paid the penalty for our sinsl and we owe him everything. 


    King of Kings

    Hillsong Worship

    This song emphasizes the beauty of the Trinity, that God exist eternally as three persons but one God. He is working to glorify himself in all things. It proclaims the gospel and provides a way for us to rejoice and worship as we declare it.


    Shane & Shane

    Liberty declares the freedom we have in Christ. He has broken our chains and set us free from sin and death. We are alive in the Spirit and free to worship the Lord.. This song also declares the beauty of the cross. The veil is torn and now the Spirit is able to dwell inside those who believe.


    Living Hope

    Phil Wickham

    Living Hope tells the story of Christ’s sacrifice once and for all. It reminds us of the power of the cross, Christ’s resurrection, and the hope that we have through Jesus.


    Look What God Has Done

    Ghost Ship

    Look What God has Done declares the work of the Trinity in salvation. Rather than being an individualistic song, it speaks of Christ’s church as one body. This is a healthy juxtaposition against our individualized culture.


    Lord I Need You

    Matt Maher

    Lord I Need You is a song of confession. We are dead in our sin and hopeless apart from what has been accomplished in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. It helps us remember how desperately we need Christ and how our natural tendency is to reject him.


    Made Alive


    It is by grace we are saved through faith. It not of ourselves. This song reminds us of Ephesians 2:8-9 which states, "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast."


    Man Of Sorrows

    Hillsong Worship

    Man of Sorrows helps us rehearse and remember the cross, that Christ has died for our sins, and has conquered death through his blood. Jesus suffers in our place to make a way for us to be restored to the Father.  



    Ghost Ship

    Mediator teaches us about the role that Christ plays between God and man. He is our mediator, making intercession for us before the Father. He has paid the penalty for our sin once and for all and presents us to the Father as those who have been made righteous.


    More of You

    Jenae Edwards

    More of You reminds us of our mission to know Jesus and make him known. It is a prayer that we will respond to and remember the gospel throughout our everyday life.

    Murdered Son

    John Mark MacMillan

    Murdered Son tells the story of redemption through God's most beloved Son who took upon himself all of our brokenness so that we could be made right with God. 

    My Victory


    This song reminds us of the victory we have in Christ through his life, death, and resurrection. It speaks to the sovereignty of God in that the cross that was meant to kill Jesus is actually the way that he overcomes sin and death.


    No Longer Slaves

    Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

    This song declares the position of man before God when he comes to the saving knowledge of Christ. We are set free from sin to be children of God. We no longer live in fear, for the love of God drives out fear (1 John 4:18).


    Nothing But the Blood


    We declare that the blood of Jesus is all that can cleanse us from our sin. We are completely dependent upon Jesus. 


    O Come to the Altar

    Elevation Worship

    We confess our sins to one another, recognizing the importance of repentance. Because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, we can turn to him and be forgiven.


    O Praise the Name

    Hillsong Worship

    This song is meant to glorify and praise God for who he is and what he has done in Jesus. We look forward to the day of his return, when we will experience the fullness of his presence. 


    Oh Great is Our God

    The Sing Team

    This song declares the greatness of God and reminds us of our responsibility in sharing that news with others. 


    Oh Our Lord

    Paul Baloche

    Oh Our Lord helps us to remember the God of creation and our dependence on him. We praise him because he is worthy of all praise.  


    Only a Holy God

    City Alight

    Only a Holy God invites us to worship the one who is worthy. It reminds us of the greatness of God and helps us sing his holiness over one another.

    Our Father

    Bethel Music

    This song comes from Matthew 6:9-13 where Jesus is teaching his disciples how to pray. We want to learn to pray like Jesus, to have our hearts conformed to the desires of the Lord.


    Psalm 23 – Surely Goodness Surely Mercy

    Shane & Shane

    The song Psalm 23 builds off of David’s psalm. God is the good shepherd who cares for those who belong to him. He brings goodness and mercy to his people and is faithful to bring us into the fullness of his presence.


    Pursue My Heart

    Jenae Edwards

    Pursue My Heart was written as a response to Romans 5:8, “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God pursues and rescues those who will turn in belief to Jesus. But even as believers, we have a tendency to try to find our meaning and purpose in things other than our identity as God’s image bearers. We find ourselves drowning in an attempt to make a name for ourselves. We want big things to happen. We want God to use us in big ways. And in reality, we are wanting to make a name for ourselves….just like all of those who have gone before us. 


    This song is a fight against all those things. It is declaring what we already know to be true. We have a God who pursues our hearts, not in the pomp and circumstance but in a gentle whisper. May we find our worth in the fact that the God of the universe pursues our hearts and wakes up our soul to love him and to love the lost as he does!



    Dustin Kensrue

    Rejoice is a celebration song that provokes the church to rejoice in what Christ has done for us through his death and resurrection. We are given confidence to stand before our maker because we have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus.



    Elevation Worship

    Resurrecting speaks to Jesus’ victory on the cross. The King has defeated death. Those who believe in him are united with him in his death and resurrection. We are victorious not because of our efforts, but because Jesus brings life to those who belong to him.


    Rock of Ages (When the Day Seems Long)

    Sandra McCracken

    This song helps us recognize our place before our maker and helps us remember that we have received an undeserved gift of grace. We are reminded that the eternal God is faithful. 


    Seas of Crimson

    Bethel Music

    This song reminds us of who Christ is and what he has done for us. Jesus’ blood cleanses us of our sins. The imagery reminds us of the salvific power of Jesus.


    Son of David

    Ghost Ship

    Son of David is a song of confession that provokes our body to call out for God’s grace. Jesus, the Son of David, the true King, has the power to bring healing and life. We cry out to him for mercy and he freely gives it to those who ask. 


    Sovereign Over Us

    Aaron Keys

    Sovereign Over Us declares that God is in control even when life is difficult and we do not understand our circumstances. He is working all things for our good and for his glory. If we remember this, we are able to find comfort in him no matter the situation we find ourselves in. 


    The Gospel

    Ghost Ship

    This song declares the truth of the gospel. God has sent his son to rescue a people for himself. We declare his goodness, that the God of the universe would make a way for us to be reconciled to him.


    The Lion and the Lamb

    Bethel Music

    This song reminds us of the identity of Jesus. He is the king who sacrifices himself to save sinners. And he is the king who has the power to defeat sin and death. When he returns, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. 


    The Love of God


    The Love of God gives us words to declare the immeasurable love that God has for us, demonstrated in sending Jesus to suffer and die in our place that we might be restored to him. 


    The Mighty Hand of God


    The Book of Romans recounts the faithfulness of God as he fulfills his promises through the new Adam, the perfect sacrifice – Jesus. The book speaks to the mighty power of God throughout history and his faithfulness even when we are unfaithful. This is the undercurrent of Paul’s message in Romans. 


    The Mighty Hand of God speaks to the steadfast love of God throughout all generations. He is faithful. He is restoring a lost and dying world. Even though we are prone to wander, he will never let us go.


    The Solid Rock


    The Solid Rock is an old hymn that helps us remember the importance of finding our all in Christ. He is the only firm foundation upon which to build our lives. It reminds us of the parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders in Matthew 7:24-27.


    The Strife is Over


    The Strife is Over helps us remember that although we still feel the effects of sin in our world, Jesus has already conquered sin and death. Those who believe in him are secure and will be with him in the fullness of his presence when he returns to bring his kingdom. Then there will be no more tears, no more pain, and no more sin. 


    The Way


    The Way reminds us of John 14:6. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. He enables us come to the Father. Regardless of our circumstances, we turn to Jesus. 


    This Glorious Grace

    Austin Stone

    This Glorious Grace reminds us of our need for Jesus and our worship of him because of what he has done. Jesus has poured out his grace upon us. Our response should be to give him all of our praise. 


    This I Believe

    Hillsong Worship

    This I Believe is a contemporary song based on the Nicene Creed. We declare the truths that are central to the faith – the identity of God, what he has accomplished through Jesus, and what these things mean for us as believers.


    This is Amazing Grace

    Phil Wickham

    This is Amazing Grace declares the surprising actions of God, that he would have mercy on sinners and that this would be accomplished through the death and resurrection of Jesus. 



    Austin Stone Worship

    Trust is a song that helps us remember that no matter the circumstance, we have a God that can be trusted. As Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” All of this is for his glory


    Valley of Shadows

    Caleb Tarvin

    Valley of Shadows reminds us from where our help comes. He will never leave us or forsake us, and we can rely upon his promises as we walk through the valley of shadows.

    We Believe


    We Believe helps us remember the foundational truths of Scripture. We declare the truths that are central to the faith – the identity of God, what he has accomplished through Jesus, and what these things mean for us as believers.


    We Will Feast in the House of Zion

    Sandra McCracken

    We Will Feast in the House of Zion helps us remember that though difficulties may arise, the return of Christ is imminent. Then, all will be set right and as believers, we will experience the fullness of our relationship with God. 


    What a Beautiful Name

    Bethel Music

    What a Beautiful Name is a song of adoration for Jesus. It declares the beautiful redemption story and the power of the cross.


    What a Friend

    The Sing Team

    What a Friend focuses on the intimate nature of our relationship with Jesus. It is a profound mystery that the God of the universe would choose to call us friend (John 15:15).


    When I Survey


    When I Survey is a hymn that powerfully speaks to the depth and gravity of the cross. It illustrates our condition before a perfect, holy God and the mystery of his love for us.


    Who You Say I Am

    Hillsong Worship

    Who You Say I Am reminds us of the incredible truth that the God of the universe has chosen to love us. It reminds us that our identity is found in him and who he declares us to be. 


    Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me

    City Alight

    Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me reminds us that our only hope is Jesus, and as we sojourn in a broken world, we need to be reminded that some day he will make all things new.

    You Are

    Jenae Edwards

    You Are is a song that declares who God is. It expresses the believers' role, identity, and purpose. We are to put God on the throne of our lives, not ourselves.This song reminds believers that we can only find true meaning and purpose in Jesus.


    You are My Vision


    You are My Vision is a modern version of the hymn, Be Thou My Vision. This helps us remember that the Lord guides our steps. He is our provider, protector, and preserver who will ultimately conquer our enemies.


    You Speak

    Jenae Edwards

    You Speak was written to tell the story of Genesis and to express the idea that the gospel story starts, not in the New Testament, but with Creation. Only God can make something out of nothing, and he proves that over and over again as he alone works all things to bring about the Savior of the world through his Son Jesus. Free Download Available here: /resources/anchor-music

    Your Glory

    All Sons & Daughters

    Your Glory talks about who Gos is and the glory and the splendor of what Christ has done for us. It marries God's goodness and Jesus' life, death, and resurrection into one song of praise. It expresses our desire to worship Creator God.


    You Brought Me Back To Life

    You Brought Me Back to Life reminds us of what has happened to us if we have believed in Jesus Christ for salvation (Ephesians 2:1-10). He has brought us from death to life.