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30 Best Upbeat Worship Songs of All Time

December 6, 2023
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In this collection, I’ve selected the best upbeat worship songs that bring a joyful and energetic spirit to praise and worship.

These tracks are perfect for uplifting your heart and energizing your faith with their vibrant melodies and inspiring lyrics.

Best upbeat worship songs of all time

  • “House Of The Lord” by Phil Wickham
  • “Live Like You’re Loved” by Hawk Nelson
  • “I Surrender” by Hillsong Worship
  • “Goodness of God” by Jenn Johnson
  • “God So Loved” by We The Kingdom
  • “My Testimony” by Elevation Worship
  • “Let There Be Wonder” by Matt Redman
  • “Way Maker” by Michael W. Smith
  • “Wind and Waters” by Native Kingdom
  • “Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture

1. “House Of The Lord” by Phil Wickham

First, in this upbeat Christian worship songs list, we have “House Of The Lord” by Phil Wickham, which preaches about appreciating what God has given you.

Wickham sings about always finding joy in things no matter how difficult a situation you’re going through.

2. “Live Like You’re Loved” by Hawk Nelson

As the name suggests, this upbeat Christian song will remind you that even if everyone has given up on you, God will always love you.

So, instead of living in despair, one should be happy that God is there for them no matter what.

3. “I Surrender” by Hillsong Worship

A lot of celebrities choose to attend Hillsong Church which has many branches in the U.S., due to their high energy worship songs.

“I Surrender” is one of their top upbeat worship songs and expresses a man’s complete devotion and surrender to God.

4. “Goodness of God” by Jenn Johnson

Johnson was inspired to write “Goodness Of God” when she was in process of adopting her fourth child.

The song is one of thankfulness for everything God has bestowed her with, and you can sense how grateful Johnson is as she sings this upbeat worship track.

5. “God So Loved” by We The Kingdom

God So Loved” by We The Kingdom will remind you how special you are to God.

He will always welcome you with open arms, no matter how late you think it is.

6. “My Testimony” by Elevation Worship

Elevation Worship is a Grammy-nominated band known for their heart-touching upbeat praise songs.

“My Testimony” reminds you of all the miracles God has done for his people and how he is capable of many more if we have faith in Him regarding our future.

7. “Let There Be Wonder” by Matt Redman

“Let There Be Wonder” by Matt Redman is a fast Christian song that motivates you to wonder about God and His creation.

Redman believes when you stop wondering about God, you are essentially holding back on admiring and adoring Him.

8. “Way Maker” by Michael W. Smith

“Way Maker” was originally written by a Nigerian Gospel singer, Sinach, and won a GMA Dove Award for Song of the Year.

Michael W Smith covered the song in which he acknowledges how God never stops helping His people.

9. “Wind and Waters” by Native Kingdom

Ryan Smith, a founder of the band, was inspired to write “Wind and Waters” after his brother committed suicide.

The fast praise song expresses how you should always turn to God when things get tough and you think you can’t get through another day.

10. “Your Love Never Fails” by Jesus Culture

In “Your Love Never Fails,” Chris Quilala sings of how humans constantly sin and turn away from God, often forgetting Him in the process.

But God never forgets you and is always there for you, even when you haven’t been the best. 

11. “Follow You Anywhere” by Passion

The band Passion believes that for God, one should travel as far as possible to spread His religion.

They vocalize their aim in “Follow You Anywhere,” expressing their dedication to the religion and its preaching.

12. “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin’s “Good Good Father” is popular among upbeat church songs and has been covered by various artists.

The song praises how God has always been a good father who never lets His people down.

Not only did the song top Billboard’s Christian charts, but also won the Song of the Year Dove award in 2016.

13. “Yes, I Will” by Vertical Worship

Vertical Worship’s “Yes, I will” is among the energetic worship songs that have song verses referencing some of the actual verses of the Bible.

In this song, the band vows to God that they’ll never lose faith in Him, no matter how distraught they find themselves in life.

14. “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury

“Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury is one of the best upbeat worship songs out there.

In the song, Asbury expresses how God’s love is reckless in the way that He does not look at what He will gain by helping his people.

The Grammy-nominated song won two GMA Dove Awards for Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year.

15. “Hosanna” by Hillsong Worship

“Hossana” is one of Hillsong Worship’s best upbeat Christian songs that has left such an impact on the church’s members that now it is a frequently played track during worship.

The song lets the listener visualize God’s glory and power surreally.

The track is extremely moving, both emotionally and spiritually.

16. “All Hail King Jesus” by Jeremy Riddle

“All Hail King Jesus” was one of the favorite uptempo worship songs of 2018, sung by Bethel Music’s popular singer, Jeremy Riddle.

The song references many Bible verses and tells the whole story of the Gospel.

Riddle wanted to write a moving song that would force its church listeners to sway with their hands up in the air, which is exactly what he achieved with “All Hail King Jesus.”

17. “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs

“Break Every Chain” is among the popular upbeat hymns for worship and is bound to sweep you off your feet with emotion.

Cobbs sings how Jesus is so pure that if we have faith in him, he’ll purify our sins as well and make us a better version of ourselves.

The song is platinum certified by the United States RIAA and has also ranked no.1 on the US Hot Gospel Songs (Billboard).

18. “Forever” by Kari Jobe

Jobe wanted to write a song about Jesus that would describe the crucifixion so that the image was immediately painted in the listener’s mind.

The song will bring tears to your eyes while energizing your faith and making you feel the love Jesus had as he sacrificed Himself.

19. “Here Again” by Elevation Worship

Elevation Worship has brought us some of the best upbeat church songs of all time that boost your faith to the next level.

Their song, “Here Again,” will create a sense of awe and adoration in your eyes and heart for God.

It’s perfect for anyone who has been through something difficult and now wants to embark on a healing journey regarding their faith.

20. “What I See” by Elevation Worship ft. Chris Brown

“What I See” by Elevation Worship ft. Chris Brown is the reality check every Christian needs regarding God. 

The song will instil in you the confidence that nothing is impossible for God, so we have nothing to fear.

No matter what you’re going through, this track will rejuvenate your belief in miracles.

21. “Never Stop” by Urban Rescue

If you’re in a phase of your life where you feel isolated, like everyone has abandoned you, “Never Stop” is a must-listen.

The band sings the song expressing how God’s company is all one needs to feel like you’re special and loved.

Even if no one understands you, you can count on God to never desert you to fend for your own self.

22. “I Am” by Influence Music & Melody Noel ft. William Matthews 

Influence Music magnificently glorifies the Lord through their soulful track, “I Am,” reflecting their devotion to the religion.

The song is a collaboration between some of the best singers of upbeat contemporary Christian songs and will have you swaying to their tune in no time.

23. “Unstoppable” by TobyMac

“Unstoppable” by TobyMac is one of the powerful and popular upbeat Christian songs that will make you feel invincible.

The song expresses how if you have God on your side, you can do anything, even if it initially seems impossible.

So when you listen to this track, remember that you are God’s favorite creation.

24. “Wake” by Hillsong Young & Free

“Wake” by Hillsong Young & Free was written to rejuvenate faith in listeners by reminding them how God is alive in all of us.

The song expresses how God’s love can never fade away until we carry his message forward. 

This track is one of those high-energy Christian songs that will force you on your feet to dance.

25. “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship

If you’re having a tough time defining your life’s purpose, “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong Worship is a must-listen.

The song explains how Jesus paid for all our sins even though there was no fault of His.

Yet all He has to give us is unconditional love. 

26. “Great Things” by Phil Wickham

Wickham had come up with “Great Things” after leading regular worship at church.

He realized he needed some fun Christian songs to get the churchgoers in the zone for the rest of the worship.

He sings of the glory of God and all the great things he has blessed us with.

27. “Never Get Over It” by Michael Neale

If you’ve been away from religion and God for a long time and want to rejuvenate your faith, “Never Get Over It” by Michael Neale is the song you need.

Neale sings of a time when he was far from God, embraced by darkness.

God brought him back to life and gave him a purpose.

28. “Let Go” by Hillsong Young & Free

“Let Go” by Hillsong Young & Free is a song that will make you lose all your worries. 

It explains how once you’ve been chosen to walk on the path of God, your worries are now His to take care of.

29. “Assurance” by NONAH

“Assurance” by NONAH is one of those upbeat Christian songs that makes you realize all that you’ve been blessed with.

The song expresses how one is always worried and feels trapped before surrendering to God.

But with God in your heart, you feel free and alive.

30. “Hindsight” by Hillsong Young & Free

“Hindsight” by Hillsong Young & Free will give you the zeal to get through even the most difficult of trials.

The song reminds you that if you have faith in God, you are never truly alone in your trial.

With God by your side, there is no trial you can’t get through.

Best Upbeat Worship Songs – Final Thoughts

We know life can be tough for different people in different ways.

However, this list of top upbeat Christian songs will get you through those difficult times with your faith firmer than before.

So, give this list a listen and live life to the fullest, letting God handle all your worries.

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Will Fenton

Will, the founder of MIDDER, is a multifaceted individual with a deep passion for music and personal finance. As a self-proclaimed music and personal finance geek, he has a keen eye for futuristic technologies, especially those that empower creators and the public.

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