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My Top 15 Hillsong Worship || Update Your Quiet Time Playlist

As a Christian, worship is my lifestyle. And daily, I seek ways in which my life will bring Glory to God.

Songs are a great way of worshipping and thanks to the advent of technology, through our phones, laptops and other gadgets, we can listen to songs of worship from various people.

Hillsong is my favorite worship band any time, any day. Their songs always bring me to a state of awe and reverence for God, most times, leaving me in tears.

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No matter how “lukewarm” I feel, a song from my Hillsong playlist, jerks me up and restores my mind to the right posture.

I’ve encountered God’s love over and over again listening to Hillsong worship, because the lyrics of their songs have depths.

I have a couple of their albums and they’re all amazing but I was able to pick out 15 songs that I listen to multiple times. Some of these songs are not necessarily new but they’re evergreen and fresh, ministering to my soul each time I listen.

I won’t claim to have listened to all their songs so please, kindly leave a comment, telling me your own favorite Hillsong worship, if it’s not on this list

My top 15 of Hillsong Worship so far

In Control

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I lift my hands to heaven

Here my heart surrender

I tell my soul again, you are Lord of all

And though the seas are raging

You will speak and tame them

In you I found my rest

You are in control

Behold (Then sings my soul)

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Behold the Father’s heart

The mystery He lavishes on us

As deep cries out to deep

Oh, how desperately He wants us

The things of earth stand next to Him

Like a candle to the sun

Unfailing Father

What compares to His great love

His Glory Appears

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You gave me hope, You made me whole

At the cross

You took my place, You showed me grace at the cross, Where You died for me

And His Glory appears like a light
from the sun

Age to age He shines, look to the skies

Hear the angels cry, singing holy is the Lord

Broken vessels (Amazing Grace)

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You take our failure, You take our weakness

You set Your treasure in jars of clay

So take this heart, Lord, I’ll be Your vessel

The world to see, Your life in me

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost but now I am found

Was blind but now I see

Oh I can see You now

Oh I can see the love in Your eyes

Laying Yourself down

Raising up the broken to life

Christ is enough

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Christ is my reward and all of my devotion

Now there’s nothing in this world that could ever satisfy

Through every trial my soul will sing

No turning back I’ve been set free

Christ is enough for me

Christ is enough for me

Everything I need is in You

Even when it hurts

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Take this fainted heart

Take these tainted hands

Wash me in Your love

Come like grace again

Even when my strength is lost

I’ll praise You

Even when I have no song, I’ll praise You

Even when it’s hard to find the words

Louder then I’ll sing Your praise

Here now (Madness)

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Faith makes a fool of what makes sense

But grace found my heart where logic ends

When justice called for all my debts

The Friend of sinners came instead

Your ways are higher, Your thoughts are wilder

Love came like madness, Poured out in blood – wash romance

It makes no sense but this is grace And I know You’re with me in this place


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You call me out upon the waters

The great unknown where feet may fail


nd there I find You in the mystery

In oceans deep, My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name, And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, My soul will rest in Your embrace

For I am Yours and You are mine

New wine

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In the crushing, in the pressing, You are making new wine

In the soil I, now surrender, You are breaking new ground

So I yield to You and to Your careful hand

So will I

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God of Your promise

You don’t speak in vain, No syllable empty or void

For once You have spoken, All nature and science

Follow the sound of Your voice

And as You speak, A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath

Evolving in pursuit of what You said,

If it all reveals Your nature so will I

What a beautiful name

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You didn’t want heaven without usSo Jesus You brought heaven downMy sin was great Your love was greaterWhat could separate us now

Your Word

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The lamp unto my feet, The light unto my pathOhhh-ohh-oh

Your Word, will not be shaken

Your Word, will never fail me

Like a fire in my bones

Like a whisper to my soul

Your Word, is revelation

This is our God

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Your grace is enough, More than I need

And Your word I will believe

I wait for You, Draw near again

Let Your spirit make me new

And I will fall at Your feet, I will fall at Your feet

And I will worship You here

A beautiful exchange

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You were near though I was distant

Disillusioned, I was lost and insecure

Still mercy fought for my intention

You were waiting at the door

Then I let You in


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Calvary, covers it all

My sin and shame, Don’t count anymore

All praise to the One, Who has ransomed my soul

Calvary covers it all

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How I stopped Listening to Secular Music || The Origin and Power of Music and Sounds

How I stopped listening to Secular Music.

It’s foolishness to say you believe in Music and not in God or Spirits.

– Mo’

Please note that before I was finally able to stop completely, I tried and failed many times. When an idea has not become a conviction, it’s difficult to live by it. Determination and resolve are good but not enough to maintain such a stand.

Some years back, when I was gradually being drawn to Jesus, I was painfully brought to terms with the fact that I had to let go of certain things in my life.

Prior to then, I was always updated on anything music (secular). My friends and I always had the latest tracks on our devices both audio and video. I was having the time of my life or so I thought.

The kinds of songs we listened to were super catchy and captivating but something always puzzled me then; the songs got old very fast. A song could be released on a Monday and go viral so much that it was on everybody’s lips but by the next two or three Mondays, it would have become old to be replaced by another “cool music”.

For a long time, I continued like that, ignorantly.

The songs were always in my head. I subconsciously sang them even in my dreams.

I had the lyrics stored in my head and I gladly shared these songs with everyone who was interested. I had no idea how much those songs had affected me.

“Music cleanses the understanding, inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it could not reach if it were left to itself.” — Henry War Beecher

Fast forward to much later, I began to get weary of the cool meaningless songs on my phone so I introduced gospel songs.

I challenged myself severally to get rid of the songs on my phone which were of no profit to me, songs that only painted terrible images in my head. This was hard for me mostly because of my association but God found a way to isolate me from the company I was in and I went through a thorough ” dark period” during which a lot of things happened and I met a friend/mentor who solidified the convictions I was gradually building. I had a three hour chat with this mentor and my life changed afterwards. Amongst the many things that happened to me was my deliverance from the connection I had with strange songs and sounds.

Truly, transformation of the mind is a great form of deliverance; until the ideas you have are replaced with better ones, you will never leave where you are.

I got tons of “Gospel songs” downloaded on my devices (most of which I was later to delete when I was able to discern which songs were actually gospel).

With the help of the Holy Spirit and discipline on my part, I was able to totally do away with every song that didn’t glorify God and looking back now, I wonder what made them appealing to me in the first place.

I then began to learn the power of music…

Music and Sounds

Almost every person on planet earth loves music, although music is said to have originated from Africa, people all over the world are now drawn to different kinds of music.

“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” — Ludwig van Beethoven

Although, music could be defined as just sound organized in time which if not properly organized, becomes noise, there is a spiritual dimension to music.

Music and sounds are used for several purposes all over the world especially cultural and religious practices.

Music is powerful and can be used to invoke spirits ( through chants and dance), capture minds and even hypnotize people.

Music is directly related to spirits. There is hardly any spiritual practice that doesn’t involve music or sounds.

Because music carry spirits, the kind of music you listen to directly affects your intellect, psychology, emotions, behavior, mind and soul.

Music is the only medium that can transmit a man immediately from the physical realm of senses to the unseen realm. Music and sounds make us aware of the divine supernatural beings that are amongst us though unseen.

Some Christians are of the opinion that the kind of music you listen to does not affect your walk with God which is false because what invokes one spirit sends another away. A kind of music whose sound and lyrics invoke the spirit of lust or violence will definitely put off the Holy Spirit of God.

“Music should be healing; music should uplift the soul; music should inspire. There is no better way of getting closer to God, of rising higher towards the spirit, of attaining spiritual perfection than music, if only it is rightly understood.” — Hazrat Inayat Khan

People often ask me what kind of music is more spiritual: Is it Vedic mantras, Gregorian chant, devotional Bhajans, the great symphonies of Beethoven, traditional Gospel hymns, indigenous drums or even rock and roll? I usually respond by saying any music that helps reconnect us to our essence — to our inner and divine nature — is spiritual.
The spiritual nature of music cannot be defined by religion, culture or genre. Music precedes and transcends all of those frameworks. To even compare music and spirituality as if they were independent concepts feels a bit odd to me. Music is, at its essence, the sound of spirit.

Frank Fitzpatrick