Someone recently asked me what my favorite “religious” song was. I didn’t really prefer that naming of a “Christian” song, but I obviously knew what they meant by the question.
As I thought about it, my first thought was to not choose one of the current favorites because how can a recent song be my all time favorite? That led me to thinking about songs I enjoyed when I was much younger and growing up. Nothing really stood out to me as an all time favorite still.
I then thought about the great hymns that were sung in church as I was growing up: Amazing Grace, How Grout Thou Art, He Lives, etc.
I then stopped at “It Is Well With My Soul”. I chose this one as my favorite because of the history of the song and the emotion that stirs up within me when I hear it. Yet, I also thought about the recent remake done by Jars of Clay on their Redemption Songs album and it solidified the song as my choice.
How about you?
What’s your ALL-TIME FAVORITE Christian song? Why is it your favorite? Are the lyrics what stands out to you or the melody of the music?
Let me know in the comments.