In past posts, we’ve discussed how music is very influential. Even without understanding the message of a song, many people hum tunes or sing parts of the lyrics.
Songs create emotions, whether intentionally or unintentionally. For this reason, I believe we should listen to positive music with optimistic messages. Secular music today is very much tainted. Even in a positive song, messages promote bad behavior, such as promiscuity, drug use and excessive drinking.
But there is music that a Christian girl can listen to that promotes all the values her faith has taught her: Christian music. I know many of you have your favorite songs and musicians, but would you recognize them by just a few lines of lyrics?
Well, here’s your chance to test your knowledge of Christian music. All you have to do is name the song and the band or musician who sings it. Good luck!
Your money your singleness marriage talent and time
They were loaned to you to show the world that Christ is divine
That’s why it’s Christ in my rhymes
That’s why it’s Christ all the time
My whole world is built around him He’s the life in my lines.
There is a hope that you can hold on to.
There is a life line come to the rescue,
Just like a hand that’s waiting for you.
And if you believe in this I promise that you won’t be alone.
We are filled with expectation
As we’re reaching for Your throne
There’s an anthem, hear it rising
With a shout we cry
With a shout we cry.
Yo faith ain’t never small that’s what brought you this far
See you got your dreams and you got your prayers and you got yo God he gone take you there
See everyone has a season and I believe this one’s yours
Cuz you been workin’ waitin’ this what you been prayin’ for.
God is not pleased man, it’s clear that His standards missed
‘Cause the world is running rampant with sin it’s an abandonment
Man is feeling stranded, feeling hopeless since his banishment
God is angry at the distortion and the mismanagement
Evil is at work, but don’t be thinking He can’t handle it.
Like the rising sun that shines
Awake my soul, awake my soul and sing
From the darkness comes a light
Awake my soul, awake my soul and sing.
Sings my soul of how
Your love has set me free
Sings my heart of how
Your mercy rescued me
Hear my cry of endless love
To my Savior and to my King
My heart is overwhelmed.
Sometimes life don’t go the way you planned
And we all have days when we just don’t understand
Searching for meaning, it’s not always easy
But your story’s not over, it’s still being told.
If you gotta start somewhere why not here
If you gotta start sometime why not now
If we gotta start somewhere I say here
If we gotta start sometime I say now
Through the fog there is hope in the distance
From cathedrals to third world missions
Love will fall to the earth like a crashing wave.
Well it’s only the dead that can live
But still I wrestle with this
To lose the pain that’s mine
Seventy times seven times
Cause Lord it doesn’t feel right
For me to turn a blind eye
Though I guess it’s not that much
When I think of what You’ve done.
Did you guess them all? No peeking below for the answers. 🙂
Are you done? Ready for the answers? Scroll down!
1. Lecrae–“Don’t Waste Your Life”
2. Newworldson–“There is a Way”
3. Newsboys–“Here We Stand”
4. Mary Mary–“Go Get It”
5. Trip Lee–“The Invasion (Hero)”
6. Chris Tomlin–“Awakening”
7. Hillsong–“My Heart Is Overwhelmed”
8. Britt Nicole–“Still That Girl”
9. TobyMac–“City on Our Knees”
10. Tenth Avenue North–“Losing”
How did you do?
If you named between three and five correctly, I’d say you’re a pretty knowledgeable Christian music fan.
If you named between five and eight correctly, then you’re definitely a Christian music expert.
If you got all ten of them correct, well, I’d have to say you’re a Christian music genius.
PI readers, what’s your favorite Christian song?