What are some Christian songs about hope?
- In Christ Alone – Kristian Stanfill
- Shoulders – For KING and country
- Graves Into Gardens – Elevation Worship
In life, there are plenty of challenges that you will experience. Maybe you are encountering financial difficulties, a job loss, a chronic disease, a strained relationship, or other heavy emotions such as anxiety, depression, or feeling purposeless. Let’s face it. The past years have been especially hard for many people because of the pandemic. During such dark times, it can be difficult to look at the light at the end of the tunnel. When you’re feeling low, you can listen to these 3 Christian songs about hope.
The truth is, there is a silver lining in every hardship, and Christian songs talk about them too: God’s love and promises. When you recognize that the Lord is with you through and through, you can have a sense of optimism even when struggles are thrown in your way. He is our constant hope! Add the following Christian songs about hope to your playlist today to keep you encouraged.
In Christ Alone – Kristian Stanfill
“In Christ Alone” is a popular Christian song about hope sung by Kristian Stanfill as part of his album titled Passion: Let the Future Begin. With lyrics like “This cornerstone, this solid ground firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace. When fears are stilled, when strivings cease, “My comforter, my all in all”, the song is a clear reminder that even during the darkest of times, Christ is with us. You can have hope because He brings light, strength, unending love, and peace to all those who believe in Him.
The overarching theme of the song is the life, death, and resurrection of Christ with the lyrics “There in the ground His body lay, Light of the World by darkness slain. Then bursting forth in glorious day. Up from the grave He rose again”. It talks about how even death cannot hold God. When you face difficulties, remember that you can hope in God.
When you listen to In Christ Alone, be reminded of the verse Revelation 21:4 which reads “‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away”. The earthly pains you feel right now are a sharp contrast from the happiness you will feel in Heaven.
Shoulders – for KING and Country
“Shoulders” is one of the most well-loved songs in Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong album of Christian pop duo because of its uplifting lyrics.
With opening lyrics like “I look up to the mountains. Does my strength come from the mountains? No, my strength comes from God. Who made heaven and earth, and the mountains”, the song clearly explains what many people feel when they are at wit’s end. It can be hard to have hope when you are battling sickness, experiencing a relationship fallout, a financial crisis, or experiencing failure and you can end up asking yourself, “where will my help come from?”. The song Shoulders declares that the answer is God.
In times of difficulties, it’s always important to talk to ourselves and not bypass our emotions. This is exactly what the writer of Psalm 42 did. In verse 5, the Psalmist asks himself “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?”. After stopping to recognize his feelings, he finds encouragement in the Lord. “Put your hope in God.”, he began to redirect his emotions to the source of true hope.
Graves Into Gardens – Elevation Worship
Graves Into Gardens is a single by the contemporary worship band Elevation Worship. With lyrics like, “I searched the world. But it couldn’t fill me. Man’s empty praise. And treasures that fade. Are never enough”, the song talks about the all-too-familiar nature of men to turn to the world for hope. However, the chorus of Graves Into Gardens enlightens listeners that there is no one and nothing better to turn to than the Lord. He is the only one who can turn “mourning to dancing”, “beauty for ashes”, and “shame into glory”.
The message of Graves Into Gardens is consistent with the verse Psalm 62:5–6 which reads, “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken”. When you find yourself in the midst of difficulties, remember that hope that comes from the flesh is temporary. Still, your troubled mind and patiently seek God for true hope
In this article are just some of the Christian songs about hope. There are many more uplifting worship songs that you can listen to on SAVED Radio! As a Christian radio in the Philippines, SAVED Radio plays contemporary Christian songs that can encourage you through every day. Tune in here!