Peace, Calm, Rest
In times of anxiety, worry and doubt, music can be a healing balm. The following songs have been chosen for their soothing, encouraging tone. We pray that they will be a solace for you during a difficult time. Remember to support the artists by buying their music or streaming it on services like Spotify!
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Tasha Layton ~ Into the Sea
This beautiful song is based on Psalm 46 (“Therefore we will not fear …”), and Tasha’s acoustic version is prefaced by a wonderful testimony about being a parent in a time of crisis.
David Archuleta ~ Just Breathe
Pop artist David Archelta has released two singles from the forthcoming album Therapy Sessions. “Just Breathe” focuses on our moods during the crisis, and this elegant tribute video is a gift to health care workers everywhere.
for KING & COUNTRY feat. Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly ~ Together
The recent crisis has been the inspiration for a new wave of encouraging songs, many of them collaborations. The latest song from for KING & COUNTRY and friends blends pop and soul and reminds us that we will make it through together.
Elias Drummer ~ Good
Elias Drummer (lead singer of The City Harmonic) has released a video of family members and others around the world submitting cheerful clips from home. The song reinforces the goodness of God while reminding us that we were never promised a worry-free life; we were promised the presence and love of our Lord. The song will appear on Drummer’s EP The Rest Vol 1 this June.
Lauren Daigle ~ Your Wings (Social Distancing Version)
While Lauren extends her run of success on the Christian and pop charts with “You Say,” she continues to make new music. Her latest is a reimagining of “Your Wings” from Look Up Child. What a smile ~ she has got to be the happiest singer around!
Bethel Music feat. We the Kingdom ~ Peace
Bethel Music dropped a surprise album this spring, featuring peaceful acoustic versions of some of their greatest hits, along with recent hits from friends. The tracks include “King of My Heart,” “No Longer Slaves,” “Surrounded” and “Reckless Love,” which we sing in our church, along with a version of “The Blessing” (the original is below). The title track is brand new ~ here it is!
Jesus Culture feat. Mack Brock ~ Still in Control
How can I say it is well when my voice can barely speak? How can I sing You a song in the midst of suffering? Jesus Culture (“One Thing Remains”) returns with a declaration of faith that includes reference to a favorite traditional hymn.
The track is taken from the album Church Vol. 1.
Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban ~ Be a Light
This benefit song bears a simple message but practices what it preaches, with all proceeds going to COVID relief funds. It’s a great example of the shared values of Christian and country music, and it went straight to #1 on release, making it the second Christian song to do so in three weeks!
Housefires feat. Kirby Kaple & Dante Bowe ~ My Soul Sings
Another beautiful worship song from Housefires, “My Soul Sings” praises the God who is our first love, always good, always near. The song can be found on the EP Housefires + Friends (Live).
Alicia Keys ~ Underdog (iHeart Acoustic Video)
An incredibly timely track, newly recorded with additional lyrics and a heartfelt dedication, “Underdog” is a song for us all.
Cody Carnes, Keri Jobe and Elevation Worship ~ The Blessing
We may have found THE song of our moment. These Christian artists got together in early March to record this song, which debuted at #1 on the day of release ~ not just on the Christian chart, but on the overall chart. This is America’s #1 song at the time when we need it the most. Thank you, Jesus!