10 Best Christian Wedding Songs
The 10 best Christian wedding songs need to be as much about spiritual faith as they are about romantic coupling. Christian weddings are holy sacraments; therefore, Christian wedding songs are a little like romantic church songs. To find the best wedding songs, each song must meet this specific criteria. There are many Christian songs to choose from, but here are ten of the best.
- "The Wedding Song (There Is Love)" by Noel Paul Stookey. This is an oldie, but still a goodie. It takes its description of love straight from the New Testament, and it's impossible to go wrong with that. It's so good even a few non-Christians are unafraid to use it.
- "I Will be There" by Steven Curtis Chapman. This song of love and devotion puts marriage simply and honestly. Sure, it shares a melody with a certain Earth, Wind & Fire song. But Christians don't listen to funk, right?
- "Your Love Broke Through" by Rebecca St. James. This fine Keith Green song about God's love also fits the wedding scene as well. The lyrics testifies to the power of love. After all, love is what weddings are all about.
- "Household of Faith" by Steve Green. True Christians want to build new married lives on Christian faith and this ballad nicely expresses this desire. The Bible talks about building lives on a firm foundation. People certainly want to construct a marriage on a sturdy foundation.
- "Something Beautiful" by Newsboys. When Newsboys vocalist Peter Furler sings, "I want a new beginning/One without an end," he sets both a spiritual and romantic goal. The Christian faith is all about starting over. Similarly, when men and women leave home to get married, they are also starting over again.
- "Good Thing Going" by Carolyn Arends. Carolyn Arends doesn't promise the sun and moon with these lyrics. Instead, she states,"I don't worry 'bout us," which is a faith far better than any promise. Arends doesn't go for the big, built up ballad. She takes a welcome laid-back approach.
- "When God Made You" by Newsong. There is a degree of predestination in the whole Christian matchmaking process. You certainly get that drift when Newsong sings, "When God made you/He must have been thinking about me." (Just don't replay this one at divorce hearings).
- "How Beautiful" by Twila Paris. Twila Paris is one of the best Christian songwriters at creating big statement songs, which she perfectly accomplishes with this. There's nothing more beautiful than a wedding. Except for that "white wedding" Billy Idol sings about.
- "Give Me Forever (I Do)" by John Tesh and James Ingram. Ingram's soulful singing style and Tesh's piano playing is an unbeatable combination. But Prince once sang that forever is a mighty long time, so think twice before promising eternity to your beloved partner.
- "Without Love" by Stacie Orrico. If you want something more contemporary with a dance feel instead of a ballad, this is your best choice. Orrico also paraphrases scripture within her song. But it's just so catchy, you hardly notice.