Christian Songs About God's Love

We've all heard the Bible verse, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son." Do you remember that love every day? Do you see it in the sunrise? Feel it in the gentle breeze? Hear it in a song? Music is a wonderful way to be reminded about just how much God loves us, and songs about God's love and essential Christian rock albums will help remind you to love your neighbor—even when he or she is not behaving in a way that is very "love inspiring."

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'His Kind of Love': Group 1 Crew

Group 1 Crew – Fearless
Fervent Records

From the song "His Kind of Love":

His kind of love (His kind of love)
Is reckless for us
His kind of love is will never give up
‘Til the whole world knows how far He went to show
His kind of love
His kind of love

Group 1 Crew tells us that God's love for us isn't something that we can easily explain. It defies logic and reason, yet it is.

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'How He Loves': David Crowder*Band

David Crowder*Band - Church Music

Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords

From the song "How He Loves":

He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

The David Crowder*Band is a perfect end to a playlist before the school (or work) day because he tells us the biggest truth we can hear: Jesus loves us!

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'Learn to Love': Leeland

Leeland - Love Is On The Move

From the song "Learn to Love":

Pray for each other
Stand in together
We'll see his kingdom come
Shining like the sun
Something is stirring
A new day is calling
Jesus Is the king
We lift our voice and sing

Leeland's "Learn to Love" tells us that we're all in this thing called life together. Instead of building little fiefdoms (think high school or office cliques and/or socioeconomic groups that never cross into each other's camps), we should come together to build a kingdom. In a "me, me, me" world, we need an "us" revolution.

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'Love Is Here': Tenth Avenue North

Tenth Avenue North - Over and Underneath

From the song "Love Is Here":

Love is here
Love is now
Love is pouring from his hands, from his brows
Love is near, it satisfies
Streams of mercy flowing from his side, yeah

Spending eternity in heaven with Jesus is going to be an amazing, wonderful, beautiful thing, but the beauty of Christ's love for us is that we don't have to wait until we get there to experience it. As Tenth Avenue North so aptly put it, love is here and love is now.

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'The Same Love': Paul Baloche

Paul Baloche - The Same Love

Integrity Music

From the song "The Same Love":

The same love that set the captives free
The same love that opened eyes to see
Is calling us all by name
You are calling us all by name
The same God that spread the heavens wide
The same God that was crucified
Is calling us all by name
You are calling us all by name

Paul Baloche calls us to reflect on the fact that the love that gave us eternity knows us by name. How awesome is that?

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'Won't You Be My Love': MercyMe

MercyMe - The Generous Mr. Lovewell
INO Records

From the song "Won't You Be My Love":

Won't you be My voice calling
Won't you be My hands healing
Won't you be My feet walking into a broken world
Won't you be My chain-breaker
Won't you be My peacemaker
Won't you be My hope and joy
Won't you be My Love

It doesn't get much plainer than what MercyMe says, folks: Loving your neighbor means actually trying to be like Christ, and that takes more work than simply showing up to church once a week.

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'Your Love Never Fails': Newsboys

Newsboys - God's Not Dead
Inpop Records

From the song "Your Love Never Fails":

The wind is strong and the water’s deep
But I’m not alone here in these open seas
Cause Your love never fails
The chasm is far too wide
I never thought I’d reach the other side
But Your love never fails

No matter how far we run, how hard we fall, or how badly we hurt, the Newsboys remind us that God's love never changes or fails.

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'Banner of Love': Luminate

Luminate – Welcome to Daylight
Sparrow Records

From the song "Banner of Love":

I want to be Your love
I want to lift You higher
I want to reach out and touch this world
I'm gonna reach out and love Your world
We want to show Your love
We want to lift You higher
We're gonna reach out and change this world 

We shouldn't just talk about living and loving like Christ does; Luminate says we should be a banner of his love for all the world to see.

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'Because of Your Love': Phil Wickham

Phil Wickham - Heaven & Earth

From the song "Because of Your Love":

Innocent and Holy king
You died to set the captive free
All because of your love
Lord you gave your life for me
So I will give my life for you
All because of your love
All because of your love 

The powerful message in this Phil Wickham song makes it clear that Jesus loves us beyond rhyme or reason.

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'Don't Have Love': Holly Starr

Holly Starr - Focus
Artist Garden Entertainment

From the song "Don't Have Love":

You can have money, and cool friends, a ring on your left hand
But it's never gonna be enough if you don't have love
You don't have love
You can have a fast car, a mansion, and everyone's attention
But it's never gonna be enough if you don't have love
You don't have love, you don't have love

Holly Star sings the truth. You can have all of the stuff in the world—the money, the mansions, the movie-star lifestyle—but without love, it all means absolutely nothing.

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'Everyday Your Love Is New': Esterlyn

Esterlyn - Woven

From the song "Everyday Your Love Is New":

It's a fight that we're all gonna have to face
To live a life where we're nothing apart from grace
Oh Jesus make our will Your very own
We feel the pull of wonder
We wonder every day
We need Your love to lead us
To show us the way

Our love is fickle and changes with the tides. Don't forget, Esterlyn says, the love that Jesus has for us is as eternal as it gets, and though we may find ourselves walking a path we shouldn't be, he never turns his back on us.

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'For Love of You': Audrey Assad

Audrey Assad - The House You're Building
Sparrow Records

From the song "For Love of You":

For love of You
I'm a sky on fire
For love of You
I come alive
It's Your Sacred Heart within me beating
Your voice within me singing
(out for love of You)

If you could sit down and have a face-to-face conversation with God, would you share your heart like Audrey Assad does?

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'Let Us Love': Needtobreathe

Needtobreathe - The Outsiders

From the song "Let Us Love":

Let us love (like we were children)
Make us feel (like we're still living)
in a world I know is burning to the ground

Call this Needtobreathe tune an anthem or name it a call to arms...for that matter, call it whatever you like, as long as you listen to the lyrics.

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'Love Has Come': Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz - Come Aive

From the song "Love Has Come":

Well, I know this life is filled with sorrow
And there are days when the pain just lasts and lasts
But I know there will come a day
When all our tears are washed away with a break in the clouds
His glory coming down and in that moment

Nowhere in the Bible does it promise us that accepting Christ means a life of rainbows and roses. It does, however, let us know that no matter how bad things are, we do not walk alone (Hebrews 13:5). Mark Schultz notes that there will be days when no matter how hard we try, things just don't go our way and we end up getting hurt. Knowing that all of the days of sorrow in this life added together and multiplied by 1,000 won't even come close to the joy of one single day in his presence somehow makes today's hurts more bearable.

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'Love Is Making a Way': Sixteen Cities

Sixteen Cities - Love Is Making A Way
Centricity Music

From the song "Love Is Making a Way":

Like a thief in the night
You come by surprise
Your mercy captures me
And what I’ve done and who I was
Is not who I will be
All because...

The title track from Sixteen Cities' 2012 album tells us how God and his love changes us for the better.

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'More Like Falling in Love': Jason Gray

Jason Gray - Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue
Centricity Music

From the song "More Like Falling in Love":

It ought to be
More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
It's like I'm falling, oh
It's like I'm falling in love

Jason Gray describes perfectly what being a Christian should be like. It shouldn't be about religion and a list of rules; instead, it should be about a relationship and love.

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'Some Kind of Love': Phil Stacey

Phil Stacey - Into The Light

From the song "Some Kind of Love":

What kind of love goes into the darkness
And pulls you back when you’re on the edge
What kind of love finds you when you’re hopeless
And gives you another second chance

Starting a day off with "American Idol" finalist Phil Stacey's pop/soft rock "Some Kind of Love" reminds us that today is the first day of our second (or 7,000th) chance. What a great way to start the day.

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'The Proof of Your Love': For KING & COUNTRY

for King & Country - Crave
Fervent Records/Word

From the song "The Proof of Your Love":

If I sing but don't have love
I waste my breath with every song
I bring an empty voice, a hollow noise
If I speak with a silver tongue
Convince a crowd but don't have love
I leave a bitter taste with every word I say

KING & COUNTRY tells us that love is a living, breathing thing. It's a savior come to life, a deed done from the heart, a word that saved the world.

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'You Are Loved': Heather Williams

Heather Williams - This Time Around
Fair Trade Services

From the song "You Are Loved":

But you don't have to be afraid
No, you don't have to be ashamed
Cause you are, you are, you are loved

When you are hurting, lost and alone, Heather Williams wants you to remember that you are loved by the one who created the universe.

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'You Loved Me First': MIKESCHAIR

Mikeschair - A Beautiful Life
Curb Records

From the song "You Loved Me First":

When I was wandering, when I was hiding
Jesus, You found me and You loved me first
God of full mercy, take all the glory
Jesus, you found me and You loved me first
You loved me first

Mikeschair reinforces that even before we came to know Christ, he already loved us so much that he gave his life for us.

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'Your Love Is a Song': Switchfoot

Switchfoot - Hello Hurricane
Atlantic Records

From the song "Your Love Is a Song":

Your love is a symphony
All around me
Running through me
Your love is a melody
Underneath me
Running to me 

Switchfoot notes here that God's love is like the air we breathe, always there but so constant that sometimes we don't even realize it. This love is a song that forever plays in the background of our lives and through us and to us. We have to keep our minds and our hearts open to keep from shutting it out

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Jones, Kim. "Christian Songs About God's Love." Learn Religions, Apr. 5, 2023, Jones, Kim. (2023, April 5). Christian Songs About God's Love. Retrieved from Jones, Kim. "Christian Songs About God's Love." Learn Religions. (accessed May 30, 2023).