To Christians, weddings are not just a union between two individuals. They are also joyous and holy celebrations of two families, joined together in Christ forever. While getting married in a church, couples may want to further honour their faith in the presence of God with some Christian wedding songs.
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Music can definitely help set the tone of your wedding and exemplify who you and your partner are as a couple. Using such songs that speak to you and your faith can be extremely special and healing to your soul. Hence, here are 30 beautiful Christian wedding songs for you to let your Christian faith shine through on your big day.
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Slow & Tender
“When I Say I Do” by Matthew West
Starting with clear and crisp piano notes, Matthew West sings of a promise to love his partner through all the good and bad times for an everlasting journey of life together. He puts emphasis on honouring the two simple words of “I Do” through the little things in our everyday lives.
“Jesus & You” by Matthew West
Matthew West croons this soft acoustic song about thanking God for finding you. The lyrics talk about finding grace and healing through your partner and how they become a better person everyday. It is an equally uplifting and sentimental piece.
“I Promise” by CeCe Winans
As of 2015, CeCe Winans is the best-selling gospel artist of all time. So you can be sure to trust her with her tranquil and dulcet voice. With this track that resembles a R&B song, she sings about loving someone faithfully and unconditionally for her whole lifetime.
“Love Will Be Our Home” by Sandi Patty
Known for her wide soprano vocal range and expressive flexibility, Sandi Patty’s presents an undefeatable voice in this soothing song. She belts out about the power of love and how it will create a safe haven for a joyous family. It is a powerful song that seeks for the happiness love will bring.
“Unfailing Love” by Jimmy Needham
In this soft acoustic piece, Jimmy Needham promises to walk hand in hand with Him with an everlasting and unfailing love together. As it heads to the climax, the guitar strumming gets more intense as he croons out the lyrics “Be my wife” multiple times. For grooms who wish to serenade their wives-to-be, this can be a great song to consider.
“I Will Be Here” by Steven Curtis Chapman
The story behind this song written and sung by Steven Curtis Chapman is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. He wrote this track after his parents’ divorce as a reassurance to his wife that no matter what, he will be there for her. The song talks about the promises to go through life together even when times get hard.
“Love Never Fails” by Brandon Heath
Accompanied with gentle strumming of the guitar, contemporary musician Brandon Heath gets hearts swooning with his warm vocals. He sings about how love is not proud and doesn’t hide but instead will be there to provide and protect someone. It seeks to empower as the strumming intensifies as he sings the sincere lyrics of “Love never fails you.”
“I Choose You” by Ryann Darling
With the charming piano keys accompanied with sweet vocals, Ryann Darling wrote this song as a surprise for her husband on their wedding day. Sincere lyrics make up this tune to create a touching song talking about how their love with be able to move mountains with its everlasting strength.
“Perfect Union” by Matthew Ward
The song has a simple beat but is filled with extremely charming and sincere lyrics. As one of the pioneers of the contemporary Christian music genre, this is arguably one of his most popular songs. It talks about how a love between man and wife is so strong that it lasts a lifetime, and that this love flows from God above.
“Commitment” by Sanctus Real
Sanctus Real sings about the importance of commitment to differentiate between a love that will last and one that’s caring in. The trio band is famed for their heartfelt lyrics and ability to combine unique musical styles. This is evident in this lovely track that begins with soft guitar sounds that escalates with strong drum beats before ending off with graceful keys.
Upbeat & Inspiring
“You Love Me Anyway” by Sidewalk Prophets
With a soft start, they sing about their questions and fears in life. However, the song soon picks up pace as the drums and guitar come in to create a fuller sound together with the keyboard. As it reaches the climax, the lyrics sing about a reassurance of receiving love despite all doubts.
“Write Your Story” by Francesca Battistelli
Beginning with a majestic and addictive beat, Francesca Battistelli sings powerfully about creating a new chapter of life ahead as a couple writes their stories on each other’s hearts. Since its release in 2014, it has also been nominated for the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance at the Grammy Awards.
“Love Is Here” by Dave Pettigrew
Strong and constant beats are present from the start as Dave Pettigrew belts out a powerful tune with his formidable vocals about how God’s love has shown him how love can be such an immense force to bring joy to one’s life. It is an extremely empowering song and will be sure to affect everyone present at your wedding tremendously.
“First Love Song” by Across the Sky
This Christian pop and rock duo releases a catchy bop with strong drum beats about singing their very first love song for their precious someone. With repetitive lyrics like “I feel it in my soul, I know it’s gonna grow” escalating into the climax, it further builds emphasis on their message through the song.
“Angel” by Casting Crowns
As a successful contemporary Christian music and rock band, Casting Crowns has won awards like Favorite Band and Favorite New Artist in various award shows over the years. Their achievements are definitely well-deserved that can be seen through this uplifting tune. The song is one about thanking God for giving an angel to him.
“For Those Who Wait” by Fireflight
American Christian rock band Fireflight released this song that became a hit and got nominated for Best Rock/Rap Gospel album during the Grammys. Their main vocal belts about finding their purpose and love after fighting and waiting for a long time.
“Multiplied” by NEEDTOBREATHE
With a fast and addictive beat, NEEDTOBREATHE croons with his raspy tone this worship song to God, emphasising how profound His love is. The singer seeks to honour God’s presence and wishes for ‘these hallelujahs to be multiplied’. It is an affecting tune that can definitely stir up some emotions within your guests.
“Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury
Cory Asbury made his debut with this as his title track which speaks of the power, attributes and depth of God’s love. It also references passages of scripture in the song such as Luke 15:1-7. His booming vocals paired with angelic baking vocals make this an impactful song to play at your wedding.
“Till I Found You” by Phil Wickham
Starting off with slow piano keys, it quickly picks up pace with electronic beats included to create a unique sound while still worshipping God and His love. For couples who prefer modern songs compared classical hymns, this is a perfect song that still encapsulates the presence of God.
Sing It Together
“God is Able” by Hillsong Worship
Hillsong Worship can be considered a well-known name among Christians all around the world. They are the official worship team of the Hillsong church and are made up of members of the church. This track sings about the great things God has done for us and how we will be able to overcome all obstacles. With simple and repetitive lyrics, it makes a song that is great for everyone to sing along easily.
“Amazing Grace” by Il Divo
Amazing Grace is definitely one of the most popular Christian songs even among the non-religious. There have been various renditions throughout the years, each offering their own distinct take on this lovely tune. The classical male quartet croons with their sultry vocals in their rendition of this song with a message of forgiveness and redemption. It is one that looks forward to a new beginning and is hence appropriate for a wedding as the couple begins their new life together.
“Made to Love” by TobyMac
For couples who are hip-hop lovers and prefer songs with rap or electronic sounds, TobyMac has the song for you. Arguably known as the pioneer of Christian hip-hop, he spits out addictive verses about how he was ‘made to love and be loved by You’. It is a great choice for couples who wish to get the crowd hyped up while honouring God’s presence.
“Thankful for You” by TobyMac
TobyMac releases an addictive bop with adlibs and backing vocals throughout the song to give the song a fuller sound. Different from his other tracks that have more hip-hop origins, this song is easier on the ears and is sure to make your guests all want to get up and dance. This song feels freeing and can be a great song to end off your wedding on a high note.
“Two Becoming One” by Jonathan and Emily Martin
The violin opens up the song with a rich and eloquent sound. Instantly, the compelling melody sticks to your ears. The duo croons about becoming one through marriage and a promise to stay by each other’s side and grow together as one heart. As it reaches the climax, they sing about wanting their love to resemble the immense love God has for them.
“Answered Prayer” by Bob Carlisle and Lisa Bevill
Bob Carlisle blends his warm tone with Lisa Bevill’s sweet vocals to create a delightful harmony for the ears. The song sings about how finding the love in each other feels like answered prayers.
“By My Side” by Annah Edwards and Michael Allen Harrison
Michael Allen Harrison specially wrote this song based on the letters a real-life couple wrote to each other during their courtship. From those letters, he extracted their heartfelt emotions to craft this charming piece. With its smooth melody, this is a perfect song for a slow dance.
“Household of Faith” by Steve and Marijean Green
Soft mellow piano keys start the song as Steve and Marijean Green’s voices slowly come together to build a resonant sound. They sing about the gratitude and love to God for giving them strength and courage to get through every single day. A promise “to build a household of faith” is the key message behind the song and is perfect for couples who are dedicated to continue honouring God as they start a new family together.
“When God Made You” by Newsong and Natalie Grant
While Newsong is a contemporary group, this song is sung by member Michael O’Brien and fellow CCM singer Natalie Grant where they created a beautiful harmony that will certainly have your guests swooning. Newsong’s founding member Eddie Carswell first penned this song for his eldest daughter Jennifer’s wedding together with band member Michael O’Brien. The sincerity and affection the father has for his daughter can be felt through this wedding song.
“Cherish The Treasure” by Steve Green and John Mohr
This lovely duet likens a partner into the treasure of another. It is an elegant tune that seeks to thank God for enabling them to cherish and love each other dearly. The song ends off sweetly praying to build a home of unconditional love.
“The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli
Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli offer raw and haunting vocals in this song with both English and Italian lyrics. Originally planned to be solo pieces (an English one by Celine Dion and an Italian one by Andrea Bocelli), the duet combines their talents to create this extraordinary piece. It has won both Grammy Awards and Golden Globe Awards and is a song best appreciated with a choir.
To choose the perfect Christian wedding song for your big day, reflect on your love story and the moments and memories you have created. Find a song that truly speaks to you as a couple. You don’t have to go for the most popular or trendy songs. Instead, choose one that is unique and personal so that you can look back on your wedding day fondly.