CCM songlists

Communicating the message of God’s grace
through a contemporary style of music


Websites with some good gospel focused CCM songs 

with title, composer, lyrics, song samples, and lead sheets


Keith Getty Music

(click) store, (click) songs

Sovereign Grace Music


Lutheran Service Book: guitar edition (LCMS hymnal)
lead sheets (melody and guitar chords and lyrics) for LCMS hymnal

Christian Worship: Supplement – guitar edition
lead sheets (melody and guitar chords and lyrics) for CWS

Indelible Grace
free downloads of many hymns with a contemporary setting with guitar chords
over 100 hymns online with a contemporary setting for piano,guitar,vocals

A comprehensive collection of the hymnary of Jaroslav Vajda 
Sing Peace, Sing Gift of Peace (great metrical hymn texts that need a melody)


CCM Criteria for Blended Worship

1. Music lyrics that are scripturally sound with a Christ centered, gospel centered and grace centered message.

2. Music that focuses on God and Christ and what God did and does for us.

3. Music lyrics that are clear, not vague or shallow.
     Music lyrics that have substance.

4. Music and style that is worshipful and reverent and fit the lyrics.

5. Music that is singable for the congregation.


“Worship Songs evaluation form” by Pastor James Waddell


When it comes to the music and song texts of worship, discussions often veer away from the main point we should consider. Repetition of texts may or may not be an issue. Musical style may or may not be an issue. But substance should always be the issue. We have one hour each week to nurture the faith of the majority of our members. We don’t have time for ambiguity. Let’s use that hour wisely and give our people the gospel richly — in Scripture, sermons, sacraments, and even in song!

from “It’s About Substance” by Johnold Strey

Lutheran theology of worship and music


Submit your Best Blended Worship songs

If you have favorite or best CCM songs for a WELS Blended Worship service,
please email me the song title and author/artist and lyrics so that I might add it to the songlist. ( )

Or you can add your Best CCM songs as a comment to this post:
more good Blended Worship songs submitted by readers


My list of best CCM songs for Blended Worship:

For lyrics, topics, and artists info for these songs,
download Best CCM Songs.xls Excel database from “MY SHARED FILES” widget at bottom right of this website.
For sample of tunes, see or or EmuMusic or GettyMusic, or SovereignGrace website.
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Best 30 CCM songs for Blended Worship

Best CCM songs sorted by theme/topic

Best CCM songs sorted by resource/composer 

Best CCM songs sorted by title

lyrics on underlined songs                          tune sample on underlined composer

1 Corinthians 13 Rob Smith
A blessing in disguise Michael Schroeder iTunes
A debtor to mercy alone Bob Kauflin
A witness Michael Schroeder iTunes
Above all Lenny LeBlanc Best of the Best
Accepted Rob Smith
Across the great divide Sovereign Grace
Across the lands * Keith Getty In Christ alone by Keith Getty
Alas, and did my Savior bleed Bob Kauflin
All glory to You Steve Cook
All I have Mark Altrogge
All I really need Mark Altrogge
All that we need Mark Altrogge
Almighty Creator Mark Altrogge
Always forgiven * Jonathan Baird
Amazing grace (my chains are gone) Chris Tomlin CCLI
Amazing Love (You are my king) * Billy Foote iTunes
Amazing Love * Graham Kendrick Best of the Best
At the cross * Bryson Smith
At the cross * Stephen Altrogge
At the cross Holland Davis CCLI
At the foot of the cross Steve Cook
Be it unto me * Don Moen CCLI
Be strong in the Lord Tom Fettke CCLI
Because He lives William Gaither 100 EZ Inspirational Favorites
Because of Your love Paul Baloche CCLI
Before the cross * Jon Payne
Before the throne of God Above * Vikki Cook
Behold the Lamb Rob Smith, Nicky Chiswell
Behold the Lamb Mark Altrogge
Beneath the cross * Keith Getty In Christ alone by Keith Getty
Blessed Messiah Ed DeGarmo Lift Him Up
By grace Michael Schroeder iTunes
By your blood Billy Funk Best of the Best
By Your grace we stand Steve Cook
Calvary Bruce Bremner CCLI
Cares chorus Kelly Willard Best of the Best
Change my heart oh God Eddie Espisnosa Best of the Best
Christ Alone * Bryson Smith, Philip Percival
Come to Jesus (untitled hymn) Chris Rice iTunes
Come you saints * Jon Ryan
Consider Christ Bryson Smith, Philip Percival
Covenant of Grace * Don Wallace
Cross of Jesus Keith Getty
Christian Worship Supplement: guitar edition
CWS: 714,715,719,727,729,735,742,745,746,747,748,749,750,751,752,753,755,759,760,765,767,768,769,771,774,778,etc
Depending on Your Righteousness * Rob Smith
Depth of mercy * Bob Kauflin
Endless praises * Stephen Altrogge
Everlasting  * Eric Hughes
Everlasting love DeGarmo and Key iTunes
Every day a celebration of His love * DeGarmo and Key iTunes
Every day is a good day Rob Smith
Every day it starts all over again * Three Bridges iTunes
Every Promise * Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Father Welcomes * Robin Mann Best of the Best, Lappy
Father, we have sinned Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Fear not Lana Gibbons Best of the Best
Finished indeed Kingsmen iTunes
First Song of Isaiah Jack Noble White  
For all have sinned /For God so loved Steve Green iTunes
For God so loved  the world Don Francisco iTunes
For me for You * Doug Plank
For Your glory alone Mark Altrogge
Forgiven David Meece iTunes
Forgiven, forgotten, forever Brian Free iTunes
From  the Breaking of the Dawn (every promise) Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Fuel for the soul Michael Schroeder iTunes
Fullness of Grace * Stuart Townend iTunes: Joanne Hogg
Fully God, fully man * Paul Sheely
Glorious Impossible The Gaither Vocal Band iTunes
God and God alone Phil McHugh 100 EZ Inspirational Favorites
God is my redeemer Steve Cook
God will make a way * Don Moen Best of the Best
God will provide a lamb Michael Card iTunes
Grace Stuart Townend CCLI
Grace Unmeasured * Bob Kauflin
Grace upon grace * Michael Morrow
Greater Love Mark Altrogge
Greater still * Brian Free iTunes
Hallelujah! What a Savior (Jesus what a friend) Bob Kauflin CCLI
He is good Jeff Nelson CCLI
He who began a good work in you Jon Mohr Best of the Best
He will carry you Scott Wesley Brown Lift Him Up
Hear the call of the kingdom * Keith Getty In Christ alone by Keith Getty
Here at the throne * Mark Altrogge
Here I am, Lord Dan Schutte iTunes
Here is love * Sovereign Grace
He’s all you need * Steve Camp iTunes
Highest Place Mark Peterson
His forever Pat Sczebel
Holy Child Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Holy Spirit Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Holy, Holy are You Lord Bob Kauflin
Home where I  belong B.J. Thomas iTunes
Hope has come * Stephen Altrogge
Hope of my heart Ken Boer
How can this be? Simone Richardson
How deep the Father’s love for us * Stuart Townend CCLI
How firm a foundation Bob Kauflin
How great thou art Stuart Hine CCLI
How great thou art (v3) Stuart Hine CCLI
How majestic * Mark Altrogge
HYMNS for guitar Chords for Hymns Chords for Hymns
HYMNS for guitar Christian Worship Supplement Christian Worship Supplement (guitar edition)
HYMNS for guitar
I come by the blood * Steve Cook CCLI
I come to the cross * Bill Batstone CCLI
I don’t care where you’ve been sleeping Don Francisco iTunes
I have a Shelter * Bob Kauflin
I look up * Mark Altrogge
I stand here forgiven Phil McHugh Top 300 Contemporary Christian Songs
I will boast in the cross of Christ Steve Cook
I will glory in my Redeemer * Steve Cook
I will sing of my Redeemer Chad Cates CCLI
I will trust You in my darkness * Rob Smith
I will worship You Scott Wesley Brown CCLI
If God is for us DeGarmo and Key iTunes
If You are for us Mark Altrogge
If you need Jesus Scott Wesley Brown CCLI
I’ll never let go of your hand Don Francisco Lift Him Up
I’m justified Steve Cook
In Christ alone * Keith Getty In Christ Alone by Keith Getty
In His love DeGarmo and Key iTunes
In You alone * Kim Hill iTunes
Into all the world * Nicky Chiswell
It should have been me Mark Altrogge
Jesus did that! * Paul Sheely
Jesus is Lord Keith Getty and Stuart Townend Getty Hymn Supplement
Jesus is the answer Andrae Crouch CCLI
Jesus my only Hope * Sovereign Grace
Jesus never fails Gary Driskell Lift Him Up
Jesus paid it all Elvina Mabel Hall
Jesus, what a friend for sinners Matthew Smith iTunes
Jesus, Your name Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Joy has dawned Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Jubilee Michael Card Joy in the Journey by M. Card
Keep the Son in your eyes Don Francisco iTunes
King of Grace * Mark Altrogge
King’s Ransom Petra iTunes
Lamb of glory Greg Nelson Lift Him Up
Lead me to the  cross Graham Kendrick Best of the Best
Let the earth resound Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Let the whole world sing Ed DeGarmo Lift Him Up
Lion of Judah Ray Boltz Top 300 Contemporary Christian Songs
Live for the kingdom Rob Smith
Lord of the harvest The Imperials iTunes
Lord You are gracious Pat Sczebel
Lost in wonder Martyn Layzell CCLI
Love crucified arose Michael Card  
Love of God Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Make me a servant Kelly Willard CCLI
Man of sorrows Greg Nelson CCLI
May the mind of Christ Katie Wilkinson, Mark Peterson
May the peace (Benediction) Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Mercies Anew * Sovereign Grace
Mercies yet untold Eric Grover
Merciful God * Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Mighty is the power of the cross Chris Tomlin CCLI
Mighty, mighty Savior * Sovereign Grace
My Father Steve Cook
My God Stuart Townend iTunes
My hope is built on nothing less Nicky Chiswell, E. Mote
My hope rests firm * Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
My Lord I did not choose You Devon Kauflin  
My Saviour’s precious blood Jonathan Baird
My soul found rest Steve Green iTunes
Never alone Simone Richardson, Philip Percival
New song in my heart * Rob Smith
No other name  Nicky Chiswell
No other name but Jesus Billy Smiley Lift Him Up
Nothing but the blood Robert Lowry Best of the Best
Nothing can I boast in Bryson Smith and Philip Percival
O church arise * Keith Getty In Christ Alone by Keith Getty
O God, our help in ages past Mark Altrogge
Oh how He loves you and me Kurt Kaiser CCLI
Oh the deep deep love of Jesus * Sovereign Grace
Oh what grace * Zach Jones
One for many Bryson Smith and Philip Percival
Only by grace * Gerrit Gustafson Best of the Best
Only His wounds * Michael Card iTunes
Only in the Cross * Sovereign Grace
Only your mercy Scott Wesley Brown CCLI
Out of the depths Bob Kauflin
Peace be yours Blaire A’Hearn  
People need the Lord * Greg Nelson Lift Him Up
Perfect Lamb of God * Adam Sacks
Psalm 103 Zach Jones
Psalm 103 Mark Peterson
Ransomed * Jordan Kauflin
Resurrection * Nicky Chiswell
Revive us * Rob Smith
Salvation is born Gregory Tulenko
Say a prayer for me Michael Schroeder iTunes
See Him coming Mark Peterson
Servants of the gospel * Bryson Smith and Philip Percival
So I will trust You Stephen Altrogge
Soli Deo Gloria * Mark Altrogge
Speak oh Lord Keith Getty In Christ Alone by Keith Getty
Special Delivery Ron and Carol Harris The Other Song Book
Standing on the promises * The Martins iTunes
Stronger Scott Wesley Brown iTunes
Surely it is God who saves me Jack Noble White  
Taste and see * Rob Smith
Teach us to number our days Nicky Chiswell
Thanksgiving Rob Smith
That’s where His mercy begins Greg Nelson Top 300 Contemporary Christian Songs
That’s why we praise Him Tommy Walker CCLI
The almighty God is with me Steve Cook
The blood of Jesus * Wayne Watson Wayne Watson
The gentle healer Michael Card iTunes
The Glory of the Cross * Sovereign Grace
The gospel is true * Scott Wesley Brown CCLI
The gospel song Bob Kauflin
The grace song of heaven Keith Getty
The One Michael Schroeder iTunes
The power of the cross * Keith Getty In Christ Alone by Keith Getty
The precious blood * Peter Gagnon
The Solid Rock Edward Mote The Other Song Book
The strong name of Jesus Claire Cloninger CCLI
The Word Michael Card  
The wounded healer Bennie Triplett CCLI
Then Your grace appeared Mark Altrogge
There is a higher throne * Keith Getty In Christ Alone by Keith Getty
There is a Savior Greg Nelson 100 EZ Inspirational Favorites
There will come a day * Paul Sheely
Things we leave behind Michael Card iTunes
This I know Mark Altrogge
This is the gospel of Christ Scott Wesley Brown
Thou the Promise Michael Card iTunes
Three in One Nicky Chiswell
Through the precious blood * Sovereign Grace
Unashamed * Mark Altrogge
We are His people * Philip Percival
We believe * Steve Green iTunes
We belong to the day Michael Morrow
We cry “Abba” Rob Smith
We rejoice in the grace of God * Steve Cook The Worship Songbook
We sing Your mercies * Mark Altrogge
What a friend we have in Jesus Joseph Scriven
What a hope Bob Kauflin
What Love is this Mark Altrogge
When God’s people pray Wayne Watson Wayne Watson
When Love came down Stuart Townend CCLI
When trials come Keith Getty Getty Hymn Supplement
Where else have we to go * Nicky Chiswell
White as snow * Leon Olguin CCLI
Wonderful Savior Mark Altrogge
Worthy is the Lamb * Darlene  Zschech
Worthy of all praise Rob Smith
You are my hiding place Michael Ledner CCLI
You are our God Simone Richardson, Philip Percival
You chose the cross * Martyn Layzell CCLI
You gave me love Claire Cloninger Best of Contemporary Christian Fake Book
You left Your glory Mark Altrogge
You will be saved Rob Smith
You’ll never leave me Mark Altrogge
Your love is higher Mark Altrogge
Your name is Jesus Rob Smith
Jesus, thank You Pat Sczebel
= good CCM songs that still need lyrics added  
All my days (Beautiful Savior) Stuart Townend  
Always (You are good) Steve Green  
As long as I have breath Mark Altrogge
At Your Feet Rob Smith and Dave Parker
Covered by the blood The Gospelmen  
Father of Love Rob Smith CCLI
For you are God Mark Altrogge
Forever and a day Simone Richardson, Philip Percival
Glory of Glories Rob Smith CCLI
God of Mercy Rob Smith CCLI
Hallelujah to the King of Kings Mark Peterson
He took the cross The Gospelmen  
Highest Place Mark Peterson
Hymn of the Cross Rob Smith CCLI
I am Mark Schultz  
I have been justified Rob Smith CCLI
I’m justified Steve Cook
It’s all about the blood * Brian Free iTunes
Jesus is our song Tony Payne, Philip Percival
Joy in the journey Michael Card iTunes
Nail my glory Bob Kauflin
Nothing but the blood * Robert Lowry
Out of my distress Rob Smith
Psalm 96 Greg McDonald
Sing Jesus name Philip Percival
Song of Praise Rob Smith CCLI
There is an Everlasting Kindness Keith Getty
We trust in God Steve Cook
What a glorious mystery Stephen Altrogge
Wireless connection Simone Richardson, Philip Percival
Your Steadfast Love Rob Smith CCLI

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