What Songs Bring You Comfort? Let's Make a Playlist
March 25, 2020
Updated April 2, 2020
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In challenging times, music can be a source of comfort, healing, and hope. I’m curious: Which songs or hymns are you listening to lately?
Share below and I’ll put together a Spotify playlist with your suggestions!
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here's the playlist I made for our congregation: Songs of Hope for an Anxious Time
During these interesting times as the world deals with the coronavirus, I tend to focus on Psalm 46 and the familiar song that Martin Luther penned based on that psalm, A Mighty Fortress.
There are various interesting versions of that hymn on Spotify and elsewhere.
It reinforces the notion that God is in charge and that, through the coronavirus, God is at work. Our faith will not be shaken because God is a mighty fortress who controls all of creation ... even viruses.
I find I go back to the classic, "How Great Thou Art." Find there are few songs that say as much as that one does.
I am amazed at how old songs are coming to my mind as I deal with the world around me.
My God and I go through the fields together, we walk and talk as good friends should and do...
Everybody ought to know, everybody ought to know, every body ought to know who Jesus is...
And Ten Thousand Reasons always calms and focuses me.
I am not my own by Jeremy Benjamin
Amazing Grace - there are verses that calm and reassure
In Christ alone
I Need You Oh I Need You
Like a River Glorious
Just be held by casting crowns. You say my Lauren Daigle
I have this hope by tenth avenue north has brought me great peace
Because He Lives (Gaither)
We Will Remember (Tommy Walker)
Whom Shall I Fear?
Oops - this is from Diane Dykgraaf - I forgot to sign off from Worship Ministries and onto my personal Log in.
Switched over! Thanks for sharing Diane!
Here's a playlist I put together for our church family (First Reformed Church, Lincoln Park, NJ):
Oh, God by Citizens
Chaos by Ghost Ship
Where Were You by Ghost Ship
The Road, The Rocks, and The Weeds by John Mark McMillan
Is He Worthy? by Andrew Peterson
One song that means a lot to me is Blessed Be your Name. I'm not sure I'd say it comforts me, because there are still times when I sing it with tears in my eyes, but it speaks to my experience with schizophrenia. Like Lamentations it's a song that I can relate to. I also like Ancient Words, Sing, Choirs of New Jerusalem ( grey hymnal) and other songs that don't come to mind right now.
Rejoice, the Lord is King
When Peace like a River
Standing on the Promises
Two by Keith & Kristyn Getty that are so powerful are "Christ our Hope in Life and Death" and "He will Hold Me Fast".
Here are a few that bring me much comfort:
- "Farther Along" by Josh Garrels
- "Lay It All Down" featuring Will Reagan
- "Doxology" by Maverick City Music
- "Peace be Still" by The Belonging Co. (feat Lauren Daigle)
Thank you so much for the wonderful suggestions! The playlist has been created here.
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