I’m always on the hunt for good up-tempo worship songs for church (every worship leader is always on the same hunt). I’ve compiled a list of the ones you all recommended after I made my plea for help a couple of weeks ago. I loved hearing from you all! It helps all of us worship leaders to know what’s working well in other places. I haven’t checked many of these out yet. I hope they’re all actual up-tempo songs. 🙂 Some of you put older songs as suggestions because they have worked well for you. I included those on this list too. Some things that may be old to one person will be new to the next. (Duh. I sometimes have a great capacity to state the obvious.)

This is a pretty diverse list you’ve come up with here. Not everything will work for everybody. Keep speaking the musical language of the people you lead, and don’t let anyone else’s list make you think you need to do any differently. Rather, let these ideas encourage you as you move on in the way God has called you to lead!

 I’m looking forward to diving into this list for some new tunes for 2012. Let me know what works for you.

(PS – The hardest part of this blog post? Putting these songs in dadgum alphabetical order. 🙂 )

Again I Say Rejoice (Israel Houghton)

All Because of Jesus (Fee)

All My Fountains (Tomlin)

All The Saints Join In

The Anthem (Jesus Culture)

At Your Name (Phil Wickham)

Awesome God (Cape First Worship)

Bless The Lord (Andre Henry)

Bless The Lord (redtiemusic.com)

Counting On God (Desperation Band)


Deep Cries Out (Bethel)

Father of Lights (Jesus Culture)

Father Spirit Jesus (Casting Crowns)

For All You’ve Done (Hillsong)

Forever Reign (One Sonic Society)

Glorious (Jesus Culture)

Glory to God (Fee)

Go (Hillsong United)

God Is Alive (Fee)

God is Great (Hillsong)

God of our Salvation (Phil Wickham)

Happy Day (Tim Hughes)

Heaven Fall Down (Phil Wickham)

Here For You (Matt Redman)

Holding Onto You (Paul Colman)

How Great Thou Art (Baloche)

How To Worship A King (Gateway)

I Am Forgiven (Ricardo Sanchez)

I Am Free (New Life Worship)

I’m Changed (City of Life Worship)

Isn’t He Wonderful (John Ragsdale)

Joyful (The One Who Saves) (Brenton Brown)

Like A Lion (David Crowder)

The Lord Reigns (Gateway)

Love Came Down (Bethel Live)

Mighty King (Ben Donnelly Band)

My Savior Lives (Desperation Band)

Nothing Compares (Freddy Rodriguez)

O God Our Help (redtiemusic.com)

On My Lips (Ross Parsley)

One Way (Hillsong United)

Our Father (BJ Putnam)

Our God (Tomlin)

Our God is Love (Hillsong)

Rain Down

Rise And Sing (Fee)

Salvation is Here (Hillsong United)

Saved By Grace (Israel Houghton / New Breed)

Say So (Israel Houghton)

See His Love (Jesus Culture)

Set Free (Chris Tomlin/Matt Redman)

Sing, Sing, Sing (Tomlin)

Today Is the Day (Lincoln Brewster)

Victory In Jesus (Travis Cottrell)

We Are The Free (Matt Redman)

We Cry Out (Jeremy Camp)

We Cry Out (Jesus Culture)

We Praise Your Name (Trent Cory)

You Are Good (Israel and New Breed)

You, You are God (Gateway)

Your Arrival (Phil Wickham)

Your Love Is Better Than Life (Fee)

Your Love Never Fails (Jesus Culture)