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Christian Inspirational Starter Songs

Popular Inspirational Songs to get your Collection Started


As a style, Christian Inspirational music really isn't a defined style that stands on its own. Inspo blends pop, contemporary, AC, hymns and even praise and worship, with or without the corporate worship elements and bands from several genres have released Inspirational songs or albums.

If you're new to the Inspo genre, you may be wondering where to start. The Starter Songs List is a great jumping off point, combining some of the best inspirational songs from today as well as timeless classics.

"Artist Of My Soul" - Sandi Patty

Sandi Patty - Artist Of My Soul
The title track from the 1998 Dove Inspirational Album of the Year reminds us that God is the potter, continually molding and shaping us despite our flaws and bad choices.

"Beyond The Sky" - Fernando Ortega

Fernando Ortega - Home
Courtesy of: Fernando Ortega
Coming from the 2001 Dove Inspirational Album of the Year, Home, "Beyond The Sky" is delivered simply, without any bells or whistles. The song and the artist both create a sense of intimacy that bypasses the outside and goes straight to your heart and soul.

"Here With Me" - MercyMe

Mercy Me - Undone
This poignant song examines God's love and how huge and unending it is. We may not always understand it, but no matter how trying the times are, we know that it's there.

"In Christ Alone" - Brian Littrell

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Brian Littrell is only one of the artists who have released the Andrew Shawn Craig and Donald A. Koch version of this popular song, but he delivered it with a passion that will stand the test of time.

"Adonai" - Avalon

A Maze Of Grace
The 1999 Dove Inspirational Song of the Year came from A Maze of Grace. This amazingly powerful worship song is an Avalon classic that will continue to live on for years to come.

"Anywhere With Jesus" - Amy Grant

Amy Grant – Rock of Ages, Hymns & Faith
Amy Grant's voice practically sparkles with life and love on "Anywhere With Jesus," making this a starter song you don't want to leave out.

"Bryan's Hymn (When I Turn To You)" - Bryan Duncan

Bryan Duncan - Quiet Prayers (My Utmost For His Highest)
From the 1997 Dove Inspirational Album of the Year, Quiet Prayers (My Utmost For His Highest), "Bryan's Hymn (When I Turn To You)" may be over ten years old, but the sentiment is as true today as it was then and his delivery is flawless. This is one tune that will never go out of style.

"The Motions" - Matthew West

Matthew West - Something To Say

Something To Say brought us "The Motions" and with it a plea to stop being complacent (going through the motions) and do something.


"What A Friend We Have In Jesus" - Bart Millard

Bart Millard - Hymned Again
Bart Millard gives this classic tune new life with a pure Dixieland jazz type of sound. If you're thinking Bart Millard as a solo act automatically equals MercyMe revisited, think again.

"A Baby's Prayer" - Kathy Troccoli

Kathy Troccoli - Love And Mercy
In 1998, "A Baby's Prayer" was the Dove Inspirational Song of the Year. Over a decade later, this song still carries a big punch. The heartfelt, emotional lyrics will stir your soul.

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