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Daniel Horton - Sycamore (CCM)

Daniel Horton is a talented, and less known, Christian musician who has just released a new song called 'Sycamore.' This song is about letting go of things that don't build us up and focusing entirely on God. It is based on the story of Zacchaeus, a dishonest tax collector, who climbed into a Sycamore tree and was called down by Jesus. He then sold all his possessions and gave back four times what he had stolen. The lyrics speak of the struggles we all face in life, from the subtle ways the world can take us to the things we hold on to that keep us from truly knowing God. The song begins with the verse, 'Who knew the world would take me in the most subtle way? My heart's been torn to pieces, I can't seem to put it in place.' This verse immediately captures my attention as it speaks to the struggles that I believe we all face in life. We often don't realize how the world is taking us until it's too late. The chorus is particularly powerful as it spea

Aaron Thomas - God Will Come Through (CCM)

You're in for another treat! Aaron Thomas, a talented artist and songwriter, recently released a song that's guaranteed to lift your spirits and bring comfort to your soul. 'God Will Come Through' is a powerful reminder that no matter what challenges you face in life, God is always listening and will come through for you. Thomas wrote this song when he was at rock bottom. After experiencing homelessness and a devastating breakup, he found himself struggling to find hope. But through it all, Thomas never lost faith in God's love and grace. With his newfound strength, he was inspired to write this song and share it with the world. The lyrics are about the struggles and hardships we all face, from financial worries to feeling defeated by negative opinions. But through it all, Thomas encourages us to have faith and confidence in God's ability to come through for us. The chorus of the song is particularly powerful, with Thomas singing 'I know what God can do, I k

Aj Torres - Not The Same (CCM)

Are you tired of listening to the same old Christian music? Are you looking for something fresh and new that speaks to your heart and soul? Listen to Aj Torres' latest single 'Not The Same'. 'Not The Same' is a powerful and moving song that tells the story of Aj's personal journey with faith and how God's grace has changed him. It's a relatable and honest anthem for anyone who has ever struggled with feeling ashamed or hiding their faith. The lyrics are raw and emotionally charged, with Aj crying out for God's help and pleading for a deeper understanding of his love and grace. The repeated refrain of 'I am not the same, saved by your grace' is a powerful reminder of the transformative power of God's love. The song is a plea, a prayer that many can relate to, and Aj's powerful vocals will stick in your mind long after the song is finished. The bridge, with its reference to David's laments, adds an extra layer of depth and meaning.

Olly Kiff - You're The One (CCM)

Are you tired of feeling lost and alone in the midst of life's struggles? Olly Kiff's new song 'You're The One' is about how when we fall down and can't see a way through, God is always there to pick us up and is always faithful to lead us through. With powerful lyrics like 'When I can't lift myself / You fill me up, You help me up / When I can't figure it out / Your Spirit whispers truth,' Olly reminds us that even in our darkest moments, God is always there to guide us through. The chorus of the song, 'You're the one who took the nails / You're the One who makes a way / You're the God who never fails / The only one my lips will praise / Be exalted O God / Be exalted' is a powerful reminder of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us and how we can trust in Him to lead us through every situation. Olly recorded both a full-band version and an acoustic version of the song, so you can choose your preference! Both versions are e

Cathy Swan - Goodness of God (Jenn Johnson Cover) (Instrumental)

If you're in need of some soothing and peaceful music, look no further than Cathy Swan's instrumental track 'Goodness of God.' From the moment you hear the first notes of this beautiful piano melody, you'll be transported to a place of tranquility and serenity. Cathy's music is a true treasure trove of gentle and relaxing Christian instrumental tracks, all crafted with care in her home studio. Her discography has 41 tracks, tracks that are sure to soothe your soul and bring you peace and rest. One of the things that makes Cathy's music extra special is its ability to be enjoyed in the background. Whether you're reading a book, studying for a test, or just needing some time to unwind and de-stress, her music is the perfect companion. 'Goodness of God' is no exception. This particular track is a cover of Jenn Johnson's release and Cathy's rendition of it is nothing short of gorgeous. The piano melody, with the gentle sound of a violin runni

Amanda Nolan - Broken Pieces (CCM)

We've most likely all had times in our lives when we felt broken and shattered, as if there was no way to put the pieces back together. Amanda explains that her song is about God reshaping the broken pieces of our lives into something better than they were before. She says: 'When we feel we are a lost cause, Jesus picks us up piece by piece and makes us a masterpiece through closeness with Him. He picked up all of my broken pieces, and he can do the same for yours.' The song's lyrics beautifully express this message. Amanda sings about the broken pieces of her heart scattered on the floor and how God can use broken pieces to create something beautiful. She sings, 'I give You all my broken pieces, with You I know I can leave it. You're the God of stained glass miracles, You're making all things beautiful.' Amanda continues to sing about how God sees the beauty in scars and the art in broken pieces. Every masterpiece is actually made up of broken pieces, a

Grace Souder - Rival (CCM)

Christian music lovers, are you ready for a powerful and convicting new song that will leave you with chills and a renewed sense of purpose? Then check out Grace Souder's latest release, 'Rival'. Grace is a Kansas City-based singer-songwriter and worship leader who has poured her heart and soul into this new single. 'Rival,' written during a time of deep grief and pain, is a reminder to put God first in our lives. As Grace shares, 'I wrote this song in the middle of grieving my fifth pregnancy loss. It’s a song that is the voice of God speaking to me about priorities—something I didn’t expect in my pain. But this message changed my life. I truly believe it’s a message for right now, for all people.' The lyrics of 'Rival' are both powerful and thought-provoking, challenging listeners to take a hard look at their lives for areas where they may be putting other things above God. With lines like 'Don't build an idol to rival me' and 'Don

Leslie Perez - Mountain Top (CCM)

'Mountain Top' by Leslie Perez is a powerful and emotional song that, we believe, will speak to the heart of every Christian music lover. The song expresses the deep gratitude and appreciation we feel towards God for His blessings, even in the midst of difficult times. As Leslie reflects on the past year, she shares how she went through a season of clinical depression and how God blessed her with things that she had dreamed and prayed about for many years. Things that seemed 'too good to be true' for her. And through this song, Leslie expresses her gratitude to God for all He has done for her. The lyrics of the song are powerful and relatable, with lines like 'I don't deserve your goodness, I know that I can't live without it' and 'You've been kind, but You didn't have to be' . The chorus of the song, in particular, is an anthem of gratitude, with the words 'Thank You, Lord' repeated as a declaration of appreciation for all that

The Top 50 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM + CEDM) released in the past week - Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Discover the most popular Christian Contemporary Music & CEDM released between January 19th and January 26th, 2023.  Most new releases are published on Fridays. Each Thursday we look at the Christian music (we know) that was released in the past week and select the 50 most-streamed CCM & CEDM releases. Our fans / followers are always the first to see this list! So here's this week's chart of the most popular Christian Contemporary Music (CCM + CEDM) in the English language released in the past week: (Click any song title on our webpage to open that song on Spotify)  Rank - Title - Artist #1 - 'Hope' by Jervis Campbell #2 - 'You Changed My Name' by Matthew West #3 - 'Please' by Katy Nichole #4 - 'Halfway Empty - Live' by Matt Redman #5 - 'Good Ground' by Citizens #6 - 'What You Paid For' by Ethan C. Davis, Isla Vista Worship #7 - 'Carry Me' by Antoine Bradford #8 - 'Empty Room' by Cade Thompson #9 - 'Val

Emanuel Harrold - Shine Light (Gospel)

'Shine Light,' Emanuel Harrold's new single, is a powerful and moving prayer for guidance and clarity. Written at a time when the artist's view of happiness was no longer as clear as it once was. In the words of Emanuel: 'In that thought, I ask God to shine light on me. Not for fame or popularity, but in the notion of showing me the way with clarity I should go. The actual direction I should walk into, in a practical sense.' The song's lyrics perfectly capture this sentiment, as the singer asks for God's grace and love to guide him through difficult times and to see his way forward. The repeated refrain of 'Shine light on me' is a plea for direction and understanding. But 'Shine Light' is more than just a song for those in a dark place. It is a reminder to all of us that we all need a little help and support from time to time. The lyrics remind us to pause and appreciate the beauty around us, and connect with our inner selves in order to

Christy Nockels - Valor (CCM)

Are you tired of feeling weary and defeated in the face of life's challenges? Then let Christy Nockels' latest hit, 'Valor', fill you with energy! This song reminds us that we don't have to face these struggles alone and that God's strength is always available to us. Christy takes you on a journey through the ups and downs of life, acknowledging the pain and loss that can come with it. But instead of giving in to fear and hopelessness, 'Valor' encourages us to choose to believe in the promises of God. Christy's passion for the message in this song is evident as she shares, 'My hope is that this song takes people on a journey—and trust me, it’s a journey—and that they find themselves still standing in a perfect Strength, knowing full well that they don’t face this hour alone!' With lyrics that declare 'I'm standing in a battle, that's already won' and 'You'll always be my valor,' this song is the perfect anthem for

Jonas Lozano - Cross (CCM)

'Cross', is an uplifting song by Jonas Lozano, and a joyful expression of faith and love for Jesus. Jonas shared that he wanted to create something that was energetic, lively, and easy to remember, even for children. The lyrics of this song are simple yet profound. It expresses the gratitude and love that Jonas feels for Jesus and the sacrifice that He made for us all. It reminds us of the power of the cross and the love that we have been given through it. The song is meant to stick in your head, and be easy to sing along to. It's a song that will make you want to celebrate your faith. Part of the lyrics that stayed in my head after listening to the song is: 'You are my righteousness / My Holiness / Complete Forgiveness / Words cannot express / how much You mean to me / and all You did for me' We encourage you to listen to 'Cross' and share it with others. Jonas's message of faith and love is one that needs to be heard and shared. So, don't wait any

Matthew West - You Changed My Name (CCM)

Matthew West's latest hit, 'You Changed My Name,' is a powerful reminder of the transformative power of grace. Through the lyrics, West reminds us of the incredible change that takes place in our lives when we accept Jesus as our Savior. Matthew's message is simple, yet profound, as we are reminded that our past doesn't define us and that we are no longer defined by our sin and shame. Instead, we are defined by the love and grace of God, which changes our name and our identity. We're not lost, but found. We're not slaves, but children of God. 'You Changed My Name' is a song that will make you want to sing along and declare your freedom in Jesus. West hopes you’ll keep on singing the following line long after you hear it: “I don’t have to answer to any name but CHOSEN CHILD OF GOD!” If you haven't heard this song yet, be sure to give it a listen and let the message of grace change your name and life forever. Lyrics: Read “You Changed My Name” b

Johan Skoog - Given By God - A donation to Ukraine (CCM)

Introducing 'Given By God - A donation to Ukraine', a powerful and emotive song by Johan Skoog. This song is not just any ordinary song, it is also a gift to the people of Ukraine, a country that has been through so much hardship and turmoil. Johan shares that the royalties from this song will be used to help the people of Ukraine, providing them with humanitarian aid and helping to rebuild their country. Johan Skoog was inspired to write this song after seeing the plight of refugees who came to Sweden by boat. He wanted to do something extra to help, and he decided to donate the royalties to support Ukraine. The song is also a message of love and hope to the world. It reminds us that love is not something we should take for granted, it is something that should be cherished and treasured. Part of the lyrics that stayed in my head after listening to the song is: 'Love can be the wildest thing / It finds your deepest sin / But don’t you take for granted, no / Did you know it

Matt Pelt - Standing In The Ashes (CCM)

There's nothing quite like the power of Jesus to change a person's life. The song 'Standing in the Ashes' by Matt Pelt beautifully captures this experience, describing how Jesus' love, grace, and sacrifice can take us from where we were to the person we were meant to be. Matt wrote this song a while ago (prior to August 2020), and has now officially released it... and we're excited about this release. The lyrics speak of a melody written on the heart, a revelation of who Jesus is, and walls being torn down. It speaks of the love of Jesus as the river in the desert and the perfect shelter in the midst of life's storms. It talks about how Jesus' blood had a mission to bring redemption and change the world through the power of His sacrifice. Matt sings about a new day turning, revival burning, and hearing Jesus' voice sing that He is still overcoming. The chorus is one that stays in my head long after the song has finished, where Matt sings about lettin

Sky Hymnal - It Is Well (Instrumental)

When life takes an unexpected turn and we find ourselves in the midst of difficult and trying times, it can be difficult to find peace and tranquility. But there is one song that has given many people comfort and hope for over a century: 'It is Well' by Horatio Spafford. Sky Hymnal has now created an instrumental track that raises this timeless hymn to a new level of beauty and inspiration. 'It is Well' by Sky Hymnal combines beautiful drone footage with an instrumental version of this traditional hymn. The video features stunning aerial footage of steeples from across the United States, which adds to the track's serene and uplifting atmosphere. You can't help but be moved by the beauty and majesty of the music and video as you listen and watch. Even today, the original hymn's lyrics are extremely powerful and relevant. Spafford writes in the first verse about how, even when peace seems far away and sorrows roll in like sea billows, we can find a sense of ca

Jacquelyn Owens - Kingdom (CCM)

In a world that is frequently filled with chaos and confusion, it is easy to lose sight of what truly matters. But, in the midst of it all, Jacquelyn's song 'Kingdom' reminds us of what is truly important. Jacquelyn shares that 'Kingdom' is based on scripture found in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4, better known as the Lord's Prayer. The lyrics express a deep desire for His will to be done, as well as our willingness to follow Him wherever He leads us. One of the song's lines that stick in my mind is 'Let my desires be Your desires, I wanna love just like You do.' A line in the lyrics that makes me ask myself if I can truly love as He does. I know that I'm not perfect, but I can still aim to let go of my own desires and seek what it is that God wants me to do and discover what truly matters in today's world. 'Kingdom' is a very nice song, well crafted, and an excellent addition to the range of powerful songs that inspire us to keep o

The Top 100 Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) for Saturday, January 21st, 2023

We have 7 new tracks in this week's chart. The highest new entry this week is 'The Commission' by CAIN at position number 50. The highest climber in the chart this week is 'I Worship You Almighty God' by Charity Gayle, moving up 44 positions to number 48. PS: The weekly Top 100 charts are based on Christian music released during the past five years. Our Top 2000 chart is compiled from all of the music in our database. The Top 100 Music Chart is available as a playlist on: Spotify : Deezer : Youtube :   This week's chart... Rank - Title - Artist (Change) #1 'Gratitude' by Brandon Lake (+0) #2 'Goodness of God - Live' by Bethel Music, Jenn Johnson (+1) #3 'Way Maker - Live' by Leeland (-1) #4 'My God Is Still The Same' by Sanctus Real (+0) #5 &#

The Top 100 Christian EDM (CEDM) for Saturday, January 21st, 2023

We have 3 new tracks in this week's chart. The highest new entry this week is '15' by Mosaic MSC at position number 94. The highest climber in the chart this week is 'REALITY' by ELEVATION RHYTHM, moving up 30 positions to number 21. PS: The weekly Top 100 charts are based on Christian music released during the past five years. Our Top 2000 chart is compiled from all of the music in our database. The Top 100 Music Chart is available as a playlist on: Spotify : Deezer : Youtube :   This week's chart... Rank - Title - Artist (Change) #1 'Wanted' by NOTD, Daya (+0) #2 'Symphony' by Switch, Dillon Chase (+0) #3 'Kings & Queens' by Mat Kearney (+0) #4 'Love Me Like You' by The Young Escape, nobigdyl. (+1) #5 'Burn The Ships (R3HAB Remix)