15 Worship Songs for Receiving and Responding to God’s Word | Anchored in Christ (2022)

15 Worship Songs for Receiving and Responding to God’s Word | Anchored in Christ (1)

Because God so graciously communicates to His church through His Word, the Word should hold special relevance for every aspectof church life. This includes every aspect of worship services, including song selection.

The list of songs about God’s Word below* might be useful for your church worship services to help God’s people receive God’s Word or respond to it.

This list includes a diverse batch of songs for different preferences—some fast, some slow, some older hymns, some contemporary worship songs. Some songs are more singable than others as well; i.e. some are well-suited for congregational singing, while others are more appropriate fora soloist or performance by worship team.

My hope is that God would use these songs to plant His Worddeep in the hearts and lives of those who hear them. (Email readers may have to click this link to listen to songs.)

1. Speak, O Lord

By Keith and Kristyn Getty

Sample Lyrics:

Speak, O Lord, as we come to You
To receive the food of Your Holy Word.
Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;
Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,
That the light of Christ might be seen today
In our acts of love and our deeds of faith.
Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in us
All Your purposes for Your glory.


2. Show us Christ

By Bob Kauflin and Doug Plank, performed by Sovereign Grace Music

Sample Lyrics:

Prepare our hearts, O God
Help us to receive
Break the hard and stony ground
Help our unbelief
Plant Your Word down deep in us
Cause it to bear fruit
Open up our ears to hear
Lead us in Your truth

Show us Christ, show us Christ

O God, reveal Your glory
Through the preaching of Your Word
Until every heart confesses Christ is Lord

View complete lyrics and download guitar charts, lead sheets, and translations (Dutch, German, Spanish)

3. Word of God Speak

By Bart Millard and Pete Kipley of MercyMe

Sample Lyrics:

Word of God speak
Would You pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your majesty
To be still and know
That You’re in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak

Complete Lyrics

4.Ancient Words

By Lynn Deshazo

Sample Lyrics:

Holy words long preserved
For our walk in this world
They resound with God’s own heart
Oh, let the ancient words impart

Words of Life, words of Hope
Give us strength, help us cope
In this world, where e’er we roam
Ancient words will guide us home

Ancient words ever true
Changing me and changing you
We have come with open hearts
Oh, let the ancient words impart

Read complete lyrics

5. How Firm a Foundation


Sample Lyrics:

How firm a foundation you saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent Word!
What more can he say than to you he has said,
to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?

Complete Lyrics

6. Every Promise

By Keith Getty and Stuart Townsend

Sample Lyrics:

From the breaking of the dawn to the setting of the sun,
I will stand on ev’ry promise of Your Word.
Words of power, strong to save, that will never pass away,
I will stand on ev’ry promise of Your Word.
For Your covenant is sure,
And on this I am secure—
I can stand on ev’ry promise of Your Word.

When I stumble and I sin, condemnation pressing in,
I will stand on ev’ry promise of Your Word.
You are faithful to forgive that in freedom I might live,
So I stand on ev’ry promise of Your Word.
Guilt to innocence restored,
You remember sins no more—
So I’ll stand on ev’ry promise of Your Word.

Complete Lyrics

7. Thy Word

By Amy Grant

Sample Lyrics:

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path

When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way
Still You’re there right beside me
Nothing will I fear as long as you are near
Please be near me to the end

Complete Lyrics

8. Your Words of Life

By Pat and Joel Sczebel of Sovereign Grace

Sample Lyrics:

As we gather, come and teach us
Spirit, come and speak today
You delight to lead and guide us
It’s Your Word that lights the way

So come awaken our hearts
Illumine our minds, magnify Jesus Christ
Come, renewing our faith
Changing our lives
With Your words of life

Complete Lyrics

9. God Has Spoken By His Prophets

By George W. Briggs

Sample Lyrics:

God has spoken by the prophets,
Spoken the unchanging Word;
Each from age to age proclaiming
God the One, the righteous Lord!
’Mid the world’s despair and turmoil
One firm anchor holding fast:
God eternal reigns forever,
God the first and God the last.

God has spoken by Christ Jesus,
Christ, the everlasting Son,
Brightness of the Father’s glory,
With the Father ever one;
Spoken by the Word incarnate,
God of God ere time was born;
Light of light, to earth descending,
Christ as God in human form.

Complete Lyrics

10. Your Word Will Be The Last Word (Tommy Walker)

By Tommy Walker

Sample lyrics:

Your word will be the last word
Your promises will stand forevermore
Man’s thoughts and plans,
They will come to an end but
Your word will be the last word

Your word says I’m forgiven
Your covenant says You will always be with me
Though some may scoff and write me off
Your word will be the last word

Complete Lyrics

11. Living Word

By Jeremy Camp

Sample Lyrics:

In this life there is one guarantee
This broken world will only leave me empty
But there’s a life that healed my heart
And it holds firm when I’m falling apart
I will stand on the truth
In the living word of God
‘Cause every time it moves my soul and shapes my every thought
It’s alive in me, the very breath I breathe
I’m holding on with all I’ve got to the living word,
The living word of God
The living word of God

Complete Lyrics

12. The Word of God Has Spoken

By Travis Cottrell

Sample Lyrics:

In the beginning was the word
And the word was God
The word became flesh
And dwelled among us
And we have seen your glory
Like the rising of the sun
You have conqued all our darkness
The battle has been won

The word of God has spoken
We are changed forever
Power of sin is broken we are free
We are running to salvation
We have been delivered
The word of God has spoken we are free

Complete Lyrics

13. Standing on the Promises of God

Hymn by R. Kelso Carter

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.
Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.

Complete lyrics

14. Word of God

By Andi Rozier and Benton Brown (Vertical Church Band)

The Word of God is
Light in my darkness
Hope for the hopeless, strong and true
The Word of God is
Strength for the weary
A shield for those who trust in You
A shield for those who trust in You

Complete Lyrics

15. Will You Not Listen

By Michael Card

Sample Lyrics:

Will you not listen?
Why won’t you listen?
God has spoken love to us
Why will you not listen?

Listen to the sacred silence
Listen to the Holy Word
Listen as He speaks through living
Parables that must be heard

Complete Lyrics

Bonus: Your Words

ByThird Day

Sample Lyrics:
Let me hear Your words
Above all other voices
Above all the distractions in this world

Let me hear Your words
Above all of the voices
Above all the distractions in this world

For Your words bring life
And Your voice speaks promises
Lord, Your love offers more
Than anything else in this world

Your words give us life that’s never ending
Your words bring us love that never fails
Everything else will fade away
But what will remain
Are Your words

Bonus: Wonderful Words Of Life by P. P. Bliss (1874)

Sample Lyrics:

Sing them over again to me / Wonderful words of life / Let me more of their beauty see / Wonderful words of life / Words of life and beauty / Teach me faith and duty.

Related Post:10 Artists with Worship Albums Based on the Psalms

*Disclaimer: This should go without saying, but including these songs is not an endorsement of everything said or done by represented artists.

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