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The Best Christian Wedding Songs

Show your faith during your wedding by playing some of these beautiful Christian wedding songs. Christian love songs are always appropriate at weddings and allow you to show your religion on your special day. 

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What is a Christian Song?

For a song to be considered “Christian” it has to show through the meaning of the song or the lyrics. Whether it is an older, traditional Christian song or a contemporary one, for it to be considered “Christian” it has to be meaningful and based on the Christian religious principles. Christian music follows the teachings of Jesus Christ. 

There are Christian wedding songs that are in all genres. There are rock, pop, jazz, and country Christian love songs that are perfect for weddings. It is up to you to choose the perfect Christian love song to play at your wedding to show your faith to God and love for your partner. 

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How to Pick the Best Christian Song for Your Wedding

Choosing songs for your wedding can be a difficult task. It is hard to choose which songs mean the most to you that you want to include on your special day. 

Discuss the song options with your partner and family. If there are any special songs that they have in mind, include them on your wedding day. If your wedding is being ordained by a Christian religious leader who is special to you and your partner, discuss the music options with them to see if they have any suggestions. 

There are different Christian wedding songs for different parts of your wedding. We have compiled a list of the best Christian songs for your ceremony, processional, recessional, reception, mother and son dance, and father daughter dance. 

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Christian Wedding Songs for the Ceremony

Christian love songs are perfect for your wedding ceremony. Traditional and contemporary Christian songs are ideal to create a personal touch while you exchange your vows. 

“How Great Thou Art,” by Carrie Underwood

Lyrics: “Oh, Lord my God/When I in awesome wonder/Consider all the worlds/Thy hands have made/I see the stars/I hear the rolling thunder/Thy power throughout/The universe displayed”

 

“Amazing Grace,” by Andrea Bocelli

Lyrics: “Amazing grace how sweet the sound/That saved a wretch like me/I once was lost but now I’m found/Was blind but now I see”

 

“Wedding Song (There is Love),” by Peter, Paul & Mary

Lyrics: “Well a man shall leave his mother and a woman leave her home/They shall travel on to where the two shall be as one/As it was in the beginning, is now until the end/Woman draws her life from man and gives it back again/And there’s love”

 

“The Lord’s Prayer,” by Andrea Bocelli feat. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Lyrics: “Our Father, who art in heaven/Hallowed be thy Name/Thy kingdom come/Thy will be done/ On earth as it is in Heaven”

 

“The Day Before You,” by Matthew West

Lyrics: “I had all but given up on finding the one/That I could fall into/On the day before you/I was ready to settle for less than love/And not much more/There was no such thing as a dream come true/But that was on the day before you”

 

Christian Wedding Songs for the Processional

There are many sweet and personal Christian wedding songs for your wedding processional. Give your wedding a religious touch by walking down the aisle to one of these Christian songs. 

 

“The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli

Lyrics: ““I pray You’ll be our eyes/And watch us where we go/And help us to be wise/In times when we don’t know/Let this be our prayer/When we lose our way/Lead us to a place/Guide us with Your grace/To a place where we’ll be safe”

 

“Ave Maria” by Christiana England

Lyrics: “Ave Maria / Hail Mary/ Gratia plena / Full of grace/ Maria, gratia plena /Mary, full of grace /Maria, gratia plena / Mary, full of grace/Ave dominus / Hail the Lord/Dominus tecum / The Lord is with thee”

 

“Be Thou My Vision” by Audrey Assad

Lyrics: ““Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true Word/ I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord/ Thou my great Father and I, Thy true son/ Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one”

 

“Nobody Loves Me Like You” by Chris Tomlin

Lyrics: ““Story, I could’ve had a really different story/ But You came down from heaven to restore me/ Forever saved my life/ Nobody loves me like You love me, Jesus/ I stand in awe of Your amazing ways/ I worship You as long as I am breathing/ God, You are faithful and true/Nobody loves me like You”

 

“Oceans (Where Feet May Fall)” by Hillsong UNITED 

Lyrics: “You call me out upon the waters/ The great unknown where feet may fail/ And there I find you in the mystery/ In oceans deep my faith will stand/ And I will call upon Your name/And keep my eyes above the waves/ When oceans rise/ My soul will rest in your embrace/ For I am Yours and You are mine”

 

Christian Wedding Songs for the Recessional

Some Christian songs can offer a fun and exciting walk down the aisle as husband and wife. Choose from these recessional Christian songs for your wedding. 

“Hallelujah Chorus” by The Choir & Orchestra Of Pro Christian 

This Christian song for weddings is an instrumental, but that doesn’t take away from its beauty!

 

“Multiplied” by NEEDTOBREATHE

Lyrics: “God of mercy sweet love of mine/I have surrendered to Your design/May this offering stretch across the skies/And these Hallelujahs be multiplied” 

 

“Ode to Joy” by Beethoven 

Another instrumental favorite!

 

“Thankful for You” by tobyMac

Lyrics: “But I can say without a doubt/I never had it figured out/Lord you open every door I’ve stepped through yea?/And I try to keep my head about it” 

 

“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach 

Lyrics: “Jesu, joy of man’s desiring/Holy wisdom, love most bright/Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring/Soar to uncreated light” 

 

Christian Wedding Songs for the Reception

The wedding reception is an important part of your wedding. This is when your guests socialize and enjoy great music. Play some of these Christian songs during your wedding reception. 

“Beautiful Day” by Jamie Grace

Lyrics: “And oh there’s something ’bout the way Your sun shines on my face/ It’s a love so true, I could never get enough of You/ This feeling can’t be wrong, I’m about to get my worship on/ Take me away, it’s a beautiful day yeah yeah yeah/ It’s a beautiful day yeah yeah yeah”

 

“Forever and Ever Amen” by Randy Travis

Lyrics: “Oh, baby, I’m gonna love you forever/Forever and ever, amen/As long as old men sit and talk about the weather/As long as old women sit and talk about old men/If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful/I’ll be happy to tell you again/I’m gonna love you forever and ever/Forever and ever, amen”

 

“You Raise Me Up” by Celtic Women

Lyrics: “When I am down, and, oh, my soul, so weary/When troubles come, and my heart burdened be/Then, I am still and wait here in the silence/Until you come and sit awhile with me/You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains/You raise me up to walk on stormy seas/ I am strong when I am on your shoulders/ You raise me up to more than I can be”

 

“This is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickman

Lyrics: “This is amazing grace/This is unfailing love/That You would take my place/That You would bear my cross/You lay down Your life/That I would be set free/Oh, Jesus, I sing for/All that You’ve done for me/ Who brings our chaos back into order/Who makes the orphan a son and daughter/The King of Glory, the King of Glory”

 

Christian First Dance Songs

Your first dance is a reflection of you and your partner as a couple. Choose a song with lyrics that mean a lot to you for your first dance. 

“God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton

Lyrics: “‘Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs/God gave me you for the days of doubt/For when I think I’ve lost my way/There are no words here left to say, it’s true/God gave me you, gave me you”

 

“I Will Be Here” by Steven Chapman Curtis

Lyrics: “As sure as seasons are made for change, Our lifetimes are made for years, So I will be here”

 

“When God Made You” by Newsong and Natalie Grant

Lyrics: “You’re for me and I’m for you/ ‘Cause my world just Can’t be right/ Without you in my life”

 

“Hundred More Years” by Francesca Battistelli

Lyrics: “She’s spinnin’ like a little princess/ Makin’ sure he’s gonna notice/ He could watch her twirl for a hundred years”

 

“Love Will Take You Places” by Danny Gokey

Lyrics: “Won’t you let it take you places/ Through the fire, through the night/ Oh, let love take you places”

 

Christian Mother and Son Dance Songs

The mother and son dance is a special moment during your wedding. Allow your partner to choose a song for the mother and son dance that is special to him and his mother. 

“Difference Maker” by NEEDTOBREATHE

Lyrics: “Yeah, isn’t it amazing how a man can find himself alone/Call into the darkness for an answer that he’s never known/Yeah, isn’t it amazing how God can take a broken man/Yeah, let him find a fortune, let him ruin it with his own two hands”

 

“Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

Lyrics: “You gave me wings and made me fly/You touched my hand I could touch the sky/I lost my faith, you gave it back to me/You said no star was out of reach”

 

“When God Made You” by NewSong

Lyrics: “Oh, I wonder what God was thinking/When he created you/I wonder if he knew everything I would need/Because he made all my dreams come true/When God made You/He must have been thinking about me”

 

“A Mother’s Love” by Mark Masri feat. Jim Brickman

Lyrics: “You gave me the roots to start this life/and then you gave me wings to fly/And I learned to dream/Because you believed in me/There’s no power like it on this earth/No treasure equal to its worth/The gift of a mother’s love”

 

Christian Father Daughter Dance Songs

The father daughter dance is a sentimental moment. Choose a Christian song that means a lot to you and your father figure on your wedding day. 

“You’re My Little Girl” by Go Fish

Lyrics: “Cause you’re My little girl/You’re the one that I created/No one in this world/Could ever be like you/When you’re crying in the night/All you need to do is call Me/I’ll be there for you/Cause you’re My little girl”

 

“She Walks With Me” by Micheal W. Smith

Lyrics: “And she walks with me/And she talks with me/And I hold her hand in mine/I know she’ll find her way/Like the light of day/Cause it’s love that makes her strong”

 

“Red Robin” by Clark Richard 

Lyrics: “She is just a baby/She’s my little girl/She looks like her mommy/Sporting little curls/She’s got lots to learn/Though she is sure to know/That I’ll quietly spot her/Anywhere she goes”

 

“Father’s Love” by Bob Carlisle

Lyrics: “There is no power on earth/like your fathers’ love/So big and so strong as your father’s love/A promise that’s sacred/a promise from heaven above/No matter where you go…/always know You can depend on/your father’s love”

 

“Through My Father’s Eyes” by Holly Starr

Lyrics: “He changed my life by changing my mind/He healed all that was broken inside/I’m loving what I can see with His spirit alive in me/I’m finding beauty for the first time/Looking through my Father’s eyes”

 

Final Thoughts

There are many Christian love songs to choose from for your wedding day. Celebrate your special day while including your Christian religion. Listen to our entire Christian wedding song playlist below to pick your favorites!

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