Worship leaderThis is a true story.

I’m getting ready to speak to several hundred guys at a men’s event. Let me say it again: a men’s event. And the band is leading us through this song:

Your love is extravagant
Your friendship, it is intimate
I feel I’m moving to the rhythm of Your grace
Your fragrance is intoxicating in our secret place

Why do worship leaders choose such girly songs, filled with romantic imagery, even when they perform at men’s events?

Well, now they don’t have to. I asked one of my readers, Jeffrey Painter, to assemble a list of good worship songs for men. He came up with fifty-five. Consider this a down payment. If someone would like to expand this list, let me know.


1. Solid Rock – Delirious
2. Our God – Chris Tomlin
3. I Will Follow – Chris Tomlin
4. Awakening – Chris Tomlin
5. Your Grace Is Enough – Chris Tomlin
6. Indescribable – Chris Tomlin
7. Holy Is The Lord – Chris Tomlin
8. How Great Is Our God – Chris Tomlin
9. On Our Side – Chris Tomlin
10. Mighty Is The Power Of The Cross – Chris Tomlin
11. God Of This City – Chris Tomlin
12. Exalted (Yahweh) – Chris Tomlin
13. Let God Arise – Chris Tomlin
14. Not To Us – Chris Tomlin
15. Famous One – Chris Tomlin
16. Awesome Is The Lord Most High – Chris Tomlin
17. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Chris Tomlin
18. The Noise We Make – Chris Tomlin
19. Better Is One Day – Matt Redman
20. Come Let Us Return To The Lord – Matt Redman
21. Salvation – Charlie Hall
22. Revolution Cry – Jason Wade
23. You Are God Alone – Phillips, Craig, and Dean
24. My Hope Is In You – Third Day
25. King Of Glory – Third Day
26. By His Wounds – Mac Powell & Brian Littrell
27. What If His People Prayed – Casting Crowns
28. If We Are The Body – Casting Crowns
29. Voice Of Truth – Casting Crowns
30. East To West – Casting Crowns
40. God Be Merciful To Me (Psalm 51) – Jars of Clay
41. We Win! – David Crowder Band
42. Here Is Our King – David Crowder Band
43. All Because of Jesus – Steve Fee
44. Awesome God (Your Voice) – Vicky Beeching (change a few words & it would be great!)
45. Blessed Be Your Name – Tree63
46. I Am Free – Newsboys
47. Alive – POD
48. Strong Tower – Kutless
49. Word Of God Speak – Mercy Me (Kutless Version)
50. Here Am I – Mercy Me
51. You’re Worthy Of My Praise – Jeremy Camp
52. Walk By Faith – Jeremy Camp
53. My Fortress – Jeremy Camp
54. Hero – Skillet
55. Rebirthing – Skillet