19 Best Christian Karaoke Songs

“Open the Eyes of My Heart” by Michael W. Smith

Song year: 2001

“Open the Eyes of My Heart” was originally written by Christian music artist, worship leader, and singer-songwriter Paul Baloche in 2000. Of course, the song rapidly took on a great deal of importance in the church, and before we knew it, we had the Michael W. Smith version as well.

No matter which version you prefer, “Open the Eyes of My Heart” generally makes for a great worship sing-along. So, give everyone in the karaoke booth a mic because things are about to get crazy (well, Christian crazy)!

“Today (As For Me and My House)” by Brian Doerksen

Song year: 2004

Canadian Christian singer-songwriter and worship leader Brian Doerksen has been a huge influence on contemporary Christian worship music for decades. You might know him for “Refiner’s Fire,” “Come Now is the Time to Worship,” and “Hope of the Nations,” among others.

In the 2000s, he rose to prominence with songs like “Today (As For Me and My House)” and he is only one of two Canadians who’ve received a Gospel Association Dove Award.

“My Glorious” by Delirious?

Song year: 2000

English contemporary Christian band Delirious? was active from 1992 to 2009, and amazingly, they were able to hold onto their original members until their final two years when drumming duties were handed off to Paul Evans from Stew Smith.

The band became known for modern worship songs like “Majesty,” “Lord You Have My Heart,” “Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?,” and “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever,” among others.

I happen to think “My Glorious” is a needle in a haystack, though, and a song well worth revisiting if you haven’t heard it in a while.

“I Could Sing of Your Love Forever” by Sonicflood

Song year: 1999

Nashville contemporary worship music band Sonicfoold got its start in 1997 and is still active today. Massively influential in the realm of modern worship, the band has even been called “The Fathers of the Modern Worship Movement.”

Much of their success has been built on worship hit covers, including this, Delirious?’s “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever.”

But as they say, it’s not necessarily in the book, but in how you package the book, and Sonicflood brought something to modern worship that has stood the test of time.

Songs to sing with Christian friends

“Welcome Home” by The O.C. Supertones

Song year: 2002

The O.C. Supertones are credited with being the first successful Christian ska band. They had a solid run from 1991 to 2005, and then again from 2010 to 2017.

“Welcome Home” is just as upbeat as most of their tracks, but one of the reasons it’s so memorable is probably because it has a part ska, part classic R&B-type vibe.

Try not having fun with a ska song about waiting to go to heaven at karaoke night. It’s impossible!

“Thy Word” by Amy Grant

Song year: 1990

Written by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, “Thy Word” is a well-remembered worship classic and is popular in churches across the world to this day.

Grant was initially a contemporary Christian artist, but she crossed over into mainstream pop, especially in the 80s and 90s. Some call her “The Queen of Christian Pop” thanks to her visibility, longevity, and knack for writing songs like “Thy Word.”

Her career is illustrious. Grant has sold over 30 million albums across the world and won six Grammy Awards and 22 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. She even had the first Christian album ever to go platinum.

“The Finish Line” by Steve Taylor

Song year: 1991

Sharp, satirical, and maybe even a little too smart for his own good, singer, songwriter, record producer, music executive, filmmaker, assistant professor, and actor Steve Taylor has had a prolific career in the arts.

While he may not be a household name (especially as a solo artist), his influence on Christian music is beyond reproach. Not only did he have a hand in bringing Sixpence None the Richer, Chevelle, and Burlap to Cashmere to the public, but he has also written and produced extensively for the likes of Newsboys.

“The Finish Line” may be an unusual choice for Christian karaoke night, but a fun one, nonetheless. If you need to explain to your friends why you’re singing this song, or who Steve Taylor is, now you know what to say.

“El Shaddai” by Michael Card

Song year: 1982

Written by Michael Card and John Thompson, “El Shaddai” is a contemporary Christian song using scripture as inspiration (there are some direct quotes in the lyrics). Card was the first to record it, though Amy Grant’s version is more well-known.

Christian singer-songwriter, musician, author, and radio host Michael Card has done all right for himself, though, selling over four million albums and writing 19 No. 1 singles. Some of his other well-known works include “Immanuel,” “Joy in the Journey,” and “Heal Our Land.”

Despite his success as an artist, Card considers himself a Biblical teacher first and foremost and has distanced himself from the industry in recent years.

And while Amy Grant’s version might be nice, I will always prefer the Michael Card original myself.

“Mighty to Save” by Hillsong Worship

Song year: 2006

Hillsong Worship’s “Mighty to Save” is a contemporary worship power ballad that very much came to represent Christian music in the mid-2000s. The song was originally recorded live in Sydney, Australia, picking up a Dove Award in 2009.

“Might to Save” is all about Jesus and how amazing the Saviour is.

Top Christian Karaoke Songs, Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed this read. There are just so many songs to choose from, and so little time! But we trust you found at least a handful of songs you’re interested in bringing to karaoke night whether it’s with friends, family, or your Bible study group.

Praise the Lord!

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