47 Songs Youth Choirs Are Singing

If you’re not connected to the fan page you’re missing a lot of great content and really good conversation. I post all day there, 12 times a day 7 days a week. Recently I asked the family to tell me about their youth choirs. I asked them a lot of questions about teaching, encouraging, motivating, etc. But one of the questions I asked them was to tell me what songs their youth choirs are singing.

I’ve compiled all of their answers into one long list. This list is in no particular order and some of the songs didn’t include the artist name.  I hope you find the list useful! It’s just one example of the kind of great learning, support and community that we have going on daily on the Music Ministry Cooach.com Fan page. Here we go!

5-12 Years Old

Clean This House
Sunday Morning
Imagine me- Kirk Franklin
Smile- Kirk Franklin
Every Praise – Hezekiah walker,
Champions – Jonathan nelson
Lord You’re worthy – New Direction
My name is Victory – Jonathan Nelson;
Jesus will b- Joshua’s Troop
Everybody Clap Your Hands – Joshua’s Troop
Soon And Very Soon- Andre Crouch
Fill my cup (Let It Overflow)

One follower on the fan page also recommended the project “Sing a Song” project by Edward Peeples  as one that has some great songs for that age group.

For The Older Youth Choirs:

“Oh How We Love You” by Preashia Hilliard
He’s Able – D. Haddon
Before I die – Kirk Franklin
Never Again – James Fortune
Give Him Praise – Joshua’s Troop
I give myself away- William McDowell
The Best Thing -Fred Hammond
The Blood Of Jesus – Myron Butler
We Sing Praises – Bishop Frank White Presents Shakinah Choir
Say The Word – Rodnie Bryant verison
Victory – Tye Tribbett
Big Victory – Myron Williams
The Blood Still Works – Malcolm Wiliams
Like The Dew – Judith McAllister
Fresh Fire by Preashea Hilliard
War Cry – Doobie Powell
Oh Lord, How excellent – Various Choirs
Psalms 34 -Youth For Christ –
There’s not a friend – Youth For Christ-
Inside Out; Standing In The Need – Mississippi Children’s choir
I Command My Soul – Bishop Neil Ellis
Worthy To Be Praised – Bonafide Praisers
Hallelujah You’re Worthy – Brooklyn Tabernacle
High And Lifted Up – Brooklyn Tabernacle
King Of Glory – The Brown Sisters
God Is Great – Ricky Dillard
Let It Rise – William Murphy
I Will Live – Pastor Charles Jenkins
Close To You– Pastor Charles Jenkins
For Your Glory-Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
Jesus is Real- John P. Kee,
Melodies From Heaven- Kirk Franklin
Holy Lord- Danny Eason
Peace- New Direction
Give You More  J Moss
Jesus Promised- Chicago Mass Choir

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28 Responses to 47 Songs Youth Choirs Are Singing

  1. AndreaJ says:

    I am so excited about this!! I am the director of music at an Christian academy and forever in search of songs!! Awesome!!

    If you would also compile a Christmas song list that would be awesome as well!!, find songs for Christmas that are not they typical ones can be difficult!!

    Thanks Soooooooooo very much for this!!

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  4. Mary Higgins says:

    Have you come across an arrangement of Say Yes, written and recorded by Michelle Williams and Beyoncé? It’s a neat tune and the message is great. Wondered if there was an arrangement for chorus, I can’t find one. Thanks, Mary

  5. Karen says:

    Although some of these songs are great I can’t help but notice that the majority, if not all, of the pieces listed are confined to one genre. As a young person myself I can attest to the fact that most people my age do not get their jollies from singing traditional church-y gospel songs. I for one very rarely connect to traditional hymns and most gospel anthems and do not receive a blessing from singing these. Therefore, as a performer, I am not able to properly and sincerely lead a congregation in worship and pass on a blessing to them through the music. As far as worship through music goes, in order to bless God and his people you must sing something through which you yourself feel the presence of the Lord. If not then your worship and leadership of the congregation will not be sincere. This is not to say that God cannot use a song that is not your preference and turn the performance of it into a wonderful worship time with Him. After all, He is God and He most definitely works in mysterious and completely unexpected ways!

    This all being said, there are a multitude of songs and artist whose songs are extremely sincere, worshipful, and appropriate for a youth choir to sing in a church service as well as other performance venues. If I tried to list individual songs the list would continue for an eternity so I will give only a few artists as great examples.

    Building 429
    Francesca Battistelli
    Seventh Day Slumber
    Jeremy Camp
    The Afters
    Brandon Heath
    Capital Kings
    Anthony Evans
    Rise X Temper
    About A Mile
    Stellar Kart
    Audio Adrenaline
    Run Kid Run
    We As Human
    Royal Tailor
    Owl City
    Jamie Grace
    Sanctus Real
    Jars of Clay
    Phillips, Craig, and Dean
    Pocket Full of Rocks
    Sixpence None the Richer
    Colton Dixon
    Matthew West
    Kari Jobe
    Matt Maher
    Big Daddy Weave
    Aaron Gillespie
    Hillsong Young&Free
    Hillsong United
    Moriah Peters
    Chris Tomlin
    Audrey Assad
    Addison Road
    Alive By Sunrise
    Brett Younker
    The Museum
    Britt Nicole
    The Cadency
    Citizen Way
    City Harbor
    Love & The Outcome
    Natalie Grant
    Green River Ordinance
    Group 1 Crew
    Third Day
    All Sons and Daughters
    Casting Crowns
    Hawk Nelson
    Israel Houghton
    Joy Williams
    Rebecca St. James
    Kerrie Roberts
    Peter Furler
    Manic Drive
    Lincoln Brewster
    Ashes Remain
    7eventh Time Down
    Matt Bartlett Band
    Matthew Parker
    Never Forsaken
    Point of Grace
    Rhett Walker Band
    Sara Groves
    Shane & Shane
    Sidewalk Prophets
    Worth Dying For
    Steven Curtis Chapman

    As I said, these are just a few of the many many many artist whose songs would be perfect for a modern youth choir to perform and use to praise the hallowed name of Jesus Christ our beloved Lord!
    Thanks for reading! May God bless you!

    • Karen says:

      Also, my personal favorite, Family Force 5!

    • Ron says:

      Thanks for the feedback Karen! A couple of things to keep in mind are you read this list :

      1.The Music Ministry Coach.com is a ministry that focuses primarily in Gospel music ministry. Much of what I post about applies to music ministry across all genres. However song lists will almost always be heavily slanted toward Gospel songs, since almost all my my readers work in or sing Gospel music ministries.

      2. As the title emplies, this is a list of songs youth choirs are indeed singing. The list was compiled by asking that exact questions. On my fan page, which includes flowers from over 40 countries and of course most parts of the US.

      It doesn’t try to be a things to all people, as it can’t. It so doest try to be a list of songs that people should consider, or would like. Only what people are singing now in the Gospel genre.

      However you’ve given a great list of artists here! I. Sure it will benefit many readers who come across this post. Thanks for taking the time!

      Be blessed,

  6. Cindy says:

    This is very much appreciated.

    Rock of Ages is one of my favorites. TM Youth choir. I sang it back in the day and have now taught it to my youth choir, ages 3 to 17.

  7. Caren says:

    I thank “The Music Ministry Coach”. Such a wonderful list. Perfect for young people whose level of fire and inspiration is declining.. Moreover, revival for all is a must. Our Master will soon come..

  8. Betty Wilson says:

    Our church is planning to start a youth choir. What are some good ways to present the idea. Some good ways to motivate and keep their interest?

  9. Vina Higgins says:

    We have been searching the web for suitable music for our youth choir group for several months. I found this site and could not believe the song for youth. Thank you for your beautiful God-given music., this will be a great help to the church finding the right songs, appropriate for Worship Service.

  10. Rhonda Terrell says:

    Thank you for this list, it is right on time! It is hard to find good songs that the children and youth are able to relate to.

  11. Canangela Robertson says:

    Do you know of any good unison songs for a youth choir ages 5 to 12? We already have “I need you to survive”. Your thoughts are appreciated.

    • Ron Cross says:

      Believe it or not I just covered that in my latest blog! Go to the home page of the site and you’ll see it there. I have a list of 10 good songs that are either in unison or has very little harmony.

  12. zaida griqua says:

    I would like more young people to be involve in youth activities and songs woulk help to inspire them
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  13. zaida griqua says:

    This is a powerful playlist that helps us young people to come close to GOD and to learn that we can only trust him and not make friends with worldly things

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  17. This one will be bookmarked for sure! Great list! Thanks so much! :)

  18. sivapath says:

    Will like 2 av d latest gospel songs on board kos am avin a youth concert

  19. I have three youth songs I have written that would round the list off to 50! If you have a youth choir and want to sing new fresh, scripture inspired songs, then let me know. Ron, your article is wonderful!! -Maryee

  20. Tiffany Hayes says:

    Great song list. I will pass along for others to see. This is a great reference for someone needing song choices for their youth choir. Thanks

  21. alyce says:

    It’s a blessing and encouragement to know that young people are involved with such good “Message ” music. To be involved with good material at a young age bodes well for the future. Music gets down into your being, I think, even more than we know. They’ll be carrying all that a mighty long way!

  22. Debra D. Davis says:

    Loving the list, thanks for the information.

  23. Traci says:

    This type of thing w was much needed when I was younger. W hen I was in the youth choir, my great aunt had us singing Rough Side of the Mountain – LOL.

  24. Lakia Johnson says:

    Thank you for this list Coach. Although I don’t work with youth choirs at this time…it’s definitely helpful to put a playlist together on my iPod for future reference.

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