Christian Wedding Songs: 35 Praise-Worthy Christian Songs

Let your Christian faith shine through on your wedding day with our collection of Christian wedding songs.
by Christin Perry
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If you’re planning a Christian wedding, chances are you’ll wed in a church. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it feel personalized. And since there are lots of opportunities to incorporate music–from the lighting of the unity candle to communion during a full Mass–we’ve rounded up a list of Christian songs and hymns that will work for each part of your ceremony.  


Christian Songs in this Article:


Christian Wedding Ceremony Songs

These Christian wedding ceremony songs will give you the inspiration you need to create an ultra-personal ceremony that speaks to your union with each other and God. Note that if your ceremony will be held in a church, be sure to have your Christian wedding songs approved in advance, since some churches can be super strict when it comes to music!


“How Great Thou Art,” by Carrie Underwood
From the album: Storyteller, 2015
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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
From the album: Concerto: One Night in Central Park, 2011
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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
From the album: The Very Best of Peter, Paul & Mary, 2005
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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
From the album: My Christmas, 2009
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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
From the album: History, 2005
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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 Processional Songs

If the Wedding March isn’t your style, rest assured there are plenty of other Christian wedding processional songs to choose from. On our list of the best Christian songs are some soft, sweet tunes that pair perfectly with your walk down the aisle, and two beautiful, scripture-oriented pieces for if you prefer an instrumental Christian song.


“The Prayer,” by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion
From the album: The Best of Andrea Bocelli, 2007
Lyrics You’ll Love: Can we touch the soul of heaven/Can we unite a sacred lesson/Every child creates a skylight of beauty/Can you hear cathedrals fallin'/All the universe is callin'

“Pie Jesu,” performed by Joanna
From the album: Pure Piano Noel, 2008
Lyrics You’ll Love: Instrumental

“Alla Luce del Dio,” by Mark Magnuson
From the album: Acoustic Wedding, 2011
Lyrics You’ll Love: Instrumental

“Soon,” by Hillsong United
From the album: Across the Earth: Tear Down the Walls, 2010
Lyrics You’ll Love: I will be with the One I love/With unveiled face I’ll see Him/There my soul will be satisfied/Soon and very soon

“When I Say I Do,” by Matthew West
From the album: Hold You Up – Single, 2010
Lyrics You’ll Love: There must be a God/I believe it's true/Cause I can see His love/When I look at you/And He must have a plan/For this crazy life/Cause He brought you here/And placed you by my side


Christian Wedding Recessional Songs

Amp up the fun factor at your Christian wedding by opting for one of these Christian wedding songs. Maybe you’ll choose an upbeat Christian wedding recessional song with meaningful lyrics that will propel you into your fabulous reception. Or maybe you prefer powerful, lilting instrumentals like “Ode to Joy” or the “Hallelujah Chorus.”


“Multiplied,” by NEEDTOBREATHE
From the album: Rivers in the Wasteland, 2014
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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, performed by Joanna
From the album: Pure Piano Noel, 2008
Lyrics You’ll Love: Instrumental

“Thankful for You,” by tobyMac
From the album: Eye on It, 2012
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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
From the album: Bach: Greatest Hits, 1992
Lyrics You’ll Love: Jesu, joy of man's desiring/Holy wisdom, love most bright/Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring/Soar to uncreated light

“Hallelujah Chorus,” by Handel, performed by The Choir & Orchestra of Pro Christe
From the album: Hallelujah Chorus – Single, 2014
Lyrics You’ll Love: Instrumental


Christian Wedding Reception Songs

Consider these top Christian songs as must-haves at your reception. From your grand entrance to the cake-cutting and everything in between, Christian wedding songs are sure to guarantee a fun and Christ-centered reception.


“I Will Praise You,” by Rebecca St. James
From the album: I Will Praise You, 2011
Lyrics You’ll Love: Whatever the storm/Whatever is lost/Whatever it takes/Whatever the cost/I will praise You/I will praise You

“The Heart,” by NEEDTOBREATHE
From the album: Rivers in the Wasteland, 2014
Lyrics You’ll Love: Long live the heart/Long live the soul/That knows what it wantsThat piece you can find/That part is the whole/It never lets go

“The King is Coming,” by Newsboys
From the album: God’s Not Dead, 2011
Lyrics You’ll Love: Freedom's song is ringing loud/Dead men waking up to the sound of You/And all our hearts can sing/All our hearts can sing is/Make a way for/Make a way for/Make a way for the King/The King is coming

“Hold Me,” by Jamie Grace feat. tobyMac
From the album: Hold Me, 2011
Lyrics You’ll Love: Oo, I love the way You hold me/By my side You'll always be/You take each and everyday/Make it special in some way/I love the way You hold me

“Made to Love,” by tobyMac
From the album: Portable Sounds, 2007
Lyrics You’ll Love: I was made to love you/I was made to find you/I was made just for you/Made to adore you


Christian First Dance Wedding Songs

Make your first dance a gorgeous reflection of your unity with these Christian first dance wedding songs. With incredible lyrics that will make your guests swoon during your special moment, any one of these Christian wedding songs could be the perfect tune for you and your new spouse.


“Angel,” by Casting Crowns
From the album: Come to the Well, 2011
Lyrics You’ll Love: It was a day/Just like any other day/I was a boy/Just like every other boy/But when the girl/Unlike any I had seen/It's like she stepped out of a dream/And into my world

“Heaven’s Knife,” by Josh Garrels
From the album: Home, 2015
Lyrics You’ll Love: Like the first man /I was cut so deep by Heaven’s knife/When I awoke from my sleep/Oh my Lord, she’s beautiful/She’s a part of me/She’s my wife

“Bread and Wine,” by Josh Garrels
From the album: Love & War & The Sea In Between, 2011
Lyrics You’ll Love: If I fall, I fall alone, but two can help to bear the load/A threefold cord is hard to break/All I have I give to you if you will share your sorrows too/Then joy will be the crown upon our heads/My friend

“You Hold Me Now,” by Rebecca St. James
From the album: I Will Praise You, 2011
Lyrics You’ll Love: All my fears swept away/In the light of Your embrace/When Your love is all I need/And forever I am free

“I Promise (Wedding Song),” by CeCe Winans
From the album: Purified, 2005
Lyrics You’ll Love: I will love you faithfully, forever unconditionally/And my love I promise/Everything I have is yours/You're everything I prayed and waited for/And my love I promise you

“With Arms Wide Open,” by Creed
From the album: With Arms Wide Open: A Retrospective, 2015
Lyrics You’ll Love: Well I just heard the news today/It seems my life is going to change/I close my eyes, begin to pray/Then tears of joy stream down my face


Christian Mother/Son Wedding Songs

It can be difficult to find great Christian mother son wedding songs, but we’re here to help with several popular Christian songs that work well for this dance. (And for the record, we’re totally obsessed with the song “Difference Maker,” which speaks to a man’s impending responsibilities with a fun, upbeat tune).


“Difference Maker,” by NEEDTOBREATHE
From the album: Rivers in the Wasteland, 2014
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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 Céline Dion
From the album: Pop Music: The Modern Era 1976–1999, 1999
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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
From the album: The Very Best of NewSong, 2004
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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
From the album: La voce, 2010
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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 Wedding Songs

The Christian father daughter wedding songs on our list are poignant and beautiful—the perfect backdrop for a father who has just witnessed his daughter’s emotional wedding day. We’re sure you’ll find the best Christian wedding song for your father/daughter dance on our list.


“You’re My Little Girl,” by Go Fish
From the album: La voce, 2010
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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

“Through My Father’s Eyes,” by Holly Starr
From the album: Focus, 2012
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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

“Father’s Love,” by Bob Carlisle
From the album: Focus, 2012
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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

“Red Robin,” by Clark Richard
From the album: Kissing Kelley, 2010
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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

“She Walks with Me,” by Michael W. Smith From the album: This is Your Time, 1999
Lyrics You’ll Love: 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

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