19 Beautiful Gospel Love Songs for Your Wedding Day

These love songs are sure to make you and your sweetie swoon.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
  • She has been published in a wide array of lifetsyle-oriented publications including SELF and Allure.
  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Updated Nov 04, 2021

If you and your future spouse are Christian and you're looking to incorporate some gospel music into your special day, you've definitely come to the right place.

With tens of thousands of worship songs out there, it can be tricky to narrow down your favorite gospel love songs. Keep in mind that the best gospel love songs are those with powerful, passionate lyrics that celebrate and honor the sacrality of your love.

Whether you prefer acoustic hymns or empowering ballads, we've rounded up the 19 best gospel love songs to add to your wedding day playlist.

"I Am," Kirk Franklin

Lyrics you'll love: "I am so far from perfect/I thought life was worthless/Until you showed me who I am/Not here by mistake/No luck, only grace"

Kirk Franklin is a famous gospel singer-songwriter. His 2011 track "I Am" is chock-full of heartfelt lyrics. "This song is also about declaring what God says about me and not my situation," Franklin said of the popular tune.

"Here's My Heart," Casting Crowns

Lyrics you'll love: "I am found, I am yours/I am loved, I'm made pure/I have life, I can breathe"

"Here's My Heart" is one of the most popular gospel love songs for weddings. While it has been covered countless times, Casting Crowns' version is among the best. The Christian rock band, which was founded in 1999, is known for their contemporary take on gospel music.

"Lost Without You," BeBe and CeCe Winans

Lyrics you'll love: "You are my center attraction/Every beat my heart beats is your song/From hurt and harm you're my protection/The path I take is your direction/'Cause I know with you I can't go wrong"

BeBe and CeCe Winans are a brother-sister Christian music duo. Their 1988 track "Lost Without You" features romantic, spiritual and sacred lyrics, which are beautifully written—and sure to tug at your heartstrings.

"Amazing Love," Fred Hammond

Lyrics you'll love: "You hold me like no one else/(And I have never felt a love like this before)/And you love me in spite of myself/(And I have never felt a mercy quite like yours)"

"Amazing Love" is from Fred Hammond's 2012 album, "God, Love & Romance." In the spiritual song, Hammond serenades his partner and sings passionately about his everlasting love. The dazzling instrumentals, gorgeous harmonizing and steady beat make for an amazing first dance song.

"Pour My Love on You," Phillips, Craig and Dean

Lyrics you'll love: "And I can't begin to tell you what your love has meant/I'm lost for words/Is there a way to show the passion in my heart?/Can I express how truly great I think you are?"

Released by Christian music trio (and real-life pastors) Phillips, Craig and Dean, "Pour My Love on You" is a song that's filled with passion. The sound of the serene guitar strings makes it an incredible wedding ceremony song.

"All I Need," Brian Courtney Wilson

Lyrics you'll love: "All I need is a touch from you/No one else can do the things you do"

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Brian Courtney Wilson's performance of "All I Need" is sure to win you over as an incredible first dance song. You and your guests will love the intimate lyrics coupled with Wilson's sentimental crooning.

"Unfailing Love," Chris Tomlin

Lyrics you'll love: "You are my rock, the one I hold onto/You are my song and I sing for you"

"Unfailing Love" by Chris Tomlin is a must-have addition to any Christian wedding playlist. The sweet acoustic guitar instrumentals perfectly complement the lyrics, making it a great option for walking down the aisle.

"All for Love," Hillsong United

Lyrics you'll love: "My beginning, my forever/Everything I need is you"

Hillsong United is a worship band stemming from the famous Hillsong Church, which originated in 1998. Their tune "All for Love" is a sweet, soulful number. Ask your wedding band or DJ to play the instrumental-only version as you walk down the aisle.

"I Love You (Lord Today)," Benita Jones

Lyrics you'll love: "I lift you up and I magnify your name/That's why my heart is filled with praise/My heart, my mind, my soul belongs to you"

In "I Love You (Lord Today)," Benita Jones croons proudly and passionately about her faith. The song's steady, uplifting beat makes it incredibly versatile. Consider using it as a processional song or a cocktail hour song.

"I Promise," Jaci Velasquez

Lyrics you'll love: "I promise to be true to you/To live my life in purity/As unto you"

"I Promise" (1996) is full of romantic lyrics. Throughout the track, artist Jaci Velasquez sings about her devotion to her partner. With the guitar strumming slightly in the background, Velasquez's beautiful vocals truly shine through.

"Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)," Emily Hackett

Lyrics you'll love: "So gimme your word/And I'll give you all I've got/No we don't have much/But it sure feels like a lot/So, take my heart and take my hand"

"Take My Hand (The Wedding Song)"—a tear-jerking duet performed by Emily Hackett and Will Anderson—is perfect as a first dance song. Plus, the lyrics are pretty enough to double as wedding vows.

"The Day Before You," Matthew West

Lyrics you'll love: "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/Now you're here and everything's changing/Suddenly life means so much"

In this sweet gospel love song, singer Matthew West describes what his life was like before he met his partner—and how much better it is now that he's found love. The inspirational song feels straight out of a fairy-tale thanks to its touching lyrics.

"When God Made You," NewSong

Lyrics you'll love: "Now that I have found you I believe/That a miracle has come when God sends the perfect one/Now gone are all my questions about why/And I've never been so sure of anything in my life"

NewSong is a famous Christian rock group. In the years since their 1981 debut, the band has gone on to release multiple hits, including 'When God Made You," which features Natalie Grant. The lyrics of "When God Made You" are nothing short of beautiful, as are the slow tempo and peaceful piano instrumentals.

"I Worship You," Mary Mary

Lyrics you'll love: "I was empty but you came and filled me/I was blind but you helped me to see/I was broken but you made me whole again/I felt like nothing but you gave me confidence/And I'm filled so much with gratitude, words are not enough/To explain the magnitude, the passion of my love"

"I Worship You" by Mary Mary is unique because it fuses classic gospel influences with more contemporary pop flavors. The infectious chorus, breezy melody and instrumentals (a mix of piano and strings) make it a great choice for a one-of-a-kind first dance song.

"Love You Forever," Tasha Cobbs

Lyrics you'll love: "Your goodness/Your mercy and your kindness toward me/Your love is/So amazing it brings me to my knees"

Put your love on full display by playing Tasha Cobbs' "Love You Forever" at your wedding reception. The cheery beat and feel-good lyrics will capture the hearts of all your wedding guests.

"Love Will Be Enough for Us," Dave Barnes

Lyrics you'll love: "Livin' easy where it's you and me baby and the daffodils/Kids growing up in the rolling hills/And love will be enough for us"

This dreamy love song from Dave Barnes is complete with rom-com-worthy lyrics about a special, fairy-tale kind of love that's definitely worth celebrating.

"The Marriage Prayer," John Waller

Lyrics you'll love: "Father, I said till/Death do us part/I want to mean it/With all of my heart/Help me to love you"

This sacred song—aptly called "The Marriage Prayer"—contains deeply emotional lyrics. In the 2011 track, John Waller asks God for everlasting, unconditional love (you know, the exact type you and your partner are celebrating on your wedding day).

"Unending Love," Hillsong Worship

Lyrics you'll love: "There's no silver or gold/And no treasure untold/That could draw me away from your heart"

Like Hillsong United, Hillsong Worship also originates from Hillsong Church. The worship group was formed back in 1983. Their 2011 song "Unending Love" is among their most famous tracks. Consider the acoustic version for your first dance.

"My Life, My Love, My All," Kirk Franklin

Lyrics you'll love: "Your touch, your kiss, your grace to me/Is deeper than my soul can see/My purpose it changed/When I called out your name"

Combining elements of hip-hop, pop and gospel music, "My Life, My Love, My All" will appeal to Christian music lovers of all ages. Kirk Franklin takes the lead on singing, while a gospel chorus offers incredible background vocals. Eventually, the voices all come together, blasting into one empowering chorus.

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