Best New Worship Songs of 2016 (July)


I not only have a deep love of Jesus, & His people, but I enjoy serving God & His people through Gospel-centered song. Every month I scour the internet for the latest worship songs – both independent & international – looking for the best of what’s “NEXT”, particularly for those who don’t subscribe to the “one-size-fits-all” mindset of only pulling from the CCLI Top 25 (though I don’t deny that can be a great place to start). I listen, play along, & analyze to see which ones float to the top. I hope this curated list of new worship songs helps you better serve your congregation.

Exalted over All” – Vertical Church Band (Chart available HERE)
Vertical Church Band has consistently delivered powerful congregational songs. One of the things I appreciate about their approach is that there’s a timelessness to their songs: they work now, but they would’ve also worked great 20 years ago & will likely work well years from now – most are also easily interpreted for very different settings, like acoustic or even traditional services. You don’t need an incredible, huge band for their songs to work. “Exalted over All” is by far the strongest ballad they’ve yet penned, & the strongest corporate song from their latest release. I will be introducing this one very soon to my church.

There are many more! Be encouraged to read the rest of this post HERE, & follow this playlist on Spotify!

What new songs have you recently introduced? Share in the comments below!

Shannon Lewis is “The Worship Community Guy“. Passionate about helping others respond to God, & training people who are passionate about the same, Shannon also blogs at SaintLewisMusic, where you can grab his free eBook, UNSEASONED: How to see Godly Growth in an Inexperienced Worship Team.