Best new Worship Songs of 2016 (June)


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.

Lion of Judah” – 10,000 Fathers (feat. David Walker & Heath Williams) (Chart available HERE)
I’ve been a fan of David’s worship songwriting since we met at a U2 concert in Atlanta back in 2010. I’ve led “Better than I Know” dozens of times, as well as “Only You” & “Beautiful Rescuer”, but “Lion of Judah” is head & shoulder above the rest. Co-written & co-led with 10,000 Fathers’ student Heath Williams, “Lion of Judah” is not to be confused with the Bethel/Leeland songs “The Lion & the Lamb”, as the themes are quite different & both have their place in a corporate setting. Where Leeland’s song is more a worship invitational, David’s is a vertical proclamation of our strong God’s character & promises. I am planning on introducing “Lion of Judah” soon & foresee using it often. I suspect you’ll likely see it on my year-end “Best of 2016” blog.

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


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.