When I was fourteen years old, my mom wanted to keep me involved in church. Many of the teens we knew were leaving church, rebelling, and pulling away from family and loved ones. My Mom didn’t want that for me, and recommended we join our church Christmas Choir.
Fast forward a year later, Mom and I were singing together on the worship team every Sunday at our church.
Two year later, I was playing the piano in the band.
By nineteen, I was leading worship and directing my own worship teams.
As I mentioned in the post about The Ultimate Grace-Filled Playlist, worship is very near and dear to my heart.
WHAT IS WORSHIP
To pour our love on Him, to acknowledge His majesty and power, to lift ourselves up as we lift Him up . . . that is worship. It isn’t about us. It is all about Him. I believe that worship is a lifestyle. It isn’t a song. It isn’t a service.
We have so polluted worship to believe that it is only something that happens on Sunday morning for a half hour . . . if that.
In David’s Tabernacle, worship was a 24 hour, seven day a week, 365 day a year communion with the Lord. There were teams of worshippers who would rotate in and out of the Tabernacle giving praise and thanksgiving to God. Their worship was a lifestyle.
Worship isn't about the thirty minutes of 2 fast songs and 3 slow songs we give to God on Sunday morning. That isn't called worship. That is more of a religious obligation.
Worship is when you fall to your knees and thank God for His goodness in the middle of the storms. Worship is when your prayer life becomes priority over Netflix. Worship is CONTINUAL conversation with the Father.
“WORSHIP IS LOVE RESPONDING TO LOVE”. - Judson Cornwall
When I started leading worship, Hillsong Music Australia was creating a new and original sound. Shout to the Lord was just hitting America, and I was immediately drawn to Darlene Zschech and the music of “Hillsong”. I have read all of her books, been to their services, and studied their music, writing, and style.
I learned so much not only about worship, but about The Word through Hillsong.
“When we worship Jesus, we declare His kingdom and announce His presence. When we worship, we come by grace through faith, bringing the voice of our hearts before heaven. When we worship, we dispel the darkness and take authority over principalities and powers. When we worship, we exalt Christ and His dominion over every situation and circumstance. When we worship, thanksgiving is our entry point, joy is our strength, and breakthrough is our inheritance. When we worship, demons tremble and angels join in. When we worship, kingdom dominion is established in our lives.” - Darlene Zschech
The music of Hillsong truly helped me to enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. (Psalm 100:4) I compiled this playlist of my favorite Hillsong Worship Songs (The Darlene Zschech Era LOL) to bring you into a place of worship with Jesus.
As you worship Him, I pray that you feel His love. I pray that your worry disappears in the light of His glorious grace. I pray that you come before His presence, and bless His name.
- Blessed from the album Blessed.
- All The Heavens from the album Blessed.
- Your Unfailing Love from the album By Your Side.
- What The Lord Has Done In Me from the album By Your Side.
- By Your Side from the album By Your Side.
- You Said from the album By Your Side.
- This Is How We Overcome from the album By Your Side.
- More Than Life from the album For All You’ve Done.
- To You Alone from the album For All You’ve Done.
- Wonderful God from the album God He Reigns.
- Yours is the Kingdom from the album God He Reigns.
- Hear Our Prayer from the album United Live Hills Youth.
- All I Need Is You from the album With Hearts As One.
- Awesome God from the album Look To You.
- From The Inside Out from the album Mighty To Save.
- At The Cross from the album Mighty To Save.
- Mighty To Save from the album Mighty To Save.
- Breathe On Me from the album Shout to the Lord 2000.
- My Heart Will Trust from the album Shout to the Lord 2000.
- The Potter’s Hand from the album Shout to the Lord 2000.
- Shout to the Lord from the album Shout to the Lord 2000.
- Hear Our Praises from the album Shout to the Lord 2000.
- Eagle’s Wings from the album Shout to the Lord 2000.
- He Is Lord from the album This Is Our God.
- You Are Here (The Same Power) from the album This Is Our God.
- Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus from the album This Is Our God.
- Desert Song from the album This Is Our God.
- With Everything from the album This Is Our God.
- Worthy Is The Lamb from the album You are My World.
- Emmanuel from the album You are My World.
- You Are Near from the album For This Cause.
- Carry Me from the album For This Cause.
- It Is You from the album For This Cause.
- Jesus Lover Of My Soul from the album Shout to the Lord.
- Victor’s Crown from the album Revealing Jesus.