My favorite type of worship song is usually those secular songs which I already love, but which become Christian when I picture God speaking the lyrics to me. Sometimes certain lines don't perfectly match up, but I just overlook those.
I have a few of these songs in my playlists and I'll list them below. But I'd love to hear which secular songs you listen to that seem to have a Christian message.
I know not all of the lyrics make sense of God speaking to me, but the heart of the singer captures a sentiment that melts me when I picture God saying them to me.
Hello, it's me I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet To go over everything... There's such a difference between us And a million miles Hello from the other side I must've called a thousand times To tell you I'm sorry For everything that I've done But when I call you never Seem to be home
This one seems super applicable when I haven't tried very hard to get close to God recently. I picture him sort of saying, with the aching longing which Adele exhibits so well, I'm sorry things have had to be so hard lately, but I just want you to come back to me.
John Mayer: Say
I think this one's great for prayer because it's like God saying, tell me what you've been wanting to tell me. Just say it, brother. Here's one verse and chorus, but pretty much every verse gets me.
Take all of your wasted honor Every little past frustration Take all of your so-called problems Better put 'em in quotations Say what you need to say Say what you need to say
Tracy Chapman: The Promise
This one is heartbreaking. And it feels like God's heart to come back to me even at the slightest movement of me toward God. Here are a few of the lyrics.
If you wait for me Then I'll come for you Although I've traveled far I always hold a place for you in my heart
If you think of me If you miss me once in a while Then I'll return to you I'll return and fill that space in your heart
There are also some other classics like the following:
U2: Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2 is known for their secular songs that have Christian undertones. This one isn't even that hidden. I like how it is honest about still waiting on God to fulfill his longings.
You broke the bonds and you loosened chains carried the cross of my shame, of my shame You know I believe it
But I still haven't found What I'm looking for
Creed: My Sacrifice
Here's an old classic. It seems a little corny now, but it's not bad.
Hello my friend we meet again It's been a while, where should we begin Feels like forever Within my heart are memories Of perfect love that you gave to me Oh, I remember
When you are with me, I'm free I'm careless, I believe Above all the others we'll fly This brings tears to my eyes My sacrifice
Do you have your own favorites? Leave them in comments below and I can include them in the post!