Doesn’t it sometimes feel like a Worship Leader’s job is 90% searching? Searching for good songs, searching for the resources to sing those good songs, and always wondering if your church is going to like the song. Even more rare – almost unheard of – is a worship album full of good songs! Well…Hillsong Worship has done it! Their new album, There Is More, is CHOCK-FULL of incredible new worship songs.
In this article we’ve done the searching for you. Below you’ll find descriptions of the top 8 songs from There Is More. And when you click the resource links, you’ll be taken to a page where you’ll find all the resources need to sing these songs in your worship services (including lyrics, sheet music, backing tracks, tutorials, mp3 downloads, and more).
Instead of a high energy song to draw the listener in, a characteristic common in worship albums, There Is More immediately captures the listener’s attention with absolutely stunning truth and an undeniable melody.
Coupled with lyrics like…
Who the Son sets free, oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God, Yes I am
Free at last He has ransomed me, His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin, Jesus died for me
…this song will have your heart overflowing in minutes!
Songs that deal with difficult subjects tend to go one of two ways. Either they will major on the sad so much they’re just depressing or they will sugarcoat the sad parts so much that they become trite and irrelevant.
This song captures the balance perfectly. It is honest about the darkness, gives hope without trivializing the darkness, and offers a simple and heartfelt prayer for renewal.
Here are some examples…
In the crushing, in the pressing, You are making new wine
In the soil I now surrender, You are breaking new ground
When I trust you, I don’t need to understand
I came here with nothing but all you have given me
Jesus, bring new wine out of me
With a string-based background and female lead, this new take on Hillsong United’s hit is utterly breathtaking. Through its ethereal accompaniment, sweeping melody, and vast lyrics, no other song inspires worship of a really big God quite like this one does.
With no point of ref’rence, You spoke to the dark
And fleshed out the wonder of light
And as You speak, a hundred billion galaxies are born
Ev’ry painted sky a canvas of Your grace
And as You speak, a hundred billion failures disappear
Where You lost Your life so I could find it here
If You left the grave behind You, so will I
With lyrics like these, this song is sure to inspire for years to come
Christians live in a unique paradigm. Future realities define our present moments in profound ways. The future gives us hope, direction, and a joy that no one can take away. This song captures that dynamic in an energetic song that is just brimming with joy and life.
Here’s the chorus:
You are life
I’m living in the light of my Savior
Dancing in the arms of forever
I’m singing like I’m walking on water
You are life, alive in me
I give my life to follow, cause Your love is all I want now
You are life, You are life, alive in me
There are many songs about Communion out there. But what makes this one unique is that it takes the significance of what’s happening in the moment and broadens it to our whole lives.
Hallelujah, I’ll live my life in remembrance
Hallelujah, Your promise I won’t forget
If ever I should lose my way, if ever I deny Your grace
Remind me of the price You paid
Hallelujah, I’ll live in remembrance
In many ways this is how the Christian life is lived. We live in the reality of grace, always dependent on it and always needing it when we mess up. For churches that observe Communion often, this song would add a fresh meaningfulness to their observance.
There’s a reason John 3:16 is so well know. It’s such a beautiful truth. It’s such a central truth. And it’s one you never want to forget. The chorus of this song sets this verse to music virtually word for word. And the verses, filled with fresh lyrics like…
For His love has salvaged me
And by His grace I am released
…offer beautiful responses to this life-changing truth. A new song to an old verse – a perfect way to freshen up what can become rote and ensure that it will never be forgotten.
With a powerful, singable melody and lyrics that embody the simplicity of the gospel…well, no more needs to be said. The lyrics speak for themselves…
The innocent judged guilty
While the guilty one walks free
Death would be His portion and our portion liberty
Our chains are gone, our debt is paid
The cross has overthrown the grave
For Jesus’ blood that sets us free
Means death to death and life for me
One of the unique qualities of There Is More is its mash-up of old and new. Hillsong Worship has done an outstanding job of taking old truths and familiar verses in the Bible and making them fresh again. And they did it all with the caliber of musicianship and songwriting we’ve come to love about them.
This song is no exception. They’ve taken an old prayer and repackaged it in a way that perfectly reflects its passionate tenderness and humility.