In no particular ranking order, here are ten sensational and inspirational gospel songs of 2018. These songs carry along the message of forgiveness, love, patient, courage and redemption. Please do enjoy with friends and family.
1. Fire On the Highway – Family Force 5
In January 2018, after the departure of drummer Teddy Boldt, the band delivered a new single, “Fire on the Highway,” under their rebranded name, FF5. The single is the first from their upcoming album, El Compadre.
2. Resurrection Power – Chris Tomlin
GRAMMY winner and worship leader Chris Tomlin gives us an intimate look at the thinking behind his song, “Resurrection Power.” The single heralds and celebrates the power that is within each of us, thanks to the cross.
3. You Know Me Better – Stars Go Dim
Stars Go Dim (SGD) is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma that formed in late 2007. The band originally consisted of Chris Cleveland (vocals, piano, and guitar), Joey Avalos (guitar), Michael Wittig (bass guitar), and Lester Estelle II (drums). Now composed of Chris Cleveland, Michael Cleveland, Kyle Williams and Josh Roach, the band recently signed to Fervent Records (Word Entertainment).
4. Reckless Love – Cory Asbury
Bethel Music artist Cory Asbury’s new single, “Reckless Love” is an incredible new anthem that marvels at the depth of God’s love for us. In explaining the meaning behind the song, Cory shares, “When I use the phrase, ‘the reckless love of God,’ I’m not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so.
5. Who You Say I Am – Hillsong Worship
“Who You Say I Am.” “The theme of the song is from John 8 which is you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. Jesus says, ‘who the son sets free, is free indeed.’ It’s a real declaration of identity. When I introduced this song into our church I read John 8, the scripture this song is based on. It talks about how a slave has no place in the family, but once we’ve been brought into the family then we have this identity as part of God’s family and that identity is an identity of freedom.” – Hillsong Worship
6. Won’t Stop Now – Elevation Worship
“Won’t Stop Now” is the first of four singles that was released in september, and “‘Won’t Stop Now’ is a song of faith, believing that our best days are ahead of us. And what God has planned for us is immeasurably more than we imagine.”
7. So Will I (100 Billion X) – Hillsong United
This song is about God as an artisan; this song is about God as an artist working his masterpiece, a work of art called “love”. And it began with creation and it goes through the whole story where it was finished at the cross. And now it continues to be re-birthed and restored in and through us here and now.
8. Bleed The Same – Mandisa, TobyMac, Kirk Franklin
The core of this message is to stand in unity for love to triumph over hate. We often judge each other for superficial reasons, dividing us. It recognizes one common factor, that we all “bleed the same”. We are all human, regardless of race, nationality, orientation, religion, gender, or any other dividing factor. Overall, it is very positive and uplifting. There is a prayer at the end, indicating the driving force behind the call to unity, that is, so that we can seek God’s face, find forgiveness for our sins, and receive restoration in our land.
9. Do It Again – Elevation Collective, Kierra Sheard, Travis Greene
Do It Again by Elevation Collective/Travis Greene/Kierra Sheard, from the album Evidence. Arranged by Dan Galbraith in the key of A-B, Bb-C. Products for this song include chord charts, lead sheets, choir parts, and the orchestration.
10. I Just Need U – TobyMac
“I just need U.” from TobyMac marks the first new music from the seven-time GRAMMY® winner since 2015. “It feels so great to be back in the studio again working passionately on songs that will hopefully meet people right where they are,” shares TobyMac. “‘I just need U.’ is where I land time and again after my futile attempts to handle life on my own. I AM a born defector learning every day that the sweetest place and the only RIGHT place for me, is turning back and falling into the arms of a loving God.”