Best Slow Powerful Worship Songs

Best Slow & Powerful Worship Songs For 2023

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Anyone who has led worship or attended a modern church service knows that there are way more slow worship songs than fast ones.

Even though slow worship songs are fairly easy to come across, I thought I would put together a list of some of my favorites, a lot like I did for fast worship songs.

I chose songs that I think would work well and be easy to play for worship leaders and teams who are serving in their local church.

There’s an unexplained power hiding within many slow worship songs. Some songs start off very laid back — but then you get to the middle of the song and suddenly there’s unstoppable power coming from the midst of the worshipers. It’s hard to explain but very real.

While there is a place for all tempos and styles in today’s church services, here are some slow songs that will ignite an attitude of power and worship in your church or youth group.

Gratitude – Brandon Lake

I could listen to this song on repeat for hours. Brandon Lake really hit on something here. This song is better than just about any worship song, CCM, or even secular song out there in 2023. It’s one that you can use for personal worship, and simple enough for your worship band to learn and introduce to your church. Congregations need to be singing this song.

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I Speak Jesus – Charity Gayle

This song also made my list of best female-led worship songs due to its powerful message and delivery. Charity Gayle is one of today’s most inspiring worship leaders with her unique, simple voice and straightforward worship.

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Grace Greater – Travis Cottrell

If you like modern hymns, you’ll love Grace Greater. Travis Cottrell created a hymn for today’s generation that harkens back a hundred years while still feeling fresh and relevant. It’s simple enough to teach in just a few minutes, whether you’re introducing a new song to your worship band or your congregation.

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Jireh – Elevation & Maverick City

I encourage anyone to check out all of Maverick City’s music because just about all of it is worthy of making all sorts of “best of” lists. This particular song, Jireh,

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Firm Foundation (He Won’t) – Cody Carnes & Chandler Moore

Cody Carnes has brought the worship world songs like “Run To The Father” and “The Blessing“. Now he pairs up with Maverick City to offer this song that speaks of God’s faithfulness in trial.

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Holy Forever – Bethel Music

Bethel music rarely disappoints, bringing a new sound and lyrical depth to their music. Holy Forever is no exception. You could imagine singing this song within the gates of heaven.

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Trust In God – Elevation

If your church is going through uncertain times, this is a good one to introduce. It speaks of God’s ability to make a way where there is no way.

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I plan to add more songs soon, but this is a good start for anyone wanting great songs for personal worship or to introduce to your church. Feel free to suggest additional songs in the comments.

42 thoughts on “Best Slow & Powerful Worship Songs For 2023”

  1. These are beautiful songs, but they are all “slow praise” songs. None of them have lyrics about us expressing our emotions of adoration and love directly to God in first-person lyrics. Actual “worship” songs are tough to find these days because slow praise songs are so easy to write, and love songs directly sung to God are much more difficult to write. But, they are out there. But, this is not really a list of worship songs at all.

  2. Chris Deburgh

    Can someone explain the correlation of Holy Water and forgiveness? As in one part we are singing about God’s Forgiveness…which is in the Bible…than tying it to something that is not even in the Bible. Very confusing.

    1. Good point. While Holy Water is not in the Bible (except maybe when Jesus turned it into wine) I think as creative people of faith, we are challenged to find new ways of communicating biblical truth. This is a fine line and one that can cause all sorts of controversy. (Enter Reckless Love). The other things mentioned in the song that are like forgiveness are honey (biblical) and the sound of a symphony (kind of biblical, although more modern terminology than the Psalms use). So then they say holy water is another thing that is *like* forgiveness. If we’re using similes or metaphors, really almost anything can be *like* or compared to forgiveness. I could say a flower is like forgiveness because it’s refreshing. Not biblical, but that’s my perception. I don’t think God makes rules about comparing one thing to another in someone’s personal experience. So while it’s not exactly biblical, I think it is okay as a comparison in this context.

      1. I like and enjoyed the list. Cool to plug my headphones to and disconnect from my environment. Was almost disappointed when the list ended suddenly. Waiting for when you add more to the list. God bless you for this.

  3. ~dmonarchwurulzherwurld~

    Love this blog! Totally refreshing.

    May the Lord continue to bless and nourish you. Keep up the good work!

  4. Thank you for the list. I will now challenge you to compile a list of faster worship songs…..not so easy eh? I believe we’ve lost the art of ’ joy filled’ song writing. My friend if The Holy Spirit ‘dwells’ in a song (?) then He I very capable of ‘dwelling’ in a song with a higher bpm too.
    So will you accept my challenge? I hope so.
    May The Lord bless you.

  5. Emmanuel Len Opio

    Thank you for compiling the list. I am just a random guy looking for some cool gospel music to listen to. The list will be a good start for me.

  6. Special thanks to you all that is making use of ur time to create a songs that brings people’s hearts together to God,,, and with the narrative of each songs,,, May God give you all more wisdom to do than dis ……. Amen…

  7. I’ve never seen so many pretty songs! I downloaded most of them! Thanks so much for sharing!!!! Awesome list!!!!!!

  8. Pastor Amanya Duncan

    Very amazing and wonderful songs
    I beg you please to send us these songs
    You are blessed thanks

  9. I think How Beautiful by Mosaic MSC and Tremble by Mosaic MSC. Both of those songs speak to me every single time I listen to them.

  10. How about ‘No Longer Slaves’ by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser? That son is amazing and right up this street.

  11. @ Elaine Wong … the title of the page is …. SLOW WORSHIP SONGS.
    To the owner of the page.. please don’t add more upbeat songs. Some of us visit this page for what it is – and it’s what we need.
    Thanks 🙂

  12. Seasons Change by United Pursuit…not sung widely, but when I found it, I just wanted to hear this song sung at church.
    Build My Life by Housefires. You’ll never get it out of your head. In a good way.
    Mercy by Bethel.

    Great list! [Thumbs up]

  13. As a worship geek, Hillsongs, Jesus culture and a few other groups have it for me. Anchor, Oceans have been the regularly but in this small local church I worship in Nigeria, the people don’t really connect with these songs save a few in their youth. By God’s grace I’ve realised this quite on time and I bring them relatively home with some south African worship chants! Of course some of these chants are more like a substitute for the Roy fields’ and Hillsongs chants. And why do I feel someone should listen to Malibogwe and also Qawe lama Qawe!

  14. Also check out “Spirit of the Living God” by Vertical Church and “Place of Freedom” by Highlands Worship

  15. We have done a lot of these in my youth group where I lead worship (Holy Spirit, We Believe, and Our God; and we are working on Come As You Are and Oceans). We have also done 10,000 Reasons (Matt Redman), One Thing Remains (Kristian Stanfill), God Of This City (Chris Tomlin), Arms Open Wide (Hillsong United), From The Inside Out (United), Revelation Song (Jesus Culture), The Wonderful Cross, How He Loves (David Crowder Band), and Shadows (David Crowder Band)

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