Everyone from Johnny Cash to Carrie Underwood has cited God and faith in a song. In fact, faith and country music are knotted hence the Inspirational Country Music Awards take place each year. Folks, here are the last five songs to wrap up our favorite country songs about faith.
Believe, Brooks and Dunn
“I’m finding more and more truth, in the words written in red
They tell me that there’s more to life than just what I can see
Oh, I believe.”
In the song, an older man uses his life as an example to teach a young boy many lessons about faith as he approaches adulthood. The lines, “I can’t quote the book, the chapter, or the verse. You can’t tell me it all ends in a slow ride in a hearse” summarizes the ceaseless message of this moving song.
New Again, Sara Evans and Brad Paisley
“As they nail me to this tree, just know my Father waits for me
God, how can this be your will to have your son and my son killed?”
Sara Evans and Brad Paisley sang this song as The Passion of the Christ soundtrack. Through the lyrics, they take the roles of Mary and Jesus. The duo’s faultless harmonies and passionately inclined delivery make this a favorite, particularly around Easter.
Family Bible, George Jones
“This old world of ours is full of troubles, but this world would, oh, so better be
If we’d find more Bibles on the table and mothers singing “Rock of ages, cleft for me.”
From George Strait’s 1960 album Cup of Loneliness, this classic song springs a brief hint into a time when the end of the day meant that our fathers would read the family bible to us and we would count our many blessings one by one.
Three Wooden Crosses, Randy Travis
“There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
Why there’s not four of them, Heaven only knows
I guess it’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you
It’s what you leave behind you when you go.”
The song tells the spiritual redemption of a prostitute, the only survivor of a tragic accident that claims the lives of a farmer, a teacher, and a preacher. The prostitute uses the preacher’s “blood-stained Bible” to turn her life around.
When I Get Where I’m Going, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton
“But when I get where I’m going and I see my Maker’s face,
I’ll stand forever in the light of His amazing grace.”
If you have faith, you will not be scared of death. Describing the next world we will go into after death, is what the lyrics of the song are vividly designed. It describes the picture, “I’m gonna land beside a lion, and run my fingers through his mane” and “I’m gonna walk with my granddaddy and he’ll match me step for step.” Truly, Paisley and Parton paint an attractive picture of Heaven.
There are more country songs dedicated to faith. Did we miss your personal favorite? Share your favorite with us by letting us know in the comments section.
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