Praise & Worship Favorites: Volume 5 Songbook

The Praise & Worship Volume 5 collection features ten Contemporary Christian hits arranged for intermediates & up by Jennifer Eklund. Includes favorites like, "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)," "The Blessing," "In Christ Alone," "Living Hope," and "Thank God I Do."

This post is part six of the Praise & Worship Favorites Songbook Series.
Praise & Worship Favorites: Volume 5 Songbook

What is Praise & Worship music?

The Praise & Worship genre of music is characterized by songs that express devotion, adoration, and reverence towards a deity, often within a religious or spiritual context. These songs typically feature lyrics that exalt the divine, accompanied by melodic and harmonic elements intended to inspire worship and communal singing.

Praise & Worship Favorites Songbook Series:

Music is a great way to express your faith. The Praise & Worship Favorites Songbook Series includes popular favorites within the genre featuring elegant piano solo arrangements by Jennifer Eklund, appropriate for intermediates and above.

✝️ Praise & Worship Favorites: Volume 5 Songbook

The following ten songs are included in the Praise & Worship Favorites: Volume 5 songbook.

These are all available as separate singles, but you get the most value by purchasing the whole collection. All of these arrangements are appropriate for intermediates and up.

  1. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Chris Tomlin)
  2. Fresh Wind (Hillsong Worship)
  3. Good To Me (Audrey Assad)
  4. In Christ Alone (Passion)
  5. King of Kings (Hillsong Worship)
  6. Living Hope (Phil Wickham)
  7. Reckless Love (Cory Asbury)
  8. Thank God I Do (Lauren Daigle)
  9. The Blessing (Kari Jobe/Elevation Worship)
  10. Via Dolorosa (Sandi Patty)

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Let’s dive deeper with some more details about a few of my personal favorites from Praise & Worship Favorites: Volume 5 songbook.

1. “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” (Chris Tomlin)

“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” is a contemporary Christian worship song that serves as a modern adaptation of the classic hymn “Amazing Grace.” The song was written by Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, and John Newton, and it was first recorded by Chris Tomlin for his 2006 album “See the Morning.” Since then, it has become a widely sung and beloved hymn in churches around the world.

The song retains the timeless lyrics of the original “Amazing Grace” hymn, written by John Newton in the 18th century, while adding a chorus that celebrates the freedom found in Christ. The additional lyrics in the chorus, “My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, My God, my Savior has ransomed me,” serve as a powerful declaration of the transformative power of God’s grace to break the chains of sin and bring redemption and salvation.

Musically, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” features a contemporary arrangement with a stirring melody and uplifting instrumentation. The song builds in intensity as it progresses, culminating in a powerful and anthemic chorus that invites listeners to join in worship and praise. With its combination of traditional hymnody and modern worship elements, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” has resonated deeply with audiences, serving as a powerful reminder of the boundless grace and love of God.

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2. “Living Hope” (Phil Wickham)

“Living Hope” is a worship song written by Phil Wickham and Brian Johnson, released in 2018. It quickly gained popularity in contemporary Christian music circles for its powerful lyrics and uplifting melody. The song serves as the title track of Phil Wickham’s album “Living Hope.”

“Living Hope” is centered around the foundational Christian belief in Jesus Christ as the living hope of the world. The lyrics vividly describe the resurrection of Jesus and the redemption that believers find through Him. It emphasizes the transformative power of Christ’s sacrifice and the assurance of salvation for those who place their trust in Him. The song’s message is one of triumph over death and sin, proclaiming Jesus as the source of eternal life and hope.

Musically, “Living Hope” features a dynamic arrangement with a memorable melody that builds in intensity throughout the song. Phil Wickham’s emotive vocals convey a sense of reverence and awe, inviting listeners to join in worship and reflection. The song is often used in church services and gatherings as a declaration of faith and praise.

“Living Hope” has resonated deeply with audiences worldwide, becoming a beloved anthem of Christian worship. Its message of hope and redemption continues to inspire and encourage believers, reminding them of the unchanging love and grace of Jesus Christ.

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3. “In Christ Alone” (Passion)

“In Christ Alone” is a modern Christian hymn written by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend in 2001. It quickly became one of the most beloved and widely sung worship songs in churches around the world. The song’s lyrics focus on the foundational Christian doctrine of salvation through Jesus Christ alone.

“In Christ Alone” explores the significance of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection in providing redemption and eternal life for believers. The lyrics vividly portray Jesus as the cornerstone of faith, emphasizing his role as Savior and Lord. The song celebrates the victory won by Christ over sin and death, offering hope and assurance to those who trust in Him.

Musically, “In Christ Alone” features a stirring melody and a timeless arrangement that complements the richness of its lyrics. The song can be sung acoustically with just a guitar or piano accompaniment, or it can be performed with a full band and choir, making it versatile for various worship settings.

“In Christ Alone” has been covered by numerous artists across various genres, reflecting its widespread popularity and enduring appeal. Some notable artists and groups who have covered the song include:

  1. Owl City: The electronic-pop artist Adam Young, known as Owl City, covered “In Christ Alone” for his album “Inspirational Songs” in 2013.

  2. Michael W. Smith: The renowned Christian artist Michael W. Smith included a version of “In Christ Alone” on his album “Worship” released in 2001.

  3. Natalie Grant: The Christian singer Natalie Grant recorded a rendition of “In Christ Alone” for her album “Be One,” released in 2015.

  4. Passion: The Passion worship band, led by artists such as Chris Tomlin and Kristian Stanfill, has performed “In Christ Alone” during their live worship events and included it in several Passion albums.

  5. Celtic Worship: This group released a Celtic rendition of “In Christ Alone” in 2020, infusing the song with traditional Irish instrumentation and arrangements.

These are just a few examples of the many artists who have covered “In Christ Alone.” The song’s timeless message and powerful melody continue to resonate with artists and audiences alike, inspiring new interpretations and arrangements across musical genres.

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4. “The Blessing” (Kari Jobe)

“The Blessing” is a worship song written by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, Steven Furtick, and Chris Brown, and it was released in 2020. The song gained significant popularity in the Christian music community and beyond due to its timely message of hope and encouragement during challenging times, particularly amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Blessing” is based on the priestly blessing found in Numbers 6:24-26 in the Bible, where God instructs Moses to tell Aaron and his sons to bless the Israelites with these words: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

The lyrics of “The Blessing” echo these biblical verses, declaring God’s favor, protection, grace, and peace over the listener. The song is a powerful declaration of faith and trust in God’s provision and care, even in the midst of uncertainty and adversity.

Musically, “The Blessing” features a simple yet stirring melody that builds gradually, creating a sense of reverence and awe. Kari Jobe’s emotive vocals, along with the harmonious accompaniment of choirs and musicians, contribute to the song’s impactful delivery.

“The Blessing” has resonated deeply with audiences worldwide, becoming a source of comfort, strength, and reassurance for many. It has been widely used in worship services, prayer gatherings, and social media platforms as a means of spreading hope and encouragement during difficult times.

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5. “Good To Me” (Audrey Assad)

“Good to Me” is a worship song by American singer-songwriter Audrey Assad, released in 2018 as part of her album “Evergreen.” The song is a heartfelt declaration of gratitude and trust in God’s goodness and faithfulness.

In “Good to Me,” Audrey Assad reflects on God’s unwavering love and provision throughout life’s journey. The lyrics express a deep sense of appreciation for God’s presence and guidance, acknowledging His faithfulness even in the midst of trials and uncertainties. The song’s message centers on the belief that God is always working for our good and that His love never fails.

Musically, “Good to Me” features a gentle melody accompanied by Assad’s soulful vocals, creating an atmosphere of intimacy and reflection. The song’s minimalist arrangement allows the heartfelt lyrics to take center stage, inviting listeners to connect with the message on a personal level.

“Good to Me” has resonated deeply with audiences, becoming a beloved worship song in churches and Christian communities. Its message of trust, gratitude, and reliance on God’s goodness continues to inspire and uplift listeners, reminding them of the unchanging nature of God’s love.

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Jennifer Eklund
Written by Jennifer Eklund
Jennifer Eklund holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach. She is an avid arranger, composer, and author of the Piano Pronto® method books series as well as a wide variety of supplemental songbooks. She is also a Signature Artist with with a large catalog of popular music titles for musicians of all levels.


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