Amy Grant is an award-winning pop and gospel artist with a career spanning 40 years. She’s won six Grammys, 26 Dove Awards and has a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. Grant came on the scene in the 80s with hits like “Angels” and “El Shaddai.” She crossed over into pop with albums like Lead Me On and Unguarded, with dozens of her songs hitting the Billboard charts. Grant is also an author with numerous books, including a memoir titled Mosaic: Pieces of My Life So Far. Here are some Amy Grant songs that will increase your faith.
This song highlights God’s attributes. Amy Grant’s version was released in 1982, but John Thompson and Michael Card wrote it. The word El Shaddai means “God Almighty.” The King James Bible refers to El Shaddai in Genesis 43:14, Genesis 17:1 and Job 8:5. In Genesis 17:1, God told Abraham, “I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be thou perfect.” Studying God’s attributes is a blessing because we see His character and capabilities. In our minds, we shouldn’t limit Him so He can manifest Himself in our lives as God Almighty.
"Better Than a Hallelujah"
“Better Than a Hallelujah” was released in 2010, written by Chapin Hartford and Sarah Hart. It details how a man can break down and cry out to God. Maybe crying out to God in hard times is better than a “hallelujah.” Psalms 34:18 reminds us that He is close to the brokenhearted.
"I Can Only Imagine"
Amy Grant recorded her version of this song for her album “Legacy…Hymns and Faith.” Her version uses different lyrics but still discusses what heaven will be like as God’s glory encases us. Every Christian wonders what heaven will be like, knowing we’ll praise the Lord and shout “hallelujah.” Matthew 5:12 reminds us to rejoice and be glad about getting into heaven. Isaiah 6:1 tells us that God sits on a throne; He is lifted with His train filling the temple.
"Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song"
This song was written by Chris Eaton and Grant, chronicling what Mary felt and thought as she carried baby Jesus in her womb. This song shows Mary knowing she’s been chosen for a wonderful task but pondering what she did to be chosen. Though Mary’s story is typically brought up during the holidays, this is a beautiful song for any season. Sit and think about how Mary felt when the angel said she would carry Jesus. Though she was engaged, God already planned to tell Joseph so he wouldn’t shun her. Pregnant women endure many emotions, but having the Son of God is a huge task.
"Be Still and Know"
Sometimes, it’s good to meditate on God’s word without any distractions to hear what the Lord wants to tell us, which is just what this song offers. It also encourages you to go after God’s things and know His purpose for you. God has grace for us, but He requires more as we mature spiritually. Job 33:14-17 is a perfect reminder of how we should be still and listen to God. Stop fighting Him and embrace His calling.
"We Believe in God"
Written by Wes King and Grant, this song confirms our faith in God and reassures us that everyone needs Jesus. In today’s world, people say they believe there is a God but struggle to believe in Jesus. God sent Jesus to die for our sins so we might have a chance to get into heaven. Jesus negotiates and defends us when the accuser wants God to believe that we’re not worthy of His mercy.
This Amy Grant song discusses how she loves Jehovah while also recognizing Jesus. Many people refer to God as Jehovah with one religion, Jehovah’s Witnesses, going by His name as Jehovah. We learn the meaning of Jehovah early in the Bible. Isaiah 12:2 says Jehovah is our strength and song, becoming our salvation.
Faith is an integral part of our lives. Music is an excellent way to connect with God, and Amy Grant has mastered the art of using music to bond with God. The next time you need a pick me up or feel like your faith is fading, try listening to one of these Amy Grant songs. Then, pick up your Bible and start reading His word.