Over the past two years, I have visited over 50 Vineyard Churches in the states. I thought it would be helpful to share 10 Vineyard songs I see and hear that are “working” well in many contexts; these songs share our values as a Kingdom people and the lyrics hold up theologically.
I understand that the distinctives of a particular stream of churches are nothing to die for, but they are something we should lean into from time to time. It’s nice to have some common melodies and words to rally around as a family of churches. When choosing songs to sing in my local church, I typically will look to our local, regional and Vineyard family expressions before I reach into the endless pool of songs available today. It’s a bit of a farm-to-table approach knowing the effortless, radio CCM options are always there.
If you are a Vineyard worship leader or pastor, my hope is to remind and encourage churches in our movement that we STILL HAVE a vibrant and every growing songbook, one that is crucial to forming our people in Kingdom practices. Let’s celebrate who we are!
Honestly, there are more than 100 songs I would include if space allowed. This list represents songs that are written in the past few years, are easy to play, have a track record of success, and align with our Kingdom (Vineyard Value) Theology.
Full disclosure: I do contract work with both Vineyard USA and Vineyard Worship, but these thoughts are my own and do not represent the movement or the worship label. Although I am a friend to many of these songwriters, I have tried to be as unbiased as possible.
1. Pour It Out
Written by: Stephen Lampert & Samuel Lane ©2013 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing (ASCAP) / Vineyard Songs (UK/EIRE). CCLI #6615343
2. Let Your Kingdom Come
Written by: Adam Russell © 2015 Mercy/Vineyard Publishing (ASCAP) CCLI# 7051260
3. Adore Him
Written by: Samuel Lane © 2010 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire) CCLI# 6002891
4.No Longer Strangers
Written by: Casey Corum, Joff Alexander-Frye, and Pete Restrick
©2014 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire) (Vineyard Music UK) Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Vineyard Music USA) CCLI #7025470
5. Kyrie Eleison (A Song of Confession)
Written by: Ted Kim and Cindy Rethmeier ©2017 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Vineyard Music USA) CCLI# 7086625
6. All Things Rise
Written by: Samuel Yoder ©2015 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Vineyard Music USA) CCLI# 7051263
Written by: Samuel Lane © 2016 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire) CCLI#7076201
8. Down At Your Feet
Written by: Ryan Delmore ©2008 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Vineyard Music USA) CCLI# 5264063
9. Gloria A Dios Solo
Written by: Antonne Paris ©2011 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Vineyard Music USA)CCLI #6048965
This beautiful and simple song was written by an Antonne Parris, an African-Amercian 20-something from the Miami Vineyard Community Church. It has a brilliant and subtle bi-lingual inclusion. It’s simple and upbeat.
Written by: Samuel Yoder ©2012 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing (Admin. by Vineyard Music USA) CCLI# 7051263
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My name is Mike O’Brien and I am passionate about teaching and mentoring through music. My calling is to use my experience as a producer, worship leader, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist to come alongside musicians, helping them more fully worship God with their instrument and lives. Find out more how I can help your worship leaders and teams HERE.