53 Lenten songs & hymns handpicked for worship

Lent is a special season to ponder Jesus and His unbelievable work of salvation.

It’s useful to set aside a specific season in the church calendar to reflect on the price of our sin and the outrageous grace with which Christ saves us!

Lent is also a time to consider our response to our God and renew our commitment to Him.

During church services in this season, appropriate worship songs can help us in such reflections.

If you’re looking for Lenten praise and worship song ideas, here are a few to get you going:

55 contemporary Lenten praise and worship songs

Song themes to consider when selecting good worship songs for the Lenten season are repentance, hope, waiting, expectation, renewal, confession and so on.

These 53 Lenten worship songs are more for the season before the start of Holy Week (there are separate lists for that, read on).

Most of the songs in this list are contemporary songs — so worship teams would have no challenges in incorporating them into their set lists.

1. 40 days Matt Maher
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2. Your Grace is Enough — Catherine C Harry
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3. At the Cross (love ran red) — Chris Tomlin
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4. Your promises — Elevation Worship
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5. Boldly I approach — Beth Croft
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6. Can I have more of You — Kim Walker Smith
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7. Come away — Jesus Culture
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8. Come Lord Jesus come — Noel Richards
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9. Dust we are and shall return — The Brilliance
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10. Dwell — Casey Corum
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11. Empty me — Jeremy Camp
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12. Even so Terry MacAlmon
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13. Even Unto Death — Audrey Assad
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14. Extravagant Love — Dustin Smith
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15. For this I have Jesus — Graham Kendrick
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16. God my Rock — Brenton Brown
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17. Good to me — Audrey Assad
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18. Great are You Lord — All Sons & Daughters
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19. Great I Am — Jared Anderson
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20. He carries all my sorrow — Brenda Janz
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21. I Lift My Eyes (Psalm 121) — Brian Doerksen
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22. I need You now — Matt Redman
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23. Jesus be my Savior — Paul Baloche
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24. Jesus Messiah — Chris Tomlin
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25. Known — Audrey Assad
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26. Kyrie — Matt Maher
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27. Lead me to the Cross — Brooke Fraser
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28. Let Your Mercy Rain — Chris Tomlin
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29. Light of the world — Dave Bilbrough
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30. Live and Breathe — More Than Rubies
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31. Lord have mercy (Jesus I’ve forgotten) — Michael W. Smith
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32. Lord I Need You — Matt Maher
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33. My heart is Yours — Kristian Stanfill
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34. My Soul Longs For Jesus — Planetshakers
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35. No longer slaves — Bethel
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36. One thing remains — Bethel
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37. Pocketful of faith — Tim Hughes
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38. Prayers of the people — The Brilliance
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39. Refiner’s Fire — Brian Doerksen
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40. Remember surrender — Sara Groves
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41. Satisfy my soul — Brenton Brown
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42. Second chance — Rend Collective Experiment
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43. So come — Kevin Prosch
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44. Taste and see — Brenda Janz
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45. The Lord’s My Shepherd — Stuart Townend
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46. The same love — Paul Baloche
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47. There is a Redeemer — Kathryn Scott
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48. This is how we know — Matt Redman
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49. We are Yours — Worship Mob
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50. White flag — Passion
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51. You Alone Can Rescue — Matt Redman
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52. Your grace finds me — Matt Redman
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53. Your Great Name — Krissy Nordhoff
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You know what, this list is getting pretty long — so I’ll stop here.

Instead, you can download this list and more song lists for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Easter worship as a PDF file by subscribing to nodeROCK.

This article was originally published at nodeROCK.