My Favourite Worship Songs and How They Help Me at Work

Submitted by Charlotte Burke on Wed, 05/07/2023
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My Favourite Worship Songs and How They Help Me at Work

I don’t know about you, but I am constantly listening to music; at home, in the car, and all day, every day in the office (whether that’s my own choice or my colleagues which I’m made to listen to). Whatever it is, I like to have my productive, safe space where I can focus on my work, and feel motivated and calm to do so, and for me, this involves having music that brings me joy in the background.

Although I flick through playlists every few hours, a consistent favourite is my worship playlist. This consists of about 300ish songs ranging from rap to dance to acoustic to live bands and all are songs or hymns that express the love of Christ. However, even though the playlist is jam-packed, I’m always drawn to listening to a few of my absolute favourites on repeat. So, I thought as I listen to them every day (in and outside of work) I would share 3 of my favourites with you and how they help me when I’m at work.

King of Kings - (Brooke Ligertwood and Hillsong Worship)

I cannot tell you how much I love this song and even though I’ve listened to it countless times, I still feel the presence of God so strongly. This song takes us through the narrative of Jesus, from his birth to his death and resurrection. One of the reasons why I love this song so much is because it focuses on Jesus for the most part; His story, His character and His glory. It takes us away from a place where we are only focussed on ourselves and puts our focus back on our Saviour. This is so helpful for me at work because so often I can get into my own head, try and do things in my own strength and not lean into Christ's glory and presence. Or even just feel down mentally or physically, we can all get caught up in these things. The reminder when this song plays that He is the King of Kings and what He has done for us spurs me on to continue to work at everything I do in my job (even the mundane tasks) as I am working for the Lord.

As we approach the end of the song we sing;

“And the church of Christ was born, then the Spirit lit the flame. Now this gospel truth of old shall not kneel, shall not faint.”

This is an expression of who we now are, we are the church of Christ, and we have the Holy Spirit within us. When I hear this from my speakers, or in my headphones, it motivates me to take note of whatever task I am doing at that moment and ask myself, I am part of Christ’s church, am I embodying this? Am I serving clients with honour?

Yet Not I but Through Christ in Me - (CityAlight)

I only heard this song about a year ago and it has quickly become another favourite amongst worship songs. The main focus is on Jesus as our redeemer, our hope, and our strength. We sing of Jesus as our shepherd who will defend us, of our sins that are forgiven and of the hope we hold in Him. For myself, this is very much a song that connects me with Jesus, that sets me up in the right place when I start my work day. By this I mean I come and lay all of my fears, all of my worries and all of my thankfulness at his feet. I lift up these words and I am filled with God’s strength instead of my own. I am filled with eternal hope and hope for my day that Christ will be with me in everything that I do. It can be hard sometimes, especially in the mornings, if we’re feeling tired, fatigued, anxious about where to start or worried about the issues that we may have to face in the day. But this song reminds us that through Christ we hold importance and we can lift up all those negative thoughts and feelings and be refreshed with the steadfast love of Christ. This is not just something we have to do in the morning, as we sit down at our desks. We may do this on our lunch break, or listen to music during a task that we might feel overwhelmed by.

These are just a couple of the worship songs that help me at work, resonate with me and remind me of Christ’s love, hope and character. It would be great to hear some of your favourites, and hopefully, this has given you some new ones to add to your playlist.