10 Favorite Christian Running Songs {May 2013}

works for me wednesday at we are that familyIt’s race week and running is at the forefront of my mind. In an effort to not freak out {especially after a crummy run yesterday!}, I’m going to focus on some of the things I love about running!

Today I’m thinking about music, and I have several playlists to share with you! First,ย I’ve found some GREAT Christian music to run to recently!

Here are my current favorite Christian running songs:

10 Christian Running Songs

1. The Proof of Your Love by For King and Country

2. Awake My Soul by Chris Tomlin & Lecrae

3. We Won’t Be Shaken by Building 429

4. Middle of Your Heart by For King and Country

5. Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher

6. God’s Great Dance Floor by Chris Tomlin

7. Me Without You by tobyMac

8. All This Time by Britt Nicole

9. You’ve Got a Home by Christa Wells

10. Do Everything by Steven Curtis Chapman

My list isn’t final for the half-marathon this weekend yet, so tell me…

What are your favorite Christian songs for running?


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  1. LOVE this!

    I’m a *new* runner, and I’ve been looking for great inspirational songs! yay! downloading them now!

  2. Here’s a few that I like…. TobyMac ‘Steal My Show’, Kristian Stanfill ‘Forever Reign’, Chris Tomlin ‘All My Fountains’, Jeremy Camp ‘Everlasting God’…..there’s so many great ones!

  3. Remind Me Who I Am – Jason Gray

    Days of Elijah – Twila Paris

    Until the Whole World Hears – Casting Crowns

  4. Lacey Gorrod says:

    I currently listening to Superchick, Rock what you got album. It has great tempo. “Rock What you’ve Got” and “One More Round” are my two favorites to run to. I love that Cd, in the middle there is a song called “Breathe” good time to remember that.

  5. Go well with that run.
    A great song that gets me up and going is Stuart Townend’s “My Heart is Filled with Thankfulness.” You’ll love it.
    Happy running.

  6. Awesome! I pinned your pin on Pinterest, and then in viewing the link I see we are Twitter friends! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love how God links things together for us. I used to use an iRiver. What do you use to play your tunes? I all ready run with my phone so perhaps I should download them there and plug in to run? Thank you!

  7. “Other Side of the Radio” by Chris Rice.

    also like “Smellin’ Coffee” but not sure if you can run to it… but it makes an awesome wake up song.

  8. I love TobyMac – I have “Funky Jesus Music,” “Diverse City,” and “Showstopper” on my workout playlist. I also have Superchik “Roch What You Got.” I’m a HUGE Third Day fan, so I have “Rock Star,” “This Is Who I Am,” and “Have Mercy” (for the last part of my workout, lol).

  9. fiveredroses says:

    Anything by Lacrae, Trip Lee, Group One Crew, or Flame

  10. GOOD LUCK in your 1/2. I did one two weeks ago.

    I actually have play list I run to that I put together last year and have refined over the last year.

    It contains Mandisa’s Good Morning to start with (and smattered around a few other times at key points in the run) and then I have the “100 Christian Workout Songs” from amazon that I use…along with some Newsboys songs…and of course Shackles by Mary Mary.

  11. Britt Nicole and Lecrae “ready or not” is a good oneJ!!!!

  12. Just A Beautiful Mess says:

    Love this and pinning! I love Hillsong’s live version of Rise – “we will rise we will run we will live to declare your name”! Great for hills! Also MercyMe’s “Move”, Tenth Avenue North’s “Strong Enough to Save”, and Chris Tomlin’s “No Chains on Me”. And so many more! Can’t wait to glean from others! Thanks and praying for your race!

  13. Don’t Waste Your Life and Go Hard by Lecrae
    Go Get It!, Get Up and Never Wave My Flag by Mary Mary
    We Win by Eddie James
    Could’ve Been by Kirk Franklin
    In the Middle by Isaac Carree
    We Winning and Do It Big by Willie Moore Jr.
    Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
    These Days and Stronger by Mandisa
    Runners High by Stic.Man

    Go get it, Erin! Remember you’re stronger than you think ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Stronger by Mandisa
    Thanks for doing this- I need new ideas!

  15. Needtobreathe, generally. Kings & Queens by Audio Adrenaline. Whom Shall I Fear by Chris Tomlin. Gold by Britt Nicole.

  16. Amy Lynn says:

    Where I Belong by Building 429
    God’s Not Dead by Newsboys
    Banner of Love by Luminate
    Courageous by Casting Crowns
    Free to be me by Francesca Battistelli
    Lead me to the cross by Francesca Battistelli

    Good luck on your big run!

  17. Mandisa “Good Morning” featuring Toby Mac

  18. Well, I’m not a runner (yet!), but I started compiling songs I thought would be great for walking or running, and a lot of them have already been mentioned! I think my favorites would be “Good Morning” by Mandissa and “Move” by MercyMe. And pretty much anything Toby Mac has ever done. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. I love almost ALL Toby Mac songs for running… The Afters, LeCrae, Move by Mercy Me, and anything with a fun beat! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. NY2LA by PressPlay is also super fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Oh, so many good ones to choose from. Te Amo and Rez Power by Israel and New Breed are two of my fav running/workout songs right now, plus a lot of Lecrae’s music.

  22. I like BarlowGirl “Hello Sunshine” to start all of my half’s, I fell it preps me to see the beauty of the race and not the pain and endurance ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also BarlowGirl- Come Alive.
    Big Daddy Weave – Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel.
    Cadia – Inside Out.
    Lecrae – Fuego.
    Mercy Me – Move.
    Shawn McDonald – Take My Hand.
    Israel Houghton – Just Wanna Say.
    I’m a big fan of fast paced songs to help with my quick cadence. Best wishes on your upcoming half!!!

  23. I always use the Fireflight station on Pandora when I need the right music. Well, that and the Disney station to be honest.

  24. Plenty of songs have come and gone, but I’ve had “Dive” by Steven Curtis Chapman on my running playlist for maybe 10 years now.

  25. Awake & Alive by Skillet
    Unbreakable by Fireflight

  26. I’m a runner too, so thanks for your suggestions! How did your 1/2 go?

  27. “I will Run” and “Shine like the Stars” by Misty Edwards ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. I like

    “Take My Life” by Jeremy Camp
    “Rock Fist” by Thousand Foot Crutch
    “Mighty to Save” and “How Great is Our God” by Seventh Day Slumber
    Old skool Petra and DC Talk
    “J Train” by Toby Mac
    “Chains” by Mary Mary
    “Lay ‘Em Down” and “Signature of the Divine” by Need to Breathe
    “Light Will Shine” by Hillsongs United

    I’m sure I have tons more on my iPod but that’s what I thought of off the top of my head!

  29. Swallow The Ocean by Newsong is one of my favs!

  30. tracyjbryant says:

    Come home running by Chris Tomlin

  31. Superchic(k) one more, stand up, alive, hey hey! Switchfoot, stellar kart, hawk Nelson, building 429, planet shakers, lacrae are all good upbeat tempo artists I like to run to… If I’m on a walk Lincoln Brewster, Chris Tomlin, casting Crowns, kari Jobe, crystal Yates, and Switchfoot are ones I like to take in scenery with:-)

  32. “overcomer” Mandissa
    “beautiful day” Jamie Grace

  33. Overcomer Mandissa
    “one more”superchick
    “This is the stuff” Francesca Battistelli
    The song that has the words “these things take time”

    • Mandisa…”Overcomer”! That songs ups my pace every time!!! Thanks for this list, I use a lot of these too! And “Shake”, can’t remember the artist though. There are so many good ones! I just put on the Message(XM station), program it to my mood, and get busy! Good luck to you!

  34. Pressing On – Reliant K
    Alive – Superchick
    More Than Anything – Hillsong United

  35. Jessica says:

    So glad I’m not the only one that runs to worship songs!!!! My hubby things I’m crazy!!! I call my runs ‘Praise Runs’ ๐Ÿ™‚
    Shine – Newsboys
    You Love Me Anyway – Sidewalk Prophets
    Worn – Tenth Avenue North (This one helps when your out of steam!!)
    Break Open The Sky – Toby Mac (Nice island feel)
    Whom Shall I Fear God Of Angel Armies – Christ Tomlin
    Press On – Building 429
    Lord, I Need You – Matt Maher
    Let Them See You – JJ Weeks Band
    Only Name (Yours Will Be) – Big Daddy Weave

    These are just a few of my fav’s! Hope I gave some good ideas! Happy Running!

    Oh, and some good non traditional Christmas songs with a good running beat:
    Christmas This Year – Toby Mac
    Light Of Christmas – Owl City & Toby Mac

  36. Here’s my favs
    Building 429-Press On, Listen to the sound
    Kutless- Strong Tower
    Lifehouse- Hanging by a moment
    Crowder- I am
    Anointed- The call, Anything is possible
    Newsboy-He reigns
    Phillips,Craig & Dean-Revolution
    4Him-Psalm 112

  37. Jennifer says:

    My favorite workout albums are Lecrae “Church Clothes” and Tedashii “Kingdom People”. But anything by Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee, Flame, Rhema Soul, Children 18:3, Switchfoot…upbeat and intense. I like some contemporary pop style stuff okay but doesn’t get me pumped like these artists…they are raw and so overflowing with the Spirit that I get goosebumps sometimes with their lyrics!

  38. Send Me by LeCrae! Best tempo to run to and great words to motivate you!

  39. Overcome by Mandisa
    Gold by Britt Nicole
    Hey Hey by Superchick

  40. Everybody should listen to “Shackles” by Mary Mary. It will get you pumped up!

  41. toby mac “eye on it”

  42. I’m late to this game and there were too many comments to read so please forgive any repeats! “Dancing Generation”, “Love Addict”, “Marvelous Light”, “Jesus Freak”, and he’s not a Christian artist, but DMX has a song called “Lord Give Me a Sign” that I like a lot!

  43. No one has mentioned these yet:
    Turbo by Beckah Shae http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeML00xblUM
    This is the perfect running song for a steady fast pace cadence.
    Incorruptible by Beckah Shae

  44. Greater by Mercy me. Encouraging and upbeat!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. a few Christian songs on my workout playlist are:
    How We Do It-Canon
    Cray Button-Family Force 5 ft. Lecrae
    Insomniac-Trip Lee ft. Andy Mineo
    Deaf-Derek Minor
    You Can’t Stop Me- Andy Mineo
    Manolo-Trip Lee ft. Lecrae

    All are very hype! They’re Christian rappers and pretty much all I ever listen to. ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. “Joyful Noise” by Flame

    “All I Need is You” by Lecrae

    “Lose My Soul” by TobyMac


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