15 incredibly peaceful songs | Salt Of The Sound: Inspiration

15 incredibly peaceful songs

We’ve compiled a selection of calm and peaceful songs that we like to listen to in times of quiet and reflection. All the music is from both established and up-and-coming Christian music artists: one track is even from our recent album. And unlike our Christian meditation music collection, all the songs in this article feature vocals!

What are your favourite peaceful songs? We’d love to hear from you in the comment box at the bottom of the article.

You can either listen to the hour-long playlist on Spotify, or get hold of them via the links below. Please consider supporting the artists buy purchasing any songs you particularly enjoy.

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Our favourite peaceful songs (in no particular order…)

1. Audrey Assad - I Shall Not Want
Genre: Singer / Songwriter
A calm and reflective song from Audrey Assad's independent 2013 album Fortunate Fall, featuring her characteristic soft vocals and piano playing with acoustic instrumental backing. ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PLAYLIST: Softly And Tenderly
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2. Carinthia - Before The Throne Of God Above
Genre: Ambient / Electronic
The peaceful instrumental music of Carinthia features in many of our collections of Christan music, and with Before The Throne Of God Above, Daniel Jorgensen has created a truly beautiful cover version of this traditional hymn.
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NEW! 3. Salt Of The Sound - Find Rest
Genre: Ambient / Electronic
From our latest album, Echoes Of Wonder, Find Rest is a calm, peaceful refrain that speaks of our soul's rest in Christ. ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PLAYLIST: Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross
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4. Sleeping At Last - Saturn
Genre: Alternative
With a song also included in our collection of Christian meditation music', Sleeping At Last's peaceful orchestral arrangements are a perfect accompaniment to a chilled out and relaxing evening. ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PLAYLIST: North
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5. Steven Curtis Chapman - Our God Is In Control
Genre: Acoustic
Not only is the musical feeling of this song a perfect addition to this collection, but the theme of God being in control throughout life's struggles is a powerful challenge, and important reminder to us all.
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6. Cathy Burton - Purify
Genre: Alternative
While Cathy Burton is perhaps best known for her vocal performances on a wide range of dance music tracks, her original Christian music is well worth listening to. Verging on acoustic-ambient, Purify is from her 2010 album, Source Of Every Hour. ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PLAYLIST: Story
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7. Anita Tatlow - Open My Eyes, Lord
Genre: Singer / Songwriter
Alongside songwriting and vocal duties for Salt Of The Sound, Anita Tatlow writes original worship music under her own name. Open My Eyes, Lord is one of the first songs she has released, the music & lyrics of which are available here.
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8. More Than Rubies - Even Though
Genre: Acoustic
More Than Rubies is the collaboration of notable singer / songwriters Christa Wells and Nicole Witt. Featuring beautiful vocal harmonies and peaceful musical arrangements, their selt-titled 2013 album is highly recommended, and Even Though is a standout track.
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9. As Sure As The Sun - Ellie Holcomb
Genre: Acoustic
The final song is the title track from 2014 Dove-Award-winner Ellie Holcomb's album As Sure As The Sun. Featuring her distinctive airy vocals, this is one of the more peaceful songs on the release, and a beautifully calm way to conclude this collection.
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10. Gungor - Everything Changes
Genre: Alternative
This song is labeled a 'demo' on Gungor's I Am Mountain bonus material. And while Everything Changes is certainly raw and a little more downtempo than much of the rest of the release, the song truly captures Michael Gungor's expressive vocals over the simple accompaniment.
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11. Natasha Gentry - Yet To Fail
Genre: Ambient / Alternative
Natasha Gentry's 2014 debut EP entitled So Long, Sorrow is a beautifully evocative release that leaves the listener wanting more. Drenched in spacey vocal harmonies, ambient piano playing and wide atmospheric synths & effects, this is a uniquely intriguing Christian music.
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BONUS. Salt Of The Sound - Even The Wind And The Waves Obey Him
Genre: Ambient
By way of introducing our selection of Christian meditation music, which features 90 minutes of peaceful instrumental music for personal prayer and reflection, we have also included a bonus track: Even The Wind And The Waves Obey Him. Enjoy!
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We do hope you have found this compilation of music both peaceful and inspiring. And please let us know in the comments box below if you know any songs that would fit well into this selection!

posted by Ben Tatlow on November 10, 2015 in Inspiration


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