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 (which also includes a few bonus tracks!), or get hold of the songs via the links below. Please consider supporting the artists buy purchasing any music 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
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.
NEW! 3. Salt Of The Sound - In Prayer (EP)
In Prayer is our new EP: a 17-minute prayer ‘journey’, the music ebbs and flows, inviting the listener to stillness and reflection through use of expansive atmospheric textures, subtle vocal choruses, and thoughtful lyrical messages. Also included in the playlist: Find Rest, Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross
4. Sleeping At Last - Saturn
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
5. Steven Curtis Chapman - Our God Is In Control
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.
6. Cathy Burton - Purify
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. More Than Rubies - Even Though
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.
8. As Sure As The Sun - Ellie Holcomb
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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9. Gungor - Everything Changes
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.
BONUS. Salt Of The Sound - Even The Wind And The Waves Obey Him
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!
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!