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Top 15 Christian Songs of the 1990s

Top 15 Christian Songs of the 1990s

Here are the top 15 Christian songs from the 1990s – some fantastic and classic hits.


“That’s What Love Is For” is a 1991 song by Christian music singer-songwriter Amy Grant. She wrote it with Michael Omartian and Mike Mueller. It became one of Grant’s most commercially successful songs, landing it on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at #7, and #1 on the Billboard adult contemporary singles chart. The single is part of her album Heart in Motion.


“Adonai” is a song performed by contemporary Christian music group Avalon, written by Lorraine Ferro, Don Koch, Stephanie Lewis, and Avalon themselves. It was from their 1997 album A Maze of Grace. “Adonai” received a GMA Dove Award for Inspirational Song of the Year in 1999.


“Another Time, Another Place” is a song by contemporary Christian artists Sandi Patty and Wayne Watson. Gary Driskell wrote the lyrics and music. The song won a GMA Dove Award for Best Pop/Contemporary Song. Its album by Sandi Patty also titled Another Time, Another Place, as well as its music video also won at the same awards ceremony in 1991. The song’s album also won a Grammy for Best Pop Gospel Album in that same year.


“Awesome God” is probably the best-known song by the late contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Rich Mullins. Mullins is still regarded as one of the best and most renowned figures in contemporary Christian music. The song is one of the tracks of his 1988 album Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth. It charted at #1 on the Christian radio and became a staple of church congregations the world over.


“Deep Enough to Dream” is performed by contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Chris Rice on the title track of his debut album. It reached #7 on the contemporary Christian chart and #18 on the Heatseekers chart. Praised for its lyrics and overall excellent production values, this song is a great introduction to Rice’s body of work.


“God Is in Control” is a song performed by one of the most prolific singers/songwriters in the Christian music world, Twila Paris. It reached #1 on the adult contemporary Christian music chart and won a GMA Dove Award in 1995 for Song of the Year. It was included in the Beyond a Dream album.

In Christ Alone

“In Christ Alone” is a gospel song by singer Michael English. It originally was released on his debut album entitled Michael English and was also included on his 2006 compilation album Greatest Hits: In Christ Alone.


“My Will” is a song performed by Christian hip hop/rap/rock trio DC Talk (styled as dc Talk). The song is written by Joey Elwood, Daniel Joseph, Toby McKeehan, and Michael Tait. It was released on the Exodus album in 1998.

On My Knees

“On My Knees” is a song performed by contemporary Christian/Latin pop singer Jaci Velasquez. It was written by Nicole Coleman-Mullen, David Mullen, and Michael Ochs. It is one of the tracks of her first major-label album Heavenly Place (1996).


“People Get Ready… Jesus Is Comin'” is a song released by Crystal Lewis which and written by Brian Ray. It is one of the tracks of her 1996 album Beauty for Ashes.


“Place in this World” was the first huge crossover hit for contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith, from his 1990 album Go West, Young Man, his first mainstream effort. Written by himself, Amy Grant and Wayne Kirkpatrick, it reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the adult contemporary singles chart.


“Keep the Candle Burning” is a 1995 single by the all-girl Christian pop group Point of Grace, from their album Life Love and Other Mysteries. Written by Lowell Alexander, Gayla Borders, and Jeff Borders, it went to #1 on the Christian music chart.


“Serve the Lord” is a song by contemporary Christian singer Carman (born Carmelo Dominic Licciardello). It is included in his compilation release The Ultimate Collection.


“The Basics of Life” is a song by contemporary Christian group 4Him, from their 1992 album of the same name. Written by Mark Harris and Don Koch, it was also released as a single, which went to #4 on the Top Contemporary Christian singles chart.


“The Great Adventure” is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman, which he wrote with Geoff Moore. It is from his 1992 album of the same name, which went to #1 on the contemporary Christian album chart. The song itself was named the “Song of the Year” at the 1993 GMA Dove Awards.

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