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Upbeat Praise & Worship Songs for Workouts, Dancing or Just Getting You in a Better Mood

June 10, 2021
Upbeat praise and worship songs

If you’re looking for contemporary Christian songs that are upbeat, this is the spot for you. These high-energy praise and worship songs are perfect for working out, running, dancing, or just getting you in a better mood!

Recently I realized that most of the Christian worship music I listen to is slower and more soulful. This is perfect for prayer times or moments of reflection and communion with God. But sometimes I want to have fun, upbeat music in the house for myself and the kids to sing and dance to!

So that’s why I made this Spotify playlist of upbeat, fast-paced praise & worship songs that could be used for dance parties at home, working out, going for a run, or just to have an upbeat mood in the house.

I’m frequently adding to the list on Spotify, but I’ll highlight a few of my favorites here:

Echo (In Jesus’ Name) by People & Songs

There are so many awesome lines in this song, but I particularly love the third verse:

You crushed the darkness
Made a fool of death and grave
Oh, King Jesus
You make royals out of slaves
And now there’s breakthrough
Now there’s freedom in Your name
You gave us power
And the keys to do the same

Echo (In Jesus’ Name) by People & Songs

I also love the repetitive nature of the chorus. Kids could easily sing out “In Jesus’ Name!” I mean, what’s more powerful than that?!

Give Me Jesus by James Wilson

I love this high energy rendition of a powerful anthem. This is also a great one for kids because they can easily join into the chorus and all of the “hey, ey, ey’s”. The lyrics are also a potent reminder of what’s really important in this life:

This world is not my home
I am just passing through
Earthly treasure soon will fail
But I found my hope
You are the one I want
You are the one I need
This world can have it all
It can take everything …
But give me Jesus

Give Me Jesus by James Wilson

I can’t help but lift my hands during the chorus and sing at the top of my lungs: Give. Me. Jesus.

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