The Top 15 Christian Graduation Songs of 2018

Graduates tossing caps into the air
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Graduation is a big step in anyone's life. It is stepping from the last vestiges of childhood to the real world. The day carries both promise and a slight sense of loss. It will be remembered throughout life and the music that accompanies the moment will forever bring a sense of nostalgia.

These top Christian graduation songs will help set the mood for the memories.

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"I Call It Apathy" - Paige Armstrong

Paige Armstrong - Wake Up
Paige Armstrong - Wake Up. © Whiplash Records

From the CD Wake Up

But, I call it apathy
State of complacency,
That's taking over who we really are
I call it apathy that's keeping us asleep
We've only got this one moment
To leave our mark

Apathy is the enemy. It keeps us from doing anything while believing that we're doing everything that we can. Apathy leads to just being a stain rather than making a mark!

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"Your Destiny" - Kevin LeVar And One Sound

Kevin LeVar & One Sound - Destiny! Live at the Dream Center and More
Kevin LeVar & One Sound - Destiny! Live at the Dream Center and More. One Sound Ent.

From the CD Destiny! Live at the Dream Center and More...

Waiting on the other side of temptation
Waiting on the other side of this test
Is everything you ever dreamed, everything you prayed for
Everything He promised you that you'd get

A great way to tell your grad that he/she has a destiny that God planned out from the beginning of time, "Your Destiny" also serves as a reminder that hard choices will come and making the wrong ones can pull you off of the path that God laid out for you.

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"Way Beyond Myself" - Newsboys

newsboys - Born Again Miracles Edition
newsboys - Born Again Miracles Edition. © Inpop

From the CD Born Again: Miracles Edition

Some things are out of our control but there's a hope beyond myself
It's You and You will never let me go
Now I want my life to show
You got me thinking beyond myself Way beyond myself
Yeah!

No matter what life throws at us, God never lets us go. That is something we could all stand to remember, regardless of our age.

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"By Your Side" - Tenth Avenue North

Tenth Avenue North - Over and Underneath
Tenth Avenue North - Over and Underneath. © Integrity

From the CD Over and Underneath...

And I'll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

The world awaits is a sentiment that every young person stepping out from under mom and dad has. This song reminds them that no matter where they end up or when they call, Jesus is by their side.

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"This Is The Day" - Phil Wickham

Phil Wickham - Response
Phil Wickham - Response. © Fair Trade Services

From the CD Response...

Can you hear it?
The gentle voice of the Spirit
There's no reason to fear it
He's calling You to life

The world needs leaders and grads are the next generation of great leaders. Phil Wickham's song reminds them that this is the day of a new beginning -- this is the first day of the rest of their lives.

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"One Shot" - Hawk Nelson

Hawk Nelson Crazy Love
© BEC Recordings

From the CD Crazy Love...

You've got one shot, everybody, it's your time
I wanna see you on the other side
You've got one shot, all you got, live out loud
Come on wake up, wake up, wake up before it's over

Life is about choices, and there are a million of them for new grads. This song reminds us all that for each choice, we have one shot to get it right.

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"Ready" - Third Day

Third Day - Revelation
Third Day - Revelation. © Essential

From the CD Revelation ...

I can't sit around waiting for it all to change
It's gonna take every single one of us doing what we can
There's lots of fighting in this world but there's so much loving, too
So take my hand, I'm ready now for you

Taking action to make a difference is the message of this tune, and it's one that each and every grad needs to hear.

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"We Are" - Kari Jobe

Kari Jobe - Where I Find You
Kari Jobe - Where I Find You. © Sparrow Records

From the CD Where I Find You...

We are the light of the world
We are the city on a hill
We are the light of the world
We gotta, we gotta, we gotta let the light shine

Being a Christian means being the light of the world. This song reminds grads that they're called to shine brightly.

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"Blue Sky" - Francesca Battistelli

Francesca Battistelli - My Paper Heart
Francesca Battistelli - My Paper Heart. © Fervent Records

From the CD My Paper Heart...

Don’t you know that I know
Life can be so hard it makes you wanna give up
But don’t you know over the horizon
The sunny day you’re looking for
Is waiting right here in my love

As adults who have been there and done that, we know that life can be full of hard knocks. Francesca reminds listeners that no matter how hard things get, Christ is our blue sky.

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"It's a Good Day" - Jaime Thietten

Jaime Thietten - Love Along The Way
Jaime Thietten - Love Along The Way. © Alturas Productions

From the CD Love Along the Way

It's a Good Day good day to be alive
Everyone sing now
So let's do more than just survive
That's what I'm sayin'
Don't lose sight, of all the beauty that surrounds you
Don't let it pass you by, It's a good day to be alive

A gentle reminder that every day is a new day and you can miss the majesty of it if you are so caught up in the rat race that you don't stop and take a moment to appreciate what God has given you.

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"Wait And See" - Brandon Heath

Brandon Heath - What if We
Brandon Heath - What if We. © Reunion

From the CD What If We...

So now's my time to be a man, follow my heart as far as I can
No tellin’ where I’m ending up tonight
I never slow down or so it seems, but singing my heart is one of my dreams
All I gotta do is hold on tight

Brandon Heath sings of growing up and allowing God to continue to mold and shape you on this great pop song.

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"We Live" - Superchick

Superchick - Beauty From Pain 1.1
Superchick - Beauty From Pain 1.1. © Inpop Records

From the CD Beauty From Pain 1.1

There's a man who waits for the tests
To see if the cancer has spread yet
And now he asks, "So why did I wait to live till it was time to die?"
If I could have the time back how I'd live
Life is such a gift
So how does the story end?
Well this is your story and it all depends
So don't let it become true
Get out and do what we were meant to do

Our story is just that ... ours! We have to write it as best we can

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"All The Way" - Capital Kings

Capital Kings - Capital Kings
Capital Kings - Capital Kings. © Gotee Records

From the CD Capital Kings

It's like where, where do I begin
The clock is tickin' down my friend
But no worries like RG III we takin' it
(All The Way)

No matter which direction your grad is going, this song will point them towards giving it their all and taking it all the way.

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"Children of the Light" - Lecrae f/ Sonny Sandoval and Dillavou

Lecrae - Rehab
Lecrae - Rehab. © Reach Records

From the CD Rehab...

We are children of the light
Royal rulers of the day
Saints, no prisoners of the night
Trust and love will lead the way
We are free

Graduation is the time when the "little ones" leave the safety net and go out into the world. They leave as children of the light, saints who can conquer the world.

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"God Is In Control" - Avalon

Avalon - Another Time, Another Place: Timeless Christian Classics
Avalon - Another Time, Another Place: Timeless Christian Classics. © Sparrow

From the CD Another Time, Another Place - EP...

History marches on
There is a bottom line drawn across the ages
Culture can make its plan
Oh, but the line never changes
No matter how the deception may fly
There is one thing that has always been true
It will be true forever