What is Praise and Worship Music?

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Matt Crocker of Hillsong performs in concert for 'Welcome To The Summer Party' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park. Rob Kim/Getty Images

Question: What is Praise and Worship Music?

Answer: Praise and Worship could be any type of music that glorifies God regardless of the style or what types of instruments are used. However, "Corporate Praise and Worship Music" is commonly found in contemporary churches of today. Lyrically, it features generally short and easy to sing (and remember) choruses that repeat several times. This is part of what makes the style perfect for corporate worship because even people who aren't familiar with a particular song can sing along with ease after hearing one or two repeats of the chorus.

Some of the more popular Praise and Worship artists of today are:


Recommended Praise and Worship Albums

  • Have It All (Live) - Bethel Music - Buy from Amazon
  • Let It Echo (Live) - Jesus Culture - Buy from Amazon
  • Blessed Be Your Name The Songs of Matt Redman Vol. 1 - Matt Redman - Compare Prices
  • Fill The Earth - Ron Kenoly/High Praise - Compare Prices
  • Offerings II: All I Have To Give - Third Day - Compare Prices
  • Passion: White Flag - Buy from Amazon
  • Just Like My Father - Vincent Lott
  • Zion - Hillsong United - Buy from Amazon


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