Where are the war songs? The songs of worship and victory. I love and value worship music that makes me want to crawl up on Father God’s lap and rest as a son. But I just can’t with the “I will rest on your chest & cuddle like a lover would” songs. Those are intimate songs usually written by women and I get how and why they resonate to women. I just can’t connect with God with those songs. Yes, we are the bride of Christ but no.

I want to hear what these songs must of sounded like. ‘King Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD… as they went out at the head of the army, .. The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set ambushes against the (enemy)…who had come against Judah and they were defeated”- 2 Chron 20:21

These songs had to get that ‘fighting side’ of men riled up. No getting lulled to sleep here. These songs must us awaken the troops.

“Them here these are fightin’ songs!”

Men need a rally cry. Songs that stirs the blood. Songs to jolt them awake.

If I am honest, so many worship songs are not helping me connect that aspect of my masculinity to God.

Here is my ask. Will the male musicians start to write war songs for their brothers again? I need it. All the disengaged, sleeping awake men in church need it. Please

Thankfully, there are a few examples of worship leaders singing to rally the troops like this

Jake Hamilton: War Drums

Jonathan David Helser: I will not be silent (extended version)

Rick Pino: You’re an Army

You can follow my war songs- the kindling fire playlist on Spotify if you want.

Comment more songs below if you know of other songs I can add to the War Songs playlist

About the Author

I am a fierce Jesus follower, husband of 1 beautiful wife , father of 4 amazing people & a restless creative. Former hardcore punk singer, youth pastor, busker, drug counselor, train hopper, long boarder, exotic fruit farmer, missionary, hitchhiker & Seminarian. Current blogger, podcaster, and corporate cubicle farm dweller in marketing.

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