Q: What are some great, scriptural upbeat songs to kick worship services off with? — 10,000 Fathers Worship School

A: Here are some of my favorite openers that I’ve used consistently over the years. I’d love to hear your additions!

Awesome is He (Luke & Anna Hellebronth)

Creed (Rich Mullins)

Make a Way (Jon Egan)

Everlasting Joy (Jon Egan)

Only King Forever (Elevation)

Call Upon the Lord (Elevation)

Faithful One (10,000 Fathers)

Joyful, Joyful (J.S. Bach)

Power in the Blood (hymn; see Alan Jackson’s version!)

I Saw the Light (hymn)

Magnificent Marvelous Matchless Love (Kristen Getty)

My Redeemer, Jesus Christ (10,000 Fathers)

As for Me and my House (10,000 Fathers)

Grace Came Running (10,000 Fathers)

Giver of Life (10,000 Fathers)

Perfectly (10,000 Fathers)

The Way (Pat Barrett)

What a Faithful God (Aaron Keyes Band)

Saving Love (Aaron Keyes Band)

Lion and the Lamb (Leeland)

The Valley (Aaron Keyes Band)

Our God is Strong (10,000 Fathers)

Sovereign Over Us (Aaron Keyes Band — Dwell arrangement)

Only Just Begun (Aaron Keyes Band)

I am not the Same (Aaron Keyes Band)

Your Grace is Enough (Matt Maher)

Praise Him (Aaron Keyes Band)

Ancient of Days (Ron Kenoly)

Every Praise (Hezekiah Walker)

Everlasting God (Brenton Brown)

He is Exalted (Twila Paris)

He Reigns (Peter Furler)

I Will Sing of the Goodness of the Lord (new hymn)

The Best is Yet to Come (Micah Massey)

Covenant Prayer (Arvid Asmussen)

Invitation (10,000 Fathers)

Praise the Lord (Daniel Bashta)

You alone Can Rescue (Matt Redman)

Jesus, only Jesus (Matt Redman)

Our God Saves (Paul Baloche)