Songs of Comfort for Anxious Souls (Free Playlist)

Nations rage. Kingdoms totter. Markets tumble. Fears spread.

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to grow in severityand with it all manner of scary disruptions to everyday lifeits normal to feel anxious. These are uncertain times.

But Christian, remember: We worship a sovereign God, our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way (Ps. 46:12). We have infinite reason to hope!

Internalizing this truth can be hard, though, when the headlines are terrifying, the supermarket lines are apocalyptic, and everything is canceled. But one way we can rest in the knowledge and presence of God is to surround ourselves with music that sings it over us. Music that reminds us not to fear. Music that leads us to the rock that is higher than I (Ps. 61:2). Music that stills our souls and quiets our worried hearts.

One way we can rest in the knowledge and presence of God is to surround ourselves with music that sings it over us.

Musictreasured hymns, brand-new choruses, the psalmshas always been a way Gods people express their identity corporately. We sing because we constantly need to rehearse who God is, so that the reality of who we are in him sinks in. We need this music more than ever right now, and so I created a playlist of songs that represent, for me, some of the most comforting balms in these tenuous times.

Find the playlist on Spotify or Apple Music, and see the track list below.

What songs of comfort do you turn to in moments like this? Id love to make this playlist a community one, where believers from all over the worldevery tribe, tongue, and nationcan recommend songs to add. So if you have a favorite Christian song you think we should add, share it in the comments section of this article’s post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Over the next few weeks I will add some of your suggestions, in hopes that this playlist becomes an even better soundtrack of hope and worship in a world of fear.

  • March 15 update: Twenty-five additional songs added to the playlist, thanks to your community suggestions!
  • March 19 update: Fifteen additional songs added.
  • March 25 update: Fifteen additional songs added.
  • April 3 update: Ten additional songs added.
  • April 21 update: Ten additional songs added.
  • May 8 update: Ten additional songs added.

  1. A Mighty Fortress, Matt Boswell
  2. Great Is Thy Faithfulness (Live at TGC), Austin Stone Worship
  3. Psalm 1, Poor Bishop Hooper
  4. When Trials Come (Live), Sovereign Grace Music
  5. Psalm 46, Bifrost Arts
  6. Be Still and Know, Steven Curtis Chapman
  7. All Things New, Andrew Peterson
  8. My Refuge, Rivers & Robots
  9. My Help, My God (Psalm 42), Sandra McCracken
  10. God Is For Us, CityAlight
  11. Psalm 3, Poor Bishop Hooper
  12. Nothing to Fear, The Porters Gate
  13. Do Not Worry, Rain for Roots feat. Ellie Holcomb
  14. Hes Always Been Faithful, Sara Groves
  15. All Shall Be Well, John Van Deusen
  16. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, Chris Rice
  17. You Remain Faithful, South of Royal
  18. Psalm 11, Liturgical Folk
  19. Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul (Live), Sovereign Grace Music
  20. The Lord Is My Light and My Salvation (Psalm 27), John Rutter
  21. Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor, Matt Boswell
  22. The Lord Is a Mighty King, Psallos
  23. He Will Hold Me Fast, Keith & Kristyn Getty
  24. Psalm 42, Tori Kelly
  25. Provider, Rivers & Robots
  26. Abide, Liz Vice
  27. Psalm 23, Shane & Shane
  28. The House of God, Forever, Jon Foreman
  29. Tis So Sweet, Jadon Lavik
  30. Tethered to the Cross, Danny OCallaghan
  31. His Eye Is on the Sparrow, Mahalia Jackson
  32. I Lift My Eyes (Psalm 121), Cardiphonia Music feat. Caroline Cobb
  33. My Hope Is Built (In You Alone), Aaron Strumpel feat. Page CXVI
  34. On Jordans Stormy Banks, RYM Worship
  35. My Soul Finds Rest (Psalm 62), Sandra McCracken
  36. Psalm 91, Jonathan Ogden
  37. The Secret Place – Acoustic, Phil Wickham and Madison Cunningham
  38. A Hidden Life, James Newton Howard
  39. Psalm 30, The Corner Room
  40. Steadfast, Sandra McCracken
  41. Morning Song (Give Me Jesus), Antoine Bradford
  42. All Things New, Red Mountain Music
  43. Made New by the Spirit (Live), Immanuel Worship, Sam Allberry
  44. One Thing Remains, Passion, Kristian Stanfill
  45. Praise to the Lord, Sara Groves
  46. Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me, Ella Fitzgerald
  47. Psalm 130 (From the Depths of Woe), Trinity Church
  48. The King of Love My Shepherd Is, Choir of The Kings School
  49. My Worth Is Not in What I Own, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Fernando Ortega
  50. I Dont Have Much, Mission House
  51. We Are Not Overcome, Bifrost Arts
  52. Psalm 131, Waterdeep
  53. Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies), Chris Tomlin
  54. Sovereign, Beautiful Eulogy
  55. King of Kings, Hillsong Worship
  56. I Will Praise Your Name, Yahweh, John Van Deusen
  57. The Lord Is My Salvation (Live), Keith & Kristyn Getty
  58. Youre the Dawn, Strahan
  59. Way Maker, Mandisa
  60. How Firm a Foundation, Ordinary Time
  61. Fullness of Joy (Psalm 16), Caroline Cobb, Shane Barnard
  62. Grace and Peace (2 Thessalonians 1:2), Fernando Ortega
  63. It Is Well With My Soul, The Innocence Mission
  64. I Need Thee Every Hour, Anthem Lights
  65. Christ Is Mine Forevermore, CityAlight
  66. Nothing But the Blood, Wilder Adkins
  67. Living Hope, Phil Wickham
  68. Until These Tears Are Gone, Young Oceans, Harvest
  69. Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, Lauren Daigle
  70. This Is My Fathers World, Michael Card
  71. Dont Forget to Remember, Ellie Holcomb
  72. Gabriels Oboe, Ennio Morricone
  73. All Flesh Is Like Grass (1 Peter 1:2425), Fernando Ortega
  74. Goodness of God, The Worship Initiative, Bethany Dillon Barnard
  75. We Will Feast in the House of Zion, Sandra McCracken
  76. The Lords My Shepherd, Stuart Townend
  77. Creation Awaits, Emu Music
  78. The Goodness of Jesus, CityAlight
  79. Always Good, Andrew Peterson
  80. No Longer Slaves, I Am They
  81. I Surrender All, CeCe Winans
  82. Another in the Fire – Live, Hillsong United
  83. Trust in You, Lauren Daigle
  84. I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, Alison Krauss, The Cox Family
  85. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me, CityAlight
  86. All I Have Is Christ, Shiloh Church Choir
  87. Hold Me Jesus, Rich Mullins
  88. Be Still My Soul, Jadon Lavik
  89. Sovereign Over Us, The Worship Initiative, Shane & Shane
  90. Ancient of Days, CityAlight
  91. Is He Worthy? Andrew Peterson
  92. For God Alone (Psalm 62), Paul Zach
  93. Eternal Weight of Glory, Wendell Kimbrough
  94. Rock of Ages (When the Day Seems Long), Sandra McCracken
  95. O Love (That Will Not Let Me Go), Calvary Creative, Madison Cunningham
  96. There Is a Reason, Alison Krauss & Union Station
  97. Where Can I Turn for Peace? The Lower Lights
  98. Peace, Troubled Soul, Ben Thomas
  99. Peace My Mind – Live, Common Hymnal
  100. O Day of Peace That Dimly Shines, Claire Holley
  101. The Churchs One Foundation, Indelible Grace Music
  102. You Are the God Who Saves Me, Badminton Road
  103. God Moves in a Mysterious Way, Cities Church Music
  104. God With Us, All Sons & Daughters
  105. Lord, I Need You (Seor, Te Necesito), Matt Maher feat. Blanca
  106. Lord From Sorrows Deep I Call (Psalm 42), Matt Boswell, Matt Papa
  107. Now Thank We All Our God, Toni Becker
  108. Jesus With Thy Church Abide, Indelible Grace Music
  109. In Christ Alone, Keith & Kristyn Getty
  110. Gods Highway, Sandra McCracken
  111. We Labor Unto Glory, The Porters Gate feat. Liz Vice
  112. The Lord Is Good, RYM Worship
  113. Satisfied in You (Psalm 42), The Sing Team
  114. I Shall Not Want, Audrey Assad
  115. We Look to You Live, Sovereign Grace Music
  116. Christ Our Hope in Life and Death, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Papa
  117. Psalm 46, Jenny & Tyler
  118. All Creatures of Our God and King, Norton Hall Band
  119. I Have a Shelter, Sovereign Grace Music
  120. The Peace of God, Scripture Lullabies
  121. Psalm 12, Poor Bishop Hooper
  122. Holy, Holy, Holy, Sufjan Stevens
  123. In the Garden, Selah
  124. Be Thou My Vision, Norton Hall Band
  125. My Soul Finds Rest (Psalm 62), Stuart Townend
  126. One Day (When We All Get to Heaven), Matt Redman
  127. May You Be Glorified! John Van Deusen
  128. The Crown Melody, Anthem Lights
  129. Storehouse Acoustic, The Gray Havens, John Mark McMillan
  130. Doxology, Greg LaFollette, Mission House
  131. Psalm 23, Melanie Penn
  132. Peace Like a River, Page CXVI
  133. Give Me Jesus, Andrew Greer & Friends, Cindy Morgan, Sandra McCracken
  134. All My Tears, Claire Holley
  135. There Is a Hope So Sure, Graham Kendrick, Darlene Zschech
  136. Hell Never Change, Urban Doxology
  137. Never See the End, Mission House
  138. Jesus Saves, Greg LaFollette
  139. Nothing But the Blood, Folk Hymnal
  140. What Wondrous Love Is This, Andrew Greer & Friends, Buddy Greene
  141. Trust in You, Antoine Bradford
  142. I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130), Keith & Kristyn Getty
  143. All Things Bright and Beautiful, Rain for Roots, Sandra McCracken
  144. Conqueror, Oasis Church Music
  145. Kingdom of God, Jon Guerra
  146. Psalm 16, Poor Bishop Hooper
  147. All I Need, Citizens
  148. In the Eventide, Psallos
  149. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, David Andrew
  150. Doxology, My Epic
  151. Let the Ground Rest, Chris Renzema
  152. Be Still, Loud Harp
  153. Revelation Song, RYM Worship feat. Madeline Edwards
  154. Your Will Be Done (Acoustic), CityAlight
  155. Soli Deo Gloria, Zambroa
  156. The Glory Is the Lords, Melanie Waldman, CityAlight
  157. Leave It There, Wilder Adkins
  158. trust, Sajan Nauriyal, CASS
  159. 12:00 Daydreaming, Jonathan Ogden
  160. Wisdom and Grace (Psalm 90), Rain for Roots, Sandra McCracken

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