Here is a list of inspiring Catholic and Christian music videos to uplift the spirit. The depth of solemn music is found in numerous genres, ranging from Gospel to hymns, modern rock, Celtic, sacred carols, Gregorian chant, praise & worship, classic, country, blues and folk, and is conveyed by a diversity of gifted artists. This diversity can include the Cranberries, Elizabeth Cook, Enya, Hillsong United, Brooke Fraser, or “Rat Pack” favorite Bing Crosby, to name a few. Please enjoy this selection!.
Hosanna by Christian band Hillsong United at a live concert in Miami (modern rock)
I Will Exalt You by Brooke Fraser, a very gifted Christian artist from New Zealand (praise & worship)
Country star Elizabeth Cook sings of Christ on David Letterman’s “Late Show” with a sharp performance of Hear Jerusalem Calling (Gospel/country)
Christ is Risen, a powerful and inspiring song by Catholic artist Matt Maher (praise/rock)
Irish artist Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries performed this stylish version of Little Drummer Boy at the Vatican in December 2001 (classic carol)
Jill McCloghry and Brooke Fraser (Ligertwood) combine their talents for a powerful duet, “Desert Song,” a song co-written by the two artists to display the power of faith and prayer, complete trust in God, even through the hardest, most painful, moments in life. Freedom in Christ. Lyrics of perseverance, purification, and fortitude in faith. Must listen!
Here’s a great song from Matt Redman, one of the most gifted Christian music artists in the world. Redman’s music is filled with energy, faith, originality and reverence: uplifts the spirit and inspires greater praise & worship.
“10,000 Reasons, Bless the Lord” - a song that is nothing short of sublime and beautiful, giving honor to the Lord, a masterpiece from Matt Redman with a serene music video to match.
“Age to Age (His Glory Appears)” – A most beautiful song — very solemn — performed by Brooke Fraser honoring the Lord’s Cross and Sacrifice, honoring the goodness of His Passion. Angelic.
Amy Burvall is a creative artist and history teacher (!) – see my article on her work – who portrays the lives of major historical and religious figures through popular modern music. Here she uses the tune of Seven Army Nation by the White Stripes to convey the life of the French mystic St. Joan of Arc (modern rock)
A sacred and sublime performance of Amazing Grace (Praise God) by Sherry Walker (modern Gospel)
Enya shows off her Latin in an inspired performance of Adeste Fideles (O’ Come on Ye Faithful)
“Lord of Lords” – Brooke rockin’ it for Christ the King with this awesome song.
Lord Can You Hear My Prayer, a very cool, uplifting song by Irish Catholic band The Kelly Family (modern pop/rock)
Here is Amy Burvall’s popular portrayal of the great Catholic theologian St. Thomas Aquinas to the tune of “Venus” by Bananarama (pop)
Bing Crosby as “Father O’Malley” sings, as no one else can, The Bells of St. Mary’s in the 1945 classic film of the same name with Ingrid Bergman as Sister Benedict at piano (classic)
Folk legend Alison Krauss singing Down in the River to Pray (folk)