This post is all about 90s gospel songs!
It’s past 11 pm here, and I was just working on my post on discernment, LOL. Yes, I’m still writing the post!
Now, I’m taking a quick segue to talk about something nostalgic. Distractions- I know, I know… I promise to complete the discernment post soon, hehe.
P.S I should be asleep, but I’m here. My post today may be a bit sloppy but bear with me. This is what happens when one is super stoked and has a full tank of the joy of the Lord.
Over the past week, I was reminiscing old times and listening to 90’s gospel hits. I listened to Ron Kenoly’s entire album “lift him up” almost three times on repeat.
I was singing the lyrics word for word and still remembered all the dance moves. (My sweet children think I’m over the top, but I’d like to think I’m a fun mom!) Someone give me the title of fun mom- please. Haha!
So as I was listening to the praise and worship… It was as if I was transported back to the 90s and early 2000s.
So here are five songs I want to review:
Ron Kenoly’s “Lift Him Up” album was one of the most popular Christian albums of the ’90s. The songs on this album were based on scripture and were very scripturally sound. This made this album very anointed and effective in worship. No fluff.
Another favorite is Maranatha’s battle belongs to the Lord, which is based on King Jehoshaphat’s story in the Bible. This song is anointed because it teaches us that no matter how big or small our problems are, God is always in control, and He will fight for us. This is a very encouraging message that can help us through tough times. Also, the amount of scripture jam-packed into this song is just amazing!
Out of Eden’s “Here’s my Heart” was another favorite of mine. I loved the creative way that the artists wrote the song. It is essentially a conversation between God and a Child of God. It’s so sweet and shows us how we should strive to develop our relationships with God. We should be comfortable with talking about anything! Sigh…this one is an emotional song!
If you are interested in listening to their full album titled “No turning back,” Click here. (I actually owned it in cassette form!)
Then there is Rich Mullins’ song, “Step by Step,” which I believe is based on Psalm 37:23-24. Need to fact-check my work but I’m now starting to get a tad bit sleepy.
This song is anointed because it gives us hope and encouragement to keep going even when life gets tough. It reminds us that God is always with us and will never leave us alone.
Last but not least, Michael W. Smith’s song, “Friends,” which I believe is based on John 15:13. This song is super sweet (and mushy) because it speaks about the importance of friendship and how we should treat our friends.
I remember singing this during graduations when the senior class would be leaving. There were so many tears!!! It is a beautiful song that can help us build strong, lasting friendships.
Reasons why 90’s songs rocked!
So here is a quick round-up of reasons why I believe the music back then was super awesome:
- The lyrics were based on scripture (they were scripturally sound). No Fluff.
- The music was catchy, simple, and easy to sing along to.
- Appealed to all audiences- young and old.
- The messages in the songs were powerful and motivating.
- They were filled with joy and happiness.
- They helped people connect with God on a deeper level.
- Helped us master or memorize scripture.
And that’s it, folks, my 90’s Christian song throwback
Sigh! Who has a time machine…I could use one right now.
Ok, so you know I will soooo make a YouTube video about this. I can’t wait!
Hugs and Goodnight!