Mother’s Day Worship Songs 2023
Mother’s Day is a special day dedicated to celebrating and honoring the mothers in our lives. It’s a day to show appreciation for the love, care, and sacrifices that mothers make every day for their children. So to help you plan your setlist for this special day, we’ve created this list of the best Mother’s Day worship songs for church.
As Christians, we get to celebrate this day by lifting up the women who have played the role of mother in our lives through worship. This is a well researched list of Christian worship songs that have themes related to Mother’s Day. Themes like love, grace, comfort, and protection. Every song helps celebrate and honor the constant presence of a mother’s love and care for her children.
Whether you’re a mother, a child, or simply someone who wants to honor the mothers in your life, these songs will remind you of the love and sacrifice that mothers make every day. Join us as we celebrate the love, grace and sacrifice of mothers through worship and music.
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So without further ado…
10 Perfect Mother’s Day Worship Songs For Your Church
1. The Blessing – Elevation Worship, Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes
“May His favor be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children, and their children”
The lyrics of the song “The Blessing” by elevation worship are a perfect expression of love and appreciation for mothers on Mother’s Day. The words remind us that no matter what, God is always with us, providing guidance, grace and protection to our families in all times. From the blessings of a thousand generations to the presence that goes before you, this song is a beautiful reminder of the unconditional love that all mothers have for their children.
2. It Is Well – Bethel Music
“Far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea”
The lyrics of “It Is Well” by Bethel Music are a beautiful expression of faith and hope that can be appreciated by mothers on Mother’s Day. Not to mention this song is based on the classic hymn “It Is Well,” that the older mother’s in your congregation will surely love.
The song reminds us of the power of God and His ability to calm any situation, regardless of how chaotic it may seem. By trusting in Him and knowing that He will provide for us, it gives us assurance that no matter what comes our way, everything will be alright. The message carries a deep sense of comfort and peace that we feel from our Mothers. This is also something that mothers will appreciate being reminded of on this special day.
3. You Say – Lauren Daigle
“You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And you say I am held when I am falling short
And when I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours”
Lauren Daigle is my mom’s favorite worship artist. What can I say, moms just love her. Not to mention if your mom listens to any sort of Christian radio, they know this song. So when researching the best worship songs for Mother’s Day, I was so happy I found this one. Mother’s will definitely appreciate the familiarity of this song on Mother’s day Sunday.
The lyrics of this song are a beautiful reminder to mothers on Mother’s Day that they are loved and cherished no matter what. Despite the negative thoughts in their minds, every mother should be reminded of their inherent worth, identity, and strength. Even when they feel like they don’t belong or have failed in some way, the song reminds them that God’s love is stronger than anything else, and that He has faith in them. It is a powerful reminder of the importance of mothers and the difference they make in their family’s lives.
4. You Make Me Brave – Bethel Music
“You make me brave, You make me brave
You call me out beyond the shore into the waves
You make me brave, You make me brave
No fear can hinder now the Love that made a way”
I think there’s something nice about having some female power voices lead on Mother’s Day Sunday. And this is one of those songs that allow a female lead to really bring down the house, if you know what I mean.
The lyrics for the song “You Make Me Brave” by Bethel Music are very related to Mother’s Day in the sense that the lyrics speak of humility, love, grace, and the idea of being called out of one’s comfort zone into a greater sense of purpose or strength. These themes may resonate with mothers who have had to face challenges and overcome fears in their roles as caretakers and nurturers. The lyrics also speak of the love and protection of a higher power, which could be interpreted as a mother’s love for her children.
5. Reckless Love – Cory Asbury
“Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me
You have been so, so good to me
Before I took a breath, You breathed Your life in me
You have been so so kind to me”
My mom’s love could definitely be described as reckless sometimes. I’m sure that if I performed the most heinous crime, my mom would be right there for me. (And possibly even help me cover it up to protect me… Who can relate?) A mother’s love is the closest thing to God’s love. This makes the theme of this song perfect for Mother’s Day. The lyrics say “Before I spoke a word, You were singing over me.” This is definitely true in the case of mine and many of our mothers.
The lyrics of “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury are a perfect reminder to mothers on Mother’s Day of the power and strength of God’s love. The song speaks of how, even when we don’t feel deserving or worthy, God never stops pouring His love over us. This message is particularly fitting for mothers who have devoted their lives to the care and wellbeing of their children. The song reminds them that no matter what, they are loved and valued deeply by God.
6. Great Are You Lord – All Sons & Daughters
“You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
And great are You, Lord”
The lyrics of “Great Are You Lord” by All Sons And Daughters are a powerful reminder to mothers on Mother’s Day of the immense power and love they possess. Mothers often feel like they don’t have enough strength, but these lyrics remind them that God is always with them and His breath sustains them. The song encourages mothers to pour out their praise to God in thanks for His grace and mercy in their lives, no matter how broken or hopeless things may seem.
The lyrics very much fall in line with our theme of praise and worship songs for Mother’s day in the sense that the lyrics also express gratitude and praise towards a higher power for giving life, love, light, and hope. These themes may resonate with mothers who have experienced the joy and wonder of giving birth and nurturing their children. It also may remind them of the importance of their role in their children’s lives.
The lyrics also speak of the idea of restoring broken hearts, which could be interpreted as a metaphor for a mother’s ability to heal and comfort her children when they are hurting.
And if that’s not enough, the lyrics also express the idea of giving life and bringing light to darkness which is something that can be associated with motherhood. They express the idea of pouring out praise to the higher power which could be interpreted as a metaphor for mothers who pour their love and care to their children.
7. There Was Jesus – Zach Williams, Dolly Parton
“Every time I tried to make it on my own
Every time I tried to stand and start to fall
And all those lonely roads that I have traveled on
There was Jesus”
This song has all of the themes we’re looking for in a Mother’s Day worship song; comfort, life, love, and grace. There’s a specific lyric that really gets me emotional and reminds me of my mother. “When the friends I had were nowhere to be found, I couldn’t see it then but I can see it now, there was Jesus.” When I was younger, I definitely didn’t realize it, nor appreciate it, but my Mother was always there.
The lyrics of “There Was Jesus” by Zach Williams are a beautiful reminder to mothers on Mother’s Day that even in the toughest moments of life, God is always faithfully walking with us. The song speaks of how, no matter how much we struggle and fail, God never stops offering His grace and mercy. It also reminds us that God is always with us and there will always be hope as long as He is present.
8. Goodness Of God – Bethel Music
“And all my life You have been faithfulAnd all my life You have been so, so good With every breath that I am able Oh, I will sing of the goodness of God”
This song has themes of thankfulness, pursuit, and goodness. All of which are right on target when looking for praise and worship songs for Mother’s Day. The lyrics are a beautiful reminder to mothers on Mother’s Day of the immeasurable love that God has for them. His mercy never fails and He holds us in His hands through every moment, even the darkest of night.
The song speaks of surrendering our lives to Him and trusting that no matter what, His goodness is always running after us. This uplifting message encourages mothers to rest in His presence and be thankful for the blessings He has given.
The lyrics also express the idea of God’s goodness running after, which could be interpreted as a metaphor for a mother’s love for her children being unending and always chasing after them to protect and care for them.
9. With You – Elevation Worship
“There’s nowhere I’d rather be
When you’re singing over me
I just wanna be here with you
I’m lost in your mystery
I’m found in your love for me
I just wanna be here with you”
This song has one big theme, and that’s comfort. The beauty and peacefulness of this song express everything I feel when it comes to my mother. It’s almost as if this song reaches out and hugs you with a motherly embrace.
The lyrics of “With You” by Elevation Worship are a beautiful reminder to mothers on Mother’s Day that they can find rest and peace in the presence of God. The song speaks of finding calmness in Jesus in the midst of anxious thoughts, and trusting Him even when the future feels uncertain. It also reminds us that His glory is enough and all we need to ask for is His presence.
10. Canvas And Clay – Pat Barrett
“In my mother’s womb
You formed me with Your hands
Known and loved by You
Before I took a breath”
The lyrics of “Canvas and Clay” by Pat Barrett are a powerful reminder to mothers on Mother’s Day about the unconditional love of God for us. The song speaks of how He lovingly formed us in our mother’s womb, and that no mistakes or failures can ever separate us from His love.
These themes will definitely resonate with mothers. It also reminds us that He will always provide healing and light just beyond the clouds, no matter what we go through in life. The also speak of the idea of an artist and a potter, which could be interpreted as a metaphor for a mother’s role in shaping and molding her children.
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