Overcoming fear is possible and there’s no better way to begin that process than with these Christian songs about fear. Fear is a liar, my friend!

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There have been many times in my life when I have been overcome by fear…even paralyzed by it. If you find yourself in the same situation, know that you’re not alone my sister!

One of the things that has helped me in my journey to overcoming fear has been renewing my mind and turning my fearful thoughts to positive thoughts. There are tons of Bible verses about fear (“God has not given us a spirit of fear” or “Fear not for I am with you”) and many of these Christian songs about fear have direct quotes from the Bible!

Fear is a liar, my friend, and I pray that your faith will be bigger than your fear as you listen to each of these songs. May they lift you up and encourage you on the hard days.

20+ Christian Songs About Fear

God With Us | Terrain

Single: God With Us

My Favorite Lyrics:
Be not dismayed, fear not the darkness
Jesus is here, He walks beside us
Gracious is He, through all our weakness
Forever faithful, forever good

No matter what, what storm may come
Our God is here, Our God is here
When fear gives in, when darkness runs
Our God is here, His name


Only Jesus (Only Your Name) | New Vision Worship

Single: Only Jesus (Only Your Name)

My Favorite Lyrics:

Oh Jesus, my Jesus
Just the whisper of Jesus and darkness is erased
What name has power to empty the grave
Banishing cowardice
Making us brave
Only Jesus


No Longer Slaves | Zach Williams

EP: Survivor: Live from Harding Prison

My Favorite Lyrics:

I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

You split the sea
So I could walk right through it
You drowned my fears in perfect love
You rescued me
And I will stand and sing
I am a child of God


I Will Fear No More | The Afters

Album: Beginning & Everything After 

My Favorite Lyrics:

You’re my courage when I worry in the dead of night
You’re my strength ’cause I’m not strong enough to win this fight
You are greater than the battle raging in my mind
I will trust You, Lord
I will fear no more


Warrior | Hannah Kerr

Album: Overflow

My Favorite Lyrics:
Staring down the face of fear
Gotta keep breathing
When the negative is all you hear
Gotta keep believing

‘Cause in the dark there is a light
Your truth it keeps on burning bright
Brave enough to fight the fight
And shout the battle cry


Whom Shall I Fear ( God of Angel Armies) | Chris Tomlin

Album: Burning Lights

My Favorite Lyrics:
You crush the enemy
Underneath my feet

You are my sword and shield
Though troubles linger still

Whom shall I fear

I know who goes before me
I know who stands behind

The God of angel armies
Is always by my side


Call on Jesus | Nicole C. Mullen

Album: Redeemer: Best of Nicole C. Mullen

My Favorite Lyrics:

Sometimes I’m hiding away from the madness around me
Like a child who’s afraid of the dark

But when I call on Jesus,
All things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles’ and soar
When I call on Jesus,
Mountains are gonna fall
‘Cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call


Fearless | Jasmine Murray

Album: Fearless

My Favorite Lyrics:

I wanna be fearless
No holding back no backing down
Fearless
Because I believe you’re with me now
Bring on the unknown
Lead me and I’ll go
Come set me free
God, I want to be
Fearless (I want to be)
Fearless (I want to be)


My Help (Cometh From The Lord) | Stephen Akin

Album: High & Lifted Up by The Brooklyn Tabernacle

My Favorite Lyrics:

I will lift up mine eyes to the hills
From whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord,

My help, my help, my help,
All of my help cometh from the Lord.


Fear Not | Aaron Shust

Album: Ever Be

My Favorite Lyrics:
Fear calls out and begs me to follow
Worry whispers too
I know them will for our fill that wonder
From what I know it’s true
Tune my heart to hear you speak
You promise over me

Fear not
I am with you
Fear not
I am with you
Every step you take is made with grace
You don’t have to be afraid
Fear not


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Afraid | Tenth Avenue North

Album: Followers

My Favorite Lyrics:

When the world shakes
Feel my heart race
When the voices start again
Or the panic’s creeping in
Who will I listen to
Fear never told the truth

So I’ll wait on You tonight
Worry’s only wasted time

I don’t wanna be afraid
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
Not like before
I don’t wanna be afraid
I don’t wanna be afraid anymore
I’m safe in Your love, oh, Lord


Oh My Soul | Casting Crowns

Album: The Very Next Thing

My Favorite Lyrics:

Oh my soul
You are not alone
There’s a place where fear
Has to face the God you know
One more day
He will make a way
Let Him show you how
You can lay this down


He’s Been Faithful | Taranda

Album: Healing

My Favorite Lyrics:
In my moments of fear
Though every pain every tear
There’s a God who’s been faithful to me
When my strength was all gone
When my heart had no song
Still in love He’s proved faithful to me
Every word He’s promised is true
What I thought was impossible
I’ve seen my God do
He’s been faithful
Faithful to me

He’s been faithful, faithful to me
Looking back His love and mercy I see
Though in my heart I have questioned
And failed to believe
He’s been faithful, faithful to me


Not Afraid | Jesus Culture

Single: Not Afraid 

My Favorite Lyrics:

When I go through the waters, I won’t be overcome
When I go through the rivers, I will not be drowned
My God will make a way so I am not afraid

When I am in the fire, I will not feel the flame
I’ll stand before the giant, declaring victory
My God will make a way so I am not afraid


Fear No More | Building 429

Single: Fear No More 

My Favorite Lyrics:
This isn’t what I’d choose
But it’s where I’m finding You
When I’m broken and undone
Your mercy’s just begun
You overcome my doubt
Your hands are reaching out
You hold me through the storm
And I will fear no more
And I will fear no more
(And) I will fear no more


Jesus Will Make A Way | The Brooklyn Tabernacle

Album: Only To Him

My Favorite Lyrics:

I’ve been tested and been tried
Tossed by winds on every side
Faced mountains in my way
Couldn’t see the light of day
In my desperate hour I just called out His name
And found out that Jesus, He made a way

Jesus will make a way
Jesus will make a way
Through every dark cloud
Through every pain
I know that Jesus will make a way


I Am Not Alone | Kari Jobe

Album: Majestic

My Favorite Lyrics:

I am not alone
I am not alone
You will go before me
You will never leave me

In the midst of deep sorrow
I see Your light is breaking through
The dark of night will not overtake me
I am pressing into You
Lord, You fight my every battle
And I will not fear


Fear Not | Chris Tomlin

Album: Love Ran Red

My Favorite Lyrics:
God, He is faithful
Faithful to us
Through troubled waters
He won’t abandon
Fear not!
The Lord, God is with us

Be strong, take heart
The Lord He fights for us
Hold on, our God
Is a mighty warrior


I Will Fear No Evil | Joyce Martin Sanders

Album: Women of Homecoming

My Favorite Lyrics:

I will fear no evil
I will dread no pain
Through the blood of Jesus
My suffering’s not in vain
God will get the glory
For all my soul endures
I will fear no evil
My victory is sure


You Never Let Go | Matt Redman

Album: Sing Like Never Before: The Essential Collection

My Favorite Lyrics:
And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me


Hello Fear | Kirk Franklin

Album: Hello Fear

My Favorite Lyrics:
Hello Fear
I knew I would see you, You have a hard time letting go
See these tears, Take a good look cause, soon they won’t fall anymore
God’s healing my hurful places
That seat that was yours now is taken
I’m no longer afraid, See I’m better this way
And one more thing before you leave

Never again will I love you
My heart it refuses to be your home
No longer your prisoner
Today I remember
Apart from you is where I belong


Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) | Hillsong United

Album: Zion

My Favorite Lyrics:
Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine


Trust In You | Lauren Daigle

Album: How Can It Be

My Favorite Lyrics:

You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foudation
The rock on which I stand
Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
There’s not a place where I’ll go
You’ve not already stood

When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You
I will trust in You
I will trust in You
I will trust in You


Overcoming fear is not an overnight process. I encourage you to do your best to daily turn your fearful thoughts to positive thoughts. When you feel discouraged or down listen to these Christian songs about fear, change up your normal, and most importantly dive into the Word for nuggets of truth that you can cling to. (Not sure where to start? Click here for my free 30-day Bible reading plan.)

Are you on Spotify? I created a Fear is a Liar playlist for you so that you can be encouraged with these Christian songs about fear any time you’re feeling down and need a pick me up. Click here to access the playlist.

What Christian songs about fear encourage you? Leave them below so I can check them out too!


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