Segueing worship songs: a list of songs that work well together in a medley

Worship songs that link well together

We had a great discussion in our Facebook Group recently about songs that work well flowing from one to another.

Here’s the final list:

  • Combine the chorus of the hymn And Can It Be with I’m Forgiven/Amazing Love
  • Chorus of How Great Thou Art combined with How Great is Our Go‘. As an extra or alternative bridge
  • Use chorus Lord I Want to Lift Your Name on High with How Great is Our God
  • Everlasting God (Brenton Brown) with 1st verse of O God Our Help in Ages Past before last chorus
  • Beautiful verses 1,2 and 3, into When I Survey, then back for final verse of Beautiful
  • Let Everything That Has Breath, into Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
  • Oceans into Eternal Father
  • Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) into And Can It Be
  • Amazing Grace and No Not By Might
  • Open the Eyes of My Heart /Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
  • Chorus of How Great Thou Art makes a good second chorus/lead in from the chorus of 10 Thousand Reasons
  • Holy Holy, God Almighty then Holy, Holy, Holy the classic hymn
  • The chorus from O Come All Ye Faithful (O Come Let Us Adore Him) works well in lots of medleys eg Our God Is Greater
  • On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand with My Hope (Paul Baloche)
  • Any number of songs would go with To God Be The Glory – e.g. Holy Holy God Almighty by Brenton Brown (do To God Be The Glory in 4/4 rather than the usual 3/4)
  • I Will Set My Face to Seek the Lord. After final chorus of My Wonderful God go with the riff There’s No God like Jehovah, sometimes used after Days of Elijah
  • Christmas suggestion: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen fits well to Come People of the Risen King and you can include the Rejoice, Rejoice chorus! It also makes a good bluesy instrumental for people to hear on exit or entry!
  • Set a Fire – Yes Jesus Loves Me
  • Call upon the Lord (Elevation) – There is Power in the Name of Jesus
  • Reckless Love – Oh How He loves Us/ Hallelujah
  • Broken Vessels – Amazing Grace
  • Tremble – More Than Anything (I Love You Jesus)
  • Here again – What a Beautiful Name – I Can Sing of Your Love
  • Tremble – There is Power in the Name of Jesus
  • Who You Say I Am – I Surrender All
  • Build My Life – Beautiful Name (bridge and chorus, not verses)
  • Worthy Of It All – I Exalt Thee – You (Bethel did this first)
  • Better Is One Day – the chorus of Cornerstone
  • The chords in the bridges of What a Beautiful Name and Build My Life are the same (4, 5, 6m, 1/3(m)) so you can actually go from one to the other easily as long as you’re in the same key.
  • Living Hope – the chorus of Tremble
  • Tremble – the bridge of Our Father (that’s an Upper Room version)
  • What a Beautiful Name – the chorus of Agnus Dei 
  • Before the Throne of God Above – Glory in the Highest

Other ideas:

  • Taking older songs and changing the accompaniment to be contemporary – choosing a rhythmic style to play in – changing the time signature. Play a jazz waltz rhythmic style to accompany Gather Us In and Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross and the tune Hyfrydol
  • Try pairing traditional and contemporary songs that have a similar message. Some examples would include Draw Me Close and Draw Me Nearer, I Love You, Lord and My Jesus, I Love Thee, The Solid Rock and Rock of Ages (Baloche). This juxtaposition leads to well-blended services