Dancing is a beautiful way to worship God. It’s how we can express our hearts to Him spiritually and physically. In the Bible, King David would lead the procession of worship with dancing and praise for God, all for the True King’s glory. Today, we can do the same by dancing to the best worship songs out there.
What are the best worship songs to dance to? The best songs to dance to include:
- We Dance – Stephani Gretzinger
- Freedom – Jesus Culture
- Lions – Skillet
- Open Up The Heavens – Vertical Worship
As you worship God through dance, remember that it’s not about busting the right move, or who you dance with. You can dance by yourself, with your family, kids, friends, and/or your church, but remember that it’s all for the purpose of dancing for God.
15 Worship Songs To Dance To For Adults
Most church services don’t go beyond the occasional raised hand during the service, but it’s actually more biblical to dance like a fool in God’s presence than to sway politely.
David was dancing with all his might before the Lord wearing a linen ephod. He and the whole house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of the ram’s horn.2 Samuel 6:14-15 CSB
After this verse, it talks about David’s wife Michal disapproving of David’s dancing before the Lord, but that didn’t stop David.
Like David, we don’t have to care what people think about us in church or in our own worship time. All we get to do is accept the abundant life that Jesus has for us by enjoying Him through dance.
1. We Dance By Stephani Gretzinger
We Dance is probably one of the best songs to start with, since it’s a song about being completely in love with God and trusting Him to lead us in dance.
Dancing with the Holy Spirit can be intimidating at first, especially if you don’t know a thing about dancing, but this song reminds you with a gentle melody that all you need is Jesus.
2. Freedom By Jesus Culture
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. That is the anthem of this song, and its fun, powerful beat inspires you to run out of the shadows and into freedom with Jesus.
The reality is that the Holy Spirit is with us as believers, and if that’s the case, then we can access freedom in our lives from anything we’ve been enslaved to at any time.
3. Lions By Skillet
Lions by skillet is a battle song to dance to and speak words of life over yourself and fellow believers.
You’ll definitely find yourself jumping up and down to the beat since this song reminds us that we are not victims. We are victors with Christ, and in Him, we can worship by standing tall like giants and walking as lions for His glory.
4. Close By Tauren Wells
Close is a quirky pop song by Tauren Wells that is impossible not to dance to. It’s fun, lighthearted, and perfect if you want to praise God for how close He truly is to you.
5. Love By We Are Messenger
Love by We Are Messengers is another irresistible song that’s full of great reminders of God’s love for us even in the loneliest, hardest, and craziest times of life.
6. Rattle By Elevation Worship
Rattle by Elevation Worship will make you want to clap, jump, and shout for the new life that God offers us.
This is a great song to worship to as a way to battle for those in your life who aren’t saved yet. Singing and dancing Rattle over family members, friends, and your own life will remind you of how God sings, dances, and declares life over all of us.
7. Open Up The Heavens By Vertical Worship
Open up the Heavens is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a prayer for God to bring down His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven so that we can experience an abundance of His presence.
This song has an exciting buildup, but the best part is that it focuses on God from beginning to end.
8. Trusted By Jillian Edwards
Trusted has a slower, more peaceful flow to it, and it’s perfect if you’re feeling lead to slow down and dance in a lyrical style.
This type of song allows you to process through your heavier emotions and then offer them back up to God.
9. Teach Me To Dance By Jervis Campbell
Teach Me to Dance is also a slower song, but gains some traction in the chorus. The lyrics and melody are both beautiful and inspire a deeper trust and relationship with God.
Whether you know how to dance or not, this song will open your eyes to surrendering to God and letting Him teach you how to dance His way.
10. No Shame By Tenth Avenue North
Similar to Close, by Tauren Wells, No Shame is a funky, quirky song that makes you want to worship God for the freedom He’s given you.
As quirky as this song is, it’s also incredibly vulnerable about the struggles men in particular face with dancing and worshipping before the Lord. If you’re looking to be encouraged through music about how to break out of shame and dance for God, then this is the song for you.
11. More Than Conquerors By Rend Collective
More Than Conquerors is a powerful and convicting song that will encourage you to agree with God about what He says about you.
This song is folk-rock and extremely uplifting. It will make you want to do a jig as you sing about how through Christ, we are more than conquerors.
12. Famous For/Do It Again By Tauren Wells And
Another song by Tauren Wells and others, Famous For is a song for declaring and remembering who God is, what He’s done, and His promises for us.
This song sends shivers down my spine every time, so it’s the best song for getting pumped up about what God is doing in our lives, and all over the world.
13. Let Go By Hillsong
Let Go by Hillsong is all about surrendering to God. One thing about surrender is that when we realize how good God is, we realize that giving our control back to Him gives us freedom, hope, and peace, and that’s what this melody is full of.
14. Provider By Cade Thopmson
Provider is a pop song that acknowledges how hard it can be to trust God for provision. But, when we remember who He is and what He’s done for us in the past, we can worship Him in advance for how He’ll continue to provide for us.
15. Start Over By Flame
Start Over is a Christian-rap song by Flame featuring NF. Both artists sing about the gospel message in all of their music and this song is no different.
If you’re wanting to dance through the gospel in a unique way, this song will be perfect for you.
5 Worship Songs To Dance To For Kids
In the Bible, Jesus said “let the little children come to me”. Jesus loves kids and wants them to grow up knowing how important worship is so that they will follow the Father. That’s why I’ve found 5 of the best worship songs for your kids to dance to:
1. Full Armor Of God By KidSpring Children’s Ministry
Full Armor of God is a funny, memorable song to help your kids know the different aspects of the armor of God found in Ephesians 6.
By the end of this song, your kids will be giggling and singing along to the catchy tune.
2. King Of The Jungle By CJ And Friends
King of the Jungle by CJ and Friends is an interactive song for younger kids. It’s all about pointing to God as the King of everything and getting kids excited about worship.
3. One Way With CJ And Friends
One way is a dance-a-long and sing-along song that’s upbeat, silly, and focused on Jesus. Jesus is the way, truth, and the life, and this song helps kids know and grow into that truth.
4. Tell The World By Hillsong Kids
If you want your kids to learn how important it is to share the gospel with the whole world, then this is the perfect song. It’ll get them dancing, thinking about the story of Jesus, and help them think about how to love their neighbor.
5. You Are Good By Bethel Music Kids
You Are Good by Bethel Music Kids is great for engaging all your kids, even the ones who may be ‘too cool for school’. It’s also based on the original version of the song You Are God by Bethel, which makes it great for anyone and everyone to dance to.
Worshiping God Through Dance Matters
Worshipping God through dance matters because God calls us to steward our bodies and souls well. Our bodies and souls together are our temples, which we can make as a holy place for the Holy Spirit to dwell inside us.
Dance worship is a way to let the Holy Spirit dwell in us and fill us with all the fullness of God. It’s a way to surrender our physical and spiritual selves to Him, and a way to glorify His name.
We were meant to worship Him more deeply than solely raising our hands on a Sunday morning, so let’s soak in His presence and love through dance worship. We can dance to these worship songs by ourselves, with our friends, our churches, and even with our kids, all so that we can give God our hearts by dancing our hearts out for Him.