Worship Songs about Joy for Your Women’s Retreat
I want to share with you my favorite worship songs about joy. These songs all go along with the Joy in Jesus retreat theme that I recently shared here on the blog. You can also check out 16 Scriptures about Joy to find supplemental verses to use at your retreat.
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For every retreat, music sets the mood; the songs you pick for your retreat will determine the feeling of the day. When it’s time for quiet worship, slower, more traditional hymns work well. And when you’re ready to motivate the ladies to get up and move, fast-paced worship music is the way to go.
Before our retreats, I meet with the music leader to look through song books and choose the ones that fit best with the upcoming theme. Sometimes, when I don’t know the exact song I just explain to her how the mood of the message will be, and she knows just what to pick.
These are my 10 favorite worship songs about joy:
Rejoice in the Lord Always (again I say Rejoice)
Trading My Sorrows – Darrell Evans (This one was a direct answer to a prayer and how I began speaking at/holding retreats. I’ll share that with you in a future post.)
Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy) – Chris Tomlin
Joy – Rend Collective
Here in Your Presence – New Life Worship
From the Inside Out – Hillsong
Sing for Joy – Don Moen
Let There Be Praise – Sandi Patty
You are Joy – Warr Acres
Through All of It – Colton Dixon
(BONUS song about joy *SMILE*) I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart (Where?)
This one just makes me extra happy! It was one of my kids’ favorites when they were little. It’s still fun to sing!
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Ways to share these worship songs about joy at your retreat:
-Have a music leader who plays an instrument and sings, leading the ladies throughout.
-Play CDs or an MP3 Playlist and let the ladies sing along
-If you have a laptop and projector, display the lyrics (Be careful about copyright. Most churches have access to worship songs legally so go through proper channels.) on a screen or the wall and sing along
-Provide printed lyrics and sing a capella
Whether you use these songs or others, please take special care when choosing your music. Worship songs about joy will fit perfectly with the Joy in Jesus themed retreat if you choose to lead that or they’ll work with just about any other theme.
I’m so thankful for the music that brings life to our retreats. Without it, I just don’t think the experience would be the same.
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