Recommended Listening

Music is an important part of my life. Always has been. Always will be. And so, when I began penning Treasures of Hope, Discovering the Beautiful Truth Beneath My Painful Past,  I knew I would include songs that encouraged victims of any kind of trauma to never give up. The songs on this page are the songs I heard on the radio while writing or songs people texted and messaged me asking, “Have you heard this song? You should include it in your book.”

It is an eclectic list sharing the marvelous healing power of our Savior. I wanted to share this page to tell you that you are are loved and you’re not alone. I hope you’ll find a song that speaks to whatever you’re going through or have been through.

I’d like to add that I do not in any way endorse any of the artists, their opinions, or their lifestyle. My goal is to share the “words” that touched my heart when listening to the songs as I wrote, exercised, and reflected through this process.

I hope you will find one to bless your soul.


  1. Tell Your Heart to Beat Again (Live) – Danny Gokey
  2. The Unmaking – Nichole Nordeman
  3. I Can’t Live a Day Without You – Avalon
  4. Beloved – Jordan Feliz
  5. I Can Just Be Me – Laura Story
  6. My Story – Big Daddy Weave
  7. Call It Grace – Unspoken
  8. Believe – All Things New
  9. Just Be Held – Casting Crowns
  10. Keep Making Me – Sidewalk Prophets
  11. Satisfied – Jordan Feliz
  12. Dear Younger Me – MercyMe
  13. What Scars Are For – Mandisa
  14. Trust In You – Laura Daigle
  15. Eye of the Storm – Ryan Stevenson
  16. Air I Breathe – Mat Kearney
  17. Start a Fire – Unspoken
  18. Hope In Front of Me – Danny Gokey
  19. Everything to Me – Avalon
  20. Tell Your Heart to Beat Again (Lyrics) – Danny Gokey
  21. Born For This- Mandisa
  22. Overcomer – Mandisa
  23. Blessings – Laura Story
  24. If I Told You My Story – Big Daddy Weave
  25. Love Stepped In – Finding Favour
  26. If We’re Honest – Francesca Battistelli
  27. Remind Me Who I Am – Jason Gray
  28. Thrive – Casting Crowns
  29. Write Your Story – Francesca Battistelli
  30. Beautiful – MercyMe
  31. I’m Letting Go – Francesca Battistelli
  32. You Are Loved – Stars Go Dim
  33. When I’m With You – Citizen Way
  34. No Longer A Slave – I Am They
  35. Voice Of Truth – Casting Crowns
  36. Diamonds – Hawk Nelson
  37. Keep Fighting the Good Fight – Unspoken
  38. Till I Met You – Laura Story
  39. Love Will Have the Final Word – Jason Gray
  40. Even This Will Be Made Beautiful – Jason Gray
  41. Flawless – Mercy Me
  42. Make A Way – I Am They
  43. Never Been A Moment – Micah Tyler
  44. Smoke – Plumb
  45. Sleep in the Storm – Unspoken
  46. Held – Natalie Grant
  47. Even If – MercyMe
  48. King of the World – Natalie Grant
  49. Alabaster Box – Cece Winan
  50. I Don’t Want to Go – Avalon
  51. The Breakup Song – Francesca Battistelli
  52. What Mercey Did For Me – (featuring Crystal Yate, Micah Tyler, Joshua Sherman)
  53. My God Fights For Me (featuring Micah Tyler, Kaden Slay, and Charity Gale)
  54. Fear Is a Liar – Zach Williams

Praise and Worship

  1. God of the Ages – Charles Billingsley
  2. Overwhelmed – Big Daddy Weave
  3. Ancient of Days – Ron Kenoly
  4. I Never Lost My Praise – Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
  5. Who Can Satisfy My Soul – Brentwood Baptist Church Choir
  6. Revelation Song – Charlotte Ritchie
  7. You Are My All and All – Gaither Vocal Band
  8. The Potter’s Hand – Hillsong

Southern Gospel

  1. I Will Fear No Evil – Joyce Martin Sanders
  2. He Came He Looking For Me – The Crabb Family
  3. Through the Fire – The Crabb Family
  4. God is Good – Gaither Vocal Band
  5. Beautiful Messes – Hillary Scott
  6. Chain Breaker – Gaither Vocal Band


  1. I Surrender All – Cece Winan
  2. Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Gaither Choir
  3. It Is Well With My Soul – Whitley Phipps
  4. Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus – Trinity Worship
  5. Amazing Grace – Celtic Thunder
  6. He Will Hold Me Fast

12 thoughts on “Recommended Listening

  1. Thank you for sharing! Your post particularly touches my heart because helping other women find hope is a major part of my life purpose and calling. My blogsite is about a book which I am writing called “Finding Hope in the Olde Fishing Village”, a Christian novel to encourage and mentor women as they walk through and out of difficult life issues & wounded-ness to a place of wholeness through Jesus Christ. Ancient of Days is one of my favorite worship songs and have enjoyed Ron Kenoly’s worship for 25 years. Blessings to you!

    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.

    • Thank you for stopping by and the follow. I followed you back. I enjoyed exploring your blog and viewing your photos. Wow! Congratulations on your award. And thank you for sharing all those wonderful sites!
      Yes! Ron Kenoly is one of my favorite worship leaders…Ancient of Days!!
      Look forwarding to reading your posts!

      • Thank you! I in turn nominated your site for the One Lovely Blog Award also. I am so grateful through this process to have discovered lovely Christian bloggers that I was unaware of before. Thank you for exploring my blog. I look forward to following yours. My blogs are from the viewpoint of my book character, Grandma Abigail – of course she seems to be a lot like me (smile). I hope to eventually get this book completed so that it can do some good – the intent is to encourage hurting women and point them to the source of Hope. Have a lovely day. Blessings!

  2. Gail, this is excellent. Just great information! Thank you for your encouragement and your beautiful heart!!!! I love the music list and all the amazing verses. God bless, my friend💝

    • I thought you’d love the list. I hope you find a favorite. I confess I have several. The words speak to the heart. Just like your words! God bless you, my friend. ❤❤

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