7 Great Songs About Being Set Free

Songs About Being Set Free
Written by Corey Morgan

Top songs about being set free

One of my most treasured texts explains it like this: “Christ has in fact liberated us.” Now that you are free, you must take precautions to ensure that you do not fall back into slavery at the hands of the legal system. Galatians 5:1

As we celebrate our nation’s independence this year, I believe that it is also an excellent time to focus on the freedom that we enjoy in Christ as Christians.

I am not sure how you celebrate your freedom in Christ; but, one of my favorite ways to do it is via music, and I would like to extend to you an invitation to listen to these praise and worship songs that sing about freedom.

7 Songs About Being Set Free:

1. “Freedom Reigns” by Jason Upton

Jason Upton - Freedom Reigns

Ranking first on our list of songs about being set free is freedom reigns by Canadian singer and preacher Michael Larson, and it was inspired by the scripture  (2 Corinthians 3:17), which speaks of God’s presence in our life as being a significant show of our freedom in him.

This passage was used as the basis for the song. To be perfectly honest, I have never heard of the person, but I have heard a variety of singers, such as Kim Walker Smith, Hillsong, and Vineyard Music, cover this song.

This hymn is likely familiar to everyone who regularly participates in the singing of praise songs because it is so widely used. However, the version performed by Jason Upton, a guy who is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota but who now resides in Wisconsin, is my personal favorite.

2. “I am Free” by Newsboys (With Peter Furler)

I Am Free (Who The Son Sets Free)

I find that writing about Christian music allows me to gain a lot of knowledge, which is one of the reasons I enjoy doing it. I had no idea that Jon Egan from Desperation Band was the one responsible for writing the song “I Am Free.”

The fact that this specific band had its start in 2001 at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a church that I went to back in 2002, is one of the coolest things about this band in particular.

It’s possible that the band didn’t play this song at the conference that I went to; but, I’ve seen the Newsboys perform it live before, and it is undeniably one of those songs that makes you want to get up and dance.

3.”Set Me Free” by Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns - Set Me Free

Next on our list of songs about being set free is this track from Casting Crowns’ second studio album, titled “Lifesong,” written by Bernie Herms and Mark Hall. When it comes to singing about the battles we fight against the devils who want to keep us bound in shackles as Christians, not many songs in today’s Christian music are as forthright as this one.

Despite the fact that this song is about a guy who is possessed by a demon and calls out to Jesus for aid, I believe that a lot of Christians are able to empathize with the penetrating words of this song.

Despite the fact that they may not be possessed, Christians continue to fight the demons of the evil world, often on a daily basis. We are blessed beyond measure to have Jesus, the one whose light sets us free from darkness.

4. “Love Came Down” by Kari Jobe


When Kari Jobe initially emerged on the Christian music scene with the publication of her debut album in 2009, I wasn’t really a big lover of her songs.

But after hearing Angie Smith perform her song “Love Came Down” during the twelfth season of American Idol, I realized that I had been neglecting to listen to some excellent Christian music all this time.

Angie was given a standing ovation by both the audience and the judges after she had performed a stunning performance of the song while also accompanying herself on the piano.

It is important to point out that although Kari Jobe was the one who made the song popular, Brian Johnson was the one who actually wrote it.

5. “He Is Faithful” by Bryan and Katie Torwalt

My daughter and I both count this as one of our all-time favorite praise songs to sing together. This tune was penned by Bryan and Katie Torwalt of Jesus Culture, and it can be found on the band’s album titled Here on Earth. This song was unfamiliar to me until the worship team at the church where I often attend began performing it.

Simply said, the music is fantastic, and the words are really moving as they speak about God being our source of freedom and hope; I have no doubt that I will never grow sick of listening to it. If you have never listened to it before, I highly recommend that you do so now!

6. “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”song by Chris Tomlin

Chris Tomlin - Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Lyrics And Chords)

John Newton wrote and published the song Amazing Grace in 1779, making it one of the oldest hymns ever written. It is almost certain that you are familiar with this hymn, regardless of whether you are a believer or not.

It’s fairly incredible how words written a long time ago may still have such an impact in the present day. In 2007, singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin was approached with the request to contribute new lyrics to the time-honored hymn (which he was reluctant to do at first).

The work was done in preparation for the film Amazing Grace, which told the story of the life of William Wilberforce, who was a key figure in the movement to abolish slavery in Great Britain.

The new lyrics have produced a stunning song that is quite profound in the way that it discusses liberty as a subject. In addition, Louie Giglio was a contributor to the writing of some of the additional lyrics.

7. “Freedom” by Bethel Music (Live)

Freedom (LIVE) - Bethel Music & William Matthews | For The Sake Of The World

Although the lyrics to this song are the same as the lines to the song Freedom Reign by Jason Upton, this song has a much livelier and upbeat melody, and it is a great song to dance to while participating in worship! Since I first learned about Bethel Music, I have to admit that theirs is the band whose music I listen to the most frequently these days.

I absolutely adore it whenever the worship team breaks into impromptu worship because they have such an incredible way of ushering in the presence of God.

If you haven’t listened to any of their music or viewed any of their videos before, you can find a number of them on YouTube, and I would strongly suggest that you do so.