Canyon Worship Albums

The Center for Worship Arts at GCU is dedicated to nurturing the growth of our student artists as they strive to grow closer to God and praise his name. Our students hope you enjoy their praise and worship music. Stream and purchase our annually released worship albums and watch live performances by our talented students in our Chapel.

Here, you can watch lyric videos and "behind the song" videos, as well as view chord charts for our songs.

Canyon Worship 2024

About

Get ready to listen and sing along as our talented students sing in God’s name. You can stream this year’s album and purchase through the links below, starting in September 2023. Check out our past albums below for more music that brings you closer to God.

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2024 Canyon Worship artists group shot

Videos and Chord Charts

Videos and chord charts will be coming soon! Singles will begin releasing in September 2023. View our songs below for a sneak peek of what’s to come.

1Just One Look BTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart | Lyric Sheet
2Song of MosesBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart | Lyric Sheet
3My SurrenderBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart | Lyric Sheet
4You Are GoodBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart | Lyric Sheet
5HomeBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart | Lyric Sheet
6Down to the RiverComing Soon! Releases March 15, 2024
7SurrenderingComing Soon! Releases April 12, 2024
8WaitComing Soon! Releases May 10, 2024
9My Heart Belongs to YouComing Soon! Releases June 14, 2024
10My Every MinuteComing Soon! Releases July 12, 2024
2024 Canyon Worship album cover art

Canyon Worship 2022

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You can stream Canyon Worship 2022 on your preferred listening platforms. Canyon Worship 2022 consists of worship songs written and performed by our student artists and recorded by industry producers in our GCU Recording Studio. Our high-tech GCU Recording Studio uses industry-standard microphones, preamps, consoles, interfaces, computers and recording software to record, mix, edit and master song projects for our students.

It features the lead single, “Sometimes,” written and performed by Edwin Lopez, Madison Russell, Colter Bonarati and Victoria Gutierrez, as well as ten other original compositions. Canyon Worship 2022 utilizes two industry respected producers in Geoff Hunker and David Willey.

Experience our CWA music for yourself with the following resources.

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Group of artists from the Canyon Worship 2022 Christian music album

Videos and Chord Charts

Dive deeper into the music and worship along with our students by streaming our “behind the music” and lyric videos for each song.

1SometimesBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
2Burdens to BearBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
3Always a ReasonBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
4ConsumersBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
5The Real ThingBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
6Dry BonesBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
7I'm YoursBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
8Heaven is HereBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
9Here (I Will Be)BTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
10Most PreciousBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
11From Winter to Spring (Instrumental)
2022 Canyon Worship album cover

Canyon Worship 2021

About

This album of praise and worship music from our talented student artists is available for purchase. Listen to Canyon Worship 2021 today — a collection of inspiring, Christ-exalting songs written and performed by students who are dedicated to glorifying God and spreading his message of love and peace.

It features the lead single, “Take Up My Cross,” written and performed by senior Amanda Riffe, as well as nine other original compositions. Canyon Worship 2021 was produced by two well-known veterans of the music industry, Geoff Hunker and David Willey.

Experience our CWA music for yourself with the following resources.

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Videos and Chord Charts

Ever wonder how our student artists become inspired to write such creative, uplifting music? Check out the following “behind the music” videos to get the inside scoop on our worship albums, and watch the lyric videos to sing along as our students praise and worship God’s name.

1Take Up My CrossBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
2By Grace Through FaithBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
3You Choose MeBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
4ForevermoreBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
5In BrokennessBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
6Swept Up in Your WonderBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
7All I WantBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
8Still GoodBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
9You My GodBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
10In the WaitingBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart

Canyon Worship 2021 Playlist
Enjoy our Canyon Worship 2021 Promotional Video
Watch a live performance of "Take Up My Cross" by Amanda Riffe

Canyon Worship 2020

About

Despite the many challenges posed by the pandemic, our worship arts students were able to collaborate fruitfully on Canyon Worship 2020. This album features a blend of influences, from folk and hip hop to contemporary gospel and pop.

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Videos and Chord Charts

Interested in more inside content? Check out this interview with Center for Worship Arts Coordinator Randall Downs and this article on Logan Myers who wrote "You Are Enough."

Stream the lyric videos and "behind the music" videos for Canyon Worship 2020 below. Our students hope you enjoy the music.

1Be Alright Music Video | BTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
2Steadfast LoveBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
3You Found MeBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
4Give Me JesusBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
5Fights for MeBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
6All We NeedLyric Video | Chord Chart
7The GardenBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
8Come What MayBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
9You Are EnoughBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
10Don't Turn From MeBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart

Canyon Worship 2020 playlist

Experience the live performance of "Be Alright" by Amanda Riffe
Enjoy the promotional video for Canyon Worship 2020

Canyon Worship 2019

About

Interested in more music from our past worship albums? Stream and purchase Canyon Worship 2019 using the links below. This soulful album was produced by Matthew Odmark (Jars of Clay) and Geoff Hunker (Satellites & Sirens).

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Videos and Chord Charts

Hungry for more info about our praise and worship music from 2019? Check out this interview with Katie Brown, who wrote “Come Up Here.”

Stream the lyric videos and “behind the music” videos for our CWA music from 2019 using the following links.

1PraisesBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
2Like You WillBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
3Come Up HereBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
4How You Love MeBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
5Coming After MeBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
6Whom Have IBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
7Isaiah 55Music Video | BTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
8Has a NameBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
9Chasing After Your HeartBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart
10OmnipresentBTS Video | Lyric Video | Chord Chart

Canyon Worship 2019

Canyon Worship 2019 Live
Canyon Worship 2019 Promotional Video
Isaiah 55 Live Performance

Canyon Worship 2018

About

The songs selected for this worship album are all appropriate and beneficial for singing in a corporate worship setting. The 10 songs on this album were chosen from more than 130 submissions by GCU student artists.

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Videos and Chord Charts

Hear the story behind the music using the links below.

1Free MeBTS Video | Chord Chart
2RhythmBTS Video | Chord Chart
3WitnessBTS Video | Chord Chart
4Come to MeBTS Video | Chord Chart
5Make Yourself KnownBTS Video | Chord Chart
6My Only TruthBTS Video | Chord Chart
7Still Love MeBTS Video | Chord Chart
8Goes BeforeBTS Video | Chord Chart
9You and IBTS Video | Chord Chart
10Hear MeBTS Video | Chord Chart

Canyon Worship 2018 Playlist
Canyon Worship 2018 Promotional Video
Live Performance of "Rhythm"
Behind the 2018 Worship Album
Live Performances on Canyon Worship West

Canyon Worship 2017

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Canyon Worship 2017 was the sophomore worship album for the Center for Worship Arts at GCU. It features 11 original compositions from our student artists who embrace a range of musical influences, including southern rock, pop and jazz. Guest producers were Billy Smiley (Whiteheart and The Gaithers) and Geoff Hunker (Satellites & Sirens). You’ll also hear some guest artists featured on various tracks, including David Ellefson (Megadeth), Jonathan Crone (producer and guitarist) and Joel Vaughn (Nashville recording artist).

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Videos and Chord Charts

Hear from our talented student artists as they explain their inspiration for writing their original music with the following “behind the music” videos.

1It Is YouBTS Video | Chord Chart
2Prodigal's LullabyBTS Video | Chord Chart
3Never Gonna Give UpBTS Video | Chord Chart
4Anchor UsBTS Video | Chord Chart
5Keep Prayin'BTS Video | Chord Chart
6King of AlwaysBTS Video | Chord Chart
7PlansBTS Video | Chord Chart
8Foot of the CrossBTS Video | Chord Chart
9Abide With MeBTS Video | Chord Chart
10Through It AllBTS Video | Chord Chart
11Only You SatisfyBTS Video | Chord Chart

Canyon Worship 2017 Playlist
Canyon Worship 2017 Promotional Video
Canyon Worship 2017 on GCU Today

Canyon Worship 2016

About

Canyon Worship 2016 is the first full-length worship album released by Canyon Worship. It features seven songs recorded by GCU artists for this inaugural year, in addition to three songs released on the Canyon Worship EP in 2015.

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Track List

Hungry for more praise and worship music? You can explore one of the earliest efforts of the Center for Worship Arts, the release of the EP in 2015.

1 Beloved
2 With You
3 Peter
4 Wholly Loved
5 Follow You
6 Break Me Down
7 Christ Be All Around Me
8 What It Means to Me
9 Christ in Me
10 Scarred
Canyon Worship 2016 Playlist
Canyon Worship 2016 Promotional Video
Making the Canyon Worship 2016 Album

CWA: Committed to Glorifying God’s Name Through Music

The worship artists at the Center for Worship Arts at GCU continue to nurture their God-given musical gifts, and they are already hard at work preparing the next Canyon Worship release. Please check back often for the latest releases of Canyon Worship, “behind the music” videos, lyric videos and live performances. Every purchase of Canyon Worship albums supports the work of the CWA and our student artists.