Song Ideas for Alter Call

What praise and worship song is good to use for an altar call?

The Alter call is where a person comes to the front of the church when they make a commitment to Jesus or to get prayer. Many churches will have teams to assist those people who come forward.

The alter call normally comes at the end of the service in response to what the pastor has taught Other times it can happen in the middle of a service. The duration of an alter call can be very short or go for an extended period of time. Than depends on the pastor.

During this time the worship team will be asked to play some songs during this time. I hope to provide a list of songs that can be used. The songs don’t need to explicitly call people forward but rather reinforce the individual’s decision to come forward.

Here is a sample listing of possible songs to use during an Alter Call…

  • Just As I Am
  • Come Just As You Are
  • So You Would Come – Russel Fragar
  • There is A Redeemer – Melody Green
  • The Lord is my Light and my Salvation- Psalms 27:1 of David
  • All Who Are Thirsty – Brenton Brown
  • At Your Feet- Casting Crowns
  • Take My Life – Chris Tomlin
  • Let It Be – Chris Tomlin
  • Come As You Are – Pocket Full of Rocks
  • Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Chris Tomlin
  • You Are My King (Amazing Love) – Billy Foote
  • Fade With Our Voices- Jason Ingram and Jason Gray
  • The Heart of Worship – Matt Redman
  • Give Us Clean Hands- Charlie Hall
  • From the Inside Out- Hillsong
  • We Fall Down- Chris Tomlin
  • Hungry- Kathryn Scott

This is my list do you have any others you would like to add?


John Pape from El Cajon California, an independent, self-managed Christian songwriter who creates worship and praise music for seekers and believers in the church. His music ministry mission is to create songs that will encourage a closer relationship to Jesus. The songs are crafted to encourage Christians in their daily walk. The songs provide a positive soundtrack for people’s lives. John’s songwriting drive is to honor God though words and music. His experience has grown over several years of honing the art of songwriting. In addition to writing songs, John also uses his musical gifts to lead worship in local churches. Currently John is working on a project to release several new Praise and Worship songs that were written to build and encourage Christians in their daily walk. John has loved music all his life. His first musical experience was playing the violin at the Bostonia Elementary School Orchestra and singing in the Glee Club. During high school John got a guitar. This began a new venture that has continued to this day. Learning all he could about the guitar and music John became a very competent musician. The enthusiasm for this instrument led him to become involved with various rock bands. At first these groups played popular cover tunes. Eventually, John’s desire to express more artistic creativity led him to collaborate with others to write original music. Out of this a home recording studio was created and at the same time the songs were being performed with a music group. Most of the venues were at local San Diego establishments. John is also author of the book “Building a House of Worship”. The book was written as a guide to Christian church worship leaders to better minister to the people they serve as they use their gift of music. “Music is a wonderful thing.” says John, “It has the unique ability to invoke emotions without any words. Add Lyrics and the words meanings are enhanced tenfold.” John continued to say, “Music is such an integral part of life. I love the creation of a new song.”

2 Comments on “Song Ideas for Alter Call

  1. The worship of the Lord brings the body of Christ as one. We are blessed to abide in worship.- Kendra Calico

  2. Without Him, I Could Do Nothing,
    Without Him, I’d Surely Fail.
    Without Him, I Would Be Drifting,
    Like A Ship Without A Sail.

    Jesus, Oh Jesus.
    Do You Know Him Today?
    Please Don’t Turn Him Away.
    Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus!
    Without Him, How Lost I Would Be.

    Without Him, I’d Be Dying,
    Without Him, I’d Be Enslaved;
    Without Him, Life Would Be Worthless
    But With Jesus, Thank God I’m Saved!

    Jesus, Oh Jesus.
    Do You Know Him Today?
    Please Don’t Turn Him Away.
    Oh Jesus, Oh Jesus!
    Without Him, How Lost I Would Be.
    Without Him,
    How Lost I Would Be.
    Would this song be a good altar call?

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