This Top 10 Kari Jobe Songs presents the best Kari Jobe Songs including “Revelation Song.” “The Blessing,” “Forever,” and many more. Born on April 6, 1981, Kari Brooke Jobe was a born and raised Texan that began singing at the age of three, became a Christian at the age of five and graduated from post-secondary studies with a degree in pastoral studies and psychology. After graduation, she became an associate worship pastor at a Gateway Church, Southlake, Texas, for six years. While there she became a member of Gateway Worship, the musical group associated with Gateway Church. Together, the Christian contemporary band released a live album in 2008, Wake Up the World.
It would be shortly after this she recorded a self-titled debut album, which was released on February 10, 2009 via Integrity Music and Columbia Records. The album was a success, as was the Spanish-language version, Le Canto. Le Canto won Spanish Album of the Year at the 2009 GMA Dove Awards. Overall, Jobe has recorded and released eleven albums. Two of them were recorded live and two of them were previous studio recordings that was translated into the Spanish language. She also recorded and released an extended play (EP).
Outside the Music
Kari Jobe is married to fellow Gateway Worship artist, Cody Carnes. After the two wed on November 21, 2014, they’ve since had two sons but this hasn’t slowed down their career as recording musicians, as well as practicing ministers. The two visited then-President Donald Trump at the White House in December 2019 to pray for him. It was recorded on video and released to the public, resulting in criticism against them as the nation was still deeply divided with their opinion of Donald Trump as a man and as a political figure that led the American nation for four years. Jobe admitted she was unaware pictures and videos of the visit would be taken but was still an amazing experience to lead worship in the Oval Office. For Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, their visit to the White House served as an excellent example of the Matthew 22:37 quote of “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”
It is this characteristic trait that sums up Kari Jobe, which is exactly how a believer of the Christian faith is supposed to be. Love comes first, not personal opinions of whoever and whatever it is that puts people at odds with each other. As seriously as Jobe takes her contemporary worship music, she also takes her role as a pastoral ministry. This shows in her music as her choice to put Jesus Christ first and foremost has demonstrated how dedicated she is to follow what the Holy Bible has declared as the Great Commission. According to Matthew 28:19-20, it’s “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Kari Jobe is part of the new young breed of Christian Music singers like Lauren Daigle, MercyMe, Kirk Franklin and many others who have made a significant contribution to the musical genre.
Top 10 Kari Jobe Songs
#10 – First Love
“First Love” was a 2020 release that peaked as high as number sixteen on the US Billboard Christian Digital chart and at number thirty-one on the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. The album, The Blessing, was met with mixed reviews by the critics but what makes Kari Jobe a breath of fresh air in Christian contemporary music is the preference to please Jesus Christ and not a handful of people with opinions. This is made loud and clear through “First Love’ as the drive behind her musical performances come from her love for Jesus Christ. He always has, and always will be, her “First Love” as she has continued to demonstrate she is here to please God first. Among the fans who appreciate the music, it has continued to serve as agreement by believers that God always comes first.
#9 – The Cause of Christ
On the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart, “The Cause of Christ” peaked at number twenty-nine. On the US Billboard Christian Digital chart, it peaked at number ten. Kari Jobe’s lyrical testimonial of Jesus Christ and her belief in the Christian believer’s hero beautifully demonstrated she possesses more than just a powerful singing voice. Taking Christ’s Great Commission seriously, she has continued to praise and preach through her music that has earned her more than just a small handful of fans. The Garden saw a total of five singles released with “The Cause of Christ” the first of those five to come out, which was in 2016.
#8 – Cover the Earth (featuring Cody Carnes)
“Cover the Earth” was a duet performed by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes that peaked on the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart at number twenty nine in 2018. On the US Billboard Christian Airplay chart, it climbed as high as number thirty-one. “Cover the Earth” was a non-album single that also peaked as high as number eleven on the US Billboard Christian Digital chart. The mutual acknowledgement and appreciation shared by Jobe and Carnes about the entire planet is covered by the presence of God also served as an inspiration. No matter how messed up the world gets, God will always have His people covered for as long as they continue to believe in him, via Jesus Christ.
#7 – Steady My Heart
In 2012, “Steady My Heart” peaked at number sixteen on the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart and on the US Billboard Christian Airplay chart as the third single released from the album, Where I Find You. With over fifteen million views on the her official YouTube chart and a number four peak on the US Billboard Christian Digital Songs chart, this suggested it was a fan favorite. For good reason, the beautiful message behind the song continues to serve as an inspiration, especially among Christian believers who turn to Jesus Christ to help them out of whatever valley of darkness they happen to be in.
#6 – We Are
On the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart and the US Billboard Christian Airplay chart, “We Are” peaked at number eight. On the US Billboard Christian Adult Contemporary chart, it peaked at number fifteen and it was a number three hit on the US Billboard Christian Digital Songs chart. “We Are” was the first single released from the album, Where I Find You. Kari Jobe’s lyrical testimony, “We Are,” served as a proclamation that we are all God’s children. Believers of the Christian faith that follow Jesus Christ already know this but to hear this confirmation from the beautiful voice belonging to Jobe simply made this realization much sweeter.
#5 – I’m Singing
“I’m Singing” was Kari Jobe’s debut single, a song that peaked as high as number forty-nine on the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart and the US Billboard Christian Airplay chart after it was released in 2008. This, as well as the Spanish version, “Le Canto,” served as a song of appreciation among believers of Jesus Christ. On December 28, 2008, Jobe used her YouTube channel to address the fans to share brief video footage of their own personal testimonies that featured life stories of their own experiences.
On February 4, 2009, the video was publicly shared on YouTube for the first time. Each story shared in the video ended with “I’m Singing” or “I’m still singing” as proud proclamations. Not only was “I’m Singing” designed as a worship song but as an inspirational piece among Christian believers that are not swayed by the world’s troubles for as long as they maintain their faith in the one whom they recognize as their personal Savior.
#4 – Holy Spirit (featuring Cody Carnes)
The beautiful duet shared by Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes perfectly illustrated what the “Holy Spirit” is. Among believers of the Christian faith, there is an acknowledgement that the “Holy Spirit” is the power that comes directly from God, flowing through Jesus Christ, as these three entities always act as one. Among the genuinely born again, spirit filled believers, this is a subject matter they know very well. To hear this in the form of a song full of welcoming worship, “Holy Spirit” continues to serve as an inspirational song among Christians that will continue to testify there is more to its presence than mere imagination.
#3 – Revelation Song (featuring Gateway Worship)
“Revelation Song” was an adaptation from the Holy Bible’s Revelation Five of the New Testament. It first gained exposure on Christian radio through a recording from the Christ for the Nations Institute in 2004. It was also on Gateway Worship’s debut album, Living for You, which was released in 2006. It is also on Kari Jobe’s self-titled album, which was released in 2009. It inspired another Christian contemporary group, Phillips, Craig and Dean, to record and release “Revelation Song” that same year. For them, it became certified gold by the RIAA by the time it was finished with the music charts it topped. On the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart, the US Billboard Christian Airplay chart, and the US Billboard Christian Adult Contemporary chart, “Revelation Song” peaked at number one.
#2 – Forever (featuring Gateway Worship)
Released in 2014 as the first of two singles from the album, Majestic, “Forever” was a number two hit on the US Billboard Christian Digital chart and a number six hit for Kari Jobe on the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart that also became certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It also peaked as high as number nineteen on the US Billboard Christian Airplay chart, and at number twenty-eight on the US Billboard Christian Adult Contemporary chart. This beautifully soft ballad saw Jobe at her lyrical finest as she brought her expertise as a pastoral minister to life through song. Incredibly inspirational, “Forever” also served as tearful acknowledgement that God, nor Jesus, is a temporary fad, coming and going as fast as fashion trends.
#1 – The Blessing (featuring Evelation Worship and Cody Carnes)
“The Blessing” was a contemporary worship single that was performed by Kari Jobe, along with her husband, Cody Carnes, and the group known as Evelation Worship. It comes from the group’s 2020 album, Graves into Gardens, as well as Jobe’s live album, The Blessing. On the US Billboard Christian Digital chart, “The Blessing” was a number one hit. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart, at number five on the US Billboard Christian Adult Contemporary chart, and at number seven on the US Billboard Christian Airplay chart.
“The Blessing” also became Jobe’s second RIAA-certified gold single and has since been covered many times over by various artists and various language translations throughout the world. At the 2020 GMA Dove Awards, “The Blessing” was recognized as Worship Recorded Song of the Year. In 2021, GMA awarded “The Blessing” with Song of the Year. This song was released as a music video on Elevation Worship’s YouTube channel in March 2020, featuring Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes leading the song during a worship service that was held at the group’s church at Ballantyne Campus.
That was on March 1, 2020, a few days after Jobe and Carnes co-wrote the song with Chris Brown and Steven Furtick. The song became popular after it was shared on YouTube, which prompted a live audio recording on March 20, 2020 onto other platforms. At the time of the music video release, it brought in over three million views. As of May 1, 2020, “The Blessing” began to play on Christian radio stations nationwide. The lyrics used in this single were mostly taken from the Holy Bible’s Book of Numbers.
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