Throughout the history of country music, there have been countless songs about faith. Credit the Baptist churches dotted along the Southern part of the country or the truth aspect of "three chords and the truth" being the Truth — however it got started, it's been a strong thread in the genre.

Country songs of faith date back to the early and mid-1900s, when the Carter Family pumped gospel music into their bluegrass offerings and Hank Williams saw the light. It wasn't long before Johnny Cash sang about the old rugged cross and George Jones dedicated an entire track to his family's Bible.

Over the years, artists including Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers have put their own spin on classic hymns including "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," "Softly and Tenderly" and "Amazing Grace." New praise songs have emerged through the decades, including Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take the Wheel" and Brooks & Dunn's "Believe."

In addition to these religious offerings, many artists turn to Jesus simply to thank Him for the many blessings in their lives. Blake Shelton's "God Gave Me You" and Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown's "Thank God" fall into that category.

Other artists work through the complications of trying to be a good person as God intends, in songs like Chris Young's "The Man I Want to Be," Lady A's "Hello World" and Brett Eldredge's "Phone Call to God."

Here are 100 faith-filled country songs that will set your thoughts on Heaven above.

100 Faith-Filled Country Songs to Lift Your Soul

One thing country music has never shied away from is songs about faith. From Bible belt gospel tracks to songs thanking Jesus for His blessings in life, country music has written about it all. Here are 100 faith-filled country songs that will set your thoughts on Heaven above. 

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