South Africa has very talented gospel artists that have released great gospel pieces that have been widely accepted by massive. Here we are dedicated to share with you South African gospel songs that have gone viral for their powerful as well as uplifting lyrics. We all know that gospel songs are very calming and when anyone listens to them, no matter what they were going through, they almost become relived.
Before we nominate a song in our list, we will base our judgments from the YouTube views, the number of downloads, the radio air-lays, the listeners impressions, the production quality, as well as the audience reception. Read on the top South African gospel songs, get blessed, uplifted, and encouraged.
1. Solly Mahlangu -Siyabonga Jesu
‘Siyabonga Jesu’ is a sweet gospel hit song released in 2014 in Solly Mahlangu ‘Divine Decade: Celebrating 10 Years’ album. The title of the song ‘Siyabonga Jesu’ literally translates as ‘we thank you Jesus’ and it is among the best South African gospel songs.
Some refer to this trendy gospel track as ‘Wa hamba Nathi’, which means ‘walk with us’. The song is uplifting in that many don’t understand the language though the tempo just place them in a worshipping mood. ‘Siyabonga Jesu’ has a live performance video that is awesome to watch, the lyrics are incredible, and the beats nailing it.
The lyrics of the song has a message that revolves around glorifying and appreciating God for his wonderful deeds unto peoples lives. Solly Mahlangu also request God to walk with his people always. God’s love to his children is boundless and Christians should not take that for granted. ‘Siyabonga Jesu’ hit maker is a renowned South African pastor who has managed to shape as well revolutionized different gospel scenes dynamics.
2. Lebo Sekgobela – Lion of Judah
‘Lion of Judah’ is among the list of South African gospel songs that have gained most believer’s favor and therefore managing to cross South African borders. It was released in 2016 in Lebo Sekgobela ‘Restored’ album.
This gospel hit has everything friendly from the beats to the soulful voice of the hit maker. The lyrics of the song has a message that reminds believers that they can only find rest under the almighty wings. God has the last word in people’s life and he deserves to be glorified and magnified at all time.
If you are looking for a gospel song that will touch your soul and get you in the worshiping mood, then listen to this trendy song. The anointed vocalist nailed it in this song for it blesses, inspires, and bring very many believers close to God. You can download it or view it on YouTube. Subscribe to watch new videos
3. Nothing without You – Dr. Tumi
‘Nothing without You’ is one of the gospel songs by South African artists released back in 2016. This song is in Dr. Tumi ‘Love and Grace’ album. The musical instruments are well played, the beats soothing, and the lyrics great. In simple words, the live band did everything of this song to be just perfect. The lyrics of the song has a message that remind believers that they can’t live without God.
God is the giver of the air we breathe. This means that you should always give thanks to him for giving you life. Dr. Tumi is a multi-talented gospel artist who preach the word of God using his talent of singing. He is a proof that those who believe in God have indeed and success greatness. He is a physician, a vocalist, a producer, a songwriter, and an instrumentalist. This trendy song is among the best selling in South Africa and other parts of the world. Dr. Tumi has released other gospel hits that have gone viral such as ‘You Are Here’ and ‘wafika’.
4. Settle for Less – Khaya Mthethwa &The Uprising
‘Settle for Less’ is an amazing gospel hit that was released back in 2016 in Khaya Mthethwa ‘The Dawn’ album. This song inspires believers by telling them that they should never settle for less because they belong to a living and a mighty God.
The beats, the vocals, the live performance, and the powerful lyrics are awesome in that you can easily get Goosebumps when listening to it. ‘Settle for Less’ chorus is easy to hum and sing meaning that you will enjoy to declare the uplifting words. The chorus quote lyrics goes like, ‘We will never settle for less, we know there’s more that’s found in you.’ Khaya Mthethwa is popular for being an anointed vocalist and always blessing God’s people with his music. In this era, many artists are just singing to impress the listeners with banging beats and forget that people need an inspiring message that will give them the morale to keep moving and trusting in God.
This means that Khaya can be placed among the most influential gospel artists from South Africa. He has other hit songs that you can listen as well such as ‘Mkhulumsebenzi’, ‘Praise Your Name’, ‘Vula’, This Generation, and ‘Hhaki Akekh’ Onjengawe’. You can view them on his YouTube channel or download them.
5. Mighty God – Joe Praize Ft. Soweto Gospel Choir
Did you ever wonder how a collaboration of a Nigerian and South African gospel artist would be like? If yes, ‘Mighty God’ gives an answer to that. Joe Praize is a Nigerian gospel artist and Soweto Gospel Choir is a famous music group hailing from South Africa.
Christians believe and worship one God, these renowned artists from two different African countries made that clear. ‘Mighty God’ is a Christian song released back in 2015 in Joe Praize ‘All the Praize’ album. You will love the lyrics, the chemistry, the inspiring as well as powerful lyrics, and the artists’ passion. The lyrics of the song has a message that glorifies God for his mighty works in his children lives.
God is kind, full of mercy, loving, and he always wish the best outcomes for his children. We bet that this sweet gospel song will make you desire to wake up of comfort zone and start glorifying God. We should learn to glorify God for his wonderful deeds into our lives.
6. Wenzile – Joyous Celebration
‘Wenzile’ is among the new South African gospel songs released this year, 2018. It is in Joyous Celebration ‘All For You, live’ album. This song has a message of glorifying God for doing wonderful and mighty things in Christians lives. ‘Wenzile’ music band is incredible for making this song to have everything perfect; their anointed vocals crown it all.
The beats of the amazing song are dance-able and we bet that you will move your head as well as feet while listening to it. This song has great chemistry that makes it to trend in spite of its message that is only understood by the South Africans. Joyous Celebration has also released trendy hits such as ‘Itshokwadi’ and you can listen to it as well.
7. Phendula – Zahara
‘Phendula’ is among the nice South African gospel songs released back in 2013. Her powerful voice can bring tears into your eyes even if you don’t understand the meaning of the song. Zahara is an anointed gospel artist popular for her lyrical ability. She sings so flawlessly and plays the guitar perfectly making the performance of the song just incredible. ‘Phendula’ topped in South African iTunes chart for its awesome everything. This song is like a prayer that Zahara used to request God to eradicate the hardships as well as sufferings that humans face. In fact, let us share with you ‘Phendula’ hit maker own words.
She said “”My single Phendula talks about seeking answers from God. A lot is happening from people being victims of crime. There’s a lot of poverty and unemployment. All I am saying is that God should answer our prayers.” Honestly, Zahara, the producer, and the director of this sweet South African gospel hit deserves to be appreciated for their amazing works.
8. Spirit of Praise 6 -Ntate Kemang Ft. Dumi Mkokstad
‘Ntate Kemang’ is one of the latest South African gospel songs released last year, 2017. This song was performed live at ‘Carnival City’s Big Top Arena’ by great famous South African artists from the likes of Winnie Mashaba, Women in Praise, Benjamin Dube, Omega, Neyi, and Dube Brothers. You can just imagine how the different prowess vocals will join and alternate perfectly. They have a number of hit track collections that have widely been accepted by believers not only from South Africa, but beyond the country’s borders as well.
9. Our God is Awesome – Neville D Ft. Khaya Mthethwa
Neville and Khaya Mthethwa performed ‘Our God is Awesome’ live at Lighthouse. The praise and worship song has amazing beats that are dance-able, music instrumentals were perfectly played and the vocals of the singers crowned everything. Placing this song among the popular South African gospel songs cannot be questioned by anyone. The message of the song is meant to inspire and encourage Christians to believe in God because he is the hero. God is always in control no matter the challenges or the circumstances you are facing now. He is control of your life today, tomorrow, and forever.
10. This I Know- We Will Worship Ft. Khaya Mthethwa
‘This I Know’ also titled as ‘Ungizungezile’ is among the South African gospel songs with live recordings. It was released back in 2016 in We Will Worship ‘Mmuso, live’ album. ‘This I Know’ has powerful lyrics that tell God’s wonderful deeds in his children’s life. God surrounds you every time from behind and before, he is always together with you to protect you from the enemy. In simpler words, everything of this amazing song is incredible the live performance and the musical instruments inclusive.
South African gospel songs that are trendy are quite a number because the artists there are very talented. We will therefore appreciate if you use our comment section to nominate your favorite South African gospel hit that moves and touches your soul. Gospel songs are there to inspire and encourage Christians to keep on trusting in God. This is because he has boundless as well as unconditional love for his children.
List of South African Praise Songs
- Umkhuleko (Live) by Thinah Zungu
- Haleluyah Mdumiseni (Live) by Lebo Sekgobela
- Ntate Kemang (Live at Carnival City) by Spirit Of Praise, Dumi Mkokstad
- Mkhulumsebenzi by Khaya Mthethwa, Oasis Worship
- Phaya Phaya by Soweto Gospel Choir
- Interlude-Zulu Worship Medley Live by Ntokozo Mbambo
- Nkosi Yehlisa (Live) by Sbunoah
- Linamandla by Sipho Ngwenya
- O Mohau Messiah / Haba Dule / Ha Le Bone (Live At The Emperors Palace) by Winnie Mashaba
- Laphalal Igazi by Hlengiwe Mhlaba
- Igama Lakho by Khaya Mthethwa, Oasis Worship
- Akanqotshwa by Deborah Fraser
- Ewe Getsemane (Live) by Sbunoah
- u Dondolo Lwami by Abathandwa
- Bophelo by Musa, Tsepo Tshola
- Ndim Lo (Live) byJoyous Celebration
- Akekho by Dr Tumi
- O Mohau Messiah (Live At The Emperors Palace) by Winnie Mashaba
- Avumile by Benjamin Dube, Xolani Mdlalose
- Ehhe Moya Wami by Abathandwa
- Wafika byDr Tumi
- Lion of Judah (Live) by Lebo Sekgobela
- Ngamthola (Akekho) (Live) by Joyous Celebration
- Senginikela (Live In Middleburg Mpumalanga) by Mpumalanga Praise
- Jesu ufik’ekuseni bySipho Ngwenya, Thinah Zungu
- Ongiholayo by Khaya Mthethwa, Oasis Worship
- Amandla (The Power) by Sipho Makhabane
- Modimo Ke O by Neyi Zimu
- Uyalalelwa by Joyous Celebration
- Bayede Uphakeme by Sipho Ngwenya
- The Blood Song (Live At The Voortrekker Monument) byDr Tumi
- Makabongwe (Live) by Worship House
- Ngcwele bySpirit of Praise Choir
- Iyavuma (Live) byAyanda Ntanzi
- Wenzile (Live) by Joyous Celebration
- Lona Baratang Ho Phela by Amadodana Ase Wesile
- Sibong’ Uthando Lwakho byNtokozo Mbambo, Nquembo Mbatha
- Nasempini (Live) byAyanda Ntanzi
- Thato Ya Hao (Live) by Lebo Sekgobela
- Jehova by Kelly Khumalo, J Flo
- Liyanganelisa (feat. Biki Mafabatho) by Andiswa
- Atmosphere by Khaya Mthethwa, Vashawn Mitchel
- Zihlale kum by Butho Vuthela
- Abantu Mabahlangane by Fisoh Seni
- Overflow (Live At The Voortrekker Monument) by Dr Tumi
- Ngibheke Wenaby Sarah Mtsweni
- My Defender (Live) by Lebohang Kgapola
- Inhliziyo Yami by David-Dee
- Nguwe (Live) by Abe Sibiya
- Zuliphathe Kahle (Live) by Joyous Celebration