Every Jars of Clay Song Ranked

Here I am again, subjecting myself to another fool’s errand…but it is complete. All 180 Jars of Clay songs ranked from 180-1. I certainly hope that there is more to come from my all-time favorite band, but if not then what a storied career it’s been. I wanted to write a blurb about every song but quickly abandoned the idea for now for the sheer scope of it. Being brief in writing isn’t my forte, and this is my favorite band! So, I won’t belabor things, because there’s a good chance you’ve skipped on by this part to see what number one was already because that’s what I’d do. So here we go, my personal ranking of every known recorded Jars of Clay song. Enjoy! 

P.S. Please let me know if I missed a song somewhere along the way, there was a lot of cutting and pasting. 

P.P.S. If you’d like to see how I rank their albums check out this blog: Ranking Jars of Clay

Okay…proceed! 

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180. “Jesse’s Song” (Instrumental) – Sounds of Wood & Steel Vol. 3 (2003)

179. “Wicker Baskets” (Instrumental) – Sounds of Wood & Steel Vol. 2 (1999)

178. “It is Well”Redemption Songs (2005)

177. “Christmas For Cowboys” (Cover)Maybe This Christmas Tree (2004)

176. “Wonderful Feeling/Auld Lang Syne”A Family Christmas (2019)

175. “What Child Is This” – A Family Christmas (2019) 

174. “Winter Skin”Christmas Songs (2007)

173. “Thinking of You”Family Christmas EP (2019)

172. Something New” – Family Christmas EP (2019)

171. “Swingtown” (Cover)Front Yard Luge (1999) 

170. “The Gift of St. Cecilia” – Christmas Songs (2007)

169. “Peace is Here”Christmas Songs (2007)

168. “O Come And Mourn With Me Awhile”Redemption Songs (2005)

167. “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” (Cover)Christmas Songs (2007)

166. “Hibernation Day”Christmas Songs (2007)

165. “Happy for the Holidays” – Family Christmas EP (2019)

164. “Go Tell it on the Mountain” (Cover) – Family Christmas EP (2019)

163. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (Cover)Christmas Songs (2007)

162. “Gabriel’s Message”Christmas Songs (2007) 

161. “Bethlehem Town”Christmas Songs (2007)

160. “Wonderful Christmastime”Christmas Songs (2007)

159. “This Land Is Your Land”Gather & Build (2011)

158. “Kaylos”The White Elephant Sessions (2000)

157. “Love Won’t Let Us”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

156. “Forgive Me”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

155. “Benediction”The Shelter (2010)

154. “Evergreen”Christmas Songs (2007)

153. “Crazy Love” (Cover)Front Yard Luge (1999)

152. “Surprise”Good Monsters (2006)

151. “Caught-Escape”The Long Fall Back To Earth (Bonus Track) (2009)

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150. “Run”Come Back Home (2013)

149. “Nothing But The Blood”Redemption Songs (2005)

148. “No Greater Love”The Shelter (2010)

147. “Love Will Find Us”The Shelter (2010)

146. “Long Fall”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

145. “Land of My Sojourn”Ragamuffin Music Inspired By The Motion Picture (2014)

144. “Love Me”Mini Monsters EP (2006)

143. “Let us Love”Redemption Songs (2005)

142. “Lay it Down”The Shelter (2010)

141. “Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” (Hymn Cover) – Redemption Songs (2007)

140. “All I Want Is You” (Cover) In The Name of Love: Artists United For Africa (2004)

139. “The Stone” City on a Hill (2000) 

138. “The Comforter Has Come”City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia (2002)

137. “The Widowing Field”While We Were Soldiers Soundtrack (2002)

136. “Hiding Place” (Hymn Cover)Redemption Songs (2005)

135. “There is a River”Good Monsters (2006)

134. “God Will Lift Your Head” (Hymn Cover)Redemption Songs (2007) 

133. “Even Angels Cry”Good Monsters (2006)

132. “Don’t Stop”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

131. “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” (Cover) – Christmas Songs (2007)

130. “I Don’t Want You To Forget”Inland (2013)

129. “Human Race”Inland (2013)

128. “Be Thou My Vision” (Hymn Cover)  – WOW Worship (2003)

127. “Skin and Bones”Inland (2013)

126. “Sing”Who We Are Instead (2003)

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125. “Scenic Route”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

124. “Save My Soul”The Long Fall Back To Earth (Bonus Track) (2009)

123. “Sad Clown”If I Left The Zoo (1999) 

122. “Run In The Night (Psalm 27)”The Shelter (2010)

121. “Take Me Higher”Good Monsters (2006)

120. “Mirrors & Smoke”Good Monsters (2006)

119. “Hand”If I Left The Zoo (1999)

118. “Famous Last Words”If I Left The Zoo (1999) 

117. “Christmastime Is Here”Christmas Songs (2007)

116. “Call My Name”The Shelter (2010)

115. “Thou Lovely Source of True Delight” (Hymn Cover)Redemption Songs (2005)

114. “This Road”City On a Hill (2000) 

113. “Can’t Erase It”If I Left The Zoo (1999) 

112. “These Ordinary Days”The Eleventh Hour (2002)

111. “Everything In Between”The Prince of Egypt Soundtrack (1998) 

110. “Small Rebellions”The Shelter (2010)

109. “Love Came Down on Christmas”Christmas Songs (2007)

108. In The Bleak Midwinter” (Cover)Christmas Songs (2007)

107. “Heaven”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

106. “He”Self-Titled (1995)

105. “Lesser things”Who We Are Instead (2003)

104. “And They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love”Redemption Songs (2005)

103. “Truce”Much Afraid (1997)

102. “Whatever She Wants”The Eleventh Hour (2002)

101. “Weighed Down”Much Afraid (1997)

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100. “Tonight”Who We Are Instead (Bonus Track) (2003)

99. “The Edge of Water”The Eleventh Hour (2002)

98. “Weapons”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

97. “We Will Follow”The Shelter (2010)

96. “Water Under the Bridge”Good Monsters (2006)

95. “Sunny Days”Who We Are Instead (2003)

94. “Scarlet”The Eleventh Hour (2002) 

93. “Unforgetful You”If I Left The Zoo (1999) 

92. “Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows” (Cover)Front Yard Luge (1999)

91. “My Heavenly”Who We Are Instead (2003)

90. “Much Afraid”Much Afraid (1997)

89. “On Jordan’s Stormy Banks I Stand”Redemption Songs (2005)

88. “Shipwrecked”Who We Are Instead (Bonus Track) (2003)

87. “The Shelter”The Shelter (2010) 

86. “God Only Knows” (Cover)Front Yard Luge (1999)

85. “No Matter What” (Cover)Front Yard Luge (1999) 

84. “Jesus Lift My Eyes”Redemption Songs (2005)

83. “Jealous Kind”Who We Are Instead (2003) 

82. “Headphones”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

81. “Coffee Song”The White Elephant Sessions (2000) 

80. “God Be Merciful to Me”Redemption Songs (2005)

79. “Reckless Forgiver”Inland (2013)

78. “River Constantine”If I Left The Zoo (1999)

77. “New Math”The White Elephant Sessions (2000)

76. “Prisoner of Hope”Closer EP (2008)

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75. “Portrait of an Apology”Much Afraid (1997)

74. “Pennsylvania”Inland (2013)

73. “Faith Enough”Who We Are Instead (2005)

72. “Dig” (Cover)Furthermore (2003)

71. “Love is the Protest”Greatest Hits (2008)

70. “Left Undone”Inland (2013)

69. “Fly”The Eleventh Hour (2002)

68. “I’m Alright”If I Left The Zoo (1999)

67. “Grace”If I Left The Zoo (1999)

66. “Good Monsters”Good Monsters (2006)

65. “Art in Me”Self-Titled (1995)

64. “Waiting For The World To Fall”Music Inspired By The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)

63. “Revolution”The Eleventh Hour (2002)

62. “Redemption” – Furthermore (2003) 

61. “I Need Thee Every Hour”Redemption Songs (2005)

60. “Disappear”The Eleventh Hour (2002)

59. “If You Love Her”20 (2014)

58. “Only Alive”Who We Are Instead (2003)

57. “Heart”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009) 

56. “All My Tears” (Cover)Good Monsters (2006)

55. “Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet” (Cover)Who We Are Instead (2003)

54. “Lonely People” (Cover) – Who We Are Instead (2003)

53. “Headstrong”Roaring Lambs (2000)

52. “Loneliness and Alcohol”Inland (2013)

51. “Little Drummer Boy” (Cover) – Little Drummer Boy EP (1995)

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50. “Like a Child”Self-Titled (1995) 

49. “Goodbye Goodnight”If I Left the Zoo (2002) 

48. “The Eleventh Hour”The Eleventh Hour (2002)

47. “Sinking”Self-Titled (1995)

46. “Light Gives Heat”Good Monsters (2006)

45. “Closer”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009) 

44. “Boys (Lesson One)”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009) 

43. “Five Candles (You Were There)”Much Afraid (1997) 

42. “Amazing Grace”Who We Are Instead (2003) 

41. “There Might Be A Light”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

40. “Out of My Hands”The Shelter (2010)

39. “I’m in the Way”Who We Are Instead (2003)

38. “I’ll Fly Away” (Hymn Cover) – Redemption Songs (2005) 

37. “Hymn”Much Afraid (1997)

36. “After the Fight”Inland (2013)

35. “Fall Asleep”Inland (2013)

34. “Age of Immature Mistakes” Inland (2013)

33. “Ghost In The Moon”20 (2014)

32. “Overjoyed”Much Afraid (1997)

31. “Fly Farther” White Elephant Sessions (2000)

30. “No One Loves Me Like You”If I left The Zoo (1999)

29. “Needful Hands”Exodus (1998)

28. “Show You Love”Who We Are Instead (2003)

27. “Blind”Self-Titled (1995)

26. “If I Stand” (Cover)Awesome God: A Tribute To Rich Mullins (1998) 

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25. “What Wondrous Love” (Hymn Cover)Roots & Wings EP (2005)

24. “Tea & Sympathy”Much Afraid (1997)

23. “I Need You”The Eleventh Hour (2002)

22. “The Chair”Crazy Times Maxi Single (1997)

21. “Eyes Wide Open”The Shelter (2010)

20. “Love Song For A Savior”Self-Titled (1995) 

19. “Collide”If I Left The Zoo (1999)

18. “Something Beautiful”The Eleventh Hour (2002)

17. “Two Hands”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

16. “Trouble Is”Who We Are Instead (2003)

15. “Boy On A String”Self-Titled (1995)

14. “Oh My God”Good Monsters (2006)

13. “Flood”Self-Titled (1995)

12. “Crazy Times”Much Afraid (1997)

11. “The Valley Song” Furthermore (2003)

10. “Inland”Inland (2013)

9. “Safe to Land”The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

8. “Work”Good Monsters (2006)

7. “Silence”The Eleventh Hour (2002)

6. “Love In The Hard Times”Inland (2013)

5. “Body & Wine”Gather & Build (2011)

4. “Frail”Much Afraid (1997)

3. “Fade to Grey”Much Afraid (1997)

2. “Worlds Apart”Self-Titled (1995)

1. “Liquid”Self-Titled (1995)

Whew! What do you think? What would be your top pick? Top 10? I’d love to hear from you! 

Lastly, here’s a handy dandy Spotify list of as many of the available Jars of Clay tunes that they have. Happy Listening! 

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/56VUhoZM05QLKg8jGct6dz?si=Ov65lIw5Ss2Zn_CXEqH52A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Oh how I wish Jars of Clay were still making music. They barely put out anything that wasn’t incredible. They were my soundtrack to the 2000s for me. I love how you love this music like me. My top 10.
    10. Love came down at Christmas
    9. Reckless Forgiver
    8. Sunny Days
    7. Jealous Kind
    6. Safe to land
    5. Tea and Sympathy
    4. Five Candles
    3. Boys (lesson one) (released the month my first son was born)
    2. Worlds Apart
    1. Light Gives Heat

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  2. I’m trying to catch up on these. Wow.

    Ok. Top 10:
    10. Drummer Boy
    9. I Need You
    8. Dead Man / Work (Tie)
    7. After the Fight
    6. Fade to Grey
    5. Two Hands
    4. Crazy Times
    3. Worlds Apart
    2. Flood
    1. Love Song for a Savior

    Not putting Liquid and Portrait of an Apology in this list is killing me!

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