Top Ten Religious Themed Songs from Bob Dylan's Christian Music Albums

Bob Dylan has used religious, spiritual and Christian imagery and themes throughout his career, yet he made 3 albums between 1979-1981 that were overtly Christian (especially the first 2), Slow Train Coming, Saved, and Shot of Love, during a period where he was focused on Christianity and his personal beliefs at the time. (Some called it his 'born-again' phase For much of this time, he refused to perform any of his earlier songs in concerts. This list is intended for songs from that period only and not other songs touching or concentrated on a religious outlook, perspective or expression.

The Top Ten

1 Gotta Serve Somebody Gotta Serve Somebody

"It may be the devil or it may be the Lord..."
Deservedly or not, this album performance brought him the Grammy Award that year for Best Performance By A Male Vocalist and marked a return to mainstream prominence after a lull in his career, though this phase met (similar to his change from just acoustic to "going electric") objections and criticism, attracting some new groups of fans while alienating others. And again Bob argued back from the stage to hecklers in his audience. - Billyv

This is the only song I know--should check some of the others out. - PetSounds

I'd be very surprised if 10% of top Tenners heard of any of the others, even 10% of Christian top Tenners. - Billyv

Dylan took his protest songs into the arena of faith, and instead of railing at the warmongers or rich and powerful, he chose to target those who failed to see the handiwork of God in the beauty of the world

2 Slow Train Slow Train
3 Caribbean Wind Caribbean Wind
4 Every Grain of Sand Every Grain of Sand
5 The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar

Don't know the song, but I like the title.. - Britgirl

He's actually more talented at writing songs but some of his titles are good as well - Billyv

6 Solid Rock Solid Rock
7 I Believe In You I Believe In You
8 When You Gonna Wake Up? When You Gonna Wake Up?
9 In the Garden In the Garden
10 Watered-Down Love Watered-Down Love

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Top Remixes

1. Solid Rock
2. I Believe In You
3. Caribbean Wind
1. Gotta Serve Somebody
2. Slow Train
3. Caribbean Wind



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