Some popular praise and worship songs are "Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)," "All Because of Jesus" and "Hosanna." The WOW Worship compilation music CDs have been released yearly since 1999 and include a variety of popular praise and worship songs by various artists.
Contemporary Christian music artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Chris Tomlin have made praise and worship music more popular with updated arrangements of classics such as "Amazing Grace." Amy Grant's "Thy Word Is a Lamp" is now a part of the United Methodist Hymnal.
Integrity Music and Hosanna! Music companies have released hundreds of albums and compact discs featuring praise music. Lincoln Brewster, Lenny LeBlanc and Don Moen are some of their more popular artists. Hosanna! Music has also produced many live worship CDs taped in churches throughout the United States.
Many churches rely solely on this type of contemporary worship music in their services, however, some mix it in with their more traditional hymns. Congregations can learn the songs easily due to the style, melody and repetitive nature of the lyrics. A praise team or worship band frequently leads the singing of these songs during the services. Praise songs encourage church members to participate and worship by raising their hands or clapping along.