What Are Some Popular Praise and Worship Songs?


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As of November 2015, popular praise and worship songs include "Lord, I Need You," by Matt Maher, Chris Tomlin's "How Great Is Our God," and "This Is Amazing Grace," by Paul Wickham. These rankings are based on arrangement purchasing and church usage trackings performed by Christian Copyright Licensing International.

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Matt Maher's "Lord I Need You," from his album "All the People Said 'Amen'," is ranked second on the Christian Copyright Licensing International chart as of November, 2015. The song, released in 2013, has steadily increased in popularity among churches of various denominations and garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance.

"How Great Is Our God," a major hit among varying faiths, has been recorded by many different artists, but Chris Tomlin's original song from his album "Arriving" is the most widely-used, sought-after and decorated. It has reached number one on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart and has collected a Grammy Award for Best Gospel Song and a Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song. Although it was released in 2004, the popularity of Chris Tomlin's "How Great Is Our God" still reigns so high in churches that it is ranked highly on the Christian Copyright Licensing International chart.

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