Data collected over the past three years from Faithlife Proclaim reveals trends in worship music choices in churches across the country.
Faithlife Proclaim, a church presentation software from tech company Faithlife, has found that songs by cult artist Chris Tomlin and famous church group Hillsong have been performed the most in churches over the past three years. .
Topping the song list is the modern song “Build My Life” by Pat Barrett ft. Tomlin, followed by Hillsong Worship’s “What a Beautiful Name” and “Who You Say I Am”. Tomlin and Matt Redman’s 2004 anthem “How Great is Our God”, “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” completes the last two songs of the top five.
Although modern worship music dominates trends in churches of various denominations, hymns are also still widely included. Among the list of popular classical hymns are “How Great You Are”, “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” and “Amazing Grace”.
For holiday regulars, Tomlin’s “Good, Good Father,” which is typically performed in fewer than 200 churches on a regular Sunday, hits records every Father’s Day. According to Faithlife, on Father’s Day 2019, the song was heard in more than 700 churches across the country. “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” is popular at Christmas, and “Hosanna” and “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” are named the most popular Easter songs.
“Faithlife Proclaim data gives us insight into the trends and popularity of new modern and traditional worship songs in churches across America,” said Bob Pritchett, Founder and CEO of Faithlife in a statement shared with The Christian Post. “Taken together, this data shows how music comes together regardless of size, denomination, or location.”
Faithlife, the creator of Logos Bible Software, is a tech company specializing in creating new ways to deepen the faith and help the church grow, according to its website. The team is using technology to equip the Church to “grow in the light of the Bible.”
To view Faithlife Proclaim data, visit Music.faithlife.com.