Christ Redeemer / Christ our healer / Christ the victor, servant king / Savior forever, mercy unending / Lord eternal, Price of Peace
When a songwriter pens the song that may be the crescendo of his or her life’s work, it would be great to think that there would be some kind of sign-a bell dinging or fireworks bursting overhead or even a little reveille horn bit to signify ‘This is the one!’ But that never happens. A more likely scenario, especially in the realm of worship songwriting, is this: the Spirit moves, the worshiper/songwriter writes and until the song finds its way into the hearts of the congregation, no one ever knows how far the song will reach or the impact it will have... more
Featuring Vineyard Worship Posted on October 31, 2015
In a Macy’s department store, a strange Christmas happening occurs. In the movie, Miracle On 34th Street, an old man going by the name “Kris Kringle” sets about the task of bringing back the spirit of Christmas by filling in as a Macy’s department store Santa. The children love him, but the story hinges on Kris convincing Doris, the store’s special events director, that he is the real Santa Claus.
Featuring Paul Baloche Posted on October 2, 2015
Any artist who records a Christmas record will tell you straight up, it’s often an intense search for creativity, as much as anything else. In all seriousness and for the millionth time, “O Holy Night” cannot get any holier. And as brilliantly beautiful as “Mary Did You Know?” can be, the secret of that song is out. Mary knows. And so does all of Christendom ... more
Featuring Andy Park Posted on September 22, 2015
There is a journey to being a lifelong worship leader. When leading worship for the long haul, that road comes with challenges and ups and downs ... more
Featuring PraiseCharts Posted on April 17, 2015
Here's a list of the Top 50 downloaded worship songs released since January 1, 2015. If you are looking for a new song to bring some fresh life to your church, check out the list below.
- Lamb Of God (Vertical Church Band)
- Shout Hosanna (Passion Band/Kristian Stanfill)
- Come Lord Jesus (Even So Come) (Passion Band/Chris Tomlin)
- Soul On Fire (Third Day)
- Spirit Of The Living God (Vertical Church Band)
- Touch The Sky (Hillsong United)
- Restore My Soul (Vertical Church Band)
- Ever Be (Bethel Music)
- No Longer Slaves (Bethel Music)
- All The Earth (Vertical Church Band)
Many years ago, while in London and Oxford, I toured some historic sites and saw various famous chairs and thrones. I remember thinking, “They aren’t as big and lavish as I thought.” Some were simple wooden thrones. Others were bejeweled with a few rare gems set in prominent view. What would have made the scene more spectacular would have been to get a glimpse of some royalty seated there, scepter in hand, servants standing by to carry out orders. The room would have taken on a whole new atmosphere had Henry VII or Queen Victoria been seated there. It’s who is seated there that makes all the difference. more
Featuring PraiseCharts Posted on December 17, 2014
We added so many new songs in 2014. Here is a list of 50 of the top new songs on PraiseCharts.
- We Believe (Newsboys)
- Forever (Kari Jobe)
- This I Believe (The Creed) (Hillsong )
- This Is Amazing Grace (Phil Wickham)
- It Is Well (Bethel Church)
- Greater (Mercy Me)
- Thrive (Casting Crowns)
- At The Cross (Love Ran Red) (Chris Tomlin)
- Only King Forever (Elevation Worship)
- Come As You Are (David Crowder)
Featuring PraiseCharts Posted on August 14, 2014
The Gospel Music Association (GMA) released the 2014 Dove nominations this week at the Lipscomb University campus, the same place the awards will take place on October 7, 2014. Here is a list of all the nominations. We wanted to personally congratulate all the nominees! more
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on April 1, 2014
- Forever (Kari Jobe)
- This Is Amazing Grace (Bethel Music)
- We Believe (Newsboys)
- Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) (Hillsong United)
- Man Of Sorrows (Hillsong Church)
- Your Grace Finds Me (Matt Redman)
- Cornerstone (Hillsong Live)
- Crown Him (Majesty) Chris Tomlin
- He Paid It All (Brandon Heath)
- He is Risen (Paul Baloche)
Featuring Keith and Kristyn Getty Posted on February 19, 2014
My wife, Kristyn, and I recently returned from a tour where we had the privilege of sharing our music in cities across North America. As we do on our tours, we partnered with most of our concert sponsors to host a lunch and time of discussion with local pastors, worship leaders, and other church musicians.
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on February 17, 2014
Here's a list of the top Christian song charts of all time, based on the all time sale of chord charts, lead sheets and orchestrations at PraiseCharts up until February 14, 2014. The graph shows a comparison of how popular the top songs were, compared to those farther down the list. Truly, these are the songs that have been shaping the climate of contemporary worship in churches all around the world for the last 15 years.
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on February 12, 2014
Here's a list of the top 50 Easter praise and worship songs for 2014. By a long margin, the song that is running far ahead of the pack for this year is out of Bethel Church, called This Is Amazing Grace. Next in line is the title track from Matt Redman's latest album, Your Grace Finds Me. Elevation's brand new song, Only King Forever, has sprung to the top of our catalog after only a few weeks. If you are looking for a collection of fresh songs that are rock solid for your Easter worship services, this is a great list. Results are compiled based on the collective sales of chord charts, lead sheets and orchestrations during a period of 30 days from mid-January to mid-Februrary. For the latest trends in popular Easter worship songs, go to www.praisecharts.com/easter.
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on October 22, 2013
Here's a list of the top thanksgiving worship songs from 2013. Hopefully, this can help as you plan for your worship services for Thanksgiving Sunday. To see a complete list of songs on the theme of thanks, visit www.praisecharts.com/thanksgiving.
Darlene Zschech's Revealing Jesus Echoes Around the Globe As The Christian Church Prepares For Easter
Featuring Darlene Zschech Posted on March 28, 2013
As world-renowned worship leader, best-selling author and Hope Unlimited Church Sr. Pastor Darlene Zschech prepares for Easter celebrations this weekend, Christians across continents are joining in the call to worship presented through her Revealing Jesus live CD/DVD and 365-day devotional hardcover gift book from RGM-NEW BREED Music / Integrity Music and Bethany House Publishers, respectively. Released last week amidst international acclaim, her long-awaited new recording took top retail sales spots around the world, including peaking at No. 1 in Australia and No. 3 in the U.S. on iTunes’® Christian & Gospel Charts, No. 5 on the Singapore iTunes Pop Albums Chart and No. 4 on the Official Christian & Gospel Albums Chart in the UK.
Featuring Worship Leader Magazine Posted on January 4, 2013
Jeremy Armstrong, Worship Leader Managing Editor talks to Chris Tomlin about his new album Burning Lights, songwriting, recording, the music of the Passion Movement, the connection between worship and justice, a new take on an old song that brings the Church Universal together, and…of course, leading worship.
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on January 4, 2013
Here's a list of the top 77 worship songs for 2012, not including songs with a Christmas theme. The rankings are adjusted so that songs added later in the year are valued based on the number of days they were available. Some of the big songs added later in 2012 include three in the top five: Cornerstone, Redeemed and Whom Shall I Fear. Whom Shall I Fear is the first single from Chris Tomlin's much anticipated Burning Lights album that relases on January 8, 2013.
Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on October 7, 2012
The CCLI Top 100 is an exclusive list representing some of the most used worship songs from around the world. We've done a little digging into this list, and compared results to the last time the list came out. The results are quite fascinating. Read on to find out what are the top new songs, top songs that dropped off the list, and songs that used to be on the list.
Featuring Brenton Brown Posted on September 28, 2012
Renowned modern worship songwriter/artist Brenton Brown releases his fourth full-length album, God My Rock, Oct. 2 from Integrity, with distribution in North America by Provident Music Distribution. Marking Brenton’s first live solo record and first live worship project since the Vineyard UK’s release of Come Now is the Time and its all time best-selling album Hungry, God My Rock features six brand new songs and new versions of many of Brenton’s worship classics all recorded with his band, The Worship Republic (Daniel Ornellas - bass, Ben Showalter - drums and Scotty Murray - guitar), in Dayton, OH in front of 4,000 energized high school age students at a Dare2Share event.