New data from Faithlife Proclaim, a church presentation software from Faithlife, identifies the most-sung worship songs and popular lyrics among churches of all sizes and denominations across the country since the start of COVID-19 lockdowns. The data, gathered between March 15-31 and April 20-May 10, compares worship song usage among nearly 12,000 Proclaim users in February before shelter-in-place mandates took effect.
Of 33 songs identified by Faithlife Proclaim, the top five used among churches throughout COVID-19 include:
1. "It is Well With My Soul" by Horatio Spafford;
2. "Great is Thy Faithfulness" by Thomas Obadiah Chisholm;
3. "No Longer Slaves" by Jonathan and Melissa Helser;
4. "Raise a Hallelujah" by Jonathan and Melissa Helser; and
5. "See a Victory" by Chris Brown, Ben Fielding, Jason Ingram and Steven Furtick.
Among the full list of the most popular songs, the three most commonly used words are as follows:
—"Will," showing up 183 times total;
—Names of God, including "God" (108), "Lord" (71), "Jesus" (47), "Christ" (29); and
—"Victory," counted 53 times.
"It's inspiring to see how the popular song choices and lyrics therein among churches reflect themes of trust, faith and praise, even though the world is experiencing unprecedented hardship," said Faithlife Founder and CEO Bob Pritchett. "The Lord is working throughout this difficult time, and it's evident based on the worship song choices among churches that Christians in this country believe that to be true and are trusting Him to carry us through this pandemic."
Faithlife Proclaim is a cloud-based software that enables pastors, worship leaders and church laymen alike to easily create quality presentations that are engaging to the congregation. Proclaim is a product of Faithlife, a church technology company creating integrated ministry platforms such as church presentation software, academic study resources, e-books, mobile giving, church websites and Logos Bible Software. To learn more, visit Proclaim.faithlife.com/.
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