Data From Faithlife Reveals 2021’s Most Popular Worship Songs and Sermon Topics

Artist Pat Barrett had the most popular worship song in 2021 with “Build My Life,” according to church technology company Faithlife. Photo from Facebook

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (BP) – “Build My Life,” Pat Barrett’s passionate proclamation of holiness and righteousness, was the top worship song of 2021, church technology company Faithlife said in its annual report March 30.

Concurrently, sermons focused mostly on God, Jesus, love, power, faith and glory, while the top trending Bible passage was Ephesians 3:14-21, exploring the “Appreciation of the Mystery” of God’s love.

Faithlife, makers of Logos Bible Software, based its report on data from more than 705,000 presentations and 2.7 million songs churches sang together using Faithlife Proclaim Church Presentation Software, and 91,000 sermons posted to Faithlife Sermons.

“The 2021 Faithlife data highlights how church leaders are meeting the needs of their congregants and community in another difficult year,” Faithlife CEO Vik Rajagopal said in releasing the data. “The trending preaching topics demonstrate that even as the world navigated the challenges of the COVID pandemic, churches delivered God’s truth about the hope found in Jesus.”

Joining Build My Life, the top 10 worship songs were, in descending rank, “Way Maker” by Sinach, which lost its 2020 top spot; “Great Are You Lord” by Sons & Daughters, “Goodness of God” by Bethel Music, “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman, “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin, “What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship, “This is Amazing Grace” by Phil Wickham, “Graves into Gardens” by Elevation Worship and Brandon Lake, and “In Christ Alone” by Adrienne Camp.

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Source: Baptist Press