CCLI Releases 2005 List Of Top Songs Reported By U.S. Churches

Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) has released its list of Top Songs from the most recent Church Reporting Period, April 2004 through September 2004.

“The CCLI Top 25 List is a true benchmark for church music, since it represents a clear measure of which songs the churches are using most in their congregational singing,” said Howard Rachinski, Founder and President/CEO of CCLI.
The U.S. Top 25
Here are the Top 25 Songs, as reported by a representative sample of the 136,503 churches across the United States that hold a Church Copyright License:

1. Here I Am To Worship – Tim Hughes
2. Open The Eyes Of My Heart – Paul Baloche
3. Lord I Lift Your Name On High – Rick Founds
4. Shout To The Lord – Darlene Zschech
5. Come Now Is The Time To Worship – Brian Doerksen
6. You Are My King – Billy James Foote
7. Forever – Chris Tomlin
8. God Of Wonders – Marc Byrd / Steve Hindalong
9. You Are My All In All – Dennis Jernigan
10. Breathe – Marie Barnett
11. You’re Worthy Of My Praise – David Ruis
12. The Heart Of Worship – Matt Redman
13. Trading My Sorrows – Darrell Evans
14. Above All – Lenny LeBlanc / Paul Baloche
15. We Fall Down – Chris Tomlin
16. I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever – Martin Smith
17. Blessed Be Your Name – Matt/Beth Redman
18. Draw Me Close – Kelly Carpenter
19. Better Is One Day – Matt Redman
20. Lord Reign In Me – Brenton Brown
21. I Give You My Heart – Reuben Morgan
22. As The Deer – Martin Nystrom
23. Shine Jesus Shine – Graham Kendrick
24. The Wonderful Cross – Jesse Reeves/Chris Tomlin
25. I Love You Lord – Laurie Klein

Based in Portland, Oregon, CCLI provides the Church Copyright License to over 145,000 churches across North America and over 175,000 churches worldwide. For an annual license fee, churches receive permission to copy from more than 150,000 songs for congregational use, from the song catalogs of over 2,500 song owners and publishers. Copying activities permitted under the Church Copyright License include printing song lyrics in bulletins and songsheets, displaying song lyrics via computer projections and transparencies, and recording worship services.

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