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10 Best Selling Christian Songs in This Millennium

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1. Mighty To Save by Hillsong Church – 8.5 Million Copies Sold

The number one song on this list is Mighty to Save by Hillsong Church. It has sold more than 8.5 million copies. It is obviously a wildly popular worship song. Enough said.

So, that is the list of the 20 best selling Christian songs of all-time. If you are surprised that all of these appear to modern and contemporary songs, keep in mind that digital downloads have made it possible for Christian artists to really ply their trade in recent years. Whereas in the past, Christian songs may have typically been purchased only by churches and worship pastors, they are now much more widely available. Hence, this list of the 20 best selling Christian songs of all time.

2. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) by Chris Tomlin – 7.2 Million Copies Sold

As one of the most well known songs of any genre, it should not be surprising that a rendition of Amazing Grace would appear on this list. Keep in mind that the song has been sung by thousands of artists over time, so selling millions on your own is no small feat. Chris Tomlin has created a special version of the song that sold more than 7.2 million copies and is still going strong. These are just some of the reasons that this song has turned into one of the 20 best selling Christian songs of all time.

3. How Great Is Our God by Chris Tomlin – 6.8 Million Copies Sold

This is another hit single from Chris Tomlin’s Arriving album. Selling more than 6.8 million copies, it is obvious that it has a bit of staying power. These are just some of the reasons that this song has turned into one of the 20 best selling Christian songs of all time.

4. 10000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman and The Passion Band – 6.3 Million Copies Sold

Another song that was produced in conjunction with the Passion movement comes from Matt Redman. This song was on his Bless the Lord album and has sold more than 6.3 million copies. Matt Redman actually wrote the song, while Dan Galbraith and Brad Henderson arranged it and Capital Christian Music published it.

5. Revelation Song by Gateway Church – 5.9 Million Copies Sold

Gateway Church is another mega church that has produced some wildly popular Christian music in recent years. The Revelation song is on their album titled Living for You and has sold more than 5.9 million copies since it first came out as a single. It was written by Jennie Riddle and continues to be sung at churches all over the world. These are just some of the reasons that this song has turned into one of the 20 best selling Christian songs of all time.

6. Our God by Chris Tomlin and the Passion Band – 5.5 Million Copies Sold

For this one, Chris Tomlin actually teams up with the Passion Band. The result is a song that has sold more than five a half million copies. It is a song that was popularized by the Passion movement, which is a college based revival that began in the U.S. and has continued elsewhere. These are just some of the reasons that this song has turned into one of the 20 best selling Christian songs of all time.

7. Your Grace is Enough by Chris Tomlin – 4.8 Million Copies Sold

Another Chris Tomlin song is on this list with Your Grace is Enough. This one is on his album titled Arriving. The single has been sold or downloaded more than 4.8 million times since it first came out. It continues to be popular with worship artists across the globe. These are just some of the reasons that this song has turned into one of the 20 best selling Christian songs of all time.

8. Jesus Messiah by Chris Tomlin – 4.5 Million Copies Sold

Chris Tomlin has several songs on this list, speaking to his international popularity as one of the top Christian musicians of the modern era. Jesus Messiah is a power song that evokes feelings of love and pride in the savior. Many churches will be playing this around Christmas and Easter time every year, so it continues to sell big. These are just some of the reasons that this song has turned into one of the 20 best selling Christian songs of all time.

9. From the Inside Out by Hillsong Church – 4.2 Million Copies Sold

Hillsong produced this song to use in its worship services in Australia. It became an instant hit when they placed it on their album Might to Save and the single alone sold more than 4.2 million copies. Naturally, most of these have been digital downloads. The song was again arranged by Dan Galbraith and was written by Joel Houston. These are just some of the reasons that this song has turned into one of the 20 best selling Christian songs of all time.

10. I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin – 3.9 Million Copies Sold

Worship leaders across the globe are familiar with Chris Tomlin. He sells mainstream albums along with a great deal of worship music. I Will Rise actually appeared on his album titled Hello Love. It talks about finding peace through Jesus. It has sold more 3.9 million copies since it first came out, so it is quite the power song to be sure. These are just some of the reasons that this song has turned into one of the 20 best selling Christian songs of all time.

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Written by Perry Martins

Perry Martins, officially known as Martins Okonkwo is One of Africa's foremost Gospel Music and Christian Entertainment blogger. He is Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni and a Young African Leaders Initiative Alumni.
Perry is also a Radio and TV host on Gospotainment Radio.