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10,000 reasons why we love this song

The Matt Redman classic comes out top in Aussie churches in 2018

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) was the No 1 worship song of 2018 for Australian churches as reported by copyright licensing agency CCLI.

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The uplifting song, written by English worship leader Matt Redman and Swedish songwriter Jonas Myrin in 2011, is based upon Psalm 103: 1-5 and explores how we can never run out of reasons to worship and praise God.

Famously, it was sung by convicted drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran as they faced the firing squad in Bali in 2015.

Second in the list of Top 20 songs published by CCLI on December 1 was the Grammy-award winning What a Beautiful Name by Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood.

The full list as published on Worshipfuel is as follows:

1.    10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)
2.    What A Beautiful Name (Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood)
3.    O Praise The Name (Anástasis) (Marty Sampson, Dean Ussher, Benjamin Hastings)
4.    In Christ Alone (Keith Getty, Stuart Townend)
5.    This Is Amazing Grace (Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, Phil Wickham)
6.    Who You Say I Am (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)
7.    How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves)
8.    How Deep The Father’s Love For Us (Stuart Townend)
9.    This I Believe (The Creed) ( Matt Crocker, Ben Fielding)
10. Cornerstone (Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, William Batchelder Bradbury)
11. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Chris Tomlin, John Newton, Louie Giglio)
12. Good Good Father (Anthony Brown, Pat Barrett)
13. Man Of Sorrows (Matt Crocker, Brooke Ligertwood)
14. Great Are You Lord (David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan)
15. Blessed Be Your Name (Beth Redman, Matt Redman)
16. The Lion And The Lamb (Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring)
17. Reckless Love (Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson)
18. How Great Thou Art (Stuart Wesley Keene Hine)
19. King Of My Heart (John Mark McMillan, Sarah McMillan)
20. Here I Am To Worship (Tim Hughes)

10,000 Reasons also topped the charts for churches in the UK in 2018.

1.    10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)
2.    In Christ Alone (Keith Getty, Stuart Townend)
3.    What A Beautiful Name (Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood)
4.    This Is Amazing Grace (Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, Phil Wickham)
5.    Cornerstone (Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, William Batchelder Bradbury)
6.    How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves)
7.    O Praise The Name (Anástasis) (Marty Sampson, Dean Ussher, Benjamin Hastings)
8.    How Deep The Father’s Love For Us (Stuart Townend)
9.    How Great Thou Art (Stuart Wesley Keene Hine)
10. Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) (Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown)
11. Psalm 23 (Stuart Townend)
12. Blessed Be Your Name (Beth Redman, Matt Redman)
13. The Lion And The Lamb (Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring)
14. Be Still (David J. Evans)
15. King Of Kings Majesty (Jarrod Cooper)
16. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Chris Tomlin, John Newton, Louie Giglio)
17. Shout To The Lord (Darlene Zschech)
18. Mighty To Save (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)
19. Good Good Father (Anthony Brown, Pat Barrett)
20. Great Are You Lord (David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan)

There was also a lot of commonality in the Top 20 worship songs in US churches:

1.    Reckless Love (Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, Ran Jackson)
2.    What A Beautiful Name (Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood)
3.    This Is Amazing Grace (Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro, Phil Wickham)
4.    Great Are You Lord (David Leonard, Jason Ingram, Leslie Jordan)
5.    10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman)
6.    The Lion And The Lamb (Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring)
7.    Good Good Father (Anthony Brown, Pat Barrett)
8.    Glorious Day (Jason Ingram, Jonathan Smith, Kristian Stanfill, Sean Curran)
9.    O Come To The Altar (Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, Wade Joye)
10. King Of My Heart (John Mark McMillan, Sarah McMillan)
11. Who You Say I Am (Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan)
12. Lord I Need You (Christy Nockels, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher)
13. Holy Spirit (Bryan Torwalt, Katie Torwalt)
14. In Christ Alone (Keith Getty, Stuart Townend)
15. Cornerstone (Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, William Batchelder Bradbury)
16. How Great Is Our God (Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves)
17. Build My Life (Brett Younker, Pat Barrett, Matt Redman, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple)
18. O Praise The Name (Anástasis) (Marty Sampson, Dean Ussher, Benjamin Hastings)
19. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) (Chris Tomlin, John Newton, Louie Giglio)
20. Do It Again (Chris Brown, Steven Furtick, Mack Brock, Matt Redman)

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