Australian megachurch's worship team Hillsong Worship's new live worship LP, Let There Be Light, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart (dated Nov. 5). The album sold 16,000 copies in its first week.
"More than anything, our greatest hope for this record is that it will give people something to sing that rages against the chorus of division and fear that seems to be making so much noise right now," Hillsong's Joel Houston tells Billboard. "God knows the world needs more love, more empathy, more hope, more light."
In support of the live project recorded from the annual Hillsong Conference in Sydney, the Hillsong Channel is presenting in pursuit of the light. Sharing an insight into the creative process and heart of Hillsong Worship's latest album, the documentary contains exclusive interviews from the Hillsong Worship team including Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston and Brooke Ligertwood. To view the latest channel schedule, click here.
Including anthems such as "What a Beautiful Name," "Behold (Then Sings My Soul)," "Grace to Grace" and the title track "Let There Be Light," the hope is that individuals, worship teams and churches alike will be equipped, edified and mobilized by these declarations and prayer songs that speak to the days we are living in, proclaiming the immutable hope we have in Jesus Christ. To hear Ligertwood share about the heart behind and process of writing "What A Beautiful Name" from the LP, click below.
As the "umbrella" expression of worship from Hillsong Church under the leadership of Global Creative pastor Cass Langton, the Hillsong Worship team features a host of widely recognized names and faces - people like Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Brooke Ligertwood, Ben Fielding, Jad Gillies, Matt Crocker, Taya Smith, David Ware, Marty Sampson, Autumn Hardman and Nigel Hendroff.
1. Behold (Then Sings My Soul) 2. Love So Great 3. Look To The Son 4. Crowns 5. What A Beautiful Name 6. Your Word 7. Let There Be Light 8. In Control 9. Grace to Grace 10. Elohim 11. I Will Boast In Christ 12. As It Is (In Heaven)
About Hillsong Worship:
With a catalog sung by an estimated 50 million people worldwide each week, Hillsong Worship is passionate about equipping and mobilizing believers everywhere with Christ-centered songs of God-glorifying worship for the building of the Church. For almost three decades Hillsong Worship has served people across nations and generations, travelling the world leading diverse expressions of the Church in the worship of Jesus. By God's grace it's "local church" worship songs such as "Shout To The Lord," "Mighty To Save," "Hosanna," "Cornerstone," "Forever Reign," "Broken Vessels" and "This I Believe (The Creed)" have become the songs of local churches all over the globe, in addition to finding a place in the personal devotion of individual believers everywhere. Their latest, let there be light., is available now.