Since Chris Tomlin's music has so clearly—and globally—become such an integral part of church worship today, we asked his colleagues and fans to let us know how his songs have affected them.
We heard first from several international worship leaders who sang on the "world edition" of Tomlin's song, "How Great Is Our God," for his new hits collection. We also heard from regular fans around the world. Here are some of their replies:
"I have been really blessed by 'How Great Is Our God.' I do a lot of mission work in third-world nations and restricted nations, and I have seen how God has used this song in particular. It is so beautiful to hear different tongues worship to this song; it's a reminder of what heaven is going to look like with every tribe, nation, and tongue singing the greatness of our King. I love the simplicity of this song, and it stays fresh and lively every time I sing it in worship." (Dilip Kurian, India)
"I heard 'How Great Is Our God' for the first time during my teenage years. My eyes were closed and I tried to imagine how great and powerful our God is, and I realized I was lacking words to describe all the depth, width, and wholeness of his love. The lyrics and melody help me to focus on God alone and encourage me to put all my attention to the One I live for every day. The song became my personal hymn and my declaration." (Roma Kasevich, Ukraine)
"When I have faced the challenges and hardships that this life has brought my way, when I have been discouraged and faint of heart, this song has been a powerful reminder of the greatness of our God, and it causes me to stand and it encourages me to continue." (Fernandinho, Brazil)
"Chris's song has become an anthem for Christians and churches ...1