Revelation Song

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"Revelation Song" is a song written by Jennie Lee Riddle. The song first gained exposure on U.S. Christian radio through a Gateway Worship recording,[citation needed] and subsequently included on Kari Jobe's self-titled album. It was later released by Phillips, Craig and Dean as the first single off Fearless.

Phillips, Craig and Dean cover[edit]

"Revelation Song"
Single by Phillips, Craig and Dean
from the album Fearless
Released May 5, 2009
Format Digital download
Recorded 2008–2009
Genre Contemporary worship music, CCM
Length

5:53 (album version)

4:47 (radio version)
Label INO
Writer(s) Jennie Lee Riddle
Phillips, Craig and Dean singles chronology
"Top of My Lungs"
(2008)
"Revelation Song"
(2009)
Great Are You Lord
(2010)

Release[edit]

Revelation Song was released by contemporary Christian group Phillips, Craig and Dean on May 5, 2009 as the lead single from their album Fearless. Their version quickly gained popularity, reaching No. 1 on Billboards Hot Christian Songs chart in August 2009,[1] and No. 31 on Billboard‍ '​s Heatseekers Songs. It was the longest-running No. 1 song in any format on Christian radio in 2009.[2] In all, it spent over 15 weeks atop the Billboard‍ '​s Hot Christian Adult Contemporary chart, and No. 11 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart.[citation needed]

Band member Randy Phillips explained why the trio recorded the song:

This song captures the moment of looking up into Heaven, peeling back the curtain of eternity so we can peek in. If you keep your eyes on the Dow Jones or nuclear weapons in North Korea, you’ll always be nervous. Look to the awesomeness of God instead.[3]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Christian Songs 1
Heatseekers Songs 31

Other cover versions[edit]

Diante do Trono released a Portuguese version, "Canção do Apocalipse", on Aleluia in 2010.

Newsboys released "Revelation Song" on God's Not Dead in 2011.

Latin American worship leader Ingrid Rosario recorded a Spanish version, "Digno y Santo", on Cuan Gran Amor (What Great Love).[citation needed] Danilo Montero also recorded a live version with Kari Jobe on Devoción.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

Phillips, Craig & Dean and Kari Jobe perform Revelation Song at the 2010 GMA Dove Awards

In 2010, the song won a Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year at the 41st GMA Dove Awards. It was also nominated for Song of the Year.[4]

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
"Mighty to Save"

Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan

Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year
2010

"Revelation Song"

Succeeded by
"How Great Is the Love" / "Our God" (tie)

Meredith Andrews / Chris Tomlin