How Great Is Our God

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"How Great Is Our God"
Single by Chris Tomlin
from the album Arriving
ReleasedSeptember 21, 2004
Songwriter(s)Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Ed Cash
Producer(s)Ed Cash

"How Great Is Our God" is a song written by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash. It was originally featured on Tomlin's album Arriving, that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. It is also featured live on Tomlin's Live from Austin Music Hall album. As of November 2014, it also is the fifth most popular worship song today, according to CCLI's top 25 worship songs chart.[1] It also reached No. 1 on Christian Music Weekly's 20 the Countdown Magazine's Top 20 Worship Songs Chart. The song won "Song of the Year" and "Worship Song of the Year" at the 2006 GMA Dove Awards, and "Worship Song of the Year" again at the 2008 GMA Dove Awards.[2]

In 2009, gospel/jazz keyboardist Ben Tankard, presented his instrumental rendition of the song from Tankard's No. 1 charting album, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.[3][4]

At Passion 2012, Tomlin performed a new edition of this song called "How Great is Our God: World Edition". This new version included the original lyrics sung in several different languages: Hindi, Indonesian, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Zulu, Afrikaans and Mandarin.[5] It is the first track of his Chris Tomlin: The Essential Collection album.[6]



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ CCLI Top 25 Worship Songs List Archived July 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 2008 Dove Award Recipients Archived April 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy overview". AllMusic.
  4. ^ "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy Ben Tankard".
  5. ^ "Chris Tomlin Releases How Great Is Our God". Christian Music Zine. Archived from the original on 2011-11-20.
  6. ^ "How Great Is Our God: The Essential Collection". iTunes Store.
  7. ^ "Chris Tomlin Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Hot Christian Singles and Tracks Titles Year-end (2006)". Billboard. 25 December 2004. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Hot Christian AC Decade-end (2000s)". Billboard. 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  10. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Tomlin – How Great Is Our God". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 8, 2018. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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