Hillsong Worship's "What A Beautiful Name" Wins Top Christian Song
Hillsong Worship, one part of the Hillsong Church's music ministry claimed the Top Christian song at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The hit song “What A Beautiful Name” from their 25th live album "Let There Be Light" released in 2016, won against Elevation Worship's “O Come To The Altar,” Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You,” MercyMe's “Even If” and Zach Williams' “Old Church Choir.”
What A Beautiful Name 's writers, Brooke Ligertwood & Ben Fielding says most of the song was written based on their core scriptures — Hebrews 1:1-4 and Colossians 1:15-20, 26-27. They used the message of Hebrews 1:1-4 and how it "expresses with clarity and conciseness the supremacy of Jesus Christ — the radiance of God’s glory, the exact expression of His being, the creative conduit of His power. "
This song confesses that no greater beauty or source of wonder exists outside of Jesus, “the radiance of God’s glory” (Hebrews 1:3). The song is also a statement that Jesus has no rival or equal. His power is unmatched and absolute.
Our prayer for this song is that we can all enter into a deeper, more lateral, revelation of the person of Jesus Christ—the epitome of beauty. Read more.
Watch Brooke Ligertwood talk about the heart behind, and the process of writing "What A Beautiful Name" below.
The Hillsong church's mission is to reach and influence the world by building a large Christ-centered, Bible-based church, changing mindsets and empowering people to lead and impact in every sphere of life. Learn more.