Phil Wickham’s ‘House of the Lord’ Tops Christian Airplay: ‘This Song Has Brought Joy to My Heart’

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Phil Wickham nets his third leader on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart as “House of the Lord” ascends to No. 1 on the survey dated Oct. 16. In the week ending Oct. 10, it gained by 4% to 10.1 million audience impressions, according to MRC Data.

Wickham co-wrote the song with Jonathan Smith, who solely produced it.

“This is a song that has personally brought joy and fresh perspective to my heart in the middle of some trying and frustrating seasons,” Wickham tells Billboard. “It’s incredible to now see it go on to do the same for so many others. What an honor.”

“House” is Wickham’s second Christian Airplay No. 1 in 2021, after “Battle Belongs” dominated for four frames starting in April. He first led with “This Is Amazing Grace” for 10 weeks beginning in March 2014.

Notably, “House” reaches the summit in its 20th week on the chart, marking the 37-year-old San Diego native’s quickest trip to the top. “Battle” took 25 weeks and “Grace” needed 27.

Wickham has logged 19 Christian Airplay appearances. He notched the first of his seven top 10s with “Safe,” which hit No. 4 in April 2010.

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