TIME Magazine notes that hip hymns are him….him being Chris Tomlin. An excerpt of the larger article which also references Passion:
People sing his songs a lot, often repeatedly. Specifically, they sing them in church. According to Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI), an organization that licenses music to churches, Tomlin, 34, is the most often sung contemporary artist in U.S. congregations every week. Since glee clubs have fallen out of popularity, that might make Tomlin the most often sung artist anywhere.
This distinction does not make him the best musician anywhere, as he will be the first to admit. Tomlin’s How Great Is Our God (which he co-wrote with Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash), currently the second most popular modern chorus in U.S. churches (after Tim Hughes’ Here I Am to Worship), is not particularly profound–the title pretty much sums it up–but it’s heartfelt, short and set to a stirring soft-rock melody that sticks in the mind like white to rice. That’s Tomlin’s gift: immediacy. "I try to think, How do I craft this song in a way that the person who’s tone-deaf and can’t clap on two and four can sing it?" says the songwriter. "I hope that when someone hears a CD of mine, they pick up their guitar and say, ‘O.K., I can do that.’" Which is not the way people react to, say, Handel’s Messiah.