Curiosity Corner

For this issue of WorshipSongsOnline, we asked our composers….What was your best Christmas gift ever, and what was your worst Christmas gift ever? Kevin Boesiger: We have some very dear friends that each year give us a gift card to the Lied Lodge in Nebraska City. My wife’s birthday is in January. We have made it…

LET THERE BE CHRISTMAS, HURRY UP SPRING

… on the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, loads of new anthems for your Spring/Easter planning. That’s right, just when you thought it was safe to open your WorshipSongsOnline email, we announce all of our new products for your Spring consideration. Your stocking is going to be overflowing this time…

GIVE HYMN THANKS

Please forgive the terrible pun that calls this edition of WorshipSongsOnline to purpose! As you have probably guessed, our new blogs are all centered around our legacy of hymnody. These musical and theological treasures have for centuries lifted our worship and praise. They are a treasured part of our sacred heritage and act as a…

‘Tis A Gift To Be Singing

Dear Friends, Ready or not, here it comes! The new choir year is just round the corner. The summer has almost had its say, and soon our choir lofts will be buzzing with new opportunities for message and music. In my early days as a church choir director, I started off each year with a…

SUMMERTIME AND THE SINGING IS EASY

Welcome friends to WorshipSongsOnline.  Our summertime edition is dedicated to all of the new releases for fall and Christmas.  I know it sounds strange, but this is the time directors are able to plan and make decisions about the quickly approaching choir season.  While the heat is simmering, take a little time to refresh your…

THE GIFT OF ALLELUIA

Welcome, friends, to our EASTERTIDE installment of WorshipSongsOnline. If you are a church musician, you are probably recovering from your recent ministerial labors. Lent, Holy Week, and Easter are among the most intense times of the liturgical season for most of us. Our sacred journey to alleluia is one that winds itself through many important…

A Hinshaw Classic

“The kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46 We’ve all heard these two verses before in Sunday School or a sermon (usually on tithing, right?!?!) on Sunday morning….

Have It God’s Way This Christmas!

The famous “Have it Your Way” campaign ran for Burger King for forty years, informing its customers that their burger could be ordered any way they like and BK would prepare it for them. I can still hear the 1974 version of the theme song rolling around in my head. Maybe you can too? Special…

Sacred Music for the Concert Hall

Handel’s Messiah. There have been few aesthetically stimulating gifts to humankind that have been appreciated more than Handel’s great oratorio Messiah. Generations past, present, and future have found and will continue to find what is often unparalleled musical and spiritual stimulation in this truly monumental work. Its creative evolution certainly was derived from a source…

The Most Musical Time of the Year

December is truly the “season of praise.” The music of winter calls us to our sacred places with jubilant alleluias and tender cradlesongs. The diversity we hear in this beloved repertoire is truly cross-cultural with almost every country contributing treasured songs to our lexicon of carols.  The soundtrack of the holidays leaps across stylistic boundaries…

A Warm Welcome

Welcome to WorshipSongsOnline. This new gathering place for church musicians is especially designed to help you connect with products and ideas that will assist you in your music ministries. Each month, readers will receive new material, blogs, and articles from some of our leading sacred writers and church leaders. This monthly email will also be your portal…