Singing It Forward

Our theme for this WorshipSongsOnline release is dedicated to being grateful for those who awakened in us a love of music and message.  During the holiday season, we are often filled with memories of treasured times, and our thoughts inevitably turn to those people who motivated and inspired us.  Some years ago I purchased a…

SHEPHERDING THE CHOIR

I have been blessed to receive much correspondence about the music I have written through the years.  The comments, both accolades and admonitions, help inform my future writing and I am always grateful that someone cared enough to reach out. In all my years of writing, the vast majority of these letters are directed at…

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

In this edition of WorshipSongsOnline, our bloggers speak to the subject of musical and cultural diversity.  At no other time in church history has there been so much variety in our worship vocabulary.  From lofty anthems to the latest contemporary worship music, from intimate a cappella soundscapes to sacred songs accompanied by soaring orchestrations, there…

ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER

Several years ago I wrote an article that speaks to our theme of “From One Generation to Another.” It was a stroll down memory lane that I think reminds us of the value of sharing our faith in each stage of life. My life has been blessed to have had musical and spiritual mentors who…

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…

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…