Whether you’re a church musician or pastor, you’ll sing for joy at these posts on sacred music and worship resources. Discover more about your favorite hymns and service planning resources from experts in church music.
  1. Music of the Month: Rest for the Weary

    This piece by Benjamin M. Culli paints a beautiful image of heaven. Arranged for SATB and piano, Culli treats the text with a lyrical tune and supportive piano accompaniment. The piece builds and modulates in the middle section, then finishes quietly in the original key. “Rest for the Weary” is a moving selection for multiple portions of the Church Year, including All Saints’ Day. 

  2. Music and Language Drawing Us to the Lord’s Supper

    My husband and I recently received a little toy piano for our daughter. It is the perfect size for her. She sits on the floor and bangs the keys with her little fists, squealing in delight as the acoustic piano plinks out various clashing chords.

  3. Top Three Collections to Get Instrumentalists Involved in Your Church

    From timid first attempts at reading notes to performing with confidence and flourishing, Christian instrumentalists have something to offer your congregation. Even if you don’t know it, there’s probably a youth group member who participates in her middle school band or an elder who had a music minor in college. Whether these musicians are embarking on a new learning journey or seasoned performers with years of experience, you can select a repertoire that will engage them in service to your congregation and glorify God.

  4. Music of the Month: Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Services

    I wasn’t born into the Lutheran Church, at least not in the earthly sense. In every way, it’s a miracle that I, a child born to a single mother in post-Soviet Russia in the late 1990s, would ever hear about the LutheranChurch, much less The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

  5. Congregational Singing and the Body of Christ

    “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it,” Paul writes in his first Letter to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 12:27).