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. The History of “Savior of the Nations, Come”

    This Advent hymn is among the few that can be definitively attributed to the “father of Latin hymnody” himself, Ambrose of Milan. Listen to this beloved hymn and then check out its rich history. 

  2. Rejoicing While Waiting for Jesus

    “Come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20)

    Our Church Year begins with Holy Scripture’s conclusion. The Church’s celebration of the Saints Triumphant and its recognition of Christ’s second coming in the end times smoothly leads us to Advent, the time of waiting for our Savior’s coming—past, present, and future—and the time of repentance in anticipation of His coming.

  3. Downloadable Sheet Music for Christmas

    Rejoice! Rejoice! The Christmas season is approaching, and these wonderful settings are a perfect addition to your plans. Take a look at the variety below and browse hundreds of other options with the CPH Music Subscription.

  4. Music of the Month: Advent with Minimum Pedal

    Edwin T. Childs adds to his series of settings for minimum pedal, providing a collection of hymn tunes for the season of Advent in Advent with Minimum Pedal. These inventive preludes are suitable as hymn introductions, preludes, voluntaries, and postludes, and will appeal to organists with limited pedal abilities or seasoned organists that need something in a pinch.

  5. The Story That Inspired “Thy Strong Word”

     “Thy Strong Word” is a Reformation Day favorite for many churches. Composed for a special purpose, the lyrics were based on the Concordia Seminary motto, “Light from above.” Read on for the full story behind this hymn, which is recorded in Eternal Anthems: The Story Behind Your Favorite Hymns.