Posts Tagged ‘Lyrics’

MIDIS , MP3, and Lyrics

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Here is a list of various sites that provide song media to help you learn new songs.

Free Praise And Worship
This website is for YOU. We’re working together with songwriters all over the world to build a comprehensive collection of music (Sheet Music, Chord Charts, Midi, RealAudio™, Overheads) for praise and worship. All of the songs on this site are available for you to use in worship services.

HighestPraise.Com – Praise and Worship
Praise and Worship Resources, Free Praise and Worship Music

Worship Archive
Very comprehensive site with many new and contemporary song sheets with lyrics and chords

Large collection of Christian Hymns in MIDI format

Heavenly midis
Hymns, Praise & Worship, Spiritual, Kids Praise, Southern Gospel, Spirituals, Contemporary Christian Music, Special Music. Over 1000 Midi files

Lutheran Hymnal midis
Lutheran Hymnals, Christian Hymns, Sheet Music for Churches, Religious MP3’s & Midi’s These are the traditional songs of worship and praise from Lutheran Hymnals presented in midi, in mp3, in lyrics and in sheet music.

Praise midis
Collection of Praise Midi

Songs of Praise
Songs of Praise, a unique source of original songs and plays for your church. This site was created by Elton Smith and Gilberto Barreto in 1996, but along the way dozens of other people have contributed their efforts. Each song has a midi file and music score. Many of the songs also have MP3, WMA and RealAudio files with singing.

New Hope Music
410+ Original Scripture-Based Songs & Hymns Designed for Public Worship Gatherings, Youth Ministry and Bible Memorization All FREE to Download, Copy & Share With Others ! Scripture Based Songs to sing with your congregation

Tom Lascoe’s Praise & Worship Song Center
The goal of this ministry is to provide free praise and worship music for church worship leaders, music ministers, choir directors, and anyone interested in lifting the name of Jesus Christ in song.

Music Resources for Today’s Christian Worship
Proven guitar and keyboard-based contemporary music for Christian worship in sheet music and MIDI format (either unpublished or not widely known), made available as efficiently, effectively and freely as possible – that’s the purpose of this site.

Free Music Downloads
Gracies Cafe Top Praise Song Streams

Hillsong Lyrics and Chords
Collection of lyrics to several songs

MIDI Music for Worship
This page is a resource for the use of MIDI for worship services worldwide. More and more people are discovering the use of MIDI organs, pianos, and guitar synthesizers to provide accompaniment for learning music, choir rehersals, and even for worship services in settings where musicians cannot be present. The goal of this page is to provide tips and music files to churches setting up and maintaining MIDI systems.

Calvary Chapel Worship Resources
Songs, written music, guitar aids

Your Christian Home
Here you will find guitar chords & lyrics to your favourite praise and worship songs. The archive is constantly updated with the newest songs. Worship database, articles, message boards

Orange County Worship Fellowship
A collection of praise and worship songs, includes MP3s, PowerPoint chord charts

Resources for Vocalist

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Here is a list of resources to help improve vocal performance.  If you have any others you would like to include please contribute a comment to this post.
Primarily A Cappella is the world’s oldest and largest company specializing in all styles of unaccompanied vocal harmony. We are involved in many aspects of the a cappella music scene – from recording the best of the new vocal bands, to making the music more accessible thru our mail order catalog, along with producing a cappella music festivals and events around the country. Our goal is to expand the growing world wide interest in this wonderful art form. By discovering new talent and developing larger audiences, we hope a cappella will find it’s rightful place as a significant contributor to the greater world of music.

I Lead Worship: Singers
FREE referrals provided to individuals, groups, churches, communities needing a worship leader, musician, singer, team or band to minister or perform for an upcoming event, venue or position.

Singing In Worship Part I and Part 3
Singing has a very definite place in worshipping God in spirit and in truth. We glorify God in our singing praises to His name. There are only nine scriptures in the New Testament which specify the kind of music in the worship of the church that God wishes in order for us to worship Him in spirit and in truth. This is an interactive Bible study on the role of singing in the believers life.

Singing Praises
Article by by Tom Gilbert

Singing The Psalms
Article by Dr. Richard Leonard.  Psalmody is the use of the biblical psalms in worship, as distinguished from hymnody, the creation and use of extrabiblical poetic and musical compositions in worship.

Prophetic Songs
WHAT IS A PROPHETIC SONG? This is a excert from the book, “Songs of the Spirit”

Sight Singing
The Mission of this Web Page is to provide help to those wishing information about the various aspects of the art/skill of sight singing. Whether you are looking for general information on the subject, classes to take, choirs or chamber ensembles to sing with, techniques to improve your sight singing skills, ear-training software or interesting websites about matters related to sight singing

Secrets of Singing on Pitch
Ebook reveals 11 innovative steps to help you sing accurately on pitch. If you’ve had tin ears or been called tone-deaf your whole life, this easy method is for you. Say goodbye to singing off key and singing flat.

Voice Training
The Ultimate Voice Training for Singers.  A complete voice training program on CD or high quility cassette by one of southern Califonia’s premier voice technique and performance teacher.

Choir and Organ
Choir & Organ, the classical music magazine for organists and musicians, directors of sacred and secular choirs, singers, organ builders, and everyone who loves choral and organ music. Choir & Organ provides insights into the careers of leading organists and choral conductors, examines important instruments and provides comprehensive news and reviews of new publications, recordings and events.

How To Write A Song People Will Love

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

by Richie Gilbert

If you really want to learn how to write a song, do what all great successful songwriters do: Study great songs!If you want to be a master songwriter, you should learn from the masters.

If you’ve been writing songs for a while, you most likely are doing something right. When you write regularly you get a feel for it. You develop an instinct for what is catchy, memorable and engaging.

But you can take it further than that.

Think of a craftsman, say, someone who is good with wood. He may have a natural ability to carve or construct things from wood. If he does it all the time he’s going to get really good at it.

Now, if that same person studied woodworking as an apprentice, imagine how much faster he will learn his craft. By studying with the masters, he will learn shortcuts and techniques that might take him years longer on his own.

Same with songwriting.

By studying the techniques of hit songwriters, you learn what works and what doesn’t. You learn how to write songs. That doesn’t mean you have to give up your natural style, or change who you are.

It simply means you learn better ways to present your unique ideas.

By studying song form you can learn to better express those ideas which are unique to you. You learn to build a better vehicle to take your song ideas where you want them to go.

So how do we study hit songs?

Listen to the radio!

Listen to the radio with a critical ear. Listen closely and ask yourself a series of questions:

  1. Why does this song appeal to me?
  2. What is it about the chorus that I find so irresistible?
  3. What emotion/s does the melody evoke?
  4. Why do the lyrics speak to me?

Keep on asking yourself these questions. Keep digging deeper for more answers. There can be many reasons why a song is so appealing. Find and analyse the reasons why it appeals to you.

And don’t underestimate the importance of rewriting. You’ll never know how good your songs can be if you always settle for the first draft.

That’s what all great songwriters have done and continue to do.

Learning to write great songs is an ongoing process. You never stop learning. So don’t ever think you’re done!

About the Author

I’m Richie Gilbert and I have been passionate about writing songs for many years. I also spend much time in my home recording studio, and am active in pitching my songs to music publishers. To learn more about the craft and business of songwriting,  please visit my website at

Resources and Links For Guitarists

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Songs with Chord Notation

English Gospel Songs with Chord Notation

Guitar Tuner
on line guitar tuner. This tuner works only for Internet Explorer.
This site was started in July of 2000, to fill a void in the area of Christian tab sites on the internet. There were several decent sites out there, but I felt that more could be done to serve the Christian guitarist community. Thus, Christian Guitar Resources was born! This site is here to help you help each other. I’ve tabbed a number of songs, and I’m getting better at it, but I still rely on you for most of our tabs.

Josh’s Christian Guitar Page
Many praise songs for your use in your ministry

Rockin the Cross: Guitar
This is a Christian guitar tablature archive for musicians by musicians.

Christian Guitar Network
Now the page is a complete archive with tabs from different archives on the web as well over 100 tabs and lessons done personally by Brian that are exclusive to this site.

Acoustic Guitar Central is the online home of Acoustic Guitar magazine. Founded in 1990, Acoustic Guitar won the coveted “Maggie” Award as the Best New Consumer Magazine of the year, and quickly established itself as the leading magazine for all acoustic guitar players, from beginners to performing professionals. Through interviews, reviews, workshops, sheet music, and song transcriptions, Acoustic Guitar readers learn music from around the globe and get to know the artists who create it.

Song: Longing for You

Sunday, June 28th, 2009
Jesus Our Lord

Jesus Our Lord

This Song takes a look at how wonderful God is and our response to seek Him diligently. The message conveyed in the lyrics detail a straight forward Gospel message. Jesus died for my sins. He rose again beating the bondage that separates us from God. As a person who believes this simple yet powerful message: the miracle of salvation is a free gift. We must as Christians have a longing in our hearts to seeks Him in His word.

Psalm 63:1-2
1 O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.

Galatians 6:14
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Word and Music by John Pape Jr.
Bm    F#m          Bm            F#m
Jesus died for all that we could live
Bm       Amj7           D            E
His Life paid the price we could not pay
A           D     E7   F#m
Longing for you - Everyday
A                 Bm
Searching in Your Word
E7              C#m
Seeking out the truth
E               F#m     Bm
Longing for you in our lives
Bm     F#m            Bm          F#m
We bow at your throne worship you Lord
Bm      Amj7            D      E
We sing from our hearts Hallelujah

Copyright 2000 John Pape Jr. (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved - Used by Permission
CCLI# 3076954


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Song: Almighty Reigns

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.
1 Chronicles 16:31-32

David’s psalm of praise.

Let God be glorified in our praises. Let others be edified and taught, that strangers to him may be led to adore him. Let us ourselves triumph and trust in God. Those that give glory to God’s name are allowed to glory in it. Let the everlasting covenant be the great matter of our joy his people of old, be remembered by us with thankfulness to him. Show forth from day to day his salvation, his promised salvation by Christ. We have reason to celebrate that from day to day; for we daily

receive the benefit, and it is a subject that can never be exhausted. In the midst of praises, we must not forget to pray for the servants of God in distress. (Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the Bible)

Almighty Reigns
Words and Music by John Pape Jr.
1 Chronicles 16:31-32

A                  D
Let God’s people rejoice,
E                A
With a very loud voice.
A          D
Everyone applaud
E                    E
The righteousness of God.

D        E
Almighty Reigns
   A        D
My Tower of Strength
He is awesome
He is worthy
         A      D  E
Almighty Reigns

A          D
Let us celebrate.
E              A
For our God is great
A                 D
Praise His mighty name
E                A
As our hearts proclaim

D        E
Almighty Reigns
   A        D
My Tower of Strength
He is awesome
He is worthy
         A      D  E
Almighty Reigns

Copyright © 2001 John Pape Jr.
All Rights Reserved
CCLI 3073661

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Song: Everlasting Light

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Isaiah 60:19-21

    D            C/D            G/D      D
The sun shall no longer be your light by day
    D             C/D            G/D      D
The moon shall no longer be your light at night
        Am        G
But the Lord will be to you
An everlasting Light

    D            C/D    G/D        D
The sun shall no longer set in the west.
    D          C/D       G/D    D
The moon shall never withdraw itself
        Am        G
But the Lord will be to you
An everlasting Light.

    Em           Bm
The days of your mourning
      C          D
Shall come to an end
   Em       Bm
In righteousness you will
  C         D
Inherit the land

        Am        G
But the Lord will be to you
An everlasting Light.
        Am        G
But the Lord will be to you
An everlasting Light.

Copyright The Mediatunes Project 2009
Written by John Pape Jr
CCLI 3076875


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