Quick Thoughts: Old Truth, New Voice

One of the worries I, and many other writers, have is the thought “is this original or did I steal it from someone?”. The minute after I realize the song I just wrote is actually a variation of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” is a minute of immense disappointment. But what I have found isContinue reading “Quick Thoughts: Old Truth, New Voice”

New Affiliate Program!

Fellow musicians, teachers, and worship leaders, Exciting news! The Worshiping Songwriter is now part of the sheetmusicplus.com affiliate program. If you use this link then a percentage of any purchase you make will help support theworshipingsongwriter.com. You can also check out some of my finger style guitar arrangements. Or use this box to search forContinue reading “New Affiliate Program!”

Quick Thoughts: Building Brick by Brick

Hey all, It’s been a while since I posted. Sorry about that, but I have a good reason! My little girl was born a month early and life has not been the same since. First their was the stay in the NICU, then her coming home and figuring out how to live with a new,Continue reading “Quick Thoughts: Building Brick by Brick”

Random Exercise Generator

Have you ever stared at a blank page and asked yourself “what am I going to write today?” If you have, then good news! I have a random musical exercise generator for you. I have added a permanent link under the “music” tab in the menu and you can also find it down below. IfContinue reading “Random Exercise Generator”

Across the Sea of Sorrows (A Sea Shanty)

Hey all, Just thought I would post something that I found fun. One of the challenges given during the 2021 Getty Hymn Writers Collective was to write a song that tapped into the essence of a sea shanty. As I started listening to sea shanties I found one that I absolutely loved called “Across theContinue reading “Across the Sea of Sorrows (A Sea Shanty)”

Once in Royal David’s City

For the twelfth text of Christmas, this blogger gives to thee… Our final text for Christmas was written by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848. The rich lyrics first imagine the nativity scene, then remind us that we should imitate Christ as he took on our flesh and lived among us. The text ends with anContinue reading “Once in Royal David’s City”

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

For the eleventh text of Christmas, this blogger gives to thee… There is an incredible mystery and power in the incarnation. The deeply theological lyrics to this carol convey a sense of the reverence and awe, like what the shepherds gave the newborn babe in Bethlehem. Christ, a person of the Trinity, ruler of heaven, creator ofContinue reading “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”