about the center
for congregational song

The Center for Congregational Song is the resource and outreach arm of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking to encourage, promote, and enliven congregational singing. We are ecumenical, which means we work with folk from a variety of traditions and denominations to build deep and meaningful conversation, create useful resources, and help practitioners, poets, and composers build their skills.

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Introduction Video

Hear from our director and some of our early supporters on what makes The Center for Congregational Song so special.

Connecting you to resources, creating meaningful conversation,

and supporting hymn/song-writers.

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Our upcoming events

Writing the Church’s Song 2022

October 19, 2022 2209 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23223 United States

3-day workshop from October 19th to 22nd, 2022 in Richmond, VA REGISTER NOW! ONLY 6 SPOTS LEFT!   Invitation For those who work for the church week in and week out, time away to rest, reflect, and re-inspire is important. Writing the Church’s Song is a three-day writing retreat for beginner and intermediate hymn writers.

Our Recent News

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COVID & Congregational Song – Update 8-12-2022

The CDC released updated guidelines yesterday (Thursday, August 11th, 2022). Below are the links to the newest information we’re...

August 12, 2022
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“Voices United” Podcast Season 4 Now Available

Produced and Hosted by Whitworth University church music professor Dr. Ben Brody, this podcast is supported by The Hymn...

August 10, 2022

Our Blog

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WORDS FOR WORSHIP IN A TIME OF WAR

We are grateful to John Bell and the Wild Goose Resource Group of the Iona Community for sharing this...

April 12, 2022
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The Charles Wesley of the South Sudan: Mary Aluel Garang

Since the mid-1980s, Mary Aluel Garang’s theologically rich hymns have helped Sudanese Christians maintain faith and hope in God...

April 05, 2022