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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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 2023

November 08, 2023 2209 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23223 United States

Register Here 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

Course Information The Center for Congregational Song is sponsoring a seven-session online course on the theology of hymns during January and February 2024. Sessions will be held on Fridays from

Our Recent News


“Voices United” Podcast Season 5 Now Available

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

June 29, 2023

New Bilingual Blog Post Available – Nueva publicación de blog lista

Our new bilingual Spanish/English blog Puentes has just published their latest entry entitled “Himnarios en español en Hymnary.org/Spanish Language...

May 30, 2023

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Questions for the Director – Getting My Song Published

This is a question I get on the regular. To write this response, I’ve asked long time hymnal editor...

September 21, 2023

A Tale of Two Melodies – When Hymns Are to Be Sung in Cantonese Part I of V

A Tale of Two Melodies – When Hymns Are to Be Sung in Cantonese (Part I of V: The...

August 04, 2023