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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Our upcoming events

A Cappella Sunday

March 10, 2019 NCUnited States

A Capella Sunday Hymn Suggestions Year C What: A Cappella Sunday is when worshiping communities across the United States commit to singing a cappella in their Sunday morning worship service. For communities where this is a new concept, it could just be one hymn, but for communities that are more comfortable singing unaccompanied, they are

Writing the Church’s Song – Hymn Writing Retreat

April 25, 2019 4316 Abrams Rd.
Dallas,TX75214United States

CLICK HERE REGISTER Invitation After the busy season of Lent and all the blessings and hard work that Holy Week brings with it, time away to rest, reflect, and re-inspire is important. Writing the Church’s Song is a 3-day writing retreat for beginner and intermediate hymn writers. Two top-class clinicians will be provided, one focusing

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Album Review – The Porter’s Gate Worship Project, “Volume One: Work Songs”

The Context The Porter’s Gate is a collaborative effort between many songwriters and artists, spearheaded by Isaac Wardell. Their...

February 15, 2019
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What “The Sound of Music” Taught Me About Congregational Song

Blogger David Bjorlin is a worship pastor at Resurrection Covenant Church (Chicago), a lecturer in worship at North Park...

February 11, 2019
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Album Review – Greg LaFollette, “Songs of Common Prayer”

The Context As the title clearly reflects, this album is a collection of songs whose lyrics are either directly...

February 06, 2019
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Reflections on The Porter’s Gate Songwriting Retreat

Blogger Rylan A. Harris is Minister of Worship & Arts at Ray of Hope Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia while he pursues...

February 05, 2019