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Brian Doerksen Live Stream Concert

Posted on June 14, 2019

While PraiseCharts officially began more than 20 years ago, the early seeds of inspiration took life in the early 1990's. Ryan Dahl, founder of PraiseCharts, was in the thick of university while interning at his home church (and learning to play acoustic guitar). At the same time, a new movement of worship was coming to life, and a key voice in that season for Ryan was Brian Doerksen (with Vineyard Music)... more


We Have Projection Lyrics For ProPresenter, PowerPoint and More

Posted on May 3, 2019

We are taking all the guesswork out of preparing worship slides, and saving you precious time with our new lyric slides.  Our lyrics are clean, clear, and accurate, PLUS they match both the original recording and our sheet music arrangements word for word, measure for measure, from beginning to end. Your slide operator will breath a sigh of relief knowing they can just click forward through each slide as the song progresses.  Every lyric slides package comes with a variety of formats and file types, including ProPresenter and PowerPoint. Check the end of the blog for free lyric files through May.


FinaleMusic Features PraiseCharts Lead Orchestrator, Dan Galbraith

Posted on February 4, 2019

We create a lot of different kinds of charts, but the crowning jewel of PraiseCharts is our modern worship orchestrations, uniquely designed for weekly congregational worship. Over the years, Dan Galbraith has penned more than 1500 full orchestrations for PraiseCharts. Along the way, he has attracted quite a following of music ministers who have come to trust his keen understanding of worship, music, and all the musicians that make up today's modern orchestra. Behind all the PDF's, Dan has literally become a master of one of the premier software platforms for arranging and transcribing: Finale.  Recently, FinaleMusic interviewed Dan Galbraith, and have now posted a full story in their blog, highlighting Dan's journey as an arranger. Take a moment to peal back the curtain and get a behind-the-scenes look at the man who leads our network of arrangers at PraiseCharts. Read the full story at


We're Rolling Out Seven New Products ... with more to come!

Posted on January 7, 2019

Over the holidays, our arrangers and transcribers have been busy getting ready for the new year. As we launch into 2019, we’re excited to roll out seven new highly requested products, giving you more options for your musicians.

  1. Brass Packs - Get the Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba and French Horn parts in this orchestration breakout pack.
  2. String Packs - Get the Violin, Viola, Cello and String Reduction in this orchestration breakout pack.
  3. Wind Packs - Get the Flute/Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Sax and Tenor Sax in this orchestration breakout pack
  4. Lead Sheet (Melody only in 12 keys) - Get the Lead Sheet with melody only in all 12 keys
  5. Lead Sheet (SAT) - Get the Lead Sheet with three part vocals for your praise team or choir, now available as a breakout part.
  6. Piano/Vocal (SATB) - Get the Piano/Vocal with four part vocals for your praise team or choir, now available as a breakout part.
  7. Piano Sheets - Get the Piano part on it’s own, without the clutter of the band and vocals

Honoring A Life of Evangelism

Posted on February 21, 2018

"Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.” -Billy Graham

During the month of February, PraiseCharts will donate all proceeds from Just As I Am to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.


Top Worship Song Ideas for Christmas Services

Posted on December 10, 2017

December is upon us and for many of you, Christmas music selection and practice may well be underway. However, if you are still working to plan the perfect Christmas worship set or looking for extra resources for your Christmas services, we have complied a large number of top lists to make that planning and selection simpler for you. Take a look at the lists below for a comprehensive list of songs that are trending for Christmas 2017.


The Story Of PraiseCharts: Podcast with Ryan Dahl & Loop Community

Featuring Ryan Dahl Posted on November 14, 2017

Last week, while passing through Chicago, I stopped in to stir up some "trouble" with Matt McCoy at the head office.


Reformation Sunday

Posted on October 26, 2017

October 31 is not just for candy and costumes; it is a date that prompts reflection in the Protestant calendar. This is the 500th year of the Reformation, and this week is Reformation Sunday.



Love Houston - Helping Worship Leaders Affected By The Flood

Posted on September 6, 2017

We are overwhelmed by the tragedy facing thousands of displaced families in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Through PraiseCharts, we are connected to more than 1000 churches in Houston and the surrounding areas. Even one of our long time arrangers had his entire home flooded. Our hearts go out to all who are affected! Truly, there is little we can do to make a meaningful difference, considering the scope of this tragedy. And yet, we cannot just stand by and do nothing. So, we'd like to invite you, our customers, to join us in an attempt at making this small gesture of compassion.



First Love: A New Worship Collection from Dennis Jernigan

Posted on June 5, 2017

First Love is a 16 song collection of simple and intimate worship songs by Dennis Jernigan, writer of the popular You Are My All In All. These songs were recorded over a three day period in the studios of the American Family Association in Tupelo, MS. During those three days, Dennis simply worshiped Jesus - just him and the piano, and First Love is the result. First Love includes 10 of Jernigan’s most popular worship songs like You Are My All In All, Thank You, We Will Worship the Lamb of Glory, Who Can Satisfy My Soul and more. Also included is Passionate Obsession - a song of deliverance from the Father’s perspective.


Devote Yourselves To The Public Reading Of Scripture

Posted on March 12, 2017

For nearly 20 years, PraiseCharts has dedicated our self to resourcing the church with music for congregational worship. After all, the Bible tells us to “be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord” (Eph 5:18b-19a, NLT). Singing in church is so important, and has a deep impact on our theology. We sing what we believe, and we believe what we sing. But the Bible also says, “devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture” (1 Tim 4:13, NIV). Apparently, there is more than just singing that a congregation can experience together ... more


Keep An Eye Out For New Orchestrations Coming Daily

Posted on November 29, 2016

We have our arrangers working hard every day, to create charts. Take a look at the orchestrations coming soon!


PraiseCharts Receives Editor's Pick In Two Categories by Worship Leader Magazine

Posted on November 3, 2016

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PraiseCharts is honored to be selected as Editor’s Pick for the annual Worship Leader Magazine Best of the Best Issue. This year, we receive mention in two categories: Digital Worship Resources: Chords/Charts/Songs Category and Digital Worship Resources: Tracks/Loops/Patches Category. Thanks to our friends at Worship Leader Magazine for this recognition and to all of you for making PraiseCharts a part of your ministry each week. See the full list of all 'Best of' selections in a Premier Resource Guide which will be included in the November/December issue of Worship Leader Magazine.


Worship Coaching with Rick Muchow

Featuring Rick Muchow Posted on August 9, 2016

Free Coaching is offered through practical Ask Rick Worship articles, Daily Facebook and Twitter posts, and our monthly newsletter. Additional coaching is now available through the Coaching Subscription. The Coaching Subscription offers services designed to enhance your personal ministry and/or ministry team. I believe that Leading Worship is first a calling and then a skill to be developed. I am excited for the opportunity to share my 30 years of Worship Leading experience with you and your ministry ... more


PraiseCharts In Print - Through Hal Leonard and Pine Lake

Posted on July 4, 2016


The PraiseCharts series features six compatible books that can be used alone or in any combination. The arrangements are designed to aid the flow of live congregational worship, and the level is suitable for amateurs and pros alike. Section numbers and lyrics cues are included in each book so your musicians can play together easily. Use the audio tracks in lieu of a live band, or to enhance the sound of your band for rehearsal and performance ... more


Summer 2016 Song Request Survey

Posted on June 30, 2016

We are constantly adding new songs to our catalog, and most of our arranging priorities are driven by customer download activity. We keep track of the latest songs that top artists are releasing, but there are always ones that fall through the cracks. That's where we need your help!  To start off, enter any songs that come to mind into our Song Request User Forum. On a regular basis, we collect those songs into a Song Request Survey, just like you see below ... more

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