News Updates

May
21

"The Blessing" Is A Song For Our Times

Posted on May 21, 2020

Just before COVID-19 broke through as a world-wide pandemic, Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes were at Elevation Church, in a songwriting session with Pastor Steven Furtick and Chris Brown. Out of that session came this song called The Blessing. They led it on Sunday at Elevation, and the YouTube video went viral. People all over the world have taken the words to heart as a statement of hope for these challenging days. We have all the resources so you can use this incredible song in your times of worship.

May
19

Finding Faith And Hope With "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"

Posted on May 19, 2020

As we approach Memorial Day and Independence Day in the United States, there is an age-old song nearly 500 years old that rises into our times of worship in both modern and traditional forms. "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" is one of the best-known hymns by Martin Luther, initially composed in 1529, and inspired by Psalm 46. The words remind us to be full of faith in God amidst the challenges we face -- "the flood of mortal ills prevailing". The words ring true in the face of our enemies, whether they be human, spiritual, or even medical. Take note, all the songs from the PraiseCharts modern version of this song are free for a limited time.

Apr
4

Join Keith & Kristin Getty Online at their Easter Family Hymn Sing

Posted on April 4, 2020

Get ready for an Easter week unlike you have ever experienced before. This year will not be remembered for high-end productions with smoke, lights and live animals. Instead, it will be families huddled together in the living room, sharing an intimate, authentic experience of God's grace. That is exactly what the Gettys have shown us with their weekly online hymn sings over the last few weeks. Truth be told, the chaos that unfolds around their piano is rather endearing. Thousands from all around the world are tuning in to their highly unproduced sing-alongs.

We have partnered with the Gettys to produce a song sheet for their much anticipated Easter Family Hymn Sing this Tuesday, online at Facebook (and in your living room). Pull out your own instruments and play along with Keith. Download the free song sheet that includes all the chords and lyrics -- totally free!

We've been working hard to produce an entire collection of song sheets in our Songs Of Worship series. There is even a brand new collection featuring 24 of the most popular songs from Keith and Kristyn Getty and Friends. Check out a few of the collections below.

Mar
21

Values and Practical Ideas For Leading Online Worship Services

Posted on March 21, 2020

These are both challenging and exciting times for the church! Every new movement in the history of the church has been accompanied by new music and new methods while the message never changes. During this Worldwide Pandemic, Worship Leaders have been given a great opportunity to incorporate new methods to communicate the unchanging message of the good news of Jesus Christ. You are a history maker!

Mar
20

Multi Tracks, Streaming and the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on March 20, 2020

Please take note: Multi tracks that you purchase from PraiseCharts are not extracted from the original master recording. They are original creations that specifically match our charts. During the COVID-19 crisis, we grant free permission for you to use our tracks during live streaming as long as you also have a Streaming License from CCLI. If you choose to use a multi track that is extracted from the original master recording, you may need additional permissions and risk being blocked by various streaming services.

Mar
15

Eleven Modern Worship Songs For A World In Chaos

Posted on March 15, 2020

COVID-19 has sent our world into a tailspin. It's a global crisis, for sure, but the effects are also very personal. Social distancing has become the new buzz word of our day. How can we survive this? We need each other. In all the seasons of life, this is a time for worship leaders to stand strong. We need you to bring us songs of hope, comfort, perspective, and truth. Songs put words of truth on the crest of melodic waves, triggering emotion and piercing our hearts. Music matters. Worship music matters even more. Authentic worship leaders, this is your time. We need you. Somewhat oblivious to the virus, we have seen a host of incredibly powerful worship songs rising to the surface in churches all around the world. During good times, these songs are lovely to sing together. During times of chaos, these songs take on new meaning as a lifeline to calm anxiety and help us fix our eyes on things that are true. Here is a list of eleven modern worship songs that can truly minister to you and the people you lead in this time of chaos and uncertainty.

Mar
13

Celebrating Dan Galbraith (Arranger, Orchestrator) at 50

Posted on March 13, 2020

Over the last 20 years, Dan has arranged and orchestrated more than 1500 orchestrations for PraiseCharts. Today is a bit of a milestone as he crosses into the second half of life and turns 50! To celebrate this day, we asked a number of long time customers of PraiseCharts to share a few words of encouragement with Dan. Instead of sending him a card, we're just going to send him a link to this page. Thanks to all of you who contributed your words.  If you want to add to this post, feel free to add your additional comments below in the comment section. We are incredibly privileged to have a man of such deep integrity, heart, skill, and passion for our team.

Mar
12

Exclusive Pre-release: Christ Our Hope In Life And Death (Getty Music)

Featuring Getty Music Posted on March 12, 2020

We are excited to partner with Getty Music to give you, our PraiseCharts customers, exclusive pre-release access to one of the most anticipated new modern hymns of the decade. For a limited time, you can download the chord chart, choir sheet, and MP3 audio of Christ Our Hope In Life And Death for free -- only from PraiseCharts! We hope this song will be a huge blessing to your church and worship ministry. Don't forget to Pre-save the song on Spotify!

Song Story

What is your only comfort in life and in death? For centuries, believers have learned the Christian faith beginning with that question. It’s the first article in the Heidelberg Catechism of 1563. Why start there? Because death is our common fate. Unless Jesus returns first, we will all die. To find comfort in life, we must know how we can face death. Hope comes only in trusting the one who died to take the curse of death and who crushed the power of death by His resurrection. “Christ has been raised from the dead” (1 Cor 15:20). That is the only statement that can transform how we live each day and how we prepare for our earthly life to end.

The hope of the resurrection spurs us to sing. That’s why a group of songwriters from Getty Music wrote the modern hymn “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death.” Like the Heidelberg Catechism that inspired it, this song is honest about death. There is no need to shrink back from mentioning death in our hymns because we know the Living One who has conquered death forever. The Christian can sing hallelujah because Christ assures us of our glorious future. Now and ever, we confess: “I am not my own, but belong—body and soul in life and in death—to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.

Feb
29

Welcome To The Worship Team - A Resource Package From Dan Wilt

Posted on February 29, 2020

Welcome To The Worship Team is a complete visual and audio training download for onboarding new and existing worship ministry team members – musicians, techs, and anyone joining your team. With the media download package, you get a 33-minute webinar-style presentation that is available in both video and audio format. Plus in addition to extra bonus resources, also included are presentation slides (ZIP, JPG), PDF slide view notes, and a PDF eBook for taking notes.

Special 20% Off Coupon for a limited time: praisechartsfriend

Feb
10

Hear from Ryan Dahl in the Worship Leader Collective (WLCO) Podcast

Posted on February 10, 2020

Listen in to the latest episode of the Worship Leader Collective Podcast where host Jenni McGrew talks to Ryan Dahl (founder of PraiseCharts) about the heart behind PraiseCharts, and stories about where PraiseCharts is heading in the future. While you are at it, check out the previous episode featuring our good friend, Paul Baloche. Fun fact ... Ryan and Jenni are both going to be at the Worship Innovators Conference in Chicago, IL on June 8-9, 2020. If you want to join us, register soon www.worshipinnovators.com before it's full! ** Use promo code "PRAISECHARTS" to save $50 on your registration.

Jan
14

We're Gonna Be at the Worship Innovators Conference (June 8-9, 2020 | Chicago, IL)

Posted on January 14, 2020

Are you ready for a new kind of worship conference? This one is different. Instead of artists and publishers, this one is led by a network of worship innovators who have founded some of the leading worship resource companies you have come to know and love. Ryan Dahl, the founder of PraiseCharts, is going to be there as a worship leader, host, and session speaker. Plus, it is very possible he may find a way to put on a glorious cornhole tournament in the parking lot. You don't want to miss this one. Join Ryan and several of his innovator friends, like Matt McCoy (Loop Community), Aaron Stewart (Planning Center), Jason Houtsma (Worship Artistry), Jenni Mcgrew (Worship Leaders Collective, and more. Register today at www.worshipinnovators.com/ and bring your team! ** Use promo code "PRAISECHARTS" to save $50 on your registration.

Jan
5

Top Worship Songs Of The 2010s - A Decade In Review

Posted on January 5, 2020

What an incredible decade the 2010s have been for modern worship songwriting. We have seen the rise of some amazing songs from world-class recording artists like Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong Worship, Hillsong United, Bethel Music, Lauren Daigle, and more. I am a huge fan of worship music.  As we close out the second decade of the 21st century, I've put together a series of posts that will take you on a tour through the top worship songs during each of the last ten years. You can easily click through each year and take a journey down memory lane, reviewing some of the greatest worship songs that have been written in the last decade.

Jan
4

Top 40 Worship Songs Of 2019

Posted on January 4, 2020

Bethel Music seemed to catch some momentum in 2018 with Reckless Love, which only served to set the stage for a song that took the top spot in 2019, Raise A Hallelujah. John and Melissa Helser were known to many from their song, No Longer Slaves, but Raise A Hallelujah seemed to echo a cry of worship that reverberated in congregations all across the nation. Bethel didn't just stop with one song. Brian Johnson teamed up with Phil Wickham to write another top song in 2019 with Living Hope. Hillsong surely would not stand by in silence. King of Kings came late in the 2019 year and shows incredible signs of strength heading into the next decade.

Jan
4

Top 100 Worship Songs Of The Decade (2010-2019)

Posted on January 4, 2020

The 2010s will be remembered for years to come as a season when songwriting for congregational worship rose to a level of strength and maturity. It's one thing to have a song be the best of the week, or the month, or even the year, but songs that rise to the top over an entire decade are truly special. They have a hymn-like staying power. What is interesting is that the second and third-ranked songs never actually became the top songs in any one year among the 2010s. However, the height of their peak barely shines a light on the length of their breadth.  10000 Reasons took a clear lead in the 2010s, more than 25% stronger than number two. Cornerstone, This Is Amazing Grace and What A Beautiful Name are all massive worship songs for the 2010s.

Aug
9

Everything You Need To Know About The PraiseCharts Cornhole Tournament At The Getty Sing! Conference

Posted on August 9, 2019

We are bringing one of the largest cornhole tournaments in the world to the Getty Sing! Conference. It all takes place on Monday night with up to 1000 people spread over two back-to-back sessions. If you are registered, make sure you read everything below so that you come prepared.

Jun
14

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

May
3

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.

Feb
4

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 www.finalemusic.com/blog.

Jan
7

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

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