Songs for Baptism

Here is a collection of songs and texts that meditate on various themes related to baptism.  However you practice this sacrament it is a time for congregational celebration.  In the various churches that I've served we have always sung a song of praise during or after the baptism that unites the congregation in both proclaiming... Continue Reading →

Jesus Loves Me – A song for baptism

Welcoming infants into our covenant family is one of the highlights of Sunday worship. There have been a lot of baptisms recently and I've been working on the baptism liturgy with our new pastor Geoff Bradford.  One of the traditions he brought from his old church in Philadelphia (Liberti Fairmont) was having the whole congregation... Continue Reading →

Songwriting and Theology – full song

Each week in our Songwriting and Theology course we look at a specific theme in the history of hymnody and attempt to write something ourselves that mimics this topic.  Last week however we were asked to write a complete song building on what we have been learning all semester. The assignment was to write a... Continue Reading →

There is a Fountain Filled with Blood

We're singing this beautiful hymn by William Cowper during the Lord's Supper this week.  As I was working on our arrangement I realized that there are quite a few different versions that have been *kicked around recently. Here they are in no particular order. The Welcome Wagon - mp3 | leadsheet | buy on both... Continue Reading →

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