Top Ten Favorite Opening Songs

Here is the list you've all been waiting for: Our top ten favorite opening songs. A good mix of hymns, retunes, and contemporary selections. The opening song choice is really important in worship.  It establishes the musical identity of the congregation. It sets the tone for your worship and communicates who you are chiefly interested... Continue Reading →

Songs for Lent – New York Hymns

Red Mountain Music along with a number of other fantastic musicians from the New York area released a collections of songs last year called simply "Songs for Lent."  The texts were curated by Cardiphonia from the Sacred Harp as they entered into conversation with the traditional Stations of the Cross.  The music is still available... Continue Reading →

Pentecost Songs

--- Download Album HERE Download Songbook HERE Liturgical Resources for Pentecost HERE Reflection from W. David O. Taylor HERE --- Last fall Cardiphonia sponsored the first of what will be a series of song collections focused around gospel themes for congregational song. This week we are releasing our second collection of songs for Pentecost Sunday.... Continue Reading →

When Christ’s Appearing Was Made Known

Thanks to Kristen S. for suggesting this great Epiphany hymn text written in the 5th century by Cael­i­us Se­dul­i­us and translated by John M Neale in the 19th century. This text is unusual in that it connects the infant narratives with Jesus's early ministry.  There aren't many hymns that do this and this one does... Continue Reading →

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