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NEW: Christ Arose 2024 Worship Band Mix

 

A note from arranger Don Chapman:

 

One of the big “hits” of my arranging career has been Christ Arose and it’s turned out to be in the top 5 arrangements on the website! This new remix aims to give churches with worship bands a simpler version to work with. Without the additional string instruments and parts, it allows them to focus on the core components and imagine the arrangement with their specific instrumental lineup.

 

Available at both Hymncharts.com and Worshiphymns.com

 

Learn more and listen.

NEW: Revive Us Again

 

A note from arranger Don Chapman:

 

I just finished the first NEW hymn to the website in years.This classic, soul-stirring call for spiritual renewal is just what we need in uncertain times.

 

Learn more and listen.

Introducing: Hymnbot!

 

I've been playing around with a new AI customer service bot for the website. Try it out! Go to the homepage (or any page on the website) and you'll see a little chat icon in the bottom right of your screen. Ask it anything about the website or hymns in general. The more questions it gets, the better I can train it with more relevant data.

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

 

Easter 2024 is on March 31st! Other arrangements of this classic Easter hymn here at hymncharts are big and bombastic, but this one is a bit more laid back with a slightly slower tempo and a lower key than usual. I’ve added a few little Bach-ish licks and have mixed them with a more modern chord structure.

 

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The Story Behind: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

 

Of the thousands of churches across the world, you would only be able to walk past a few during the Easter season and not hear the congregation boisterously singing this tune. It was written by a man who wrote so many hymns that he himself would not be able to name half, and it sat as just another of his many works for many years. It wasn’t until one significant change to the hymn caused it to explode in popularity and become an essential pick for the celebration of the risen Savior.

 

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NEW Website: Worshiphymns.com

 

Just in time for Christmas I've launched a brand new HYMNS website! I've had this brewing for a few years and finally have it ready.

 

Here's what Worshiphymns is all about: It's tailored directly for the modern worship team who leads only with the top worship songs. This church rarely if ever sings hymns because they can be awkward to sing/play and feel irrelevant. Worshiphymns will have the top hymns arranged specifically with the modern style in mind - ambient guitars/pads and unique, yet simple, chord patterns. Pick an affordable subscription to meet your ministry's needs - chord charts, sheet music, multitracks or a combination!

 

How is Worshiphymns different from Hymncharts? Hymncharts offers a broad range of worship styles over the past twenty years with over 150 arrangements, plus more sheet music like SATB choir and instrumental parts. Worshiphymns will be worship band only (with an occasional cello part if I arrange it that way) and feature my newest, modern arrangements with a few remixed classic Hymncharts arrangements I think would work in a modern setting.

 

If you have a choir and/or instruments like flute, trumpet, clarinet, etc., Hymncharts is what you need.

 

If you're a worship band-driven style singing the top CCLI songs, Worshiphymns is for you!

 

Read more about the launch of Worshiphymns.com.

Top Hymns of 2023 Reveal Shifts in Worship

 

The results are in – we now know the most beloved hymns in 2023 according to an informal poll by Thom Rainer at Lifeway. After compiling over 2,000 responses, the top 20 hymns showcase a mix of classic and modern worship favorites.

 

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Why Are Hymns Still Popular?

 

Why are so many old hymns still popular to this day? Are they merely being kept around by believers holding to tradition? As society and technology advances, shouldn’t the new dethrone the old?

 

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About: Don Chapman’s passion is for the Church, music and technology, and he blends all three into resource websites devoted to contemporary worship: hymncharts(.)com and worshipflow(.)com. He’s the editor of the weekly worshipideas(.)com newsletter that’s read by over 30,000 worship leaders across the world. A prolific arranger and songwriter, Don has had songs published by Word, Integrity Music, G3worship and Worship Today, and has orchestrated music for Christian artists Chris Sligh and Jeremy Camp. He’s been featured on the 700 Club, has been quoted in USAToday and is a guest lecturer at Liberty University.

 

The first worshipideas email newsletter went out to about 400 people on February 11, 2002 (in the heyday, right before the blog explosion, the newsletter amassed over 100,000 subscribers. These days it hovers around 30,000.) Worshipideas was born out of Don’s own desire to share what he was learning as a first-time worship leader at a church plant. Back in 2002 contemporary worship was still fairly new and the worshipideas newsletter and website helped worship leaders across the world figure out this new form of worship.

 

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