Every church musician has their go-to resources for worship planning, anthem selection, ministry leadership, and rehearsal planning. Some might say their planner; others, their hymnal. Some of you might find the lectionary an invaluable resource for planning and a one-a-day devotional for staying inspired. But what about when you're away from your desk?
Over the past few years, I've found a few resources that I go back to again and again and the best part? They're all online.
From worship planning to anthem selection, hymn choices to choir devotions, here are some of my all-time favorite online church music resources:
Do y'all know about Hymnary.org? This is one of my favorite resources.
Hymnary.org features a huge database of hymns from all different hymnals. Look up texts, additional verses, hymn tune information, and much more. Search by text, tune, writers, Scripture reference, or topic, and look up tables of contents for hundreds (thousands?) of hymnals and hymnal supplements. This site also features links to choral anthems, instrumental arrangements, and digital scores.