How to Choose Worship Songs

First, brainstorm songs.

Here are some resources to find appropriate songs that link with the theme of the sermon/service:

Second, run ideas through the following grid:

  • What does this song say about:
    • God
    • Us
    • How we relate to God, namely, the Gospel
  • Questions
    • Is it cohesive?
    • Is it comprehensible?
    • Does it encourage congregational participation?
    • Have we sung it recently?
  • [these are drawn from Marva Dawn and my worship class notes]

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