Tag: Hugh Wetmore

Common denominators for super congregational singing #3 — Hugh Wetmore

Hugh Wetmore is a songwriter and student of worship trends. He invites you to join the worship conversation by commenting on his monthly column. This month we aim for an “EASY Sing-Along Style” of song to get the congregation really singing! The emphasis is on easy singability. Professionals don’t want […]

More common denominators for super congregational singing — Hugh Wetmore

Hugh Wetmore is a songwriter and student of worship trends. He invites you to join the worship conversation by commenting on his monthly column. With a passionate longing to hear congregations sing with enthusiasm, we identified two factors last month that identify “super singable songs”: Enthusiasm for the message of […]

Common denominators for super congregational singing — Hugh Wetmore

Hugh Wetmore is a songwriter and student of worship trends. He invites you to join the worship conversation by commenting on his monthly column. Noting from last month that: Congregational singing in many churches lacks enthusiastic participation, and that Crowds outside the church-context usually sing enthusiastically, We ask … “Why […]

Finding a tune for the lyrics you want to sing

[notice]Hugh Wetmore is a songwriter and student of worship trends. He invites you to join the worship conversation by commenting on his monthly column.[/notice] In the run-up to Easter, our congregation pondered the seven sayings of Jesus from the cross, during the seven weeks climaxing on Good Friday. The pastor […]

Songs God wants to hear: how contemporary songwriters recycle older hymns

[notice]Hugh Wetmore is a songwriter and student of worship trends. He invites you to join the worship conversation by commenting on his monthly column.[/notice] The intrinsic value of some of the older Hymns is recognised by some contemporary songwriters. They realise that the upcoming generation often considers them old fashioned. […]