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NEW: Christ the Lord Is Risen Today 2023


I’m so excited to share my new arrangement of Christ the Lord Is Risen Today! 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.


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NEW: Were You There 2023


Listen to my new arrangement of Were You There and learn which popular praise and worship songs blend best with it thematically!


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Easter Sunrise Service Guide


One of my favorite memories of working at a small church plant was our Easter sunrise service. I’m definitely NOT a morning person so getting up extra early on a Sunday morning wouldn’t normally be on a list of my favorite activities!


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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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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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