Throughout history, the vigour of the churches’ life and of it’s renewal has been marked by Christians addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making music to the Lord.

Church has used this medium of art for long, for it’s communication. Christians were ever a singing group. They sang in joy and sorrow, in victory and failure. Because music is an art closely associated with the inner experience of man, it finds expression in sorrows, trials, strivings, triumphs etc. Moreover, Christian faith and doctrine were preserved and communicated to the world through songs of well composed music.

Good music is a powerful carrier of Christian message. The chief characteristic feature of good music is that one never grows tired of it. It will appeal with added force at each repetition. Faith & doctrines expressed through songs greatly influence the thinking of people.

    Idavakadhoothan November 1990
Hymn Library

Available as an online database of hymns hosted by Calvin College's Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Christian Classics Ethereal Library, is a database of over one million hymn tunes and texts, in addition to searching for hymns by entering notes of the melody. This is a great tool for aspiring musicians. Source :

Hymn Music

Free downloads of piano accompaniments of familiar hymns are provided as a joint project of Discipleship Ministries and United Methodist Communications on their website. This is a valuable resource for learning tunes of new hymns. Source :

Church Organ

Known as ‘the King of Instruments’ and invented about 250 BC, the Organ is an integral part of Church Choirs. Having very talented Organists in its fold, it is the aim of CSI Parish (Dubai) to ensure younger generations master this wonderful musical instrument and lead the congregation in Choir singing.
A series of videos, called “Lessons for the New Organist,” to teach basic skills and techniques to beginning organists is available on the website of the American Guild of Organists which is a valuable resource for music enthusiasts.

Lesson 1: A Pianist’s First Steps in Transitioning to the Organ
Lesson 2: The Architecture and Layout of the American Pipe Organ
Lesson 3: Coupling Organ Divisions
Lesson 4: Swell Pedals & Dynamic Expression
Lesson 5: An Introduction to Pedaling & Organ Music Scores
Lesson 6: Families of Organ Tone
Lesson 7: Mixture & Mutation Stops
Lesson 8: Registrations for Contemplative & Jubilant Hymns
Lesson 9: General & Divisional Pistons
Lesson 10: The Crescendo Pedal
Lesson 11: Does the Shoe Fit? Organ Shoes & Bench Height
Lesson 12: The Basics of Pedal Technique
Lesson 13: DIY: Adding Pedals
Lesson 14: DIY: Varying Your Organ Registrations (See also A Mini-Course in Basic Organ Registration )
Lesson 15: DIY: Using Time & Touch to Shape Melody
Lesson 16: DIY: Reharmonizing Your Hymns
Lesson 17: DIY: Key Modulations: When, Why & How
Lesson 18: DIY: Using Registrations to Illustrate Hymn Texts
Lesson 19: Choosing and Using a Pedal Point
Lesson 20: Creative Use of Limited Pedaling in Hymns
Lesson 21: An Introduction to Hymn Meter and the Metrical Index
Lesson 22: Choosing Alternate Hymn Texts and Tunes by Examining Meter
Lesson 23: Adapting Folk and Guitar Music to the Organ
Lesson 24: Bridging Gaps During Communion Services
Lesson 25: Variety in Hymn-Playing, Regardless of Instrument Size
Lesson 26: How to Use MIDI Functions on Organ Consoles
Lesson 27: How to be an Excellent Substitute Organist
Lesson 28: Getting Around on the Hammond Organ
Lesson 29: Determining Your Pedaling in Organ Literature
Lesson 30: Answers to Some Important Questions
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