Music Resources

Need help choosing music?

See the song suggestions listed for the various readings each Sunday on this website.
Song and Hymn Index. Contains all the indexes of the LHS and AT books in one Excel file. Download the file (zip file) here.
Song Select: you can search for more contemporary songs (covered by CCLI) by theme. If your congregation has a paid subscription you can also download sheet music.
Modern songs in Lutheran Worship- revised – A revised and greatly expanded list of more contemporary songs used in worship, including comments, themes and suggestions as to when they are suitable.
All Together Index 2002 – Prepared by Mark Borgas and includes all the All Together books up to and including All Together Whatever (the yellow book).
Tips for song choosing – Prepared by Mark Simpfendorfer. Explains how to choose songs for worship.
Tips for song leading in Lutheran worship – Prepared by Mark Simpfendorfer. There is a difference between performing and leading worship – find out more!

While the LCA does not necessarily endorse the content of these websites, you may find them helpful in your worship planning:
Together to Celebrate: lectionary based song and hymn suggestions from a variety of sources.
Singing from the Lectionary: has song and hymn suggestions based on the RCL from other hymnals.

No musicians?

Small Church Music: You can download mp3 and midi files of popular hymn tunes from this site (free).
Hymns Without Words: mp3 downloads of hymn tunes (free).

Available for purchase through ACR:
Keyboard Accompaniments for Together in Song – 4 CD set. Pipe organ accompaniments by organist Siegfried Franke. CD 1 & 2 ; CD 3 & 4.
Hymns of the Church MP3 – Played on the Pipe Organ at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Adelaide, by the late Church Organist, James Thiele. This DVD (it is not a CD) contains the 647 hymns of the Australian Lutheran Hymnbook (the ‘black hymnal’ only, does not include hymns in the supplement).
Best Loved Hymns of the Church – by Concordia Publishing House, 3 CD set contains 52 hymns which are beautifully and professionally played on the Schlicker pipe organ in Kramer Chapel at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. CD contents listed on the website.
All Together series – CDs of the songs from the orange, red, yellow, purple and white books are available. Good for learning new songs, playing during reflection time but not suitable for accompaniment for congregational singing.