Welcome to Evensong – a website from the west coast of Canada dedicated to fresh, Spirit-filled music for the liberal Christian church, all of it free for downloading and sharing in your community. Our music is registered with www.ccli.com and www.onelicense.net, so if you have a copyright license, please record all use. Thank you!
We have over 300 songs currently in our catalogue, with many more yet to upload and new songs being written all the time. Overall, we have at least one song (and often multiple songs) available for every Sunday in the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary, and also for many of the festivals.
Our music is largely scriptural in language and theme, coming out of the readings for the day, and includes many psalm refrains and shorter chants, as well as hymns, songs and anthems, all of it keyed to the lectionary readings for the week. You can also search for music using the scripture index, or search for themes by entering a term such as “lament” or “joy” in the Keywords search box. If you’ve heard a song of ours and just want to find it, try searching for a word or phrase in the Lyrics search box. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us!
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Are you looking for songs for the Season after Pentecost? You can search for each service individually through our lectionary index, or simply continue after the break for a full listing of our available songs for the season.⇒ Continue reading
While indexing is still a work in progress on this site, the Scripture and Lectionary indices should return fairly accurate results, and you can also search lyrics and keywords (themes) by using the search boxes down the right hand side of the page. If you can’t find something, send us a note via the Contact Us link and we’ll help you locate the music you are seeking.
I am not a master drummer – I am a singer, song leader and multi-instrumentalist who can never get enough djembe! Although I teach in a drum circle format, I do not teach in the usual West African manner in which students learn a combination of traditional patterns in order to accompany a drum soloist (there are many fine drummers across the country who teach in this model, so support your local talent to learn more of this amazing tradition). My main goal as a drummer and teacher is to build community and to help people develop skills for accompanying group singing.
Copyright is a difficult issue for many people to understand, so thank you in advance for you attention to legal matters! We make a large part of our living through the music we create, and illegal copying therefore hurts our ability to create more music.
Here are some answers regarding the various ways you might use our music.