Glory & Gladness Music is a publishing ministry by Erik Dewar to help provide local churches with more and more congregational songs for their people's participation in the soul-satisfying exaltation of Jesus Christ.

No matter the musical style or tradition, there is a temptation for the primary sound of weekly worship to come from a few professionals instead of the people in the pews. Though skillful leadership is certainly desirable and even biblical (Psalm 33:3), the greater calling of those leading on Sunday is not to perform, but rather to put valuable lyrics in the mouths of their people. How are congregants to "lift up a song  to him" (Psalm 68:4) or how are they to "address one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" (Ephesians 5:19) if they aren't the ones singing? The gathered church will be robbed of that profound joy of exalting Jesus together if excluded from participation.

Therefore, Glory & Gladness Music seeks to be a resource for churches looking for songs with:

  • Singable and memorable melodies, so it's possible to sing as a congregation.

  • Deep and biblical lyrics, so it's worth singing as a congregation. 

  • Versatile and eclectic style, so it's accessible to the variety of members in a congregation.

Other resources:

What's Really Going On In Corporate Worship?


May the primary sound of the gathered church be the singing of God's people for the lifting of his glory and the deepening of their joy!