This guide will help you write Christian lyrics in any melody, regardless of the type of music. These step-by-step instructions will teach you what it takes to write a Christian letter. Are you ready? Let us begin!
Part 1 of 3: Form the Ideas
Step 1. Get a general idea of the topic you want to write about
If you already have a great idea, then develop it. Having an idea before you write the song will make everything that much easier.
Step 2. Check your Bible
Find the verses that you like the most. Do you think they could be part of a song? By concentrating on one verse, you will enhance the Christian content of the song and strengthen its value. This will keep it grounded in the truth.
Step 3. Listen to your preacher
You can listen to the sermon on Sunday and write about what he or she exposes. Underline what he or she emphasizes to get the most important lines in your song. Maybe he or she can help you with your song. Maybe I can read what you have done and make suggestions.
Step 4. Consider whether you will follow a theme or introduce a message into the song
Will it tell a story? Will it illustrate a trip or demonstrate a point of view?
Step 5. Think about the situation you are going through personally at this moment
Writing what you feel will help you better connect with the audience. If you are sad, write a slow and steady song. If you are happy, write a happier song. Every good songwriter has a mix. The audience will connect with it and relate the songs to their own experiences.
Part 2 of 3: Determine the gender
Step 1. Consider the genre you want for music
It should be something that serves you, something that you enjoy listening to and that you want to share with others. With imagination and disposition, you can make a Christian song with any type of music.
Step 2. Consider the artists who inspire you
They can be Christian or secular. It doesn't really matter that much, as you'll be using them for inspiration, not to plagiarize their songs.
Part 3 of 3: Write the song
Step 1. Have a sequence ready
Having a general order to do things can put your brain to work.
Step 2. Use the verses to put the song together
Can you create a group of short songs that can be put together later to make the whole song?
Step 3. Change things up
If the verses you added don't allow the song to make a good sense, change things up a bit. Add new verses and take out some. Constantly return to the topic or message you decided on previously to make sure the song fits well.
Step 4. Practice the song
Sing it or play it out loud in a basic way. Is it heard the way you want it to? The process can be long, do not rush. Give it time and focus on what you want the audience to understand about the song and the message.
Step 5. Give it a title based on the topic or message you chose
- The Book of Psalms is perfect for creating a song.
- Write what you believe, do not stop.
- Listen to well-known Christian musicians. They have good music that helps spread God's message throughout the world.
- Nothing is too weird. Write for the Lord. Ask God for help.
- If you can't find ideas, listen to the songs you like. Sometimes they can give you ideas, but don't copy the lyrics.
- Use meaningful and sweet words. Don't try to use jargon unless it really works for the song.
- Includes biblical passages. Most Christian songs include them, although sometimes phrased differently.
- Be creative. Feel free to change the time signature, key, tonal center, and rhythm whenever you think suits the music. Don't limit yourself, explore different styles, scales, modes, chords, rhythms, meters, and techniques.
- Remember that most people enjoy simple music, so if you decide to do something complex, some people may not appreciate it.
- If you want to write good Christian songs you must be a spiritual person, otherwise you will only be a hypocrite to the listeners. How can you write about something you don't know?
- Don't plagiarize. It is unethical and if a company decides to sue you, it could put you a big fine. If you think your song sounds like another, play it for other people and listen to their opinions. You can sing it in the same tone, but do not commit plagiarism.