This is a call out to Salvationist songwriters. At SA Worship Magazine, we want to hear from you! We want to energize and revitalize our corps with NEW worship songs written by Salvationists for Salvationists. These can be new melodies put to the rich lyrics of our Songbook or totally original content.
Here is what you need to know:
Submit songs to
Friday September 2, 2022
Please include the following when
you submit your song(s):
Lyric sheet (arranged in the format of the song)
Lead sheet and/or chord chart (if possible)
(written music is not mandatory but greatly appreciated)
It is with great excitement that we announce a call for submissions for SAWM Song Search 2022. Songs selected from this round of the search will be included in Volumes 5 and 6 of Salvation Worship which will be published in 2023. We are excited to find new songs from Salvationists around the world. Check out our website to see Volumes 1 – 4 by visiting www.salvationworship.com.
Psalm 96 calls for us to sing a new song as an outpouring of our experience with God. It is a privilege to provide songs to congregations around the world with words of worship and commitment that they can sing to God. The SAWM Song Search exists to provide the opportunity for new songs to be discovered and published for congregational worship. Some of the submitted songs are entirely original. Other submissions have taken lyrics from our Song Book and have given them new life to fit today’s musical worship style. No matter the style, we want songs that will work for congregations around the Army and church world.
The adjudication process involves looking at the music and lyrics for each song. Feedback is provided to each writer to help them improve their craft. The adjudication panel is made up of leaders in Salvation Army contemporary music from around the world. The adjudication is blind, so no names are given to the panel. Piano tracks are created to ensure that all songs are recorded at an equal level.
We want to produce high quality resources for corps with varying levels of musical support. Published songs are recorded, lyric videos are created, and sheet music is provided to support all types of worship musicians.
Songs that are selected from SAWM Song Search
will be published in Salvation worship during 2022. The resources that will be produced from selected songs are:
Lead sheet Lyric Video Punch Brass
Chord Chart Devotional Material Brass Pads
Piano Chart Multi track Stems Backing Track
All resources will be shared through