When we launched LifeWayWorship.com back in 2008, it was with about thirty songs. At that point, searching was kind of a moot point – you could almost see everything on the site on the main search page. Even then, one of the goals we had for the site was to make every search count. We never want you to have to use the immortal words of the modern day theologian: “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.”
To that end, we’ve totally reworked the search algorithm at LifeWayWorship.com. We’re indexing information we’ve never indexed before, and we’re returning searches the way you expect them.
When you search for song titles like Our God or In Christ Alone, they’ll be among the first results you see, followed by other song titles that contain the phrase, and then song titles that have the phrase in a lyric, description or other information that we’ve captured about the song.
Themes and Topics
Subject searches like missions or evangelism give you all the songs in that subject in alphabetical order so that you can browse them to find the title that you want. If you’re wondering the kinds of things that you can search for, try some off the top of your head, or hit the button on any search result and look at the “Tags” field.
If you want, you can search for any lyric of any song, so if all you remember is that line “When perils o’ertake us You will not forsake us“, we’ll take you straight to the song it came from.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg for our search. Look for more posts about tips and tricks to make search work for you. We’re always looking for ways that we can improve LifeWayWorship.com for you… let us know how we can help you in your worship ministry!