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In This Article:

  1. Add a Song
  2. Type a Song
  3. Edit a Song
  4. Delete a Song
  5. Customize Song Slides
  6. Import a Song or Text
  7. Locate and Display a Song


In this article, you'll learn how to add, edit and delete songs in EasyWorship, how to customize song slides (backgrounds, custom labels, additional text fields), how to import songs from Song Select Lyric Service or an existing EasyWorship database, and how to locate and display a song to the audience.


Add a Song


The EasyWorship New Song dialog box allows you to add a new song to the songs resource area database by typing it, by importing it or by copy and paste.


  1. Click the + icon button at the bottom of the song list, or right-click any song under the Songs tab in the Resource Area, and select New Song.
  2. The Song Editor dialog box appears.


Type a Song


  1. Type a name for the song in the Title box.
  2. Type the label you want to use for the slide under the Words tab. (e.g. Verse 1, Chorus, Intro)
  3. Type the lyrics for the song in the Words tab.
  4. To create a new slide, either press Ctrl+Enter after typing the slide text or click the Add icon at the bottom left corner of the Words tab.


Edit a Song


The EasyWorship Editor allows you to edit songs, miscellaneous text, and song information. When editing a song, you can choose either to save your edits to the song in the current schedule only, or to save your edits to the song permanently in the song Resource Area.


Edit a Song in the Schedule


  1. In the Schedule area, select the song to be edited.
  2. Right-click on the song.
  3. Click on Edit Item from the pop out menu.
  4. The Schedule Editor window appears.
  5. The Words tab or Slides tab can be used to enter or edit text as needed.
  6. Use the toolbar to change the font and size of the text, the style, and the alignment.
  7. Use the header buttons to select a Theme, create a new Text box, add a Scripture or Media element or Background, or Arrange Elements (See Customize Song Slides).
  8. Use the Inspector button to customize your song any way you want.


Edit a Song in the Database


  1. In the Resource Area, click on the Songs tab.
  2. Select the song you wish to edit.
  3. Right-click on the song.
  4. Click on Edit Song from the pop out menu.
  5. The Words tab or Slides tab can be used to enter or edit text as needed.
  6. Use the toolbar to change the font and size of the text, the style, and the alignment.
  7. Use the header buttons to select a Theme, create a new Text box, add a Scripture or Media element or Background, or Arrange Elements.
  8. Use the Inspector button to customize your song any way you want.


Edit Song Copyright Information


The CCLI # appears by default when a song is copyrighted, or you can add the copyright symbol and date to the Inspector in the Song Editor. Once you have entered the CCLI #, it will automatically appear in each copyrighted song. To add/edit the CCLI #, follow these steps:


  1. Click on the Songs tab in the Resource Area.
  2. Right-click on the song and select the option to Edit Song.
  3. Click the Inspector button in the top-right corner of the Song Editor window to display the Song Information.
  4. Edit the desired information and close the Inspector window.
  5. In the Song Editor, click OK to save your changes.


Delete a Song


Remove a Song from the Schedule


  1. In the Schedule area, locate the song you would like to remove.
  2. Right click on that song and select Remove From Schedule from the pop out menu.
  3. You will get a confirmation asking if you’re sure you want to delete this schedule item.
  4. Click Yes to remove this song from the schedule.


Delete a Song from the Database


WARNING: The following procedure permanently deletes the selected song from the EasyWorship Songs database.

  1. In the Resource Area, locate the song you would like to delete.
  2. Right-click on that song and select Delete from the pop out menu.
  3. You will get a confirmation asking if you’re sure you want to permanently delete this song.
  4. Click Yes to permanently delete the song from the songs database.

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Customize Song Slides


You can also select a Theme, create a text box, add Scripture or Media, and use the Arrange and Inspector buttons on the toolbar to format your new song.


Select a Theme


Click the Theme button on the toolbar and select the desired Theme you would like to use for that song.


Add Another Text Box


Click the Text button on the toolbar to add another text box to the current slide.


Add a New Slide


Click the + icon in the bottom left corner to create a new slide, and then type the new slide text.


Splitting Slides


If you need to split an existing slide into two or more slides, move the cursor to the beginning of the line you wish to be the first line of the new slide and press Ctrl+Enter on the keyboard.

Insert Labels


  1. When a new slide is added, there are two field options. One for Label and one for Song
  2. Click where it shows label and type in your label. i.e. Verse1 or Chorus
  3. Then press Enter to type the new song text
  4. Click OK when you are satisfied with the song


Add Scripture to Current Slide


  1. Click the Scripture button on the toolbar.
  2. Select the translation you would like to use.
  3. Search for the scripture you would like to use.
  4. Either double-click the verse(s) or drag and drop the verse(s) to add the scripture to the current slide.
  5. The scripture will be added in its own text box that you can resize and move if needed.


Add Media



  • Add Media as a background for the whole song:


  1. Click the Inspector button on the toolbar.
  2. Click Background.
  3. Select your Fill Style.
  4. For each respective style, choose all the options you want to use.
  5. Click the Apply to Theme button at the bottom.


  • Adding media as a background for a single slide:


  1. Click the Slides tab in the upper left of the song editor
  2. Click the Media button on the toolbar
  3. Select the type of media you want to use from the dropdown (Videos, Images, Feeds, DVDs, Audio)
  4. Drag and drop your desired media file from the Media dropdown to your desired slide under the Slides tab on the left


  • Adding Media as an element to the current slide:


  1. Click the Slides tab in the upper left of the Song Editor.
  2. Click the Media button on the toolbar.
  3. Select the type of media you want to use from the dropdown (Videos, Images, Feeds, DVDs, Audio).
  4. Double-click your desired media file (you can also drag and drop the media file to the selected slide directly below the Media tab).
  5. Resize and move the element to your desired location on the slide.
  6. You can select the element and arrange it to the front or back by clicking on the Arrange button on the toolbar.
  7. Click OK when you are satisfied with the song.

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Import a song or text


Import a song from document


  1. Open EasyWorship, Click the + icon at the bottom of the song list to create a new song.
  2. Click the Import icon to the left of the printer icon at the top of the editor. The Windows Open dialog box appears allowing you to locate the desired file.
  3. Click OK when you have located the file. The song or text appears in the text box where you can edit and format it.


Import a song from SongSelect Lyric Service


CCLI’s™ SongSelect Lyric Service allows you to download songs from thousands of songs on their web site for a nominal monthly/yearly fee. This Lyric Service is provided by Christian Copyright License International. To use the CCLI's™ SongSelect Lyric Service, you must be a member with a valid User ID and Password. If you are not a current member, you can subscribe to this service at ccli.com.


  1. Click the Web button on the toolbar.
  2. Click SongSelect tab at the top.
  3. Sign in to your SongSelect account.
  4. Search the song you would like to import.
  5. Click to view the Lyrics page for that song.
  6. In the upper right corner, click the Import button and the song will be added to your song database.
  7. If you want the song to be added to the Schedule from that page, click the Schedule button at the top right.
  8. To make any changes to the song, right-click the song in the database and select Edit Song. (For help editing songs, go to Edit a Song.
  9. To close out of the Web, click the Web button on the toolbar again or click the Close button at the top right.


NOTE: You must be connected to the Internet to download a song from CCLI's™ SongSelect Lyric Service.


Copy / Paste


  1. Type a name for the song in the Title box.
  2. Type the label you want to use for the slide under the Words tab. (i.e. Verse 1, Chorus, Intro …)
  3. Paste in the text you copied from another source (Word, Notepad, website …)


NOTE: If you have made changes to the attributes of the song and you want to change it back to the default, click the Reset to Default button. If you delete or change the actual text, you can use CTRL - Z to undo the changes.

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Locate and Display a Song


  1. In the Resource Area, click the Songs tab.
  2. Type the name of the song in the search box for a Title search, or change to a Contextual search and search by keyword (e.g., popular phrase in the lyrics).
  3. Begin typing and EasyWorship will auto-complete the text with the best match alphabetically.
  4. After you locate the song, drag-and-drop it from the Resource Area to the Schedule Area.
  5. OR select the song in the database and click Go Live, or double-click the song to send it directly to the Live Output Area.
  6. Click on each verse in the Live Area and follow your leader, OR use the UP and DOWN arrows to advance to the next slide.


NOTE: To change the background of a song on-the-fly, select the song and click Compose in the Compose Window to the right. Then click the Media tab and double-click the media item you want used as the background. Click the + (Add) button to add it to the schedule or the > (Play) button to immediately send it to the live screen.

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