Credit Lines - Breaking it Down

Where is the Copyright Line?

The Copyright Line is located at the bottom of the first page of the selection or at the end of the selection. The full copyright lines and credit lines for Scripture, Confessions and Statements of Faith can be found on page 1042 of Lift Up Your Hearts.

How do I read a Copyright Line?

Break it down into parts (this example is from #732, The LORD, My Shepherd Rules My Life).

  • Words: Christopher Idle © 1982 The Jubilate Group, admin. Hope Publishing Company
  • Music (CRIMOND Jessie Seymour Irvine, 1872; harm. David Grant, 1872; desc. W. Baird Ross (1871-1950), P.D.

In this example, the Words and Music are the two main parts. Look at each of these separately.

  • The Words are written by Christpher Idle, copyrighted by the Jubilate Group, administerd by Hope Publishing Company. In this case, you can use either a CCLI License or a License. If you do not have a license, contact Hope Publishing Company.
  • The Music was written by Jessie Seymour in 1872. The harmony was written by David Grant in 1872 and the descant by W. Baird Ross, who lived from 1871-1950. All of the Music is in Public Domain.

What do all the abbreviations mean?

There are many abbreviations used throughout Lift Up Your Hearts. We have a complete list printed here for your convenience.

What do I do if there is no copyright line printed in the book?

There are some texts in the book (not song texts) that do not have a copyright line at the end of the selection.

  1. Scripture passages: If a scripture passage does not list a copyright line, you can assume that it is from the NIV (New International Version). You can find the full copyright line for this on page 1042 of Lift Up Your Hearts.
  2. Written Texts: If a prayer, litany, blessing, etc. does not contain a copyright line, this indicates that Faith Alive Christian Resources wrote this text, and it is © Creative Commons. You are free to adapt these or use as they are presented for your worship service. You are also permitted to reprint or project these unmarked texts without obtaining permission or using a copyright license.