We thank God for anyone who wants to help us translate Sovereign Grace Music songs into other languages! To maintain the integrity of the original melody and lyrics, we ask that you submit your translation for approval. Once your translation has been approved, we will post it on our website as the official version so anyone can download it and use it in their church.
While we recognize it’s impossible to create a perfect translation, we encourage translators to try to find the best balance of these three priorities while translating:
• Accuracy of Translation
Retaining and communicating the meaning of the original lyrics
• Melodic Correspondence
Keeping the melody as close to the original in rhythm and notes as possible
• Aesthetics/Cultural Relevance
Seeking to make the translation sound like a song original to the translated language, as far as aesthetics, poetry, musicality, and style go
We use a 3-column format that includes the original English lyrics, translated lyrics, and a literal English translation of your translation to review translations. Click here to see an example.
You can download this form below and upload it along with an audio or video recording of your translation. Your recording doesn’t need to be fancy; it’s just for our reference – a voice memo on your phone is fine!
We will review your translation and contact you about the status of the translation as soon as we are able. Please allow 3-4 weeks for review.
*Before submitting a translation, please check our Translations Page to make sure we don’t already have an official translation of the song in your language.