Can we translate a song into another language?

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Yes, if there is no published version available for your preferred language, under the Church Copyright License® the lyrics of a covered song may be translated from the original published language for the purpose of leading congregational worship singing during your organization’s services. If the song is not covered under the Church Copyright License®, or if your organization does not have an active Church Copyright License® then it would be necessary to obtain permission from the song’s copyright owner before creating a translation of the song.

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