Rachel Wilhelm

Rachel Wilhelm

Writer

Rachel Wilhelm lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is Vice President of United Adoration, leading songwriting and worship arts retreats to build creative community at local churches around the globe. She is a singer-songwriter and enjoys writing music from liturgy, scripture, and hymn texts. Albums include Songs of Lament (2017), Requiem (2021), Mystery Canticles (2022), and Jeremiah (2023). Check out Rachel’s music here.

Making Music with Jeremiah

Posted on August 18, 2023
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It may seem odd to others why I would write and record an entire album from the Book of Jeremiah. As a singer-songwriter who writes music for the Church, this certainly isn’t typical. Many albums, especially of music written for worship, focus on themes within Scripture, but rarely does an album focus on one book…

Unnatural Cravings: A Lenten Reflection

Posted on February 21, 2020
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Learning to Love Lent The very first time I gave anything up for Lent, I did it with a desperate heart: not sure what I needed, not sure what I wanted, and not sure what the whole thing was about anyway. I was raising and homeschooling three growing children, teaching literature at my homeschool co-op,…

Finding a Place for Lament in the Anglican Church

Posted on September 23, 2019
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Born a little on the melancholy side, I was always attracted to the bleaker parts of Scripture. You know, the parts where a prophet would cry out to God for help, or where God would lament the betrayal of His bride. Or the psalms of lament where the psalmist feels desperate and horrifically abandoned. These…