This hymnal released Oct. 18, 2010 is Large, 6 inch by 9 inch hard back format set in shape notes. A total of 1007 of the best traditional and the newest contemporary songs blended into this new, beautiful hymnal. Nearly two years in the making, we have worked hard to make this a complete hymnal. More info available upon request.
There are many choices and preferences in hymns, but the central truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ remains unchanged. The importance of singable hymns in worship and in our life can never be overstated. This hymnal reaches back to preserve the timeless expressions of faith and hope we’ve grown to love, and extends forward to encompass the new, fresh expressions of today.
It is a daunting task to select from the vast array of material available; hymns that will capture the doctrine and theology of God’s worshipers; hymns that will allow the human spirit to connect with their Creator; hymns that will edify and exhort the saints. May our voices ring out with heart-felt thanksgiving as we sing with the spirit and the understanding!
In Songs For Worship And Praise, we have taken the best traditional songs from hymnals like Songs of the Church, with arrangements you know and love, merged them with the best hymns from Songs of Faith and Praise, then added the best Praise and Worship songs from the Praise Hymnal. We then added newer songs not yet in the Praise Hymnal, and also included additional traditional songs not usually found in other hymnals.
It is our hope and prayer that this blend of old and new hymns will serve the Lord’s Church for years to come, proving that it’s not what’s old or what’s new that is important, but what’s good!
The hymns are arranged by topic into eighteen sections. By design, we have maximized every available space to insert hymns. We have included a scripture text at the top of each hymn for you to reference in your Bible. There are indexes for hymn tune names, meters, author and composer, as well as a title and first line index.
So it is with a humble and grateful heart that we offer this collection of hymns to churches around the world. Keep Singing! To God Be the Glory!