Friday, June 22, 2007

The recent General Synod released the 28 hymns proposed by the Book of Praise committee for testing by the churches and for use during the worship services. The booklets of 28 hymns, called "Book of Praise: Augment to Hymnary -- 2007", should be at the churches in September. To save the churches some money, they'll be mailed out with the Acts of Synod.

Look for other exciting stuff to emanate from the Book of Praise committee! The synod gave us the mandate to revise the Psalter. Soon we will have a web page up and running devoted to the Book of Praise on which we will be posting revised Anglo-Genevan Psalms which the churches will be able to use during the worship services.

6 comments:

JVD said...

Are you changing the Book of Praise or the Psalter? The music or the words?

Sounds interesting. Can't wait to see the website.

Agricola said...

We will be revising the words of the Psalms of the Book of Praise.

Kevin & Amy said...

Exciting! It's nice to see these steps forward, however small they may seem at the time. I'd say this is one of the bigger changes I've witnessed in my lifetime. Now to get women the vote *wink*

JVD said...

Oh boy... now that I've got 3/4 of the words memorized I'm going to be singing them wrong especially just when I'm singing my heart out and/or accompanying. lol! I imagine I won't be the only one anyway :)

It's a good thing to be doing though... some of the old language is quite out-dated... just don't change my favorites!! hehe :P

Anonymous said...

You mean a synod has to tell you which songs you can sing in church? don't you have men In the church to evaluate which songs are biblical? And why only from a certain book? Sounds very Roman Catholic to me. Just saying.

Agricola said...

No, to your first question. You just don't understand a federation of churches. In a federation the churches agree to help each other and work together. It's not a matter of synod telling the churches anything; rather, it's a family of churches, meeting in synod, working together. It's not Roman Catholic, but neither is it Independentmania, which seems to be what you are promoting.