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Which hymnal do you use?

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by Gib, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. Gib

    Gib Active Member

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    We use the 1991 Baptist Hymnal at my church. I prefer Word's - The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration.
     
  2. gb93433

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    Powerpoint with Songshow, and we add words as needed.
     
  4. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member

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    For better or for worse . . .

    Heavenly Highway Hymnal, 2nd edition
     
  5. FBCPastorsWife

    FBCPastorsWife New Member

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    We use the Sword of the Lord Soul-Stirring Songs and Hymns. We also want to buy copies of the "Church Hymnal" because it has a lot of the old-fashioned campmeeting songs in it.
     
  6. Dr. Bob

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    We are borrowing hymnals so have beat up copies of "Great Hymns of the Faith". Ugh. John Peterson edited [read: butchered] many songs and the selection is limited.

    We were in a church with John R Rice's "Soul Stirring . ." and it was horrible. Lots of guilt-trip and psychologically manipulating songs, plus lots of HIS songs (very shallow).

    We chose Word's "Hymnal for Worship and Celebration" in our church in 91 and was thrilled with it. Lots of selections and lots of blends - 3 or 4 songs with transitions between that are great for congregational singing.
     
  7. Gayla

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    We use "Soul Stirring" for congregationals and the choir sometimes uses the "Church Hymnal".


    Dr. Bob, could you specify some guilt-trip and psychologically manipulating songs?

    Oh yeah, the orchestra uses the "Celebration Hymnal".
     
  8. Gayla

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    Is the "Celebration Hymnal" an update of the "Hymnal for Worship and Celebration"?
     
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    Our video projector needs to be about 3/4 of an ince higher, so we use a Heavenly Highways as a booster. [​IMG]
     
  10. mcdirector

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    We use the one on the IMAG *sigh*
     
  11. Brother Ian

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    The Baptist Hymnal, not sure which edition. Also power point for choruses.
     
  12. faithgirl46

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    I am not sure.
     
  13. tenor

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    Currently we use "The Baptist Hymnal" (1991). This an excellent, very balanced hymnal. If I weren't using this one, I'd probably go Word's "Celebration Hymnal."
     
  14. tenor

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    Yes , I guess you could call it that.
     
  15. rlvaughn

    rlvaughn Well-Known Member

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    For worse...the first edition is better! [​IMG]

    Actually I'm not that familiar with the second edition. The church where I grew up, and many Baptist churches in East Texas, used Heavenly Highway Hymns and/or Favorite Songs and Hymns. I like Favorite Songs and Hymns better because it has a better selection of the old songs, especially from the mid-1800 shape-note era.

    One of my favorites today is the Harp of Ages, though it is currently out of print. It has songs of the late 19th century gospel era, some of the Albert Brumley/Luther Presley style & era, some songs written by living composers - but mostly old psalm tunes, songs from early American composers, Mason/Hastings hymn tunes, and southern folk songs & campmeeting spirituals that were compiled/arranged by southern shape-note compilers in the 19th century.
     
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