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The great drama of the trinitarian hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy”
The beloved song can contain God’s glory no more than the scripture it’s based on.
by Walter Brueggemann
In response to our request for essays on song, we received many compelling reflections. Here is a selection.
Hymnbooks offer songs from many cultures and genres. But trying new music can be a risky venture for leaders and congregations alike.
by Eric Wall
Many churchgoers greet the announcement of a new hymnal with a single puzzled, even outraged question: Why?
by Mary Louise Bringle
In preparing the new PCUSA hymnal, our committee may have made some wrong decisions. But they weren't careless or cavalier ones.