Posts tagged ‘Christian Science Hymnal’

New Hymns: An Open Letter

hymnsuppl_G50778_lgIt’s always momentous when something new is added to a church’s worship materials, especially when the new materials are intended for regular use.  You know what I mean.  No matter what your religious affiliation, there are traditions and ways of doing things that are time-honored and beloved.  For some, having New Things added to the Tried and True represent a bit of a challenge – yes, even Change.  For others, this Change is welcomed with open arms.  But no matter what, that Change is hopefully seen as Progress.

Here is an excellent case in point:  The Christian Science Hymnal was last published in 1932.  Along with several generations of Christian Scientists, I grew up with the hymns in this hymnal, loving them and singing them from day one, continuing through to today.

And then last year in 2008, a brand new Supplement to the Christian Science Hymnal was published.  As a musician and Inspirational singer, this was indeed very momentous for me and very welcome and exciting!
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July 15, 2009 at 12:32 am 4 comments


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