I am pleased with the Scripture references included with these hymns. There are not just a few, which shows a thoughtful evaluation of the message of each hymn, which enables we who use this hymnal to read these verses with that same thoroughness and thoughtfulness.
I have often in my reading of commentaries & devotionals by godly men teaching timeless truths, read references to some of these great hymns of the faith but could never find them in our hymnal. There are many of these great hymns with great truths returned through this hymnal.
I am also surprised with the number of verses of hymns that have been excluded over the years, which have now been carefully restored. This allows for a greater selection of verses to be sung in worship services not afforded in most other hymnals that I have used over my years of pastoring.