This work is an invaluable source of history- I would hope that it will be followed by a chronically accurate and historically complete telling of Christian church music and Christian performance music- it would be invaluable to see the huge shift that took place - the historical context- the people and organizations involved - religious organizations involved. You have provided an invaluable history making songs available that had disappeared from hymn books long ago- now we need a history that tells the narrative of where the hymn books went since the early 60’s and what has replace them. Please consider this as a serious request.
Loved the song books!
Absolutely the best ever.....enjoy learning new songs also
This Hymnal that I bought was not my first order from melody publications.
I really enjoy these hymnals and am blessed by the music. Thank you for that!
Also I added an engraving to my most recent order since it was a gift for a friend and the engraved result was very good!
My only issue is that the burgundy colour looks more brown than red. I would like to have a more reddish tone to it, as the pictures for the shape note edition has.
This song book was introduced to us by our son and family in MN. When we got back to Texas, we knew we wanted to have two to use and we purchased one for our pianist at our church. Love the variety, history of the songs but especially the Scriptures given for the verses of the songs. Thanks for offering such a book of hymns!
Pastor and Mrs Lonnie Johnson