When I hefted the package containing my discounted copy of "Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs," it seemed to promise endless opportunities to praise God. I am not disappointed, for immediately I began discovering songs new to me, and familiar ones set to alternative tunes. The discount I got owed to "blemished," but so far I have found no blemishes at all! My copy seems totally intact and accurately printed and bound. Thanks!
The only negative comment I would have for this purchase is the fact that I was not aware that it was not a shape-note edition (but I could use the practice with regular notation!). Other than that, it’s great to see such a variety of hymns, sometimes with extra verses I’d never seen before, along with scriptural notation and some interesting notes about the composers & lyricists and what happened to bring them to produce their work.
We are very pleased with the diligence with which this hymnal has been put together. It far exceeds our expectations. We will be ordering these for our church in the near future.
I very much have appreciated the copies of Psalms & Hymns & Spiritual Songs. Hymns always have so much more meaning when the Christian knows the history behind the writing of the Hymn. As these old hymns are so impregnated with Doctrinal & Spiritual truth, and each line has a scriptural reference to connect the lyrics, the Hymn Book can readily be used as a devotional tool. I have gifted several copies to Pastor friends and intend to purchase several more for the same. In an age when newer more modern so-called Christian music is being written, it is more important than ever to return to the old, as the new so called ‘hymns” are seriously lacking in sound Biblical/Doctrinal truth. In conclusion; how can a Christian truly worship and Glorify the Lord in our music if it is not first and foremost “Scriptural!?”
Richard F. Wallace