Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs by Melody Publications (With shape notes)
While other hymnals are in print, Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs stands apart as the most usable hymnal available. It is the most unique, most singable, most accurate, most biblical, most logical, and most exhaustive hymnal.
Most Unique: Perusing through its pages, you will find that Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs is unlike any hymnal you’ve ever held. With scripture references beside the systems of musick, historical sketches on hundreds of favorite lines, an exhaustive record of the lyric and tune origins and a format focused on congregational song, it is truly one of a kind.
Most Singable: From the beginning sketches of this publication, it has been tuned for congregational and family use. The keys selected are deliberately targeted for accessibility by both male and female voices. Styling and formatting have also focused on clarity of lyrics and vocal part reading, along with notations and dynamics that aid congregational song.
Most Accurate: Using modern technologies and old-fashioned legwork, the editorial team has taken great pains to ensure the attribution of authorship, origins and original lines are authentic. From the libraries of London to the archives of churches gone by, the smallest details have been validated. The result is a book with pristine lyrics as the author intended, returning mangled and forgotten lines to the hands of the redeemed.
Most Biblical: With more than 16,000 scripture references from all 66 books of the Bible, the song selections are cross-referenced to nearly any biblical sermon or theme. In addition, a supreme focus has been made to ensure the lyrics are doctrinally sound and definitively biblical.
Most Logical: Genesis opens with "In the beginning, God...." Appropriately, the hymnal opens with "O Worship the King!" as it introduces the topic of God. Topics then proceed chronologically through the Godhead, creation, the birth of Christ, the gospel, the church, Christian living and more. It pinnacles in parallel with Revelation with praise in Heaven. Songs have been placed in their appropriate timeline and both young and mature Christian alike will find encouragement and learning as they proceed through the selection.
Most Exhaustive: With nearly 1,000 songs, Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs is a vast collection of hymnody. It covers more than twelve centuries of past labours and reaches across topics that are omitted from nearly every modern publication. These works transcend numerous peoples and languages and have been handed down for centuries to our present day.
Hardback (6.5"" x 9.25" x 1.5")