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Hymns For Praise & Worship
Edited by Ken Barker
Arranged by John E. Coates & Travis Cottrell
In the past twenty years, worship styles in many churches have transformed, emphasizing a personal worship that strives for intimacy with the Father. This renewal led some ministries, perhaps unintentionally, to abandon the great hymns of our faith in favor of newly composed worship songs. Other ministries, in an effort to create a balanced worship style, mixed the new with the old, sometimes with results that only amplified the differences between the two.
Hymns for Praise & Worship bridges the stylistic gap between modern-day worship songs and the hymns of our Christian heritage. A select advisory board of active music ministers, Word Music staff and key choral arrangers were assembled to pinpoint fifty-six hymns from the vast array of hymnody, not only for their musical quality, but for the messages that they bring to worshippers today. Veteran choral arrangers John E. Coates and Travis Cottrell have been creating new settings of hymns for their own congregations for years. Their experience as worship leaders brought not only musicality, but also congregational and choral pragmatism to each new arrangement in Hymns for Praise & Worship.
With all of the same editions and features as the Songs for Praise & Worship series, this collection is designed to work hand-in-hand with existing resources for worship. Various stylistic changes make these settings flow easily, appeal to the modern ear, and correlate with the styles of contemporary praise & worship songs. Throughout this book you will encounter variations from traditional time signatures, intuitive syncopated rhythms, and substituted chords and harmonies. Even the few hymns with more traditional settings are treated in a manner that takes the congregation on a journey through the verses, sometimes in a more through-composed manner, and usually culminating in a climactic conclusion. Each of the changes was not implemented arbitrarily, but with the goal of making the timeless messages of each hymn leap from the page in new and exciting ways.
Two added features of Hymns for Praise & Worship are the demonstration and accompaniment recordings. While the songs in the collection are well known, the new arrangements are not. The staff of Word Music felt that it was vital to provide audible resources to teach and lead worship to best communicate the desires of the arrangers. All of the core editions (Choir/Worship Team, Worship Planner, Keyboard Edition, Guitar Edition) reflect the verses and voicings used on the recordings.
Quick OverviewChoir/Worship Team Edition
Word Choral Club - Easter 2003
Release Date: December 04, 2002
- Song Titles
Song TitlesAll Creatures of Our God and King Assisi, Geistliche KirchengesangeAll Hail the Power of Jesus' Name Perronet, EllorAmazing Grace John Newton, John P. Rees, trad American melAnd Can It Be? Charles Wesley, Thomas CampbellAngels We Have Heard on High traditional French carolBe Still, My Soul Katharina Von Schlegel, Jean SibeliusBe Thou My Vision traditional Irish hymnBlessed Assurance Fanny J. Crosby, Phoebe K. KnappChrist the Lord Is Risen Today Charles Wesley, Lyra DavidicaCome, Christians, Join to Sing Bateman, traditional SpanishCome, Thou Almighty King anonymous, Felice de GiardiniCome, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Robert Robinson, traditional American melodyCome, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy HartCrown Him with Many Crowns Bridges, Thring, ElveyFairest Lord Jesus Munster Gesangbuch, Crusader's HymnGrace Greater than Our Sin Julia H. Johnston, Daniel B. TownerGreat Is Thy Faithfulness Thomas O. Chisholm, William M. RunyanHave Thine Own Way, Lord Pollard, StebbinsHe Hideth My Soul Crosby, KirkpatrickHoly, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty Reginald Heber, John B. DykesHow Firm a Foundation Joseph Funk, John RipponHow Great Thou Art Stuart K. HineI Need Thee Every Hour Hawks, LowryI Sing the Mighty Power of God Watts, Gesangbuch der HerzoglI Surrender All J.W. VanDeventer, W.S. WeedenImmortal, Invisible, God Only Wise Walter Chalmers Smith, trad Welsh hymn melodyIt Is Well with My Soul Horatio G. Spafford, Phillip P. BlissJesus Paid It All Elvina M. Hall, John T. GrapeJoy to the World! Isaac Watts, George Frederick HandelJoyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee Henry van Dyke, Ludwig van BeethovenJust as I Am Elliott, BradburyA Mighty Fortress Is Our God Martin LutherMy Faith Has Found a Resting Place Edmunds, Norwegian Folk melodyMy Jesus, I Love Thee William R. Featherston, Adoniram J. GordonMy Savior's Love Charles H. GabrielNothing but the Blood of Jesus Robert LowryO Come, All Ye Faithful Latin hymn, John Francis WadeO for a Thousand Tongues to Sing Charles Wesley, Carl G. GlazerO God, Our Help in Ages Past Isaac Watts, William CroftO Sacred Head, Now Wounded Paul Gebhardt, Hans Leo HasslerO Worship the King Grant, W. Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, HaydnPraise to the Lord, the Almighty Neander, Stralsund GesangbuchRejoice, the Lord Is King Charles Wesley, John DarwallRevive Us Again William P. Mackay, John J. HusbandSavior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us Dorothy A. Thrupp, William B. BradburySilent Night! Holy Night! Joseph Mohr, Franz GruberThe Solid Rock Edward Mote, William B. BradburyTake My Life and Let It Be Frances Havergal, Henry R. C. MalanThere Is a Fountain William Cowper, traditional American melodyTis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus Stead, KirkpatrickTo God Be the Glory Fanny J. Crosby, William H. DoaneWhat a Friend We Have in Jesus Joseph M. Scriven, Charles C. ConverseWhen I Survey the Wondrous Cross Newton, Watts, Gregorian Chant
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