Released in 2002.
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. Hymns for Praise & Worship bridges the stylistic gap between modern-day worship songs and the hymns of our Christian heritage.
The goal of this collection is to will help your church rediscover the power and majesty of these great hymns.
Worship Planner Edition - this spiral-bound 6-7/8" x 10-1/4" book is packed with worship planning resources designed to aid the worship leader, music director or pastor in creating a service that is unified and focused. Every hymn in the book includes choral parts, chord symbols and cued introductions that match introductions in other editions.
On the page facing each hymn is an information page packed with scripture topics, worship attitudes, medley options, the lyric, key, tempo, text direction, space for notes and a complete written-out worship introduction. In the back of the book are indexes of every kind, many cross-referencing songs in the More Songs for Praise & Worship series. An entire section of devotional material and background information is provided for each hymn, Also included, bound in the back of the book, is an MP3-CD with complete full length songs of verses and choruses of about 4 minutes in duration for each song of all fifty-six hymns, playable on most computers and some DVD/CD/MP3 players. These MP3 format versions of the songs include full lyrics being vocalized by choral singers and full instrumental music played by an orchestra.