A NEW HYMNAL! – “Lift Every Voice and Sing II”

Post written by Bonny Lally.

You will notice NEW RED HYMNALS in each pew this week! We are delighted to introduce this hymnal to enhance our worship. Published in 1993 as a supplement to the H-1982, this hymnal contains spirituals, Gospel songs, protestant and evangelistic hymns, service music and mass settings in traditional and Gospel settings. This hymnal contains many of our Holy Apostles favorites!

We will begin using these hymnals on August 21; there will be a blessing of the hymnals on August 28. You will see both hymnals denoted in your bulletin from now, i.e. “H-130” or “LEVAS-130”.

As we learn new worship songs and revive some old ones, let us join in the words of the Psalmist, “Sing to the Lord a new song; sing his praise in the congregation of the faithful. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” LEVAS will function as a supplement which will remind us of the rich diversity of all the people of God. This music will serve the church well, as we make it our own, and the church will come to understand something more of the mission of all people in today’s world.

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