An innovative and imaginative approach by the compilers has ensured the broadest range of traditional hymns, worship songs and psalms to satisfy every musical and liturgical style. Led by John Bell of the Iona Community, the compilers selected over 850 hymns and psalms, with a wide ranging mix of traditional, modern and new material drawn from across the Christian world - primarily the USA and New Zealand, but also translations and adaptations of material from Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Zimbabwe. Material is included from today's most exciting composers - Bernadette Farrell, Matt Redman, John Bell and many others. These complement the traditional congregational repertoire which is also well represented here.
Covers time and space from the Psalms to contemporary chants and anthems.
Blends together a truly remarkable international flavour. there is much to commend in this hymnal. May it serve to bring a new and enriching dimension into the worship of the Christian church at large.
Hymn Society Bulletin