Comprehensive and practical, Hymnal Companion to Evangelical Lutheran Worship will be an essential reference resource for pastors, church musicians, other church leaders, and all who are curious or passionate about the church's song across time and space.
The Hymnal Companion deserves a place in every professional, church, and institutional library. The author gleans the most helpful and useful information about each hymn, while directing the reader to an array of additional sources for those who want to dig more deeply. A glossary and exhaustive indexes round out the volume.
The new Companion aims to provide an accessible one-volume manual that gives the context, origins, and character of all 650 hymn texts in Evangelical Lutheran Worship(#239-893), together with their tunes (over 530 of them). Concise and to-the-point, the essays for the hymns provide information and commentary on the hymn texts with their authors and translators and the tunes with their composers.