All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. 15 You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “ Abba, Father. ” 16 The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. 17 But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ, if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him.
This is a collection of 18 new hymn tunes from the creative imagination of renowned composer and hymnal editor, Carlton R. Young. He sets outstanding texts by a number of world-class hymn text writers including Shirley Erena Murray, Fred Kaan, F. Pratt Green, Heather Murray Elkins, Thomas Troeger, John Thornburg, Timothy Dudley Smith, and others (including John and Charles Wesley!). With his unabashed sense of style, jazz harmonies, and humor, Young "marries" his music to thoughtful lyrics in a way that invites congregations to add these hymns to their repertoire. Many also make excellent anthems for choirs. Each hymn is set as poetry, printed as a full score, and included in "bulletin" format.