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Hymns For Praise & Worship

Edited by Ken Barker
Arranged by John E. Coates & Travis Cottrell

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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. Other ministries, in an effort to create a balanced worship style, mixed the new with the old, sometimes with results that only amplified the differences between the two.

Hymns for Praise & Worship bridges the stylistic gap between modern-day worship songs and the hymns of our Christian heritage. A select advisory board of active music ministers, Word Music staff and key choral arrangers were assembled to pinpoint fifty-six hymns from the vast array of hymnody, not only for their musical quality, but for the messages that they bring to worshippers today. Veteran choral arrangers John E. Coates and Travis Cottrell have been creating new settings of hymns for their own congregations for years. Their experience as worship leaders brought not only musicality, but also congregational and choral pragmatism to each new arrangement in Hymns for Praise & Worship.

With all of the same editions and features as the Songs for Praise & Worship series, this collection is designed to work hand-in-hand with existing resources for worship. Various stylistic changes make these settings flow easily, appeal to the modern ear, and correlate with the styles of contemporary praise & worship songs. Throughout this book you will encounter variations from traditional time signatures, intuitive syncopated rhythms, and substituted chords and harmonies. Even the few hymns with more traditional settings are treated in a manner that takes the congregation on a journey through the verses, sometimes in a more through-composed manner, and usually culminating in a climactic conclusion. Each of the changes was not implemented arbitrarily, but with the goal of making the timeless messages of each hymn leap from the page in new and exciting ways.

Two added features of Hymns for Praise & Worship are the demonstration and accompaniment recordings. While the songs in the collection are well known, the new arrangements are not. The staff of Word Music felt that it was vital to provide audible resources to teach and lead worship to best communicate the desires of the arrangers. All of the core editions (Choir/Worship Team, Worship Planner, Keyboard Edition, Guitar Edition) reflect the verses and voicings used on the recordings.

SKU# 080689352171GP

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Choir/Worship Team Edition

Product Features


Word Choral Club - Easter 2003


Voicing: SATB


Release Date: December 04, 2002

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Song Titles

Song Titles

All Creatures of Our God and King Assisi, Geistliche Kirchengesange
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name Perronet, Ellor
Amazing Grace John Newton, John P. Rees, trad American mel
And Can It Be? Charles Wesley, Thomas Campbell
Angels We Have Heard on High traditional French carol
Be Still, My Soul Katharina Von Schlegel, Jean Sibelius
Be Thou My Vision traditional Irish hymn
Blessed Assurance Fanny J. Crosby, Phoebe K. Knapp
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today Charles Wesley, Lyra Davidica
Come, Christians, Join to Sing Bateman, traditional Spanish
Come, Thou Almighty King anonymous, Felice de Giardini
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing Robert Robinson, traditional American melody
Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy Hart
Crown Him with Many Crowns Bridges, Thring, Elvey
Fairest Lord Jesus Munster Gesangbuch, Crusader's Hymn
Grace Greater than Our Sin Julia H. Johnston, Daniel B. Towner
Great Is Thy Faithfulness Thomas O. Chisholm, William M. Runyan
Have Thine Own Way, Lord Pollard, Stebbins
He Hideth My Soul Crosby, Kirkpatrick
Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty Reginald Heber, John B. Dykes
How Firm a Foundation Joseph Funk, John Rippon
How Great Thou Art Stuart K. Hine
I Need Thee Every Hour Hawks, Lowry
I Sing the Mighty Power of God Watts, Gesangbuch der Herzogl
I Surrender All J.W. VanDeventer, W.S. Weeden
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise Walter Chalmers Smith, trad Welsh hymn melody
It Is Well with My Soul Horatio G. Spafford, Phillip P. Bliss
Jesus Paid It All Elvina M. Hall, John T. Grape
Joy to the World! Isaac Watts, George Frederick Handel
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee Henry van Dyke, Ludwig van Beethoven
Just as I Am Elliott, Bradbury
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God Martin Luther
My Faith Has Found a Resting Place Edmunds, Norwegian Folk melody
My Jesus, I Love Thee William R. Featherston, Adoniram J. Gordon
My Savior's Love Charles H. Gabriel
Nothing but the Blood of Jesus Robert Lowry
O Come, All Ye Faithful Latin hymn, John Francis Wade
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing Charles Wesley, Carl G. Glazer
O God, Our Help in Ages Past Isaac Watts, William Croft
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded Paul Gebhardt, Hans Leo Hassler
O Worship the King Grant, W. Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, Haydn
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Neander, Stralsund Gesangbuch
Rejoice, the Lord Is King Charles Wesley, John Darwall
Revive Us Again William P. Mackay, John J. Husband
Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us Dorothy A. Thrupp, William B. Bradbury
Silent Night! Holy Night! Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber
The Solid Rock Edward Mote, William B. Bradbury
Take My Life and Let It Be Frances Havergal, Henry R. C. Malan
There Is a Fountain William Cowper, traditional American melody
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus Stead, Kirkpatrick
To God Be the Glory Fanny J. Crosby, William H. Doane
What a Friend We Have in Jesus Joseph M. Scriven, Charles C. Converse
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Newton, Watts, Gregorian Chant
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