New RCA-CRC Hymnal Ready for Debut
Long in the making and still over a year away from being released, a new hymnal from Faith Alive Christian Resources is being previewed to RCA congregations.
A free sampler of Lift Up Your Hearts: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs has been mailed to all churches in the RCA this week.
According to Faith Alive, this new hymnal gives a common voice to worship in the 21st century. The collection seeks to be broad enough to include music ranging from the traditional hymn repertoire to contemporary worship music and from Western music to the music of the global church.
But the hymnal also comes from an explicitly Reformed perspective. More than 80 members of the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church were involved in the joint development of the book, with five members of the RCA on the editorial committee: Carol Bechtel, C.J. Grier, Martin Tel, Tim Ten Clay, and Paul Thé.
Included with the sampler is ordering information, as well as a special pre-order price that's good through the end of the year. Additional copies of the sampler may be ordered through Faith Alive: (800) 333-8300.
For more information, visit the Lift Up Your Hearts website.