At the heart of Sing Unto the Lord are 740 hymns representing the best selections from The Hymnal 1940, The Hymnal 1982, and Hymns Ancient and Modern, as well as many rich new hymns written in the past 40 years. We’ve included only the best texts and tunes, hymns that are highly singable and time-tested.
The comprehensive Service Music section includes ten Communion Settings spanning the 16th century to the present day. Also included are several excellent new settings, all with highly-singable melodies and tasteful pairings of texts and tunes. All other topical sections of the Service Music section are represented: the Lord’s Prayer, the Magnificat, the Nunc Dimittis, the Canticles, etc., with a Gregorian Chant version,
a Simplified and/or full Anglican Chant version, a traditional Anglican composed arrangement, a metrical hymn, and a folk/contemporary arrangement for each topic. The structure of the Service Music section is coordinated with the 2019 Book of Common Prayer. We have planned the Service Music to carefully and creatively address the diverse musical needs of Protestant liturgical congregations.
Pew Edition, Hardcover
The pew edition is printed on high-quality paper, with a sewn binding and an elegant and durable cover. The dimensions of the pew edition are 6 3/16 inches wide, 9 3/16 inches tall, and 1 1/2 inches thick. Now shipping.
Keyboard/Guitar Edition, Spiral
The keyboard/guitar edition includes all keyboard accompaniments, as well as chord symbols above the staff. It is spiral-bound in two volumes, with durable paper and a thick, reinforced cover for long-term use. The dimensions of the keyboard edition are 7 1/4 inches wide and 10 3/4 inches tall. Shipping in 2024.
Now available: a comprehensive and free Hymns Planner for the Church Year coordinated with Sing Unto the Lord.
Attention to every detail
Sing Unto the Lord is presented in an elegant layout, with musical engraving that is clean and easily readable.
As you use this hymnal, you can see and feel the diligence and attention to detail that we placed into making this a truly beautiful publication.
Sing Unto the Lord also sets a new standard for accuracy in text and tune attributions, reflecting the best of modern scholarship.
Timeline & Purchasing
Sing Unto the Lord is now available. The pew edition is currently shipping, and the keyboard/guitar edition will be available in 2024.
The pew edition retails for $29.95, with reduced rates available for orders of 10 or more (by the case). The keyboard/guitar edition will retail for $97.00.
We want to encourage prospective adopters, both individuals and churches, to consider the merits of this hymnal for their ministries.
A note from the editor
It is a profound privilege to oversee the creation of this outstanding new hymnal, which I believe will fill an important and long-lasting role as a timeless musical resource for Protestant liturgical churches. On behalf of the hymnal review committee and production team, thank you for your support of Sing Unto the Lord.
Mark K. Williams