We’re publishing a print hymnal, too!
Last week I announced our plans to produce a free, quality online hymnal resource and asked for your help in raising money to support this project. Already we’ve raised a good amount, and I’ve received many emails encouraged by the plans.
I have also received several emails asking about a print edition of the hymnal, and yes, we plan to do that, too!
Eventually, we hope to have several hundred hymns available for free online for churches to print and use.
But the first 250 hymns or so we produce will be collected into a hymnal that we will publish in hardback form. We plan for this hymnal to include all of the standard, “classic” hymns like “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “I Sing the Mighty Power,” and “Crown Him with Many Crowns.” It will also contain what we consider some of the best less used hymns such as “God Himself is With Us,” “My Song is Love Unknown,” “How Sweet and Awful,” and “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted.” This way the hymnal could be used as a stand alone hymnal for a conservative church, or it could be used as a supplement for churches that already have hymnals but want to use some of the lesser known hymns.
If you are interested in helping us make this vision a reality, please consider donating below.
About Scott Aniol
Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is director of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.