The Methodist Church, with its distinctive musical inheritance by which the worldwide Church has been enriched, famously expresses its theology through its singing Its authorised hymnbook therefore means than a hymn book does in other traditions it expresses the central beliefs of the Church itself and is commended to congregations as their core worship resource Seven years in development, Singing the Faith is authorised by the Methodist Conference and replaces Hymns and Psalms, published almostyears ago Containing the classic, best loved hymns of the Christian tradition it also incorporates many bold and exciting elements including hymns, songs and liturgical chants from the world church A large proportion of itsitems are th and st century compositions, offering congregations a feast of musical choices spanning centuries and continents It is arranged thematically in three parts God s Eternal Goodness the Trinity, praise and adoration, creation, gathering for worship, Scripture and revelation God s Redeeming Work the life of Christ revealed throughout the Christian year God s Enduring Purposes the Holy Spirit, our life in God, prayer, the sacraments, our human journeys, the saints and the life to come Many helpful indexes enable fitting choices to be made that will enrich all occasions of worship


9 thoughts on “Singing the Faith: Words

  1. Phoummachedi Phoummachedi says:

    Singing the Faith is the latest hymn book produced by the Methodist Church in Britain It contains 786 hymns, choruses and worship songs, with a good number of new modern songs, including a number from Africa and South America There are 77 written by Charles Wesley, 44 by John Bell of Iona, 22 by Fred Pratt Green, 19 by Graham Kendrick, 13 by Isaac Watts, 12 by Fred Kaan, 10 by Stuart Townend, 9 each by Matt Redman and Timothy Dudley Smith and 8 from Taize Where else could you get a spread like that


  2. Gismo Gismo says:

    Convenient size to hold Wide variety of praise items Good breadth of modern hymns in addition to the traditional hymns I really like the font I definitely think it will serve congregations for a long time A great product, well researched.


  3. A. Rowe A. Rowe says:

    The best of the old and the new Some really exciting contemporary hymns and worship songs A very conveniently sized book It is unfortunate that the Kindle version is clunky, and does not do justice to a superb collection How about improving that version please.


  4. Roy Wright Roy Wright says:

    This hymn book is widely used throughout the Methodist Church in Great Britain and appreciated.


  5. S SMITH S SMITH says:

    This book was needed r to accompany a music copy that our church was gifted Hopefully now we will enjoy learning many worship songs.


  6. H.Chaplin H.Chaplin says:

    I bought this book as it is the new hymn book for the Methodist church Sadly there are a number of errors in the text but Members of the church who read the Methodist Recorder will be aware However there are some excellent new hymns but sadly many which appear in the last, Hymns and Psalms are no longer to be found.


  7. Mike Grifffiths Mike Grifffiths says:

    The book turned out to be slightly smaller than expected but it was bought as a present and the person who received it was delighted with it


  8. Ecobbs Ecobbs says:

    As expected, quick delivery


  9. Bernice Christo Bernice Christo says:

    The book is just what I expected Easy to read good size font and well laid out I would definitely recommend it good price too