A Panorama of Christian Hymnody
This is a guide to congregational song as it has developed in the English-speaking church. Concise narratives provide the reader with historical context and offer insight into nearly 1000 texts that trace the church's use of hymns in worship. The first edition of this book established itself as an essential resource for students, scholars, hymnal editors, and those who read hymns for private devotion. This new edition adds four substantial chapters to reflect the extensive developments in congregational song over the last quarter of the twentieth century. It also incorporates the latest scholarship in the field.