How To Improve Congregational Hymn Singing

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Most congregations' repertoire of hymns and songs is relatively small. This article shows the church musician how to introduce and teach new hymns and songs and thus broaden the spectrum of music in the local congregation.

Members of the congregation need and appreciate assistance in singing hymns and responses. Their hymnal provides them with a collection of perhaps 600 hymns, but they probably know only forty to sixty of these. And all too frequently these are "old favorites" that have...


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