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An expanded second edition of our popular hymnal, shipping August 2018. Timeless classic hymns and new songs for the church.
An expanded second edition of our popular hymnal, shipping August 2018. Timeless classic hymns and new songs for the church.
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Thanks to our backers, we've reached out funding goal!

Next up is the spiral-bound edition. It's identical to the pew edition, but it's spiral-bound (obviously), which allows it to sit open on a music stand. It's also slightly larger (an inch taller and an inch wider) and includes chord symbols above the staff. We offered a spiral-bound version for the first edition, and it was very well-received.

If funding reaches $8000, we'll be able to print both the pew edition and the spiral-bound edition at the same time. Huzzah! Backers who've pledged $60 or more will receive a free copy of the spiral hymnal... backers at $120 or more will receive two free copies... and backers at $500 or more will receive three! The spiral edition will also be available to purchase on Grace Music (gracemusic.us).

You can read about the project below:

Sing the Wonders: Hymns and Psalms for the Church

When our church meets together, we love to sing hymns. Some are old, some are new, but all are filled with truths about the glory of God in the gospel of Jesus Christ. And because we feel the urgency of corporate worship and the brevity of our time here on earth, we’re careful to choose lyrics that are profound and timeless.

Although projection is a helpful vehicle for prompting song lyrics in real-time, it’s fleeting. The words flash on the screen, and then they’re gone. Projection alone can’t aid in the process of settling these texts deep into our hearts, letting them take root until they become a familiar language of daily worship. And it’s precisely this feeling of permanence that a hymnal captures so well. It allows you to hold in your hand a collection of several hundred songs, spanning centuries, that give voice to our deepest beliefs and feelings: who God is, what He has done through Christ, and how we respond to Him in faith and obedience. As a devotional supplement, a good hymnal is second to none.

In 2015 our church produced Sing the Wonders, a collection of 255 hymns and psalm settings for use in private, family, and corporate worship. It included all the classic hymns of the past, as well as the best new hymns by the Gettys, Stuart Townend, Sovereign Grace, and others. When the third printing completely sold out last month, we decided to expand the hymnal into a second edition. The new edition adds 70 more songs (and time signatures, which were intentionally absent from the first edition) for a total count of 325 songs. This expansion draws in rich new hymns as well as more from church history, while staying small enough to still be a "one-handed" hymnal that is easy to carry with a Bible.

This is a beautifully typeset and professionally printed and bound hymnal that is built to last. All backers will receive a digital copy of the new hymnal, in addition to the physical copies they purchased.

You can download the PDF of "The Lord is My Salvation" (featured in the video) HERE.

Another typesetting video: 

You can check out the tentative expanded song list HERE.

For more answers about the project, you can check out the FAQ page for the first edition. Everything is the same except the song list.

Risks and challenges

To be honest, there isn't much risk. The first edition was a labor of love: close to a thousand hours of research, trial and error, and learning the typesetting process. It was a huge success, and the second edition is simply a slightly expanded version of the first. The hard part has already been done!

Now that the project has met its funding goal, all that needs to be done is the additional typesetting and proofing. I'm aiming to have that done by June, plus 5-6 weeks for printing and shipping.

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