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Retail: $12.95
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Binding: hardcover
Pages: 688
Pub Date: 2006
ISBN: 1565639529
ISBN-13: 9781565639522
Item Number: 639529
Categories: Worship
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Product Description

For every tradition, for every generation

Recognizing the multifaceted nature of Christian churches today, this exceptional collection of 600 hymns offers an outstanding worship resource for any congregation. From classic anthems to beloved gospel standards, and from the most popular hymns of the major Christian denominations to new worship favorites particularly suited to congregational singing, it features the best of the best for every tradition and every generation. High quality bindings ensure decades of use by congregations, small groups, and individuals.
• Includes core “must-have” hymns from the major Christian denominations.
• Seven helpful indices including the most thorough topical index available.
• 600 classic anthems, beloved gospel standards, and new worship favorites.
• The most extensive seasonal selection available.
• Attractive bindings complement any sanctuary décor.
• Some music publisher-produced hymnals bulk up on lesser-known songs for which they own the rights. Hymns in The Christian Life Hymnal were chosen because they represent the best of the best throughout the years and across the Christian spectrum.

Table of Contents
GOD
• Trinity.
• Father.
—Praise & Adoration.
—Glory & Power.
• Jesus Christ.
—Praise & Adoration.
—Advent.
—Birth.
—Epiphany.
—Life & Ministry.
—Suffering & Death.
—Resurrection.
—Ascension & Reign.
• Holy Spirit.
THE WORD OF GOD
THE WORK OF GOD
• Creation.
• Redemption.
—Salvation.
—Grace & Mercy.
—Repentance, Confession, Invitation, & Commitment.
THE PEOPLE OF GOD
• Church.
—Foundation & Nature.
—Baptism.
—The Lord’s Supper.
—Fellowship of Believers.
—Renewal.
—Evangelism & Missions.
• Christian Life.
—Hope & Assurance.
—Faith and Trust.
—Loyalty & Courage.
—Prayer.
—Service & Stewardship.
—Testimony.
—Marriage & Family.
—Heaven & Eternity.
• Special Times and Seasons.
—Thanksgiving.
—Patriotic.
—New Year.
• Service Music.
INDICES
Topical Index of Hymns.
Index of First Lines & Titles (with parenthetical key) .
Scriptural References.
Authors, Composers, & Sources.
Alphabetical Index of Tunes.
Church Year.
Metrical index.

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE HYMNAL SONG TITLES
A Charge to Keep I Have
A Child of the King
A Great and Mighty Wonder
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Rhythmic)
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Isometric)
A New Name in Glory
A Peaceful Night
A Shelter in the Time of Storm
Abide with Me
According to Thy Gracious Word
Ah, Holy Jesus
Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed?
All Creatures of Our God and King
All for Jesus (Constancy)
All for Jesus, All for Jesus (All for Jesus)
All Glory, Laud, and Honor
All Glory, Laud, and Honor (with Refrain)
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Coronation)
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Diadem)
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Miles Lane)
All My Heart This Night Rejoices
All People That on Earth Do Dwell
All the Way My Savior Leads Me
All Things Bright and Beautiful (All Things Bright)
All Things Bright and Beautiful (Royal Oak)
All Things Come of Thee, O Lord -Presentation
All Your Anxiety
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven
Am I a Soldier of the Cross?
Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound (Amazing Grace/New Britain)
Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound (Land of Rest)
Amen (Threefold, Sevenfold)
America, the Beautiful
And Can It Be?
Angels We Have Heard on High
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Another Year Is Dawning
Anywhere with Jesus
Are Ye Able? Said the Master
Are You Washed in the Blood?
Arise, My Soul, Arise!
As Longs the Deer for Cooling Streams
As the Deer
As with Gladness Men of Old
Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know?
At Calvary
At the Cross
At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing
At the Name of Jesus (Belle Rive)
At the Name of Jesus (Wye Valley)
Away in a Manger (Mueller)
Away in a Manger (Cradle Song)
Baruch Hashem Adonai (Blessed be the Name of the Lord)
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Be Present at Our Table, Lord
Be Still and Know
Be Still, My Soul
Be Thou My Vision
Beautiful Savior
Because He Lives
Begin, My Tongue, Some Heavenly Theme
Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Beulah Land
Bless the Lord, O My Soul
Bless Thou the Gifts - Presentation
Blessed Assurance!
Blessed Be the Name
Blessed Quietness
Blessed Redeemer!
Blessing and Honor and Glory and Power
Blest Be the Tie that Binds
Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
Break Thou the Bread of Life
Breathe on Me, Breath of God
Brethren, We Have Met to Worship
Brightest and Best
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Bring Them In
Bring Your Vessels, Not a Few
Bringing in the Sheaves
Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord
Channels Only
Child in the Manger
Children of the Heavenly Father
Christ Arose!
Christ for the World! We Sing
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey)
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Regent Square)
Christ Receiveth Sinful Men
Christ Returneth
Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
Christ, We Do All Adore Thee
Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies
Christians, Awake! Salute the Happy Morn
Close to Thee
Come As a Child
Come Down, O Love Divine
Come, Christians, Join to Sing!
Come, Everyone Who Is Thirsty
Come, Holy Ghost, Our Souls Inspire
Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine
Come, Labor On
Come, Thou Almighty King!
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Nettleton)
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Warrenton)
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Hyfrydol)
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Stuttgart)
Come, Ye Disconsolate
Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain!
Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Comfort, Comfort Ye My People
Count Your Blessings
Creator of the Stars of Night
Cross of Jesus, Cross of Sorrow
Crown Him with Many Crowns
Day by Day
Day Is Dying in the West
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Repton)
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (Rest/Elton)
Deeper and Deeper
Deeper, Deeper
Depth of Mercy! Can There Be?
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High
Does Jesus Care?
Draw Me Nearer
Dwelling in Beulah Land
Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Face to Face Fairest Lord Jesus
Faith Is the Victory
Faith of Our Fathers
Father, We Thank Thee for the Night
Fill Me Now
Follow On
Footsteps of Jesus
For All the Saints
For God So Loved Us
For the Beauty of the Earth
From All That Dwell Below the Skies (Duke Street)
From All That Dwell Below the Skies (Lasst Uns Erfreuen)
From Every Stormy Wind That Blows
Gentle Mary Laid Her Child
Give Me Jesus (Spiritual)
Give Me Jesus (Sweney)
Give Me Thy Heart
Give of Your Best to the Master
Glorious Is Thy Name
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
Glory Be to Jesus
Glory Be to the Father - Gloria Patri (Greatorex)
Glory Be to the Father - Gloria Patri (Meineke)
Glory to God in the Highest - Gloria in Excelsis
Glory to His Name
Glory to the Father - Gloria Patri (Cedar Lane)
Go Forward, Christian Soldier
Go to Dark Gethsemane
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
God Be with You Till We Meet Again (Endeavor)
God Be with You Till We Meet Again (Randolph)
God Is So Good
God Leads Us Along
God of Grace and God of Glory
God of Our Fathers
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
God Will Take Care of You
God, Be Merciful to Me
God, Our Father, We Adore Thee
God, the Omnipotent
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Grace Greater than Our Sin
Great God of Wonders
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Hail Thee, Festival Day
Hail to the Lord's Annointed
Hail, Thou Once-Despised Jesus
Hallelujah, What a Savior!
Hark the Glad Sound! The Savior Comes
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Have Thine Own Way, Lord
Have You Any Room for Jesus?
He Hideth My Soul
He Is Able to Deliver Thee
He Is Born!
He Is Exalted
He Is So Precious to Me
He Keeps Me Singing
He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought
He Lifted Me!
He Lives!
He the Pearly Gates Will Open
He Who Would Valiant Be
Hear Our Prayer, O Lord
Here at Thy Table, Lord
Here Is Love, Vast as the Ocean
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Hiding in Thee
Higher Ground
Himself
His Eye Is on the Sparrow
His Name Is Wonderful
His Way with Thee
Holy Bible, Book Divine
Holy Ghost, with Light Divine
Holy God - Trisagion
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name
Holy Ground (Beatty)
Holy Ground (Holy Ground)
Holy, Holy, Holy - Sanctus (Darnell)
Holy, Holy, Holy - Sanctus (Helig Ist Der Herr)
Holy, Holy, Holy!
Hosanna to the Living Lord!
Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
How Can I Keep from Singing?
How Deep the Father's Love for Us
How Firm a Foundation
How Great Our Joy!
How Great Thou Art!
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds!
I Am His, and He Is Mine
I Am Not Skilled to Understand
I Am Praying for You
I Am Resolved
I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus
I Belong to the King
I Bind unto Myself Today
I Gave My Life for Thee
I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Kingsfold)
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Vox Dilecti)
I Know a Fount
I Know Whom I Have Believed
I Lay My Sins on Jesus
I Love Thee
I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
I Love to Tell the Story
I Must Tell Jesus!
I Need Thee Every Hour
I Sing the Mighty Power of God (Forest Green)
I Sing the Mighty Power of God (Ellacombe)
I Surrender All
I Will Praise Him
I Will Sing of My Redeemer
I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
I Would Be Like Jesus
I Would Be True
If Jesus Goes with Me
If Thou but Trust in God to Guide Thee
If We Never Meet Again
I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go
I'll Live for Him
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
In Christ Alone
In Christ There Is No East or West (McKee)
In Christ There Is No East or West (St. Peter)
In the Bleak Midwinter
In the Cross of Christ I Glory (All for Jesus)
In the Cross of Christ I Glory (Rathbun)
In the Garden
In the Sweet By and By
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Is It the Crowning Day?
It Came upon the Midnight Clear
It Is Finished - Memorial Acclamation
It Is Well with My Soul
I've Found a Friend
Jerusalem, My Happy Home
Jesus Calls Us (Galilee)
Jesus Calls Us (Restoration)
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Jesus Is All the World to Me
Jesus Is Calling
Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know
Jesus Loves Even Me
Jesus Loves Me
Jesus Paid It All
Jesus Saves! (Jesus Saves)
Jesus Saves! (Limpsfield)
Jesus Shall Reign
Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting
Jesus, I Come
Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
Jesus, Lover of My Soul (Marytn)
Jesus, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth)
Jesus, Our Lord and King
Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Jesus, Thou Divine Companion
Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
Join All the Glorious Names
Joy Has Dawned
Joy to the World!
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Just As I Am
Just Over in the Glory Land
Kyrie Eleison - Lord, Have Mercy
Lamb of God
Lamb of God - Agnus Dei
Lead Me to Calvary
Lead Me, Lord
Lead On, O King Eternal
Lead, Kindly Light
Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Leave It There
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
Let the Whole Creation Cry!
Let the Words of My Mouth
Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured
Let Us Break Bread Together
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Lift High the Cross
Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates
Like a River Glorious
Little Is Much When God Is in It
Living for Jesus
Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending (Helmsley)
Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending (Regent Square)
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
Look, Ye Saints! The Sight Is Glorious (Bryn Calfaria)
Look, Ye Saints! The Sight Is Glorious (Regent Square)
Lord Jesus, Think on Me
Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing
Lord, I'm Coming Home
Lord, Lay Some Soul upon My Heart
Lord, Speak to Me, that I May Speak
Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days
Love Came Down at Christmas
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Blaenwern)
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Beecher)
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Hyfrydol)
Love Found a Way
Love Is the Theme
Love Lifted Me
Majesty
Make Me a Captive, Lord
Master, the Tempest Is Raging
May Jesus Christ Be Praised
May the Mind of Christ, My Savior
Moment by Moment
More About Jesus
More Love to Thee, O Christ
Morning Star, O Cheering Sight
Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
My Faith Has Found a Resting Place
My Faith Looks Up to Thee
My God, Thy Table Now Is Spread
My Jesus, I Love Thee
My Savior First of All
My Savior's Love
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
My Song Is Love Unknown
Near the Cross
Near to the Heart of God
Nearer, My God, to Thee
Nearer, Still Nearer
No, Not One
Not I, But Christ
Nothing Between
Nothing but the Blood
Now Thank We All Our God
Now the Day Is Over
O Bless the Lord, My Soul
O Boundless Salvation
O Breath of Life
O Canada
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Come, Let Us Adore Him
O Come, Little Children
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth
O for a Closer Walk with God
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Azmon)
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Lyngham)
O God, Our Help in Ages Past
O Happy Day
O Holy Night
O How He Loves You and Me
O Jesus, I Have Promised
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Forest Green)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (St. Louis)
O Love That Will Not Let Me Go
O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
O Perfect Love
O Praise Ye the Lord
O Sacred Head Now Wounded
O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
O That Will Be Glory for Me
O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
O Thou Joyful, O Thou Wonderful
O to Be Like Thee
O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be
O Word of God Incarnate
O Worship the King
O Zion, Haste
Of the Father's Heart Begotten
Of the Father's Love Begotten
Oh, How I Love Jesus
On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
On Eagle's Wings
On Jordan's Stormy Banks
Once for All
Once in Royal David's City
Once to Every Man and Nation
One Day
Only Believe
Only Trust Him
Onward, Christian Soldiers
Open My Eyes, That I May See
Open the Wells of Salvation
Our Best
Our Great Savior
Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
Peace Like a Rive
Peace, Perfect Peace
Pentecostal Power
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow (Dedication Anthem “606”)
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow (Old 100th Altered)
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow (Old 100th Original)
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow (Lasst Uns Erfreuen)
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Praise the Lord! His Glories Show
Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him
Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him
Praise to God, Immortal Praise
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Praise Ye the Triune God
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven Precious Memories
Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It
Rejoice, the Lord Is King
Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
Rescue the Perishing
Revive Us Again
Ride On! Ride On in Majesty!
Ring the Bells of Heaven
Rise Up, O Men of God! (Festal Song)
Rise Up, O Men of God! (St. Thomas)
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
Rock of Ages
Satisfied
Saved by Grace
Saved, Saved
Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise
Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
Savior, More Than Life to Me
Savior's Lullaby
Search Me, O God (Ellers)
Search Me, O God (Maori)
See the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph
See, Amid the Winter's Snow
Send the Light
Shall We Gather at the River?
Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless
Shine, Jesus, Shine
Shout to the Lord
Silent Night!
Since I Have Been Redeemed
Since Jesus Came into My Heart
Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Sing to the Lord of Harvest
Sing We Now of Christmas
Singing Songs of Expectation
Softly and Tenderly
Soldiers of Christ, Arise
Something for Thee
Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
Spirit of the Living God
Stand Up, and Bless the Lord
Stand Up, Stand up for Jesus
Stand Up, Stand up for Jesus
Standing on the Promises
Stepping in the Light
Still, Still with Thee
Still, Still, Still
Sun of My Soul
Sunlight
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Sweeter as the Years Go By
Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated (Hendon)
Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated (Yarbrough)
Take the Name of Jesus with You
Take Time to Be Holy
Take Up Thy Cross
Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord
Tell Me the Old, Old Story
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
That Beautiful Name
The Banner of the Cross
The Beautiful Garden of Prayer
The Birthday of a King
The Call for Reapers
The Church in the Wildwood
The Church's One Foundation
The Cleansing Wave
The Comforter Has Come!
The Day of Resurrection (Ellacombe)
The Day of Resurrection (Lancashire)
The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
The First Noel
The God of Abraham Praise
The Great Physician
The Head That Once Was Crowned
The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Dominus Regit Me)
The King of Love My Shepherd Is (St. Columba)
The Light of the World Is Jesus
The Lily of the Valley
The Lord Bless You and Keep You
The Lord Is in His Holy Temple - Introit
The Lord, Whom We Love
The Lord's My Shepherd
The Lord's Prayer (Conditor Alme Siderum)
The Lord's Prayer (Malotte)
The Lord's Prayer (Contemporary Language) (Wildgrove)
The Love of God
The Old Rugged Cross
The Old-Time Religion
The Power of the Cross
The Risen Christ
The Sands of Time Are Sinking
The Solid Rock (Melita)
The Solid Rock (Solid Rock)
The Spacious Firmament
The Star-Spangled Banner
The Strife Is O'er
The Unclouded Day
The Way of the Cross Leads Home
There Is a Balm in Gilead
There Is a Fountain
There Is a Green Hill Far Away
There Is a Redeemer
There Is Power in the Blood
There Is Sunshine in My Soul
There Shall Be Showers of Blessing
There's a Song in the Air
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Thine Be the Glory
This Is My Father's World
Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
Thou, Whose Almighty Word
Throw Out the Life Line
Thy Word Have I Hid in My Heart
Tis Midnight; and on Olive's Brow
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
To God Be the Glory
True-Hearted, Whole-Hearted
Trust and Obey
Trusting Jesus
Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus
Under His Wings
Unto the Hills
Unto Us Is Born a Son
We Gather Together
We Give Thee but Thine Own - Presentation
We Have an Anchor
We Plow the Fields and Scatter
We Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer
We Remember His Death - Memoria
Acclamation
We Rest on Thee!
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Will Glorify
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
We Worship and Adore You
We'll Understand It Better By and By
We'll Work Till Jesus Comes
We're Marching to Zion
Were You There?
We've a Story to Tell
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
What a Wonderful Savior
What Can I Give Him (In the Bleak Midwinter)
What Child Is This?
What If It Were Today?
What Wondrous Love Is This?
When He Cometh
When I Can Read My Title Clear
When I See the Blood
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Hamburg)
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Rockingham)
When in Our Music God Is Glorified
When Jesus Left His Father's Throne
When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
When They Ring the Golden Bells
When We All Get to Heaven
Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
Where He Leads Me
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Christmas)
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Winchester Old)
While We Are Waiting, Come
Whispering Hope
Whiter Than Snow
Who Is He in Yonder Stall?
Who Is on the Lord's Side?
Wonderful Grace of Jesus
Wonderful Peace
Wonderful Words of Life
Wonderful, Merciful Savior
Wonderful, Wonderful Jesus
Work, for the Night Is Coming
Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness
Worthy of Worship
Ye Must Be Born Again
Ye Servants of God
Yesterday, Today, Forever
Yield Not to Temptation

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Reviews

"The Christian Life Hymnal is an answer to our prayers. Our concern was that the great hymns of the past would be lost to this present generation. Christian youth across the nation are discovering these hymns and are loving them. This hymnal is a treasure. Surely this is a Holy Spirit-inspired gift to the church in these troubled times."
—David Wilkerson, author of The Cross and the Switchblade and founder of World Challenge, Inc.

"This is a wonderful hymnal! A lot of the hymns are rewritten in lower keys for singing comfort."
A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries

“There are several reasons we chose and why you should choose The Christian Life Hymnal. The most important reason is these hymns are true to God's Word. Each hymn gives a scripture reference that inspired or backs up it's message. Frankly, I am amazed at the value for the money. I challenge you to find a better price anywhere: it's not likely to happen. It has over 600 hymns and songs. In those 600+ hymns and songs you have so many of the old favorites: ‘How Great thou Art,’ ‘It Is Well With My Soul,’ ‘Amazing Grace,’ ‘The Old Rugged Cross’. If you so choose you could do 3 or 4 songs at every service and never repeat a single song within a year of getting these hymnals. There is a large amount of seasonal songs. I was very impressed with the Christmas section when I looked at it. I could keep on going, but I will conclude my comments by saying that I am very glad we found this hymnbook and you will be glad as well.”
—Grace Bible Church, Accokeek, Maryland

“This is a hymnal edited by Eric Wyse, a Tennessee church musician employed by an Anglican church, and published by Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. in 2006. It is not denominational in focus.
“It contains 641 numbered items, of which the first 607 are hymns or songs and the remainder are service music. The collection features fewer recent hymns and fewer one-stanza "Praise songs" than recent hymnals from "competing" non-denominational hymnal publishers like Word Music, Inc. and Hope Publishing Company. Such material is not completely lacking, but is much less predominant here.
“The selection includes many late-nineteenth century gospel hymns that have been pushed out of competing hymnals by the very newer hymns that are here omitted. Examples might include O Boundless Salvation by the founder of the Salvation Army, William Booth; Beulah Land by Edgar Page Stites; Master, the Tempest Is Raging by Mary Ann Baker; and Only Believe by Paul Rader.
“Notable too is the tendency to include more stanzas of many hymns than are included in other recent non-denominational and evangelical hymnals, for example, comparing selected hymns in the Christian Life Hymnal (CLH) with Word's Hymnal for Worship & Celebration (HWC), we find that the former has six stanzas of All Creatures of Our God and King to HWC's four; Crown Him with Many Crowns is seven versus four; etc., with CLH having more stanzas almost five times more often than HWC does.
“Another interesting feature is that more hymns than usual are set to two or even three tunes. For example, Love Divine, All Loves Excelling is set to Beecher, Hyfrydol and Blaenwern, where most hymnals give only one tune; Amazing Grace is set not only to the ubiquitous New Britain but also to Land of Rest.
“This hymnal has a larger Christmas section than most, with "Advent", "Birth" and "Epiphany" encompassing 73 songs. The indexes, too, are more copious than in many hymnals, with a Scriptural Allusion Index, a Hymn Tune Index, a Metrical Tune Index, an index of Authors Composers, and Sources, a Church Year Index, a Topical Index, and an index of Hymn Titles and First Lines with Key.
“All in all, The Christian Life Hymnal is one of the most noteworthy hymnals to appear in the new millennium.” —HymnWiki.org

“My wife, Marjorie and I are privileged to host "Old Fashioned Hymn Sings" across the country and in most of the major Denominations. This has given us the opportunity to use a wide variety of Hymnals from most the publishers in America. However, in Branson, MO, we were privileged to use "The Christian Life Hymnal" and found there to be an amazing variety of Hymns from which to select our Hymn Sing program. We like to include traditional Hymns such as "Fairest Lord Jesus", Gospel Songs like "Standing On The Promises", Southern Gospel Songs such as "If We Never Meet Again". I was pleased to find all of them included in one Hymnal. AND in keys that were so singable! Never has there been a great response to one Hymnal as we received when we used "The Christian Life Hymnal." I recommend it very highly!”
hymnsing.org

"The Christian Life Hymnal is, in our opinion, simply the best option out there for churches who want a hymnal that blends the best of evangelical, revivalist, traditional, seasonal, and contemporary standards. With this one resource, congregations can sing songs like 'Holy, Holy, Holy,' 'The Church's One Foundation,' 'How Great Thou Art!' 'To God Be the Glory,' 'There is Power in the Blood,' 'Pentecostal Power,' 'Rescue the Perishing,' 'Shine, Jesus, Shine,' and 'Shout to the Lord.' It contains the best hymns of Christmas, Easter, and the other liturgical seasons."
Trinity Anglican Church Fellowship

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