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The Hymnal Revision Feasibility Survey

January 20, 2011

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We are a singing congregation and the Episcopal church, by and large, is a singing church.  In our worship service, we use The Hymnal 1982 almost exclusively, primarily because it is the only hymnal in our pews.  The few occasions where we’ve sung something from one of the other 7 approved hymnals in the Episcopal church, we’ve printed the music and text right in the bulletin.  Over the past decade or so, these new hymnals and supplements have been published to meet the growing diverse musical needs of the Episcopal Church and include such hymnals as: Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African-American Hymnal, Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982, and El Himnario: a Spanish language hymnal.

Currently, “The Church Pension Group’s Office of Research is assisting the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music in fulfilling its General Convention mandate in Resolution B004 to determine whether a revision of The Hymnal 1982 is needed and wanted by the Episcopal Church.

Congregations, music directors, and clergy are invited to participate in the Hymnal Revision Feasibility Study, a landmark research study being conducted via online surveys and focus groups from October 2010 to March 2011.

If you would like, follow the link below to participate in this important survey.  This is an exciting chance to make your voice heard in the broader church context! this, and everything in between, the Episcopal Church SINGS!

Pay attention to which link you follow as there are different surveys for clergy, laity, and music directors.  It should take around 20-30 minutes.  Have fun!

Hymnal Revision Feasibility Survey




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