A revised and expanded version of this classic text for church musicians and other worship planners.
A planning guide for church musicians and clergy for selecting hymns, songs, and anthems, for the three-year liturgical cycle following the Revised Common Lectionary. Hymns and songs keyed to the appropriate liturgical occasion for Sundays in the Revised Common Lectionary for the three-year cycle. Revised in 2021, this first volume of the three-book series (Years A, B, and C) Includes selections from The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, My Heart Sings Out alongwith Evangelical Lutheran Worship (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), Moravian Book of Worship (Moravian Church), Common Praise (Anglican Church of Canada).
Selections are listed by their relationship to the texts appointed for the day with indications which texts are direct quotes or paraphrases of the appointed scripture. First lines of hymns and songs include their page number and book location. Anthems are coded with their source when they are part of collection Choral selections are categorized as anthems or solos and voice parts are indicated.
Thomas Pavlechko has served Episcopal, Lutheran and Catholic churches as music director and organist since 1978. He is a widely published composer of hymns, Psalm settings, service music, choral anthems, motets and instrumental arrangements. He was a member of the liturgical music editorial team for the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal, and has served on advisory teams for Augsburg Fortress, Church Publishing, and the Hymn Society's Center for Congregational Song. He lives in Dallas, Texas
Carl P. Daw, Jr. is an Episcopal priest and writer who served as the executive director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada from 1996 to 2009. He has been successively Secretary and Chair of the Standing Commission on Church Music of the Episcopal Church and was a consultant member of the Text Committee for The Hymnal 1982. Daw taught hymnology in the Master of Sacred Music program at the Boston University School of Music from 1996 to 2019 and at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale Divinity School from 2018 to 2019. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.
- Carl P. Daw, Jr. and Thomas Pavlechko