Hymns of Truth and Light added

A new edition of my Comprehensive Hymnal Index spreadsheet has been uploaded, with Hymns of Truth and Light, a 1998 hymnal compiled and published by First Congregational Church of Houston, Texas, added. The hymnals and song collections now completely indexed are now

African American Heritage Hymnal; Celebration Hymnal; Chalice Hymnal; Favorite Hymns of Praise; Hymns for the Family of God; Hymns for the Living Church; Hymnal for Worship and Celebration; New National Baptist Hymnal; New Century Hymnal; New Church Hymnal (1976); Baptist Hymnal (1975); Baptist Hymnal (1991); Baptist Hymnal (2008); Baptist Hymnal (1956); Broadman Hymnal; Celebrating Grace Hymnal; Christian Worship (1941); Hymnbook for Christian Worship; For the Living of These Days; Gospel Hymns (BGC); Hymns and Songs of the Spirit; New Baptist Praise Book (1917); Baptist Hymnal (1883); American Hymnal;The Worshiping Church; Worship & Rejoice; Christian Life Hymnal; Great Hymns of the Faith; Great Songs of the Church; Living Hymns (1988); Majesty Hymns; Soul-Stirring Songs and Hymns; Hymns of Truth and Praise; A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools; Harvard Hymn Book, 3rd ed.; Worship in Song (1996); United Methodist Hymnal; Presbyterian Hymnal/Hymns, Psalms & Spiritual Songs; Rejoice in the Lord; Hymns for Praise and Worship; Pilgrim Hymnal (1958); Hymns of Truth and Light; Saints Hymnal (1933); Hymns of the Spirit (1937); The Alfred Burt Christmas Carols

Hymns of Truth and Light came out of FCC Houston’s “frustration of not finding an existing hymnal that met enough of our needs” (this in the immediate aftermath of the release of the New Century Hymnal). Edited by Maggie Tucker and David Nussmann, the hymnal is notable in particular for a number of new tunes, several of them composed by Ms. Tucker. It also contains (following hymn #360) a “Litany of the Beautiful Names of Allah” that I think deserves wider exposure.



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