As we’ve mentioned, the Church is developing a new hymnal and Children’s Songbook. The final due date is 1 July 2019, but yesterday the Church issued additional information about what they’re looking for and final call for your opinions about current content.
As mentioned in the May 9 announcement, here are ways to participate:
- Read about the revision process and FAQ.
- What hymns or songs are your favorite? Which do you think should be taken out? Are there any things about Church music you would change? Give input by taking the revision survey.
- When writing and composing works, consider this list of doctrinal points of emphasis provided by the Hymnbook Committee and Children’s Songbook Committee.
- Submit music, lyrics, or complete songs before July 1, 2019, to be considered in the revision process.
As for me, I think I’ll take a bit and leaf through the hymnal to prepare for the revision survey. Then I’ll review the doctrinal points of emphasis and decide whether I have anything worth submitting by July 1.