The Songbook of The Salvation Army (Hard Cover)- LG Print 2015

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The Song Book of The Salvation Army Hardcover 2015 Large Print Edition Foreword Music and song play an important role in worship. The Psalmist invites us to "sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have worked salvation for Him" (Psalm 98:1). We sing because of the mighty works of God and because of what the Lord has done for us. This new Song Book of The Salvation Army is a result of the diligence, research and work of a number of people to whom we owe a huge debt of gratitude. It contains many of the old favorites and classic hymn that are cherished and familiar to many. However, it goes further as it draws upon a great body of new compositions as well. I am grateful to God for the Salvation Army poets, and songwriters of many other denominations, who are able to express some of the deepest emotions and thoughts of our hearts. God has richly blessed The Salvation Army with an abundance of musical gifts and talents. We are grateful for our musicians and composers, who have been working on the musical arrangements that are an integral part of this project. It is almost 30 years since the last song book was published, and in that time many new songs have been written and rapidly become established as great favorites. This is rich testimony to the faithfulness of God to every generation, His name is indeed worthy of praise. We are reminded that: "Your Word, Lord is eternal: it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; You established the earth, and it endures. Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve You" (Psalm 119:89-91). No wonder we can—and should—sing His praises! Through our songs we gain insight into the wonder of salvation and the beauty of holiness, fueling our deep desire to live in the presence of God and in a manner that brings glory to His name. As Salvationists, we believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the Word of God. That is the bedrock of our faith. God speaks to us also through the lyrics of our songs as we are drawn into His presence through inspired words and music. Therefore, it is my hope that this Song Book will be used widely to accompany our personal devotions as much has in our corporate worship. I pray that Salvationists will find inspiration and blessing and that God will richly bless those who use this wonderful resource. The General International Headquarters, London July 2015