ABOUT THE HYMNAL

The first major Wesleyan hymnal in thirty years

This 800-page comprehensive collection includes:

  • 675 hymns for the entire church year
  • A rich treasury of hymns by Charles and John Wesley
  • Wesleyan themes of prevenient, justifying, and sanctifying grace
  • Classic favorite hymns and contemporary selections across the breadth of church history
  • Baptism and Holy Communion liturgies
  • Service music for various occasions
  • A rich collection of creeds, prayers, and benedictions
  • A selection of metrical psalter hymns
  • Hymns organized around the twelve articles of the Apostles’ Creed
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The myriad of church traditions that emerged from the ministry of John and Charles Wesley share a distinctive canon of Christian worship across the full scope of the Wesleyan movements that include millions of believers around the world. Selections for this hymnal were garnered from a thorough review of the previous denominational hymnals, which provided a core base of hymns that unite us across the various expressions under the Wesleyan umbrella. In addition, many distinct hymns were submitted by consultants in the United Methodist, Free Methodist, Global Methodist, Wesleyan, Nazarene, AME, AMEZ, CME, Church of God in Christ, Church of God Anderson, Church of God Cleveland, Salvation Army, Christian and Missionary Alliance and Anglican churches, enabling this hymnal to contain a comprehensive pan-Wesleyan harmony of worship.

Spanning back to the early centuries of the Christian church as the foundation, and incorporating contemporary hymns of the present day, the further beauty of this collection lies in the rich intersection of hymnody from all of these diverse traditions to provide a unity of shared worship. This hymnal bears witness to the essential themes of holiness and sanctifying grace that have been gifts of the Wesleyan movement, and which John Wesley referred to as the “Grand Depositum” for which the people called Methodist were chiefly raised up.

Perhaps the most visible and practical feature of this hymnal is that the grand story of the gospel as summarized in the Apostles’ Creed provides the structure wherein all of the hymns find their place. Because the Apostles’ Creed is the unifying foundation for all true expression of Christian faith, the broad spectrum of diverse hymns contained here all spring forth from these central tenets. This shared foundation and catechetical nature of the creed makes Our Great Redeemer’s Praise a true treasure for all branches of the Christian church to embrace.

Liturgical elements include:

  • Baptism and Holy Communion liturgies
  • Service music for various occasions
  • A rich collection of creeds, prayers, and benedictions
  • A selection of metrical psalter hymns
  • Hymns organized around the twelve articles of the Apostles’ Creed

Wesleyan-related worship traditions incorporated in the collection:

The Wesleyan Church, Church of the Nazarene, The United Methodist Church, AME, AMEZ, CME, Church of God in Christ, Free Methodist Church, Global Methodist Church, Church of God-Cleveland, Church of God-Anderson, the Salvation Army, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Anglican.

Our Great Redeemer's Praise ships in mid-October 2022. You are invited to make a pre-publication order commitment to reserve your copies.

Due to supply chain issues, frequency of reprints, and choices of color, quantities may be limited.