Sing a new, new song (Hymn 577)
Hymns are a vital part of all Christian Science church services. Lifting voices in song unites the congregation in a unique expression of gratitude, opening thought to hear the message from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the Christian Science textbook that is read at all services.
The Christian Science Hymnal and the 2017 Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430–603, offer a wide selection of texts and music appropriate for the congregation, whether large or small. The tunes draw on rich musical traditions from around the globe, celebrating the worldwide reach of Christian Science.
Included in both hymnals are multiple settings of seven poems written by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. For convenience, both volumes are arranged alphabetically by first line and contain helpful indexes. Another unique resource for finding hymns is the Concord study program that allows you to search words and passages, as well as hear a simple play-through of tunes.
While hymns are an essential part of our collective worship, many students of Christian Science also find that they are an integral part of their individual study. They turn to them frequently for encouragement, direction, and inspiration—singing them, humming them, praying with them—and are healed through the application of their timeless spiritual messages.
The Christian Science Hymnal is also available in Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430–603 enriches the Church’s hymn repertoire standing alongside the healing messages and spiritual inspiration of the 1932 Christian Science Hymnal. You can find out more about the new hymnal in the “2017 Hymnal” section of JSH-Online. Visit the online shop for a free 2017 Hymnal Concordance to assist your study until the new hymnal is incorporated into the Concord study program.