To sing from a printed page is different, says the Rev. Jack Harnish. But while he prefers hymnals, he concludes the main thing is to “just sing” as Wesley instructed.
Easy access to essential worship aids continues as the United Methodist Publishing House extends permission for use of UMPH copyrighted materials through December 31, 2021.
At age 94, Carlton Young is still making music. The collection, “Today I Live,” speaks to the COVID-19 pandemic in hymn after hymn.
“It’s breaking my heart,” says Bishop Laurie Haller. She explains that coronavirus makes choral singing “a super-spreader event.”
“We Are the Church” is a song for Pentecost, yet the hymn almost didn’t make it into the latest version of The United Methodist Hymnal.
New hymnal committee is authorized and UMs may be singing a new song by 2021.