2E A Litany for Responsible Exercise of Authority: Used at election times.
20A May God’s Holy Name Uphold You: I use this Psalm when people move away — now I can sing it
23H Shepherd Me, O God: Familiar anthem and refrain — now we can sing it as a congregation!
47A Clap Your Hands, O Faithful People: Key Psalm (Ascension Day); accessible tune.
116C I Love the Lord; He Heard My Cry: a favorite of our congregation!
132B Once in Royal David’s City: Love these new words with this tune!!!
140A Deliver Me from Evil: Great pairing of text and tune; evocative of Jesus’ passion.
Rev. David Vroege, All Nations CRC, Nova Scotia
13B How Long Will You Forget Me: Singable, meaningful lament; gives voice to our cries for mercy.
30A I Worship You, O Lord: Hauntingly powerful Psalm; testimony to God’s deliverance; a favorite!
41B A Responsorial Setting: Infuses “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” with rich meaning for daily living and prayer; fresh, significant.
96G Sing to the Lord No Threadbare Song: Marvelous lyrics; allows the congregation to sing a new song to God!
102B A Litany for the Sick and Dying: Powerful for both the congregation and at a bedside a dying person.
147C Sing to God, with Joy and Gladness: Delightful song of praise.
148G A Responsorial Setting: We can use a loved song, “Ere zij God” throughout the year now!
Rev. Jeff Sajdak, First CRC, Pella, Iowa
6C A Prayer of Lament in Solidarity with Sufferers: mournful, longing for justice, haunting.
11B “Hymn: How Firm a Foundation:classic, unwavering, confident.
14B A Responsorial Setting:introspective, humble, by using this Refrain in conjunction with “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” the significance of what we were requesting of God in “Come Thou Fount” was heightened markedly.
15C A Responsorial Setting: celebrating the various traditions in the church, transformational.
27A The Lord is My Light: hope in the midst of trouble, the two themes provide complexity in the midst of the simplicity.
103F Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven: God-focused, majestic, stirring.
131E Like A Child Rests: tranquil, melodic, surrendering control.
Kevin Adams, Granite Springs Church, Lincoln, California