Contemporary song list. Well made. Scripture with each song. Credits for Words & Music. Indexes of Scriptural Allusions, Tune Names, Authors/Composers/Sources, Topical Index of Hymns, Hymn Titles & First Lines with key, Metrical Tune Index. Haven't used Church Year Index yet, but can see that it could be valuable.
We were looking for a hymnbook/songbook to use as part of our family devotions. We did not want one full of only contemporary emotional choruses, but we also did not want to sing only the great hymns and neglect some of the newer and also wonderful hymns and choruses. We did not want a hymnbook/songbook full of modern updates, spiritual correctness, and one full of trying to please everyone while changing doctrine and neglecting the Bible truths. This book is great. While a few songs were slightly changed in a word or two, it is much better than many of the newer songbooks. I do wish there were more than two verses of the Star-Spangled Banner, though, as most Americans seem to only know the first verse. I am glad we purchased this book, and hope to use it for many, many years.
This hymnal is excellent for my Sunday School class and should be for others. Most of the hymns are familiar which is important with my SS members being in their late 70's to their early 90's. We're the youngest in the class being just over 60. I don't know if your company sends just something in the mail to churches, but that should be a great source for many orders just for the hymnals. I don't know about the catalog that you sent. I will be bringing this up at our class Sunday and hopefully, they will vote to buy them.
This hymnal is wonderful. It has transformed my devotional time at home. I play the piano and so I appreciate how this book stays open without having to "crack" the binding. The songs are indexed in a number of ways that make them easy to find, whether you have a particular hymn in mind, or whether you're looking for a hymn that fits a particular verse in the Scriptures, or topic, or time of year in the Church calendar. I use this hymnal everyday.