The Christian Life Hymnal, Accompanist Edition With Binder. I Love it!!!
January 22, 2017
I love this book, it is all you could ever ask for. It has all the hymns you grew up with and also some of the newer songs. This book has a good mix of songs and well worth the money. It has the written music like in a normal hymnal, but also has cords if you like playing by cords. I would highly recommend this book.
The accompanist edition of the hymnal is perfect for organist and pianist; the pages lay flat without unexpected flipping during the hymn. The pages can even be removed and put into order of worship beforehand, then replaced after the service. (Be careful with this, though; it's easy to get in a hurry after the service and plan to replace the pages later. That's when they get lost.) The index at the back with guitar chords is a great reference, and the modulations to help you go from one hymn to another smoothly is valuable if, like me, you never learned to do that by ear. The Scriptural Allusion Index is great in planning worship services around the pastor's sermon, and the Metrical Index is wonderful if you want to mix up tunes and lyrics for a bit of a change. There are other resources which I haven't used yet, but all in all, I give this hymnal an outstanding rating.