A great resource as well as a congregational book of worship. This comprehensive compilation by Fred Bock employed the assistance and recommendations of over 40 pastors, musicians and laymen, and cooperation by scores of authors and publishers. It was also the first-time use of the songs "He Touched Me," "The Lord's Prayer" and "It Is No Secret," now considered hymn standards. Congregational readings contain scripture passages selected from among 20 respected Bible versions and appropriate inspirational writings by Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis, Peter Marshall, Charles Allen and Oswald Chambers, among others. Over 50 optional last-verse harmonizations or descants add to the beauty of these arrangements. This hymnal serves as a complete lexicon of music for the Church today, inspirational and functional to each member of the diverse family of believers.