Originally posted on The Reformed Reader:
Hymns Modern & Ancient is a 2011 publication that contains 133 various hymns meant for congregational singing. This hymnal is a resource for those who want a supplement to an existing hymnal. Much of the work for this book was done by Fred Coleman, a Baptist pastor, and his wife Ruth. The songs in this hymnal are meant to be singable and biblical. There is a regular hardcover version and a spiral bound version for pianists.
Many of the hymns in this book are familiar, including “Alas and Did My Savior Bleed,” “Beneath the Cross,” “Jerusalem the Golden,” “Just As I Am,” and so forth. Some of the older hymns have newer tunes, which some people may not appreciate. There are also quite a few new hymns, including the popular, “In Christ Alone” and “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us.” A quick look at the index shows that the…
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