Proposed Songs for General Synod 2022

General Synod Edmonton 2019 mandated the Standing Committee for the Publication of the Book of Praise to send to the churches, "together with a provisional list of songs for immediate testing, in the worship services if so desired", "an explanatory report". (Acts GS Edmonton 2019, Art. 142, 4.2.3). The Committee has now completed its mandate to receive and consider input from the churches with respect to additional Psalm renditions as well as hymns. We have compiled the "provisional list of songs for immediate testing" found below.

Members of Council, Music and Audio-Visual Committees in the Canadian and American Reformed Churches who will be facilitating the evaluation of material submitted to the churches by the Standing Committee for the Publication of the Book of Praise are invited to request an account to access the PDF documents and feedback surveys.

ALL OTHER MEMBERS are asked NOT to request an account, but to speak to their Church Council about participating in the testing process. If you have a copy of the Trinity Psalter Hymnal, you can find many of the proposed songs there. Please note, however, that some songs are not identical to the version found in the Trinity Psalter Hymnal. If you would like to practise singing any of the recommended songs, please request a copy from your council, or the person appointed by your council for that purpose.

Psalm 4 - Alternate
Psalm 5 - Alternate
Psalm 8 - Alternate
Psalm 11 - Alternate
Psalm 13 - Alternate
Psalm 19 - Alternate
Psalm 22 - Alternate
Psalm 23 - Alternate
Psalm 30 - Alternate
Psalm 32 - Alternate
Psalm 39 - Alternate
Psalm 41 - Alternate
Psalm 46 - Alternate
Psalm 51 - Alternate
Psalm 55 - Alternate
Psalm 57 - Alternate
Psalm 59 - Alternate
Psalm 60 - Alternate
Psalm 63 - Alternate
Psalm 64 - Alternate
Psalm 69 - Alternate
Psalm 84 - Alternate
Psalm 90 - Alternate
Psalm 95 - Alternate
Psalm 98 - Alternate
Psalm 100 - Alternate
Psalm 103 - Alternate
Psalm 104 - Alternate
Psalm 106 - Alternate
Psalm 110 - Alternate
Psalm 111 - Alternate
Psalm 112 - Alternate
Psalm 113 - Alternate
Psalm 117 - Alternate
Psalm 120 - Alternate
Psalm 130 - Alternate
Psalm 145 - Alternate
Psalm 149 - Alternate
Psalm 150 - Alternate
A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing
A Shoot Will Spring
Abide with Me
All Creatures of Our God and King
Amazing Grace!
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Before the Throne of God Above
Christians, Awake
Come, Behold the Wondrous Mystery
Come, Thou Almighty King
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
Crown Him with Many Crowns
For Your Gift of God the Spirit
God Himself Is with Us
God Moves in a Mysterious Way
Guide Me, O My Great Redeemer
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
How Bright Appears the Morning Star
How Deep the Father's Love for Us
How Great Thou Art
How Shall They Hear the Word of God
In Christ Alone
Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come
Let All Things Now Living
Man of Sorrows! What a Name
May the Mind of Christ, My Savior
My Lord, I Did Not Choose You
O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart's Desire
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
Praise the Savior Now and Ever
Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Speak O Lord
Take My Life, and Let It Be
Threefold Amen
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
When Peace Like a River (It Is Well With My Soul)
Worship Christ, the Risen King!
Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me
Your Law, O God, Is Our Delight
**Note - in some instances the audio/video samples may vary slightly from the actual proposed songs in text or harmony. The intent of these samples is to allow you to hear the melody for each song.