The message in the
front of the book reads (Praises I)...
hymns, and spiritual songs..."
PRAISES is a very special
songbook. It has one basic purpose: to provide new songs that are both
Scriptural and singable for Bible-believing Christians.
PRAISES contains songs
which are intended to be sung by a group: a church congregation, a Christian
school student body, a young people's fellowship, a Christian Camp, or any other
gathering of Christians. Many of the songs are also effective as solos, duets,
trios, etc., but in the form in which they appear here, they are written to be
sung by a group.
PRAISES is intended to be a
supplement to the regular hymnbook of the church. It is not a combination of
well-known songs and unknown songs. The overwhelming majority of the songs are
NOT found in and other songbook and they will be a gold mine for Christians who
are looking for new and fresh songs that are faithful to the Word of God.
PRAISES will be a blessing
to those who desire to praise the Lord Jesus Christ in music and sill be an
effective instrument to inspire and edify God's children as they sing His
Many of the songs in PRAISES
are published in other forms so that they may be sung as solos, quartets, and
choir specials. A catalog of these arrangements and other musical materials may
be obtained from the publisher.
will sing praise to my God while I have my being." -- Psalm 104:33
The message in the
front of the book reads (Praises II)...
Lord Is My Strength And Song" -- Exodus 15:2
PRAISES TWO continues and
extends the purpose of the first PRAISES book: to provide new songs that are
both Scriptural and singable for Bible-Believing churches.
There has been an overwhelming
response to PRAISES by those who are looking for fresh new songs with a mesage
true to the Word of God and music which enhances that message. Some of the songs
in PRAISES have been translated into over fifteen languages and are being sung
in many parts of the world. There is even a modified version of the first
PRAISES book in Spanish under the Title, ALABANZAS.
Like its predecessor, PRAISES TWO
contains songs which have been arranged to be sung by a group: a church
congregation, a Christian school student body, a young people's fellowship, a
Christian camp, or any other gathering of Christians. The songs are also readily
useable as solos, duets, trios, quartets, etc., but group singing has been the
primary purpose of the editors and arrangers.
There are several features in
PRAISES TWO that will make it adaptable to various functions. There is a subject
index to help in finding songs for special purposes. Also, by placing Christmas
and children's songs each in their own grouping, these songs will be much easier
to find and use. These features will be especially helpful to those churches who
use the book asa supplement to their regular hymnbook.
SINGING PRAISES TWO is a beautiful
recording of the first and last stanzas of each of the songs in the book which
cen be used as a learning/teaching tool for the home, the choir, or the
congregation. Featuring twin track recording, this three cassette album makes a
wonderful companion to the book.
The desire of all those who have
had a part in producing this book is that these songs will be used to bring
PRAISE to the Lord Jesus Christ, the One Who merits all our PRAISES.
"He hath put a new song in my
mouth, even praise unto our God" -- Psalm 40:3