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HYMNAL INFORMATION

While individual hymns are in public domain, The Believers Hymn Book collection is copyright ©2008 by John Ritchie Ltd, 40 Beansburn, Kilmarnock, Scotland. All rights reserved.

Hymnals

The New Believers Hymnbook ©2019 is copyrighted by John Ritchie Ltd, 40 Beansburn, Kilmarnock, Scotland. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

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Owners of copyright are gratefully thanked for the permission given to use the hymns which are owned by them.

The family of the late Mr Edmund Ewan are thanked for granting permission to use hymns from Remembrance Hymns.

Copyrighted hymns which are found only in The New Believers Hymnbook are noted below each hymn.


Disclaimer: Where required, copyright has been sought and given and if in any case copyright has been broken, we apologise and will endeavour to put it right.

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PUBLISHERS' PREFACE

Gospel hymns communicate gospel truth. Paul taught that songs are useful in communicating divine truth when he wrote, "Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord" (Colossians 3:16). Songs directed to God may have the added effect of teaching others. Martin Luther, whose hymns we still sing, remarked, "The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through music." Singing the gospel does not substitute for preaching the gospel, but it is an effective supplement in communicating its message. Could a believer anticipate expressing his profound joy in the new song of heaven and not be interested in singing now? Could a Christian be interested in singing and yet not be concerned about the truths he sings?

Significantly, the compilers of "Hymns of Worship and Remembrance" (Gospel Perpetuating Fund, 1950) remarked, "People usually want to sing what they believe." The God-given ability to sing, when employed in expressing truths that satisfy the God-centered thirst of the soul, lifts our spirit to its highest objective and expresses our deepest emotions.

To encourage such heartfelt singing of the precious truths that we treasure and to communicate the gospel as effectively as possible, we have adapted many of the hymns in this collection. The credit after most hymns acknowledges the author whose work we have adapted and expresses our indebtedness for most of the form and content of the hymns. Hymns without a credit are original works prepared for this publication. In the credits, we have used the following abbreviations for the source of the hymns: B. H. B. ("The Believers Hymnbook," Pickering & Inglis); C. H. F., ("Choice Hymns of the Faith," Gospel Perpetuating Fund); G. H. B. ("Gospel Hymn Book," Westbank Publishers); G. H. F. ("Great Hymns of the Faith," Singspiration, Inc.); G. T. H. B. ("Gospel Tidings Hymn Book," Central Bible Truth Depot); H. W. & C. ("The Hymnal for Worship & Celebration," Word Music); I. G. H. B. (Irish "Gospel Hymn Book," Northern Publishing Office); M. M. ("Making Melody," Scripture Memory Fellowship International); R. S. ("Redemption Songs,” Pickering and Inglis Ltd.); S. G. H. ("Select Gospel Hymns," Northern Publishing Office); S. S. ("Salvation Songs," G. A. Ramsay); S. S. & S. ("Sacred Solos," Marshall, Morgan & Scott). The credits may also help bring to memory a tune when the first lines of a hymn are not familiar. For this reason, we have not always used exact titles when we thought another title would be more readily recognized.

For some time, a number of believers have felt the need for a work of this kind. This work has spanned more than three years. What has sustained the focus of this undertaking has been a love for the gospel with its lofty truths and its vital, saving, life-transforming message and also for gospel hymns, whose rich heritage we treasure and whose soul-stirring notes we have joyously employed.

The labors, advice, suggestions, and encouragement of many have greatly contributed to producing this work. Although they are too many to name here, we must express our indebtedness and gratitude to Jim Beattie, Bill Brescia, Al Christopherson, Tom Clark, Norman Crawford, Don Draper, Dorothy Grillo, Sandy Higgins, Phil Moore, William Oliver, David Petersen, Gayle Procopio, Doris Ramsay, Gordie Ramsay, Maria Ramsay, Bert Reilly, John Slabaugh, Tom Stickfort, Jim and Lois Thompson, Adam and Heather Thropay, and Stan Wells. In addition, we appreciate Dr. J. Lindsay Parks' preparing four hymns for inclusion in this book.

During the time since many of these hymns were written, word meanings and customs of phrasing have changed, and the style of communication has become more direct. The changes made in this collection of hymns reflect an attempt to 'translate" the truths they contain and thus to extend the usefulness, impact, and clarity of these beloved hymns. David "served his own generation by the will of God" (Acts 13:36). Our hope is that this hymnbook, in the good will of God, will serve our generation; perhaps this effort will also serve succeeding generations, if the Lord has not come.

From preceding generations, we have received a rich heritage of truth contained in gospel hymns. We trust that our God will be pleased to use this hymnbook to help preserve that heritage. Our humble prayer is that the gracious Spirit of God will choose to use this work in the salvation of souls.

On all of Johann Sebastian Bach's original works, "J. J." ("Jesu Juva" or "Jesus, help me") appears at the beginning of the work and "S. D. G." ("Soli Deo Gloria" or "To the glory of God alone") at the end. Conscious of our many limitations, we have looked to God for help as the work progressed. Now we humbly borrow the letters with which Bach concluded his works. Having compiled and adapted these hymns, we complete this publication with these initials: S. D. G.

E. Higgins & D. Oliver

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