African American Heritage Hymnal

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Delores Carpenter, Rev Nolan E. Williams, JR.
GIA Publications, Incorporated, 2001 - Music - 1104 pages
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Eight years of inspired work by a committee of more than 30 musicians and pastors, all leaders in African American worship and gospel music, have resulted in this compendium representing the common repertoire of African American churches across the United States. For the first time in an African American hymnal, traditional hymns and songs are notated to reflect performance practices found in the oral tradition of the black church in America. At a time when such traditions are falling victim to modern technology, this book strives to preserve this rich heritage for future generations. Presented are litanies for “Fifty-Two Sundays of Worshipful Celebration” outlining an African American church year, including such special days as Martin Luther King Sunday, Elders’ Day, Mother’s Day, and Men’s Day. Also included are 52 responsive scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments and an extensive index that includes scriptural and thematic cross-references.

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GIA Publications, more known for Catholic music, published this exhaustive resource for Black Protestant churches. The hymns run the gamut from modern praise music to Isaac Watts and John Wesley, with ... Read full review

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Contents

Anointing
1
Covenant
7
The Coming of the Lord
13
The POOr
19
Humility
25
Marriage
32
Power
38
Repentance
44
His Abiding Presence
321
The Trinity
327
The Word of
332
The Church
337
Salvation Invitation and Acceptance
344
Salvation Repentance and Forgiveness
357
Assurance Trust and Confidence
369
Commitment and Consecration
386

LITANY PRAYER5 FOR THE BLACK CHURCH YEAR
53
Revival
94
Being Single
95
Black Colleges
96
Interfaith
97
Black Literature
98
Thanksgiving
99
Advent
100
Stewardship
101
Christmas
102
Kwanzaa
103
Watch Night Service
104
God our Father
105
His Adoration and Praise
107
His Majesty and Power
124
His Guidance and Care
127
His Works in Creation
142
His Love Mercy and Goodness
142
His Constant Faithfulness
149
His Abiding Presence
159
Jesus Christ 171 His Adoration and Praise
171
His First Coming
187
His Second Coming
191
His Birth
197
His Epiphany
216
His Life and Ministry
221
His Triumphal Entry
224
His Redemptive Works
229
His Cross
239
His Cleansing Blood
255
His Grace Love and Mercy
269
His Resurrection
275
His Ascension and Reign
288
His Name
290
His Abiding Presence
308
The Holy Spirit
312
His Guidance and Comfort
313
His Power and Breath
316
Aspiration
403
Faith and Hope
404
Comfort and Encouragement
420
Prayer Intercession and Petition
435
Holiness and Purity
461
Stewardship Service and Ministry
464
Provision and Leading
469
Spiritual Warfare
476
Inner Peace and
491
Testimony Witness and Praise
501
Family and Home
516
Healing
524
Thanks and Gratitude
529
Freedom
539
Discipleship
547
Renewal
568
Love for Jesus
572
Life Everlasting
582
Special Times and Seasons
606
Childrens Hymns
611
Opening of Service
626
Closing of Service Benedictions
632
Service Music
644
Baptism
672
Communion
679
Acknowledgments
687
Addresses of Copyright Holders
688
Scripture Passages Related to Hymns
689
Responsive Reading Index
690
Litanies Scripture Index
691
Black History Index
692
Topical Index
693
Index of Composers Authors and Sources
694
Metrical Index of Tunes
695
Tune Index
696
Index of First Lines and Common Titles
697
Copyright

About the author (2001)

Rev. Dr. Delores Carpenter is professor of religious education at Howard University School of Divinity and senior pastor of Michigan Park Christian Church in Washington, DC. Rev. Nolan E. Williams Jr. is assistant director of music ministries at Metropolitan Baptist Church. They both live in Washington, DC.

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