Redemption Hymnal - Redemption Hymnal

Saturday 1st May 2004
Redemption Hymnal - Redemption Hymnal
Redemption Hymnal - Redemption Hymnal

STYLE: Hymnody
RATING 3 3 3
LABEL: Kingsway 5019282240726
RELEASE DATE: 2002-07-19
RRP: £14.99

Reviewed by Paul Davis

Well packaged in distinctive “redemption-red”, this three CD set of 60 hymns and gospel songs is dedicated to the hymnal that a generation or two ago was wonderfully inspiring and admired. But the sacred Pentecostal songs that made the book distinctive and were extensively sung in churches are missing. The Pentecostal songs of the hymnal were foundational to the modern charismatic hymns and contemporary choruses that followed them. Poorly compiled and executively produced, the songs here are merely the generic material found in most denominational collections or even Ira Sankey’s book, and the recordings gathered from a hotch potch of miscellaneous archive sources.

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Product Description
In 1951 the first edition of ‘The Redemption Hymnal’ was published and the words in the preface proclaimed ‘A hymnal is now proffered that combines rich devotional hymns in abundance with stirring revival hymns that present the gospel in all its depth, winsomeness and simplicity’. Here, some 53 years on, is a special 3 CD box set with 60 of those timeless, rich, devotional, stirring, revival hymns in theme and numerical Redemption Hymnal Book order.

Reader Comments

Posted by John Evans in Alton, Hampshire @ 22:03 on Aug 25 2013

These CDs are a very poor and disappointing representation of the hymns in the Redemption Hymnal. The presentation of the hymns on these CDs, singing and accompaniment, is very Anglican and formal not reflecting the free and vibrant worship of the Elim Pentecostal Church for which the Redemption Hymnal was compiled.

Posted by Mrs G Chew in Lancashire @ 18:29 on Mar 5 2010

This is a wonderful congregation-singing hymnal triple CD. Filled with hymns that draw deeply on Bible teaching and language, these 3 CDs will not lead you into vague and fuzzy 'feel-good' Christianity, but are the type to sustain you through times of trouble and doubt by reaffirming God as God, and ourselves as sinners saved by the grace and sacrifice of Christ. Being so much saved by His death, how much more will we be saved by His life? It's praise and worship for times when life is hard. I'm replacing my copy because one disc got damaged.

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