2,813 texts, translations, tunes, and settings
1,527 primary sources
1 hymn companion
“Hymns bring Christian teaching into believers’ hearts in ways not easily forgotten, and many Christians naturally want to know the stories behind the hymns and their authors.”
Preface, page vii
LSB: Companion to the Hymns will serve as the definitive resource on the hymnody of Lutheran Service Book. Read the stories of the hymns as well as insightful theological commentary. Dig deeper into the historical backgrounds prepared from a decade of groundbreaking research. Whether you’re looking for historical, musical, or devotional information, the Companion to the Hymns offers something for all interests.
Includes text and tune background, theological and scriptural discussion, usage advice, and exhaustive historical details of original sources for all LSB hymns. 1680 pages.
Includes biographies for all hymn authors and composers, seventeen essays providing a survey of hymnody, and indexes, appendixes, and charts. 944 pages.
Peter C. Reske
Jon D. Vieker