The Illustrated Family Hymn Book Author:Tony Jasper We live--and sing--in an ecumenical age; a time when the liturgical and musical traditions of the whole spectrum of Christianity are shared in a new and exciting way. This beautifully illustrated book is a first--the first book to offer such a wide variety of hymns and religious songs in an unusually pleasing way--both visually and musically. — T... more »his is a book for the whole family to treasure. Although its emphasis is on traditional hymns, there are also works based on sources that go back to the early years of Christianity, and hymns and religious songs of our time, as well. The music is simply but authoritatively arranged so that it can be played by family members of all ages. A melody line and chords for guitar accompaniment are also provided for a number of works.
The Illustrated Family Hymn Book is also meant for browsing. A wealth of traditional and specially commissioned art enhances the hymns and songs, and serves to reflect their changing moods.
This is a book that will be treasured and used for many years to come. It is a book to bring families closer together and to weave religion into daily life in the special way that has been part of the Christian spirit from the earliest days of the church.« less