“At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them” (Acts 16:25).
Paul and Silas had been imprisoned for preaching the gospel, but their songs of praise and their understanding of God set them free. Many people have been set free from the prisons of sickness, of fear, sorrow, and lack by singing the hymns in the Christian Science Hymnal.
Besides being the Church’s hymn book for singing at services, it is a healing resource for everyone seeking peace and inspiration.
To keep abreast of human needs for fresh inspiration and to offer a more global outlook, plans are afoot to bring out another Hymnal Supplement that builds on the one published in 2008. Positive reports from those who are using the 2008 Supplement have encouraged this further work. The new texts and contemporary musical settings, they say, have brought freshness to services and to Sunday schools.