Earlier, I wrote a post about the upcoming Baptist Hymnal 2008 that Lifeway is publishing. Well, I am a little behind, but the new hymnal is now complete with 647 theologically sound hymns and worship songs . . . and that is just the printed version! They have also a new twist this year in that there will be an additional 301 songs and contemporary arrangements available online at Lifeway Worship Online. This website will be the link to get access to all the online material available as well as a new blog to keep up wiht the lastest goings on in hymnal world. I have not seen the online material on there yet, but it looks like August 8th might be the release date. However, Lifeway has released the song titles for the nearly 1,000 songs/arrangements; here is the pdf file of the pew edition and the additional set.
Now that finals are over for this semester, I hope to have some time to look through this list and see what’s new and what might be missing. If you get a chance to take a look and have any comments, just drop them below because I would love to hear them.