This hymnal has most of the great hymns or Gospel songs which we or our parents grew up with, several with multiple tunes. The only one of note missing is "Victory in Jesus." It also includes a variety of newer compositions. In many cases the original wording of the hymns are used and with stanzas that you usually don't find in other hymnals. Brought this for my private collection and use and I am very satisfied. There is a nice size collection of service music included. I can't find anything wrong with it, and there is much to commend it. Several indexes included.
As usual Christian Books was great. But, and not your fault at all, the red covered hymnal is out of print. I even called the publisher and none were in stock. Our little Church is growing and now with mismatched hymnals. A real small thing, but disappointing. I can think of a lot more "things" that could be worse. Thank you for all you do.
I purchased this hymnal to be able to better lead hymns in my singing range. It is certainly lower and easier to sing the old hymns and some other more contemporary selections. The only drawback has been that because I have played the old hymns for many years, switching keys feels uncomfortable at times. Of course that does not reflect the quality of this hymnal. Good purchase!!