Worship Insight—How to use the ELW Hymnal

Worship Insight—How to use the ELW Hymnal

Categories: Education,Worship and Music

In the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) hymnal, worship settings for Sundays and special days are found in the front half of the book and marked by page numbers found at the bottom of each page.  The psalms begin in the middle of the book, immediately after the worship settings and are numbered as the first 150 hymns – which make sense as the psalms were written to be sung by & for congregations of Israelites.  The remaining 743 hymns are grouped by church season  (e.g., Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, etc…), and then by theme (e.g.  Word of God, Gathering, Hope/Assurance, etc…).

 

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