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Hymn Selection Guide

Worship Ministry • The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod


The Lutheran Service Book Hymn Selection Guide is a companion resource to the LSB, and it provides helpful information to pastors and musicians as they plan services.

Extensive hymn suggestions from LSB are provided for each Sunday and festival of the year. Separate lists of suggestions are given for each series of the three-year lectionary as well as the one-year lectionary, the feasts, festivals and occasions.

Between 15 and 40 hymns are suggested for each day, and the LSB Hymn Selection Guide provides hymn suggestions in three categories:

The Hymn of the Day recommendations provide a plan for singing the core hymns of the Lutheran tradition as well as other great hymns of the faith.

The Hymns for the Readings category provides suggestions related to one of the assigned lectionary readings for the day.

The Other Hymns section provides additional suggestions generally appropriate for the day, and suggestions are sometimes made for the opening or closing of the service and for use during the distribution of the Lord's Supper.


Multitude of Indexes

The LSB Hymn Selection Guide also includes nearly 80 pages of indexes and lists, including a topical index, Scripture indexes, hymn comparison indexes and index of doxological stanzas in LSB.

The Scripture index can help find a hymn for a particular text related to a Bible study or worship service.

The LSB Hymn Selection Guide is also helpful if you are wondering whether a particular hymn in LSB was in any of our previous hymnals.

Worksheets are also available for planning a worship service.

Order LSB Hymn Selection Guide

The LSB Hymn Selection Guide may be ordered online from Concordia Publishing House or by calling 800-325-3040.

This is a great gift for pastors, musicians and worship leaders.

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