The Celebration Hymnal
was created for blended worship, mixing great hymns of our faith with the popular praise and worship choruses used in congregational singing in nearly every denomination and tradition. Edited by Tom Fettke, it is a compilation of nearly 700 songs, and was developed with the sole purpose of providing the strongest possible collection of songs and hymns for today's congregations.
This hymnal combines the strengths of diverse worship styles and covers everything from fresh compositions to historic anthems. The editors and arrangers pulled it all together with helpful segues and transitions to give musicians and worship leaders a seamless flow from one style to the next.
One of the most useful features of The Celebration Hymnal is the 50 worship sequences. Each includes an opening Scripture reading and two or three songs, complete with musical introductions and transitions between songs. This feature is especially helpful for keyboard players who are not able to improvise their own transitions. A typical worship sequence is one titled "The House of the Lord." It begins with a reading from Psalm 122, followed by the chorus "We Have Come Into His House," a four-measure musical interlude, and a concluding hymn, "Come, Christians, Join to Sing."
Full information about the features and contents of The Celebration Hymnal is available at the official Celebration Hymnal website.