Hymns of the Church Year. St. Louis: Concordia, 2009. Audio CD. $12.99. http://www.cph.org/ (H)
Need a last minute Christmas gift for a family with young children? Consider these two affordable hymn CDs from Concordia Publishing House.
These two collections of hymns as found in Lutheran Service Book feature a basic piano accompaniment and children's voices that will serve well in teaching these treasures of the past to a new generation.
Later, when children (and the adults who will overhear these recordings) encounter these hymns again at Church or on a more elaborate recording, they will be well-equipped to sing along, adding their voices to angels, archangels, and all the company of heaven (not to mention anyone else in the family van)!
The Rev. Paul J Cain is Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sheridan, Wyoming, Headmaster of Martin Luther Grammar School, Wyoming District Worship Chairman, and Editor of QBR.