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Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Hymns - 2 Volume Set

Item #: 031183 / 2019 / Hardback / 2624 Pages


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This unparalleled work presents engaging stories, insightful theological commentary, and encyclopedic historical details for the complete hymnody of Lutheran Service Book. As the culmination of over a decade of groundbreaking research, the Companion to the Hymns was developed from the study of more than 1,500 primary sources and the work of 127 contributing authors.

Volume 1 includes text and tune background, theological and scriptural discussion, usage advice, and exhaustive historical details of original sources for all LSB hymns. 1,680 pages.

Volume 2 includes biographies for all hymn authors and composers, essays providing a survey of hymnody, and indexes, appendixes, and charts. 944 pages.

General Editors: Joseph Herl, Peter C. Reske, Jon D. Vieker


  • Two-volume set with slipcase
  • 656 hymns
  • 680 biographies
  • 17 essays (9 historical, 8 topical)
  • 42 music examples
  • 12 figures
  • 11 indexes
  • 3 appendixes
  • 8 charts

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