An inspirational gathering of fifty-nine new hymn texts, anthems, and poems by the author of Borrowed Light (OUP, 1994) and co-author, with composer Carol Doran, of New Hymns for the Life of the Church (OUP, 1992), and New Hymns for the Lectionary (OUP, 1986). Thomas Troeger is one of the most important American figures in the liturgical renewal movement and is in great demand for workshops, lectureships, and special worship services. His poems and texts for music are widely used by composers, even more widely adapted to standard hymn-tunes by parish musicians, and used by individuals and groups for private devotion. This powerful new collection covers the entire church year along with a broad range of contemporary concerns and issues. The texts are conveniently indexed according to meter, theme and image, and Scripture.
Dr. Thomas H. Troeger is Professor of Preaching and Communications at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. A graduate of Yale University and Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Dr. Troeger is ordained in the United Presbyterian Church. and a member of The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada. Author of more than a dozen books in the fields of preaching and worship, Dr Troeger is also a professional flautist and a poet, whose work appears in the hymnals of most denominations.