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We believe that the holy act of singing together shapes faith, heals brokenness, transforms lives, and renews peace.

Our mission is to encourage, promote, and enliven congregational singing in the United States and Canada.

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Aug 15, 2022

SIX NEW FELLOWS HONORED BY THE HYMN SOCIETY

Six persons have been honored as Fellows of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada for outstanding leadership and significant contributions in encouraging, promoting, and enlivening congregational song. The new Fellows were recognized on July 19 during the organization’s recent Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. This year’s conference, “Sing the World God Imagines,” […]

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Aug 09, 2022

Call for Sectionals – 2023 Conference

The 2023 Hymn Society Annual Conference will be the first conference in The Hymn Society’s 2nd century! After a wonderful centennial event in 2022, we turn our attention to the theme of “Land, Language, and Liberation” as we gather in Montréal, Québec, from July 16-19. At each conference we hold between 30 and 40 breakout sessions […]

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Our Latest Blogs

Nov 28, 2022

THE BEGINNING OF THE END – Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

December 4, 2022 Revised Common Lectionary Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 (see 2) Romans 15:4-9 Matthew 3:1-12 Contemplative monk and spiritual writer Thomas Merton (1915-1968) wrote of this season, “The Advent mystery is the beginning of the end of all […]

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Nov 21, 2022

MAKING A LIST – First Sunday of Advent, Year A

November 27, 2022 Revised Common Lectionary Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:37-44 Children aren’t the only ones making lists of what they want for Christmas. While children often embrace this task openly and energetically, adults are perhaps […]

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