*Bold text pertains to The Hymn Society*



  • Eskew and McElrath, Sing with Understanding
  • Hope Publishing Company becomes copyright administrator for THS
  • Gracia Grindal and Alice Parker lead first Hymn Writing Workshop



  • Routley, The Music of Christian Hymns
  • Songs of Zion
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing (second volume, 1993)
  • Stulken, Hymnal Companion to The Lutheran Book of Worship
  • First joint conference with The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the Internationle Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Hymnologie in Oxford, England
  • First tour, to joint conference in Oxford



  • Hymns for Today’s Church (2nd edition, 1987)
  • Lutheran Worship
  • The New National Baptist Hymnal
  • Yes, Lord!
  • Van Burklalow, “60 Years of the Hymn Society of America: 1922-1982,” The Hymn, January



  • Hymns from the Four Winds 
  • Sydnor, Hymns: A Congregational Study
  • Dictionary of American Hymnology: First Line Index
  • Bibliography of American Hymnals
  • Annual conference held jointly with Experience



  • A. M. E. C. Bicentennial Hymnal
  • Crawford, The Core Repertory of Early American Psalmody
  • Schilling, The Faith We Sing
  • Office moves to Texas Christian University, Fort Worth
  • Dictionary of American Hymnology Project materials move to Oberlin, Ohio



  • The Hymnal 1982
  • THS hosts the HSGBI and IAH for a joint conference at Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania



  • The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration
  • Worship (3rd edition)
  • Book service begins
  • First students on scholarship attend annual conference



  • Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd edition, 2012)
  • Psalter Hymnal
  • Songs for a Gospel People
  • Wild Goose Songs 1 (later titled Heaven Shall Not Wait)
  • Lovelace, Hymn Notes for Church Bulletins 



  • Gather
  • Sing Alleluia
  • Christian Copyright Licensing International begins operation



  • Flor y Canto (2nd edition, 2001; 3rd edition, 2011)
  • El Pueblo de Dios Canta
  • Songs of Rejoicing
  • The United Methodist Hymnal
  • The Hymn Society of America becomes The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada
  • John Ferguson coordinates first workshop in hymn playing and improvisation