Singing: Treasures from Mennonite Worship
Over their years in North America, Mennonites have made singing into a sacrament. They have made the hymnal their prayer book and hymns an entrance into their experience of the holy. They have usually borrowed, sometimes crafted, the tunes and texts they sing as willing participants in the church of all times and places.
The hymns on this recording represent spiritual milestones in the lives of many Mennonites today, as documented in a companion book Singing: A Mennonite Voice. The first three sing the gathered body of God's people; the next six celebrate the nurturing aspects of community and song. The next group of six hymns calls attention to the centrality of the person and work of Jesus; the last three sing of real life in which soul and body cannot be separated.
Features the Eastern Mennonite University Chamber Singers conducted by Kenneth Nafziger. It is part of the Hymnal Masterworks series of recordings.
|Audience||Children, Youth, Adults|
|Call ID||CDs Si|