Do you enjoy singing? Does music enhance your experience of worship? Whether you sit in the pews, in the chancel, or in the choir, your opinion is being sought! A survey is being conducted to see whether a revision of The Hymnal 1982 is needed and wanted by the Episcopal Church.
From the survey page: “Congregations, music directors, and clergy are invited to participate in the Hymnal Revision Feasibility Study, a landmark research study being conducted via online surveys and focus groups from October 2010 to March 2011. “
Although it’s a long survey, reports are that it’s actually rather enjoyable! Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
- Have your favorite hymnal(s) at hand.
- Before you start the survey, think of what are your three favorite hymns.
- Consider this question: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what eight songs (religious or secular) would you want to have with you?