Numbering at 636, the hymns in Lutheran Service Book span the centuries of Christendom. In addition to hundreds of familiar hymns included in previous hymnals, fresh expressions of the Gospel are represented in over 100 hymns that are new to our hymnal.
 About the development
For nearly nine years, the Commission on Worship has given careful attention to the development of a new hymnal and agenda for congregations and institutions of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Now, in cooperation with Concordia Publishing House, the Commission is pleased to present this new resource for use at the dawn of a new century.

Through the study and research of numerous committees and the testing and responses of hundreds of pastors, musicians, and congregations, Lutheran Service Book is uniquely poised to serve congregations of the Synod.

Among its many features, Lutheran Service Book offers:
fresh expressions of the Gospel
services you know
favorite hymns restored

Like preceding hymnals, LSB builds on the riches of the liturgical and hymnic heritage that we, as Lutherans, have received from past generations. To honor that tradition, Lutheran Service Book not only preserves significant portions of that heritage but also makes its own contribution for our time. Indeed, LSB introduces a significant body of new resources that faithfully celebrate Christ and His Gospel of forgiveness and life.

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