On March 18th First Presbyterian of Maumee sang “Give Thanks to God Who Hears Our Cries,” along with many other PC(USA) churches across the nation. This was part of “Many Voices, One Song,” a national hymn sing by the Presbyterian Hymnal Project in anticipation of the release of a new Presbyterian Hymnal in Fall 2013.
I love this project because it gives a very tangible example of what a denominational hymnal is all about: joining in song with fellow Presbyterians where ever they may be. By encouraging all particular Presbyterian churches to sing the same song on a Sunday, we are singing not just as our own congregations but as the larger Church.
Check out the video of both the Chapel and Sanctuary services singing this song together:
See more information about this project at: http://www.presbyterianhymnal.org/manyvoices.