The Book of Praise: Anglo-Genevan Psalter has an important function within the worship services of the Canadian Reformed Churches. The word "praise" in the title reminds us of the exhortation in the letter to the Hebrews: "… let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name" (13:15). Because of his grace and faithfulness, the Lord meets with the people of his covenant in the worship service. In response to his Word we offer up our sacrifices of praise in psalms and hymns. The creeds and confessions are also the fruit of lips that acknowledge God’s name...
The 2014 Book of Praise replaces the 2010 Authorized Provisional Version. Synod Carman 2013 mandated a significant number of changes to the Book of Praise. Read on for more details on what has changed in this edition.
Mr. Dennis Teitmsa of Grace Canadian Reformed Church in Winnipeg has prepared harmonizations (including short preludes & postludes) for the 150 Psalms and 85 Hymns in the Book of Praise, and he has generously made these available free of charge by way of this website!
In order to assist accompanists in finding material for accompaniment during the worship services, the Committee maintains a list of resources that should be of benefit in this regard. You will also find a set of helpful indexes for the Book of Praise.