By TylerR Dec 29 2016 hymnalsCongregational SingingHymnals "are important symbols for worshiping congregations. Here are some of the reasons why." 1840 reads There are 2 Comments Forms.... JNoël - Fri, 12/30/2016 - 8:40am Still opinion. Church worship forms should not be held up as measures of separation (I'm not accusing of Aigner is doing that). I love using a hymnal. And I love many more recent songs that are not in any hymnal and are not likely to be so any time in the near future. I don't criticize either method. Ashamed of Jesus! of that Friend On whom for heaven my hopes depend! It must not be! be this my shame, That I no more revere His name. -Joseph Grigg (1720-1768) Because technology fails from time to time Bert Perry - Sun, 01/01/2017 - 5:18pm Failed to pick up a hymnal this morning as the AV guys had trouble with the lyrics on the screen. Oops. And I've learned to read music well from singing from hymnals--they are humbling in how difficult it is to pick up the TB lines in a lot of the older hymns. And then to go through old hymnals and the gems (and garbage) of that era.... Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.