“Along with the catechism and the Bible, LSB is one of the treasures that forms our Christian piety,” the Rev. Dr. Paul Grime said at the institute. “Word and song together burrow deeply into our hearts.”
Grime, dean of the chapel and professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at the Fort Wayne seminary, was executive director for the LCMS Commission on Worship at the time that LSB was published.
“For many, LSB has become a unifying book across our Synod,” added Peter Reske, senior editor of Music/Worship at Concordia Publishing House. “It has been so well received. And if you haven’t explored the hymnal yet, now is a great opportunity. Your old favorite hymn may not be in there, but your new favorite hymn is.”
Published in August 2006, LSB is used by 85 percent of all LCMS congregations, with 1.1 million individual copies sold.
Posted November 28, 2016