Lutheran Book of Worship
Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW). LBW was published by Augsburg Publishing House, Minneapolis in 1978. It is the service book and hymnal edition of the larger project with the same title developed by the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship. The hymnal was published in pew and accompaniment editions. Eugene L. Brand (1931- ) served as project director and Leonard R. Flachman (1936-2013) as managing editor. The compilers describe their task as working ‘for an equitable balance among hymns of the various Lutheran language traditions [that] no longer regard themselves as transplanted Europeans’ (p. 8). The hymnal includes, in the order of appearance, four musical settings of the Eucharist,...
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