Praise! (2000). A result of collaboration between FIEC (the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches), and the Grace Baptists, this hymn-book was published in 2000. Chaired by Brian Edwards, an Editorial Board of twelve co-ordinated the work of several smaller groups in selecting its 999 items. The book broke new ground in two main directions; it was the first major work from this constituency to face the issue of archaic language, eliminating what were regarded as obsolete pronouns and verb-forms; and it provided metrical versions of all 150 biblical psalms, whole or in part. Several of these such as Psalms 23 and 119 were given in more than one version; David Preston* contributed 43...

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