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World Praise

World Praise (1993). Commissioned for the 1995 World Baptist Congress, World Praise gathered hymns and songs from different parts of the world, primarily outside North America and Western Europe, with the aim of encouraging churches to share each other's musical worship resources. The editors, David Peacock* and Geoff Weaver*, had the aim of encouraging the Western church to receive the music of other churches, so that we might, as the book's preface states, ‘rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn’ worldwide. The styles of its 84 items range from Caribbean calypso, a Ghanaian blues-style Kyrie eleison* by Dinah Reindorf, a pleading Korean prayer 'Come now, O Prince...

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