For a pastor-teacher who wants to preach from the Scriptures each week & to have songs that fit with the Scriptures taught, the Praise! website is a wonderful tool to help achieve that goal.
As both a pastor and a musician, I am so thankful for Praise! Having easy access (particularly via the website) to a theologically rigorous set of old and new hymns in contemporary language has been such a blessing to me and those I serve.
‘From its inception I have always loved and supported the Praise! project and ethos. As a church leader and musician I want access to the absolute best of old and new, presented in contemporary and accessible language. Praise! is the only place that gives me all of this backed by an absolute certainty about theological rigour.’
Praise! has proved to be an invaluable resource for us to use in our corporate worship, breathing fresh life into many good older hymns and bringing together some of the best modern songs of today. We warmly commend it to other churches.
We have found it helpful to reverently sing many well-loved hymns in modern English. It has also been refreshing to learn many new, Christ-exalting hymns.
At last some of the great old hymns are made accessible to a younger generation.
We have enjoyed singing familiar older hymns in updated language and learning new hymns and songs, especially from the psalms. All in all it has been a great asset in our public worship.