Lift Up Your Hearts

Lift Up Your Hearts

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  • Published: January 1, 2013
  • Publisher: Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • ISBN: 978-1-59255-559-8

Lift Up Your Hearts

This hymnal gives a common voice to our worship in the twenty-first century and includes a balanced diet of 900+
songs, including

  • 400+ classic hymns
  • 200+ living poets and composers represented
  • 150 Psalms represented
  • 30+ countries represented
  • 30+ languages represented, including 12 languages for the Old Hundredth
  • Songs from Wesley and Watts, Taize and Iona, Haugen and Haas, Getty and Tomlin, Smallwood and Houghton, CCLI and OneLicense, and more...
  • Prayers, litanies, and prayer guides


Arising from Reformed denominations for use across evangelical and ecumenical contexts

  • For some, an ideal worship assembly book
  • For many, a rich devotional resource
  • For all, an indispensable reference tool

Our desire is also that this collection be deep enough to give voice to our praises and laments, be both sung prayer and proclamation, and play a significant role in the faith formation of Christians old and young alike.

Lift Up Your Hearts outlines the whole redemption history arc in two ways. The first section follows the biblical narrative from creation to new creation, including Christ’s life and the Christian year. The second section follows the order of worship, from God calling us to worship through God blessing and sending us out.

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About the Editors

Joyce Borger is editor of the quarterly journal Reformed Worship and team leader of Worship Ministries for the Christian Reformed Church (CRC).  She is an ordained minister in the CRC with a Master of Divinity degree from Calvin Theological Seminary with a concentration in Worship Studies, and has Bachelor degrees from both Calvin College (BA in Music Education, minor in Church Music) and Kuyper College (Bachelor of Religious Education).

Martin Tel is C.F. Seabrook Director of Music at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey. He earned an M.Mus. from the University of Notre Dame, an M.A. from Calvin Theological Seminary, and a D.M.A. from the University of Kansas. Tel is interested in congregational singing, and his courses cover musical resources for the congregation, and the philosophy of church music.

John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of congregational and ministry studies, music, and worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, respectively. He is co-editor of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship, with Joyce Borger and Martin Tel (Brazos Press and Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2012).


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