The Selection of the Praise for Public Worship

The Rev Millar Patrick, DD, Edinburgh

The Committee on Public Worship and Aids to Devotion has produced a useful leaflet entitled Outline and Brief Explanation of Public Worship. Suggestions are given on how to choose appropriate hymns for the appropriate point in the diet of worship.

Consider variety- some ‘hearty’ others more meditative. 
Hymns should be relevant. It is important for a minister to choose all the praise and think of the relation of each part to the whole act of worship. 
Praise should show progression. It ought not to be variations on one single theme. The time spent shaping worship will help worshippers to offer their best to God.

Volume 37 1967, p33