The Lumen Christi Hymnal is the ideal hymnal companion to the Lumen Christi Missal, and Lumen Christi Simple Gradual. It is the hymnal that parishes have been searching for, but have not been able to find.
A useful solution to the needs of parish life, the Lumen Christi Hymnal contains the core repertoire of time-tested, stable, reliable, theologically sound hymns that are suitable for liturgical and devotional use, paired with the most commonly sung and familiar tunes. Many parishes have found the hymnals on the market today to be filled of hymns that are rarely sung, that lack dignity, and have questionable and needlessly altered texts, translations, and tunes. Disposable subscription hymnals continue to print the same repertoire over and over again with minor and inconsequential additions from year to year, all for the cost of convenience that is far from worth it in the end.
The Lumen Christi Hymnal is the solution to these common frustrations, containing the core hymn repertoire that is most commonly known and readily sung by all Catholics, with texts that are theologically sound and reliable, beautiful and poetic, and eminently useful for parish life.
Most uniquely, it also contains a complete hymnal for the Divine Office which sets the official hymn texts of the Liturgy of the Hours to the simple, timeless, sublime chant melodies found in the Liber Hymnarius – the Church’s very own hymnal for the Office.
It is the perfect hymnal for parishes that are beginning to sing proper antiphons of the Mass. It contains no unnecessary elements and simply supplies parishes with the most essential, sound, stable, and reliable hymn repertoire for liturgical and devotional use.