Hymns of Devotion is a collection of 21st-century hymns written to the glory of God. These texts are rooted solely in Scripture and span the whole experience of the Christian life. Many of these hymns have been set to beautiful new melodies, while others have been fitted to existing, well-known tunes. This collection will be a useful resource for private meditation, group Bible study, and corporate worship—aiding Christ's church to
offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe (Hebrews 12:28).
Jonathan Cruse has been greatly gifted by God in writing some splendid hymns, and I am privileged to commend this collection to the Christian public. They have been a blessing to me and I trust they will be to a wide company.
- Eric J. Alexander
Former Sr. Minister, St. George's-Tron Church, Glasgow, Scotland
Author, Hymns of Prayer
Jonathan Cruse’s hymns employ music and lyrics that congregations may actually use to bring unity to praise, and they are impeccably theological. The approach is also wise enough to use known tunes at times and avoid the dreariness and self-absorption of many modern attempts. With these, a congregation could unite and rediscover the lost art of exalting God's majesty and glory. As a pastor, while I am satisfied with the host of proven hymns, these are some of the best steps in the right direction in my lifetime.
- David W. Hall
Sr. Minister, Midway Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, GA
Editor, The Calvin 500 Series
Hymns of Devotion is a treasury of fresh ways to praise our great God, whose mercies are new every morning. The lyrics are both simple and elegant in style. Their content is centered on Christ and steeped in the grace of the gospel. Their tone expresses wonder, joy, and thanksgiving. The words are joined with tunes that are, at the same time, both singable (and learnable by congregations) and moving, drawing not only our thoughts but also our affections to the triune God of glory.
- Dennis E. Johnson
Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California
Author, Walking with Jesus Through His Word: Discovering Christ in All the Scriptures
Scripture-filled and theologically sound, this collection of hymns is appropriate for both public worship and private devotions, pointing us to Christ and all that is in Him.
- Simonetta Carr
Author, Christian Biographies for Young Readers
Cruse has created theologically informed, passionately penned new hymns in the spirit and on the shoulders of the hymn writers of the centuries. May these new hymns have a wide circulation, and Christ’s body the church have fresh Psalm-like lyrics to offer back to our Lord in her sung worship.
- Douglas Bond
Author, New Reformation Hymns, The Poetic Wonder of isaac Watts, the Mr. Pipes Series, and many others
These hymns are a treasury of truth that can be carried with us as a song in our heart. What a blessing!
- Juniata Wible
Fine and Performing Arts Chair
International Christian School, Hong Kong