The Book of Praise: Anglo-Genevan Psalter has an important function within the worship services of the Canadian Reformed Churches. The word “praise” in the title reminds us of the exhortation in the letter to the Hebrews: “… let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that confess His name” (13:15). Because of His grace and faithfulness, the Lord meets with the people of His covenant in the worship service. In response to His Word we offer up our sacrifices of praise in psalms and hymns. The creeds and confessions are also the fruit of lips that acknowledge God’s name.
Our Book of Praise can be divided into four main parts, each of which serves as a reminder of our Reformed heritage: the Psalms and Hymns, our doctrinal standards, the liturgical forms and prayers, and the Church order and subscription forms. You can read the rest of this introduction on the BookofPraise.ca website!