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General information about the Christian Science Hymnal Supplement Project

The October 2008 issue of The Christian Science Journal announced the publication of the first Supplement collection in English, Christian Science Hymnal Supplement, Hymns 430-462. It included 33 hymns, the first new hymns to be offered since the publication of the Hymnal in English in 1932.

Twelve of these new hymns are available in German in a special abridged edition, Ergänzung zum Liederbuch der Christlichen Wissenschaft: Deutsche Ausgabe 2010. This collection may be purchased from the Shop as a downloadable PDF file only. With respect to translating other hymns from the Supplement, copyright restrictions do not permit such translations. Please see this additional information and explanation.

Another Supplement is currently being developed which is expected to include more hymns that are representative of the spread of Christian Science around the world. To encourage submissions in all languages in the hymns a letter was sent to all branch churches around the world in June 2009 inviting hymn submissions in any language. It included information on how to submit suggestions and new hymns. In April 2010 the Trustees of the Publishing Society invited further non-English hymn contributions with a notice in the print edition of Der Herald.