Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sing to Jehovah vs. Sing Out Joyfully Comparison Chart

https://goo.gl/BxnXUAWe were sure excited when we learned about the new songbook “Sing Out Joyfully to Jehovah.” Of course, we all knew that it was coming, but none of us had any idea of how extensive the changes would be!

I’d like to share this helpful chart that outlines all the major and minor changes made in the new song book. Also, check out our fine song book covers. Click here


Comparison of Sing to Jehovah with Sing Out Joyfully to Jehovah song books

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Here are some fun statistics with regards to the new song book.

For example, did you know that six songs were removed?

The following three songs have been completely omitted from the new song book:

GONE
16 Flee to God's Kingdom
25 Proof of Discipleship
51 We Cleave to Jehovah

Furthermore, three songs received a complete overhaul. The melody stayed, but the songs themselves have a new theme and entirely new lyrics:

OLD NEW
94 Content With God’s Good Gifts 78 ‘Teaching the Word of God’
115 Making Our Way Successful 97 Life Depends on God’s Word
128 The Scene of This World Is Changing 143 Keep Working, Watching, and Waiting

About seven songs received major lyrics changes, namely:

MAJOR LYRICS CHANGES
5 Christ, Our Exemplar
13 A Prayer of Thanksgiving
15 Creation Reveals Jehovah’s Glory
21 Happy, the Merciful!
73 Love Intensely From the Heart
84 ‘I Want To’
98 Sowing Kingdom Seed

Finally, 23 songs have had their name changed. Here is an extensive chart that outlines these and all other major and minor changes to the songs. Kudos to makaboy.net who compiled this. Thanks for sharing!

TIP!: Visit: MinistryIdeaz.com/Song-Book-Changes to view this chart full-screen



If you would like to download an Excel version of the above chart, please head over to MinistryIdeaz.com/Downloads.

Sing Out Joyfully to Jehovah


New songs are always so fun! Which is your most favorite song of all? Can you name just one? Please let us know in the comments below!

77 comments:

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    1. The songbook is available on jw.org and the hard copies will start arriving at the congregation around the 1st of the year

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    2. They'll start using the new book a January 2. Our Service Group overseers are supposed to find out who wants a hard copy.

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    3. My favorite too! It's all about Jehovah!��

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  2. My favorite new song is:
    "Jehovah Is Your Name"

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    1. I agree! This song and the melody is beautiful!

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    2. Sometimes i have tears when im singing this song

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    1. My favorite too.❣

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    2. All of the songs are beautifully arranged. My favorite one is song 143(77 in the new book). Music like this makes me want to play musical instruments all day long.

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  4. Keep your eyes on the prize

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    1. This song keeps me going to do Jehovah's will.I often think of my mom and dad and those beautiful brothers and sisters who have affected and impacted my life in more than one way.I've started serving Jehovah since I was 8 or 9 years old and believe me I still feel like a kid in a candy store with all these changes.EXTREMELY PROUD to be a JW!!!This was 52 years ago and going strong!

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    2. Yeah my brother Cameron likes that song.
      Keep your eyes on the prize

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  5. #57 The Meditation of My Heart

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  6. I love "See Yourself When All is New" and "He Will Call". Both make me cry when I sing them. Which is hard at the Kingdom Hall.

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    1. YES! I cannot sing them at all, I cry so much!

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    2. The very thought of those 2 songs makes my eyes well up.

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    3. yes my two favorites cant sing them but gives me such peace that Jehovah really cares for us and makes my hope strong a wonderful brotherhood

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    4. I wholeheartedly agree with all your comments here. Also the song "I Want To" does the same to me.

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    5. Those two make me cry every time!!

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    6. Those are two songs I love but can't even choke the words out at the meetings. So touching and meaningful to me and I can barely breathe when they are played with my beautiful brothers and sisters singing them, much less sing. I sing them in my heart, though, crying as I listen.

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    7. Those two are my favorites too. I'll cry, if I don't put my focus in singing.

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    8. Those two songs are very lovely kingdom melodies about what is going to happen in the paradise.

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    9. I love them too. I thought I was the only one who teared up so that I can't see the beautiful words. I love Jehovah is my Shepherd, It has always been my favorite. Blessings and agape love to all who love Jehovah

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  7. My favorite Kingdom song is...whichever one I happen to be singing at the moment. :)

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    1. Agreed, they are all so beautiful.

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    2. I totally agree Rosanne! I love all of our songs too! I cannot pick just one or two for fear of leaving one out. So happy I don't have to choose just one.

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  8. Thanks this is so helpful

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  9. Me to tears well up in my eyes when I sing both of these they are my favorites

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  10. I love them all so much!! I can't help from crying with most of them. So beautiful

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  11. Songs 55, 138, 134 and the newer one 137

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    1. Song 55 has been my favourite for years. Song 134 has been one of my favourites. ANd I like both of the newer ones

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  12. I have to admit He will call always made me cry but since losing my father in death last September it has really touched me even more, and Make the Truth your own,means more to me now than ever before (raised in the Truth but rejected it) now after all these years it means so much to have that Real relationship with Jehovah God My Heavenly Father and Forgiver of sins.
    I love them all actually but those two especially.
    Cannot wait to have it released in Spanish, still awaiting the New Bible so I hope the song book also comes out maybe around same time for us.
    Thank you for your info.
    Thanks be to Jehovah and Jesus for such beautiful songs (just hope my cong learns to keep up with the tunes rather than singing what they think or old slower piano tunes)?

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  13. My favorite is "life without end ". It makes me cry. ♡
    Deb Johnson

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    1. That is a favorite of mine to. The new song A SPECIAL POSSESSION is really a heart rendering song

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    2. That song has been my favourite for years. Probably since I was 2 yrs old. Song. No 55

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  14. Walking in Integrity, will always be my favorite because I heard a brother sing it at an international convention.

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    1. That was my father's favorite song, how beautiful

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  15. "Forward you Witnesses" has always been my favorite, but the new one "grant us boldness" is a close second. I'm shy and struggle with fear of man, but these songs make me feel courageous.

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  16. He Will Call; He Will Make You Strong; Ever Loyal; Grant US Boldness; Keep Your Eyes The Prize; Loyal Love; Life Without End At Last; Welcome One Another are just a few of my favorite songs of praise to our wonderful God and Father Jehovah!

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  17. He will make you strong always make me realise that Jehovah brought the truth to me and he will make me strong.he did it for me

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  18. See yourself when all is new .Especially the chorus. It gives me goosebumps.

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  19. My Favorite is
    'Jehovah is your name'
    Since the Bible says: "All will have to know that I am Jehovah" This is a good song to sing out for all to hear!

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  20. Once you start naming them it's hard to stop! But I've always loved Take Sides With Jehovah and one of the newer ones He Will Make You Strong. But really I can name many, many more ��

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    1. My heart did a double-take as I read the two titles. These two songs highlight Jehovah's blessings of undeserved kindness at two critical times in my life. When we sing them, they are a musical fulfillment of Deut. 4:9 for me.

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  21. I took this info and made a PDF so it is easier to print.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0udkagzgpd8vmy8/Song%20Book%20Comparison.pdf?dl=0
    Or
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwTs9N8uBY6gUU1LZ3hHQktpZjQ

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  22. The Song 82 Imitate Christ’s Mildness (120 ) had a slight change in music.

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  23. He will call is one of my favorites.

    I love 142 and 91 also.

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  24. Shepherds—Gifts in Men - Jehovah has given us a wonderful provision and I appreciate all the time and effort the elders spend in keeping the congregation clean and spiritually feed. ��

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  25. Old #106 / New #28 also has a slight change in the melody in the words "Who really knows you well"

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  26. "Life Without End" has been my favorite song for as far back as I can remember. Now, there are a few others that have won my heart. When "Listen, Obey, and Be Blessed" was introduced, I didn't think that I wouldever stop crying. Now, "He Will Call" brings me to tears just to think about the day when Our Great God will call. Is Jehovah truly the Almighty God? Taste and see that there is no other like Him to be found anywhere!

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  27. My new favorite is song 143! Light in a darkened world. Oh how wonderful the organization does for our spirituality.

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    1. One of my favorites too, doesn't it suit the mood of the times we live in? It evokes so many different emotions.

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  28. Preaching to All Sorts of People and Teach Them to Stand Firm

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  29. I love them all, but the one I love the best is No: 153, because it's the most animated one by the JW singers. Watch it and see if you agree with me. YP, Providence,RI

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  30. See Yourself When All Is New always touches my heart and makes me cry, but the 1st time we sang it after my father passed, I bawled my eyes out... had to go to the ladies room I was crying so hard.

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  31. Wow!! My dad surprised me with the fact that it got posted here too! So happy to know that many others are enjoying it too.

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  32. All the songs are beautiful. I thank the Faithful & Discreet Slave. When im caught up for words in prayer, the songs suffice. All songs are my favorite but Song 91 is what touches my heart.

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  33. I Love the songs and especially the new arrangement. Songs have been arranged according to subject and this makes is easy when looking up for them. My heart felt appreciation go to the TEAM who made it possible for this to happen. Thanks to the Governing body and more so JEHOVAH the overseer of everything

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  34. Thanks for the update. I have been comparing the songs for hours and finally came up with the 3 that were omitted. (Wish I had seen your email first, though it was fun doing the research). You said 6 were omitted, I don't know the other three. I don't hear the change in "The Kingdom is In Place Let It Come". My favorite of the older songs has always been "Living Up To Our Name", and of the new, "You Gave Your Only Begotten Son" goes right to my heart. I agree wth Beatris, I love the new arrangement with the songs arranged according to subject. Thanks to Jehovah and the Governing Body.

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  35. The Governing body are not sleeping. They are alert. I'm grateful to Jehovah for such a loving provision. May we used the new song book Sing Out Joyfully to Jehovah, to continue singing and praising our loving and only father, JEHOVAH. Brother Larry Harrison.

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  36. See Yourself When All is New!

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  37. My new favorite is now #76 How Does It Make You Feel

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  38. My new favorite is now #76 How Does It Make You Feel

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  39. All the songs are Beautiful but a few of my favorite are Grant us Boldness, Jehovah Is Your Name, Reaching Out,Light In A Darken World, Searching For Friends Of Peace, You Did It For Me. Praise Jehovah and all who had a share.
    Greetings,Love and Prayers to all my brother's and sister's World Wide.
    From your sister Mrs. Judy Dickerson of Greensboro NC

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  40. Song 14 All things made new since my fav scripture is Revelations 21:4,5. I also love Light in a darkened World song 143, but they all are so special. I like how at the past regional they said these songs will carry on into the new world, not the songs on the radio.

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  41. He will call and We thank you Jehovah are a few of many that I love.

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  42. Song 55 Life Without End At Last has been my favourite for years and it still is my favourite. beautiful song. I also like Song 111 he will call but not as much as song 55!

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  43. I'm Cameron. I'm 9 and my favourite songs is Song No. 24 Keep your eyes on the prize and song No. 137 Grant us Boldness


    GG

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  44. Although raised in the truth, I left it for 23 years. The first time I went to the meeting again, after the world had chewed me up, and spit me out, the first song I heard was

    65 “This Is the Way"

    It touched my heart like no other song ever had. I have been back for several years now.

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  45. Dear Brothers, thanks you so much for doing this for us.
    I had reprinted at home our other songbook for 2 partially sighted sisters in our congregation in a format that makes it easier for them to sing along. (verdana pt 26 to 30) they both love to sing and hated not being able to see even the large print version.
    You've just made the edit and reprint so easy for me., so a bit thank you.

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