The Synod of the United Reformed Churches in North America today accepted the invitation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church to work together toward the publication of a songbook to be used by both federations.
In God’s providence, the URCNA songbook committee has done a great deal of work on the hymn section of their proposed songbook, while the OPC has already completed work on the psalm portion. This combined effort will save a lot of time and effort for each federation.
Songbooks will contain the same songs, but will likely have different covers and federational forms in liturgical sections that are specfic to either the URCNA or the OPC.
After Synod acceded to the recommendation to accept the OPC’s offer, OPC Fraternal Delegate Rev. Alan Strange stood in a point of personal privilege to express his denomination’s great gratitude for the speedy and united adoption.