Published in 1996, the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary was produced by the worship committee of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). The pastors and congregations of the ELS trace their theological lineage through the Norwegian immigration of the nineteenth century and the “old” Synodical Conference to the Evangelical Reformation of Denmark and Lutheran Germany in the sixteenth century. The most immediate parentage of the ELH is The Lutheran Hymnary of 1913 (LHry) and The Lutheran Hymnal of 1941 (TLH).
ELH Propers Introits, Graduals, Alleluia Verses, Collects, and other materials for use in the Divine Service (intended for three-ring binder, front and back printing).
ELH Music for Liturgy and Hymns Church music options for congregations without an accompanist
ELH Rite 1, Three-Part Setting Simplified music for beginning pianists and organists.
ELH Liturgy Files Useful for congregations that print the parts of the liturgy in the bulletin each week.
ELH Prefaces and Collects Prayers combined with tones for singing by the pastor.
ELH Hymn Selection Plans Charts and handouts to help with hymn selection for worship.
1997 Report to the ELS Convention Report of the Worship Committee to the ELS synod convention following the publication of the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary.
Review of the ELH Submitted by Rev. David P. Saar for publication in the Lutheran Theological Review.
ELH Divine Service: Rite 3 Liturgy with new music composed by Dr. Alfred Fremder.