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 Handbook – Biographies and Sources
ELH Handbook – Hymn Information
Scripture References for the ELH Hymns
Scripture References for the ELH Liturgies
ELH Altar Book Resources for the Divine Service that are not printed in the ELH
ELH Music for Liturgy and Hymns Church music options for congregations without an accompanist
ELH Rite 1 A reformatted version of the Rite 1 liturgy from the ELH, intended to be printed in booklet format (8 1/2 x 11 or larger) and reused week after week.
ELH Made Easier Simplified music for the liturgies and select hymns of the ELH for beginning pianists and organists.
ELH Liturgy Files Useful for congregations that print the parts of the liturgy in the bulletin each week.
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.