The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation has released the cover design of “Glory to God,” the new Presbyterian hymnal to be published in the fall of 2013.

“Glory to God” will be the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s first new hymnal since 1990. The Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song (PCOCS), formed in 2008, will submit a final list of hymns to the 220th General Assembly this summer.

The hymnal will be printed in two colors — red and purple — and two editions — one for Presbyterian congregations and one for ecumenical use.

The red cover version of the new Presbyterian Hymnal —Courtesy of Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

Starting Feb. 1, organizations and individuals can order the hymnal online from The Presbyterian Leader.

“As the PCOCS worked their way through the more than 800 selections that will make up “Glory to God” there were several times I know I said aloud without even realizing it, ‘This hymn is going to be such a gift to the church.’ In fact, there's no doubt that the whole collection will be an incredible gift,” said committee member the Rev. Eric Myers in a press release.

 Pre-orders for the new hymnal will begin Feb. 1, 2012. The following per-copy prices are in effect:

  • $15.00 for orders and pre-payment by June 30, 2013
  • $17.50 for orders by June 30, 2013, with payment due upon publication
  • $20.00 for post-publication orders and payment