Is Your Favorite Kingdom Melody still in the New Songbook? Let's see
Is Your Favorite Kingdom Melody still in the New Songbook?
Let's see ...
RED - GONE
BLUE - CHANGES TO MUSIC OR LYRICS
TEAL - TITLE CHANGE
BLACK - ONLY PAGE NUMBER CHANGES AND POSSIBLY SHORTER
1. Bless Jehovah, O My Soul - is now song #66 under the title "Serving Jehovah Whole-Souled and is one verse shorter.
2. Obeying God Rather Than Men - is now song #135 under the title "Enduring to the End" and is one verse shorter.
3. Gaining Victory Over the World - GONE
4. God's Promise of Paradise - is now song #19. It is one verse shorter and has very minor melody changes.
5. All Creation, Praise Jehovah - GONE
6. Declare the Everlasting Good News - is now song #47 under the title "Declare the Good News" and is one verse shorter.
7. The Hope of Mankind's Jubilee - GONE
8. Loyally Submitting to Theocratic Order - That is now the title of song #125, but the music is completely different.
9. Jehovah's Blessing Makes Rich - GONE
10. Be Steadfast, Unmovable - is now song #32 and is unchanged.
11. The Shulammite Remnant - is now song #113 under the title "Grateful for God's Word"
12. God Loves a Cheerful Giver - GONE
13. Christian Dedication - is now song #7 and is one verse shorter.
14. Be Glad, You Nations - GONE
15. Life Without End At Last! - is now song #55 and is one verse shorter.
16. Be Joyful for the Kingdom Hope! - GONE
17. Jehovah's Dewdrops Among Many Peoples - GONE
18. Bless Our Christian Brotherhood - GONE
19. Joyful All Day Long - GONE
20. Sing the Song of Kingdom Cheer - GONE
21. Hail Jehovah's Kingdom! - GONE
22. Heeding Jude's Message - GONE
23. The Bible's Hope for Mankind - GONE
24. No Part of the World - GONE
25. God's Pretty Things - GONE
26. Meeting God's Requirements - GONE
27. Fear Them Not! - is now song #33 and is unchanged
28. Bless Our Meeting Together - is now song #20 and is one verse shorter
29. Forward, You Witnesses! - is now song #17 and is unchanged
30. Zealous for Fine Works - GONE
31. Zeal for Jehovah's House - GONE
32. From House to House - is now song #103. The music is a bit different and it is one verse shorter.
33. Jehovah Himself Has Become King - is now song #46 with some minor changes in the timing, mostly in the chorus which is much shorter.
34. Living Up to Our Name - remains as song #34 but is one verse shorter.
35. Love's Excelling Way - is now song #3 under the title "God is Love"
36. Happy Are the Mild Tempered - GONE
37. Making a Good Name With God - is now song #4 and is one verse shorter.
38. Displaying Loyalty - GONE
39. God's Warriors Are Advancing - GONE
40. Making Our Way Successful - is now song #115 and is unchanged
41. Praise Jehovah, the Rock - GONE
42. This Is the Way - is now the title of song #65 but is now a completely new song.
43. Forward, You Ministers of the Kingdom! - is now song #97 and is unchanged.
44. Jehovah Really Cares - GONE
45. A Prayer of Thanksgiving - is now song #13 and is unchanged
46. The Scriptures Inspired and Beneficial - is now song #37 and is one verse shorter.
47. Jehovah, Our Strength and Our Might - is now song #23 and is unchanged.
48. Give Jehovah the Praise - GONE
49. Great God, Jehovah - is now song #112 but is much shorter. The entire slower middle section has
50. Responding to God's Love - GONE
51. Making Jehovah's Heart Glad - is now song #11 and is one verse shorter.
52. Our Father's Name - GONE
53. Theocracy's Increase - GONE
54. We Must Be Holy - is now song #117 under the title "We Must Be Taught" and is one verse shorter.
55. Daily Walking With Jehovah - is now song #48 and is unchanged.
56. Bravely Press On - GONE
57. Jehovah's Happy People - GONE
58. Jehovah the God of All Comfort - GONE
59. Appreciating God's Reminders - GONE
60. God's Kingdom of a Thousand Years - GONE
61. I Am Jehovah! - is now song #74 under the title "The Joy of Jehovah". The melody has been reworked
quite a bit, and it's a lot shorter, but you can tell what it used to be.
62. Happy, the Merciful! - is now song #21 and is unchanged with the exception that the "postlude" has
been cut. This reverts the song back to what it was originally in the old pink songbook.
63. Let the Light Shine - is now song #93 under the title "Let Your Light Shine", but is otherwise unchanged.
64. Faith Like That of Abraham - GONE
65. Meeting in Unity - GONE
66. The Power of Kindness - is now song #79 and is one verse shorter.
67. Store Up Treasures in Heaven - GONE
68. Godly Compassion - GONE
69. Godly Devotion With Contentment - GONE
70. Be Like Jeremiah - GONE
71. Hold Fast the Good News! - GONE
72. The Joys and Fruits of Kingdom Service - GONE
73. Wisdom Is With the Modest Ones - GONE
74. Jehovah, Provider of Escape - is now song #131 and is unchanged
75. Joyful Praise to Jehovah - GONE
76. Jehovah, Our Best Friend - GONE
77. Jehovah Is My Shepherd - is now song #22. Some very slight timing changes make the song flow a
78. Speaking the Pure Language - GONE
79. Creation Reveals Jehovah's Glory - is now song #15 and is unchanged
80. Walking in the Name of Our God - GONE
81. Gratitude for Divine Patience - is now song #35 and is one verse shorter.
82. The Women Are a Large Army - GONE
83. Zion's Reason for Rejoicing - GONE
84. God's Great and Wondrous Works - is now song #118 under the title "Welcome One Another" and is
one verse shorter.
85. Jehovah Is Our Refuge - is now song #49 and is one verse shorter.
86. Cultivating the Fruit of Love - is now song #72 and is one verse shorter.
87. The Lord's Evening Meal - is the title of song #8 but the music is all new.
88. The Prayer of God's Servant - is now song #6 and is one verse shorter.
89. The Divine Pattern of Love - is now song #50 and is unchanged.
90. Worshipping Jehovah, the Sovereign Lord - GONE
91. Being Taught by Jehovah - GONE
92. Preach With Boldness - GONE
93. Jehovah's Lovely Place of Worship - GONE
94. King of Eternity, Sanctify Your Name! - GONE
95. The Fruit of Goodness - is now song #80 under the title "The Quality of Goodness" and is one verse
96. Glorifying Our Father, Jehovah - GONE
97. Jehovah's Attributes - is now song #1 and is one verse shorter.
98. Contending for the Faith - GONE
99. God's Unfolding Eternal Purpose - GONE
100. Laud Jehovah Our God! - is now song #9 under the title "Praise Jehovah, Our God" and is one verse
101. Showing Concern for the Flock of God - GONE
102. The Resurrection Joy - GONE
103. Throw Your Burden on Jehovah - is now song #38 and is unchanged
104. A Song to the Most High - GONE
105. Hail Jehovah's Firstborn! - is now the title of song #109 but is actually a completely new song.
106. Let's Watch How We Walk - GONE
107. Sing Jehovah's Praise With Courage! - GONE
108. Jehovah's Word Is Faithful - is now song #71 under the title "God's Gift of Holy Spirit" and is one
109. Life Everlasting Is Promised - is now song #12 and is one verse shorter.
110. Be Forgiving - is the title of song #77, but the music is completely different.
111. The Light Gets Brighter - GONE
112. Then They Will Know - GONE
113. We Are Jehovah's Witnesses - is now song #31 and is unchanged
114. God's Loyal Love - is now song #18 and is one verse shorter
115. Have Intense Love for One Another - is now song #73 under the title "Love Intensely From the Heart"
but is musically unchanged.
116. You Must Assist Those Who Are Weak - is now song #42 under the title "Assist Those Who Are
Weak" and is one verse shorter.
117. Marriage God's Arrangement - GONE
118. Supporting God's House - GONE
119. Holding Fast to the Happy Hope - is now song #129 under the title "Holding Fast to Our Hope" and is
one verse shorter.
120. Be Steadfast Like Ruth - GONE
121. The Truth That Sets Men Free - GONE
122. Conducting Ourselves as a Lesser One - GONE
123. Move Ahead! - is now song #45. The music has been rewritten, but is very similar to the original.
124. The Fruit of Self Control - GONE
125. Jehovah Is on My Side - GONE
126. Proclaiming Kingdom Truth - GONE
127. Myriads of Brothers - is now song #122 and is unchanged.
128. Do More As the Nazirites Did - GONE
129. Now's the Time - GONE
130. Joyful Service - GONE
131. Cleaving to Jehovah Our God - is now song #51 under the title "We Cleave to Jehovah", but is
132. Guard Your Heart - is now song #52 and is unchanged.
133. Sowing Kingdom Seed - is now song #98 and has completely new music and slightly different lyrics.
134. Carry On as Men - GONE
135. Jehovah, Our Place of Dwelling - is now song #121 under the title "Encourage One Another", but is
136. Loyal Worshipers Bless Jehovah - GONE
137. The Appointed Time Nears - GONE
138. O Walk With God! - is now song #26 and is unchanged.
139. Listen to the News of the Kingdom - GONE
140. Waiting on Jehovah - GONE
141. Jehovah's Holy Nation - GONE
142. Creation's Hope of Liberation - GONE
143. Take Sides With Jehovah! - is now song #27 and is mostly unchanged. Some slight timing changes
make the song flow a little better.
144. We Must Have the Faith - is now song #54. The music on the verses is completely different. There is
no time change from verse to chorus, so the entire song now has that "march" feel of the original chorus.
The new chorus is a little different, but it's pretty close to the original. The whole song is one verse shorter.
145. Be Long Suffering - GONE
146. Flee to God's Kingdom! - is now song #16 and is unchanged.
147. Never Failing Treasures - GONE
148. Exalting Our God the King - GONE
149. It Is Impossible for God to Lie - is now song #82 under the title "Imitate Christ's Mildness" and is one
150. The Bread From Heaven - is now song #78 under the title "Long Suffering" and is one verse shorter.
151. This Good News of the Kingdom Let Us Preach - GONE
152. Appreciating God's Compassions - GONE
153. Jehovah, The God of Our Salvation - GONE
154. Jehovah, Our Creator - GONE
155. Welcome One Another - GONE
156. I Want To - is now song #84. The music is completely different, although the lyrics are very similar,
and it is one verse shorter.
157. Worship Jehovah During Youth - is now song #41 and is one verse shorter.
158. Our Christian Unity - GONE
159. Our Possession of Peace - is now song #39 and is one verse shorter.
160. Walking in Integrity - is now song #29 and is mostly unchanged. Some minor timing changes make
the song flow a little better.
161. Pray to Jehovah Each Day - is now song #67 and is one verse shorter.
162. Preach the Word - is the title of song #92. The music is completely new, and the lyrics have been
163. The Fruitage of the Spirit - GONE
164. Children Precious Gifts From God - GONE
165. Praise Jah With Me! - is now song #104 and is one verse shorter.
166. See Jehovah's Army - is now song #100 under the title "We Are Jehovah's Army", but is musically
167. Thanks to the Giver of Life - GONE
168. Recognizing Earth's New King - is now song #99 under the title "Praising Earth's New King" and is
one verse shorter.
169. The New Song - is now song #28 and is unchanged
170. Let God Be Found True - GONE
171. A Victory Song - is now song #132 and is nearly identical. They changed a note or two in the second
half of the song and it is one verse shorter
172. Keep on Seeking First the Kingdom - is now song #40. The verses have been rewritten and made
much shorter. The chorus is exactly the same.
173. Love A Perfect Bond of Union - GONE
174. Stay Awake, Stand Firm, Grow Mighty - is now song #43 and is one verse shorter.
175. The Heavens Declare God's Glory - is now song #105 and is one verse shorter.
176. Welcome the Incoming King - GONE
177. What Sort of Persons Ought We to Be? - GONE (I thought the new song #61 "What Sort of Person I
Should Be" would be a reworking of this..but the music bears no resemblance whatsoever)
178. The Excelling Peace of God - is now song #76 under the title "Jehovah, God of Peace", but is
179. On Jehovah We Must Wait - GONE
180. God's Own Book A Treasure - is now song #114, but the music has been completely rewritten
AGAIN! (You old timers might remember that this song had a different melody in the old pink songbook.
This will make the third different version of this same song)
181. Join in the Kingdom Song! - is now song #102 and is unchanged.
182. Balsam in Gilead - is now song #94 under the title "Content With God's Good Gifts", and is one verse
shorter, but otherwise musically unchanged.
183. Youth's Place in God's Arrangement - GONE
184. Loving Shepherds Tend God's Sheep - GONE
185. The Resurrection God's Loving Provision - GONE
186. Our Godly Joy - GONE
187. All Things Made New - is now song #14 and is virtually unchanged, they changed one or two notes in
the chorus, but it's not drastic.
188. The Gift of Prayer - GONE
189. Proclaiming Jehovah's Day of Vengeance - GONE
190. A Song to Jehovah - GONE
191. Make the Truth Your Own - is now song #64 and is virtually unchanged. It is one verse shorter, and
there are one or two minor note changes.
192. Making Known the Kingdom Truth - is now song #101. The music has been completely rewritten, and
the lyrics are rearranged, but very similar. It is also one verse shorter.
193. Preach This Good News of the Kingdom! - GONE
194. Enter Jehovah's Temple Courtyards - GONE
195. This Is Jehovah's Day - is now song #30 under the title "Jehovah Begins His Rule", but is otherwise
196. Jehovah's Dedicated Ones - is now song #58 under the title "My Prayer of Dedication". There are
minor melody changes to the second half and it is one verse shorter.
197. Make Melody to Jehovah - GONE
198. Getting to Know Our God - GONE
199. The Scene of This World is Changing - is now song #128 and is TWO verses shorter.
200. Proof of Discipleship - is now song #25 and is one verse shorter.
201. Rejoicing With God's Nation - GONE
202. To God We Are Dedicated - is now song #59 and is virtually unchanged. One or two note changes at
the beginning, and it is one verse shorter.
203. Jehovah Leads His People - GONE
204. Here I Am! Send Me - is now song #10. The verse melody is slightly different, but the chorus is
exactly the same.
205. Christ Our Exemplar - is now song #5 and is one verse shorter.
206. Rejoice in the Hope - GONE
207. To Whom Do We Belong? - is now song #62. The melody has the same march to it, but the opening
melody is quite different. It is also one verse shorter.
208. A Song of Rejoicing - GONE
209. Follow the Warrior King! - GONE
210. Make Sure of the More Important Things - is now song #70 and is unchanged.
211. Sharing Joyfully in the Harvest - is now song #44 and is TWO verses shorter.
212. We Thank You Jehovah - is now song #2 and is one verse shorter.
213. Working Together in Unity - is now song #53 and is one verse shorter.
214. Following God's Way of Life - GONE
215. Extending Mercy to Others - GONE
216. Have Tender Affection - GONE
217. Gaining Jehovah's Friendship - GONE
218. With Christ in Paradise - GONE
219. Jehovah's Heavenly Throne - GONE
220. Our Paradise: Present and Future - GONE
221. Youths! Imitate Their Faith - GONE
222. Keep Your Eyes on the Prize - is now song #24 and is unchanged
223. Your Loyal Ones Will Bless You - GONE
224. Take My Yoke - GONE
225. Drawing Close to Jehovah - GONE
In the new song book the entirely new songs # are:36, 56, 57, 60, 61, 63, 68, 69, 75, 81, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 95, 96, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 116, 119, 120, 123, 124, 126, 127, 130, 133, 134
Why did I even look at this? Now I'm going to wake up with "LAUD YOUR GOD!" playing in my head.
Guess I'll have to play some rock band in the morning to kick it out of there. Nothing like some Metallica to flush out the old sheeple music!
125. Jehovah Is on My Side - GONE
WTF - How am I going to beat off the bees that are molesting?????????
My cheesy childhood favorites are for the most part intact....
But the Bastards are getting rid of ones my mom adored and often played in our home.
So that is kind of sad.
.....but I still hate that song book....
Unfortunately the new one based on jw.org still leaves LOTS to be desired......(why the piano renditions, why not the sing-alongs?)
Odd that they have shortened so many songs - I wonder why.
One of the most fun songs to rearrange the title to, is gone...#82, "The Large Women Are an Army"
My favorite is the new song 92, "Flip the Bird".
We had the marriage one at our wedding, wonder what they use now they've got rid of it? See they got rid of two of the ones i liked about youths and children too. Admit i used to like 225 and that's gone. At least they got shot of some of the more painful ones to sing lol, wonder how bad the replacement ones are! Used to dread the songs, was constantly in giggles at the dreadful singing lol. (wow i must be getting cured of them at last, i can speak about something to do with the jws and not get het up anymore yay!)
I was always taught that singing the Kingdumb Melodies was part of our praise to Jah. (I actually liked the break from sitting.) Why would they shorten all the songs?
I liked #15 which I see they kept.
also #155 which is gone, gone, gone...probably because they realized no one welcomed anyone at the KH like Jesus welcomed.
I think the songs are shorter to accommodate the change in time of the CBS, TMS, and SM.
What are the new shortened times . . . and why couldn't they do this 30 years ago when I was a kid?