Is Your Favorite Kingdom Melody still in the New Songbook? Let's see

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  • cattails
    cattails

    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

    been removed.

    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

    little better.

    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

    shorter.

    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

    shorter.

    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

    verse shorter.

    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

    musically unchanged.

    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

    musically unchanged.

    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

    verse shorter.

    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

    drastically rearranged.

    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

    unchanged.

    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

    musically unchanged.

    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

    musically unchanged.

    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

  • HintOfLime
    HintOfLime

    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!

    - Lime

  • lepermessiah
    lepermessiah

    125. Jehovah Is on My Side - GONE

    WTF - How am I going to beat off the bees that are molesting?????????

  • yknot
    yknot

    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?)

  • sir82
    sir82

    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"

  • NotBlind
    NotBlind

    My favorite is the new song 92, "Flip the Bird".

  • dobbie
    dobbie

    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!)

  • RebeccaChi
    RebeccaChi

    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?

  • blondie
    blondie

    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.

  • RebeccaChi
    RebeccaChi

    What are the new shortened times . . . and why couldn't they do this 30 years ago when I was a kid?