TO ALL CONGREGATIONS
Re: New Songs for Memorial
We are pleased to inform you that we will sing two new songs at the Memorial of
Christ’s death on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Song 147 is entitled “A Special Possession,” and
song 149 is entitled “Grateful for the Ransom.”
So that all congregations will have the opportunity to practice the new songs prior to the
Memorial, we are adjusting the concluding songs of the midweek meetings for the weeks of February
22 through March 14, 2016, according to the following schedule: weeks of February 22
and March 7—song 147; weeks of February 29 and March 14—song 149. On these occasions,
we will listen to the music of the song once in its entirety, and then we will sing the new song.
Thus, on the night of the Memorial, we will be prepared to sing the new songs with confidence.
Electronic editions of the Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook for February and March will soon
reflect those changes.
How can we individually learn the new songs? When the music, lyrics, and choral arrangements
become available in your language on jw.org or JW Broadcasting, follow these four
steps: (1) Listen repeatedly to the music or choral renditions of the songs until you know them
well. (2) Analyze the lyrics, and try to memorize them. (3) Sing the melody together with the lyrics
until you have mastered each song. (4) Rehearse the new songs a few times during your Family
Worship session until your family is comfortable with them.—km 12/14 p. 7.
These new songs will give us further reason to praise Jehovah during the upcoming Memorial
season. (Ps. 96:2) Please be assured of our warm Christian love and best wishes.
//How happyfiying! How many new songs already released now!