Official Catholic Hymnal (Sing Your Praise to God), a revised edition)

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (CBCMSB) has published the new and revised edition of the official Catholic Hymnal Sing Your Praise to God (SYPG) for use in this region.

May 01, 2021

To the Catholic faithful in the  Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur  especially to: 

Parish Priests/Chapel Administrators, Parish/Chapel Liturgy  Committees, Archdiocesan Ministries, Institutions and Religious  Houses.

1. The Catholic Bishops Conference of Malaysia, Singapore and  Brunei (CBCMSB) has published  the new and revised edition of  the official Catholic Hymnal Sing  Your Praise to God (SYPG) for  use in this region. This hymnal  comes with 386 hymns with music notation which are arranged  according to Liturgical Seasons,  the Order of the Mass with the  entrance and communion Antiphons, the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction. 

2. The copyright permission was  given only for the production of  the hymnal; and NOT for projections. Any such projection is  deemed illegal. (Only songs in  the public domain can be projected.) 

3. Because of the copyright law,  projection, reproducing, distributing and transmitting in any  form or by any means (photocopying, electronic or mechanical methods) without prior written permission of the publisher is  prohibited. We are to conform to  the copyright laws and requirements. Hence, the following are  recommended: 

i. Begin using the Official  Catholic Hymnal with effect  from June 7, 2021(10th Week  in Ordinary Time 

ii. Discard the old Sing Your  Praise to God (SYPG) hymnal. 

iii. Stop projecting hymns  which are not in the public  domain. 

iv. The hymnal can be used  for private occasions as well  as for liturgical celebrations 

v. Parishes are to place orders  as soon as possible, and hymnals are to be made available  for the faithful to purchase at  the respective parishes. 

vi. Parishes are to encourage  the faithful to get a copy of  the hymnal at RM25.00 each  from their respective parishes 

For clarification and enquiries  you may contact the Archdiocese  Liturgy Commission, Ms Sandra  Ann, on 012-322 5786 or email:  sandra@herald.com.my. May we  all work together to worship in  Spirit and in truth.  “Let the message of Christ, in  all its richness, find a home in  you. Teach each other, and advise each other, in all wisdom.  With gratitude in your hearts sing  psalms and hymns and inspired  songs to God” (Colossians 3:16) . Yours in Christ, 

+Most Rev Julian Leow Beng  Kim, D.D 
Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur
cc Archdiocese Liturgy Commission 
April 26, 2021

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