Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-Book was one of the official hymnals of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, then called the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and other States. Published in 1912 by Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis, Missouri, it was the LCMS' first official English-language hymnal. The concept of an English-language hymnal was presented to the English Lutheran Conference of Missouri and published in Baltimore as the Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book (1889). A music edition of this collection was prepared and appeared as the Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-Book. The latter became the first official English hymnal of the Synod. This music edition was later often referred to as the "old green hymnal" after the color of its binding. Originally containing 543 hymns, it underwent significant expansion prior to the publishing of The Lutheran Hymnal in 1941.
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