The Upper Room Worshipbook: Accompanist & Worship Leader Edition (AWL) includes all of the wonderful elements of the revised participant’s or singer’s edition, along with alternate prayers and liturgical texts and tools for the worship planner. “‘Come, let us sing to the Lord,’ the psalmist exhorts. Let us pray this way together and be formed into the people God intends for us to be,” writes one of the contributors to this comprehensive resource. Full keyboard accompaniments for all selections are provided as well as alternate keyboard and guitar chording. Included also are solo, cantor and instrumental options to enhance the “people’s parts.” The second and third sections of the AWL features interpretative essays to aid the worship leader in understanding the content and its uses.
Finally, the indexes offer essential resources needed by pastors, musicians, worship leaders and design teams. As one reviewer has said, “Most songbooks include a few pages of topical index that help the user relate a song to a theme, topic, or season. This greatly expanded index of 43 (!) pages is probably worth the cost of the book alone.” Special Easy-to-Use Binding: 3-hole drilled text pages within a blue vinyl 3-ring binder.