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The American Lutheran Church

The American Lutheran Church was formed in 1930 as a merger of the Ohio, Buffalo, and Iowa synods.  In 1960 it became part of the merger that formed The American Lutheran Church and later, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It produced one hymn book, The American Lutheran Hymnal, the year of its organization.


48.1     The American Lutheran Hymnal. Music Edition. Compiled and Edited by an Intersynodical Committee. The Lutheran Book Concern, Columbus, Ohio, 1930.

Preface signed by Emmanuel Poppen, Chairman, Lutheran Intersynodical Hymnal Committee, September 1930. The Common Service, Scripture lessons, Introits, Collects, Graduals, Psalms, the Litany, Order of Afternoon or Evening Services, Passion History, Table of Psalms, Doxologies, 651 hymns with music, indexes.

To peruse online go to hymnary.org; click on “hymnals”; under “search” in the “hymnal, number” box type in ALH1930 and click on “search”. LIST OF CONTENT ONLY; NO PAGE SCANS


48.2     The American Lutheran Hymnal. Music Edition. Compiled and Edited by an Intersynodical Committee. The Lutheran Book Concern, Columbus, Ohio, 1930.

Preface signed by Emmanuel Poppen, Chairman, Lutheran Intersynodical Hymnal Committee, September 1930. The Common Service, Scripture lessons, Introits, Collects, Graduals, Psalms, the Litany, Order of Afternoon or Evening Services, Passion History, Table of Psalms, Doxologies, 651 hymns with music, indexes.


48.3     The American Lutheran Hymnal. Music Edition. Compiled and Edited by an Intersynodical Committee. The Lutheran Book Concern, Columbus, Ohio, 1930.

Preface signed by Emmanuel Poppen, Chairman, Lutheran Intersynodical Hymnal Committee, September 1930. The Common Service, Scripture lessons, Introits, Collects, Graduals, Psalms, the Litany, Order of Afternoon or Evening Services, Passion History, Table of Psalms, Doxologies, 651 hymns with music, indexes.


 48.4     The American Lutheran Hymnal. Music Edition. Compiled and Edited by an Intersynodical Committee.The Wartburg Press, Columbus, Ohio, 1930.

Preface signed by Emmanuel Poppen, Chairman, Lutheran Intersynodical Hymnal Committee, September 1930. The Common Service, Scripture lessons, Introits, Collects, Graduals, Psalms, the Litany, Order of Afternoon or Evening Services, Passion History, Table of Psalms, Doxologies, 651 hymns with music, indexes.


48.5     The American Lutheran Hymnal. Music Edition. Compiled and Edited by an Intersynodical Committee.The Wartburg Press, Columbus, Ohio, 1930.

Preface signed by Emmanuel Poppen, Chairman, Lutheran Intersynodical Hymnal Committee, September 1930. The Common Service, Scripture lessons, Introits, Collects, Graduals, Psalms, the Litany, Order of Afternoon or Evening Services, Passion History, Table of Psalms, Doxologies, 651 hymns with music, indexes.


48.6     The American Lutheran Hymnal. Music Edition. Compiled and Edited by an Intersynodical Committee.The Wartburg Press, Columbus, Ohio, 1930. 

Preface signed by Emmanuel Poppen, Chairman, Lutheran Intersynodical Hymnal Committee, September 1930. The Common Service, Scripture lessons, Introits, Collects, Graduals, Psalms, the Litany, Order of Afternoon or Evening Services, Passion History, Table of Psalms, Doxologies, 651 hymns with music, indexes.