Official Catholic Hymnal (Sing Your Praise to God), a revised edition
26th April 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.
Re: Official Catholic Hymnal (Sing Your Praise to God), a revised edition.
1. The Catholic Bishops conference of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (CBCMSB) has published the new and revised edition of the official Catholic Hymnal (SYPG) for the use of 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 on 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 7th June 2021 (10th Week in Ordinary Time
ii. Discard the old Sing Your Praise (SYPG) hymnal.
iii. Stop projections of hymns except those under Public Domain.
iv. The hymnal can be used for all private occasions and liturgical celebrations
v. Parishes to make orders as soon as possible and hymnals 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
“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.
c.c. Archdiocese Liturgy Commission