Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-169).
Discography: pages 170-183.
[pt. 1.] The spiritual -- There is a balm in Gilead : metamorphosis and implications for performance -- Accompanying unaccompanied Negro spirituals : a musical oxymoron -- Spirits that dwell in deep woods : editor's preface -- -- [pt. 2.] Pioneering and contemporary hymn writers -- Bishop Charles Price Jones (1865-1949) -- Beams of heaven: hymns of Charles Albert Tindley (1851-1933) : introduction -- Suggested interpretations for three gospel hymns by Margaret Pleasant Douroux -- Contemporary congregational songs by V. Michael McKay -- -- [pt. 3.] Pastoral considerations and worship resources -- Pastoral responsibility in the music and worship of the church -- Nonmusical considerations for the church musician -- Worship resources for pastors and musicians -- African American heritage hymnal : a worship resource and practical anthology -- Waiting to go! and Going to wait! : introductions and a word about the musical selections -- New wine in old wineskins : introduction.