The advice of the Committee is that the Synod accede to the overture of Classic Grand Rapids East, that is
a) ‘To amend Article 69 of our Church Order….so that a synodically approved collection of hymns may be added which may be used in our public worship and regular services;
b)’To take the required steps to procure such a collection of hymns which may be used in our divine worship.’
As reasons for this advice the Committee adduces that which Classic Grand Rapids East has submitted to the Synod, and which is re-affirmed by Classis Hackensack.
In addition to the material brought by these Classes your Committee would call the attention of the Synod to the following matters:
1. There is a need for definite action. Our people are using hymns. Our churches in some localities sing hymns in song services held immediately before the public worship. The demand for hymns has gained great momentum. Your committee feels that Synod should exercised a guiding hand before this demand can no longer be controlled…..
…Not to encourage hymns would cause increasing discontent among our people.
—Acta der Synode 1928 van Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk, 11–29 Juni, 1928, Holland, Michigan. Artikel 57.