If I had to pick only one book to bring to play in a church service, it would be this one hands down. No contest. This is the best and most versatile hymnal I have ever used. It has all the standard traditional hymns that people expect, and so many of the modern fun choruses that make the worship experience appealing. The hymns are crisp, all in the same font, easy to play and it has literally saved my tush many times when I had to suddenly "Play something!" to cover or stretch some part of a service.
It also has the keys next to the titles in the index which makes it super easy to find songs in the same key for seamless transitions.
I currently play for an Episcopal deep old school traditional style church. I have played for the Southern Baptist traditional/old fashioned congregations, a Southern style black congregation, and the typical contemporary non-denominational church band. This hymnal is hands down the best and most useful book for congregational worship I have ever used.
(I have had a copy of it stolen, so I usually take it home with me - if that tells you anything about the book!)
Sample Song List:
You Are My All in All
Come Into His Presence
I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb
We Will Glorify
Crown Him King of Kings
I Exalt Thee
No Other Name
God will Make a Way
Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord
Sample of Super Hymn Arrangements for Congregational Singing
Crown Him With Many Crowns (Modulates nicely into another key)
Hallelujah Chorus (3 pgs long SATB easy fun arrangement/piano solo)
Holy, Holy Holy (Fabbbbbulous and could easily be used by a small choir)
Come Thou Found of Every Blessing (goes from 2 sharps to last verse 3 flats)
Amazing Grace (modulates from one sharp to 4 flats - beautiful arrangement)
Christ the Lord is Risen Today (makes Easter fun and sounds ohhhh so good!)
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (another nice arrangement)