Song Leading by Dean by McIntyre was originally published and released in print version in 1989, the same year The United Methodist Hymnal was released. In the twenty-five years since, there have been many changes in worship, music and congregational singing. Despite those changes, there is much in Song Leading that remains of interest and use to music leaders and pastors. The text has been lightly edited and updated and is here reissued as a free pdf download for use by local congregations and educational institutions. For additional resources and publications that address the many changes experienced in congregational song and worship since the original publication of Song Leading, see www.umcdiscipleship.org/music and www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship.