“Lift Up a Living Nation”: Community and Nation, Socialism and Religion in The English Hymnal, 1906

This article uses the editorial work of Percy Dearmer and Ralph Vaughan Williams on The English Hymnal (1906) to argue that at the turn of the twentieth century, evocations of the past, of national and of folk culture were not necessarily nostalgic or conservative, but were often used by those on the left to make strongly political statements about the …

Singing Welcome

The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada is pleased to announce the release of Singing Welcome: Hymns and Songs of Hospitality to Refugees and Immigrants, a collection of 46 hymns and songs available for free download from The Hymn Society’s website www.thehymnsociety.org/singingwelcome. For nearly 100 years, the work of The Hymn Society of the United States and Canada …

Hymns for Hope and Healing

The outcome of a fruitful collaboration of theologians, writers and musicians working at the retreat and therapeutic centre of Holy Rood House in Yorkshire, this new collection articulates the needs of a contemporary ministry of healing through the agency of hymns, the church’s most resonant and expressive form of worship. Hymns of Hope and Healing is the product of many …