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The Christian Social Union, and Hymns Ancient and Modern (1904) by J. R. Watson

Only a Child. Zion Baptist Sunday School, BACUP, Anniversary Hymns From 1881 – 1934 by Ian Sharp

A Hymn for George; What’s in a Name? By Christopher Idle

Reviews

The Song Book of The Salvation Army
Sing to the Word, Revised and Expanded Edition
A Functional Art: Reflections of a Hymn Writer, Timothy Dudley-Smith
Songs to shake us up: 200 new hymn texts with well-known tunes to challenge church and society, John Campbell
Onward, Brian Wren, 2016,
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of Isaac Watts, edit., M.C. Boswell

Letter

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Minor Matters by Joan Thackray

Why do we Write hymns? By Andrew Pratt

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Hymn, Song and Society
Companion to Thanks and Praise
Our Hymns: A Commentary on Methodist Hymnody (1737-2016)
Harmony in the Heart

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Singing in the Monsoon: Hymns in Colonial Burma by Andrew Selth

Make Me a Channel of Blessing: My Ministry as a Church Organist on You Tube by Peter Tylor

Marking the 90 Birthday of Timothy Dudley-Smith by Anne Harrison

Youth Praise at Fifty: Jubilate Hymns Celebrates a Birthday (1966: Not Just the World Cup …) by Christopher Idle

Reviews

Thanks and Praise
Methodism Abounding: Theology and Mission for the Twenty First Century

Obituaries

William Vernon Higham, 1926-2016
Ivor Jones 1934-2016
Clive Young 1948-2015

Note

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A report of the Conference of The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland at St Andrews 2016 by Elizabeth Cosnett

Commentary on the Festival of Hymns of The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Saint Salvadore’s Chapel, Saint Andrews 2016 by Graham Deans

Time to give Thanks and Praise by Peter Thompson

A Christmas Hymn that we Never Sing by Kay Griffiths

Anniversaries

Obituaries

John Alexander (Alec) Motyer, 1924-2016
Gwilym Beechey
Ivor Jones

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Do We Become What We Sing? The Role of the Music of Congregational Song in Congregational Spiritual Formation by Kenneth R. Hull

Estelle White, Hymn Writer and Woman of Surprises by Veronica Whitty

Reviews

Scotty Gray, Hermeneutics and Hymnody: A Comprehensive and Integrated Approach to Understanding Hymns
Ruthie Thomas, You can’t keep a good song down: Eleven songs to warm the heart and praise the Lord
Thomas H. Troeger, Song that Blesses Earth
Andrew Pratt, More than Hymns: Words for a Lyrical Faith
Henry J. Waters (Compiler) The New Bible Hymn-Book
Veronica Whitty, Estelle White 1925 – 2011

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Hymns in Liturgy and Life: Tasks, Opportunities, and Prospects by Britta Martini

Using and Choosing Hymns by Crispin Pailing

‘I Vow To Thee My Country’: Reflections After a Media Storm by Gordon Giles

Review by Alan Luff

Cambridge Hymns and Carols: Town and Gown in Liturgy and Life.

Obituary

Theo Saunders

Letter

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The Longing and the Legacy: Liturgy and Life in the Hymns of William Williams of Pantycelyn by E. Wyn James

Confessions of a Hymn- and hymn-song-writer by Douglas Constable

Review by Martin Leckebusch

A House of Praise part two: Collected Hymns 2002–2013; Timothy Dudley-Smith.

Letters

End-Piece by Jean Sylvan Evans & Gillian Warson

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International Conference Cambridge 2015 by Graham Deans

Commentary on the Festival of Hymns of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland Cambridge International Conference by Ian Bradley

Hymns, Poems, Songs; the Lyrical and the Liturgical by Rowan Williams

An Exploration of the Place of Narrative, Biblical Text in Charismatic Worship by Jonathan Bramwell

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Chorister to Bishop: Sixty Years of Singing in Worship by Michael Perham

Some Observations on the Principles and Practice of Hymn Accompaniment by Ian Sharp

Some Aspects of Scandinavian Hymnody by Alan Hall

Earliest Source of ‘CWM RHONDDA’ Found by Joseph Herl

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Hymns, Servanthood and Social Engineering by Andrew Pratt

John Betjemin and Hymnody by Ian Sharp

Wolf Hall and a Hymn by Andrew Pratt

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In Tune With Heaven Or Not: Women in Christian Liturgical Music, June Boyce Tilman
In Melody and Songs – Hymns from the Psalm versions of Isaac Watts
Sing of the World Made New – Hymns of Justice, Peace and Christian Responsibility
He’s here – All Days Singing, Ruthie Thomas
Gadsby’s, The Story of a Hymnbook 1814 – 2014

A Transcript of the Sermon Given at the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Michael Saward by The Rt Rev Michael Baughen

Obituaries

Michael John Saward, 14 May 1932-31 January 2015
David Goodall, 1922-2014

Letter and Notes

Does it Really Matter by Michael Haighton

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Memories, Healing and Hymns: The Power of Words and Music in Shaping Faith by Jan Berry

Singing to Save Our Surroundings by Alan Hall

Philip Doddridge (1702–1751) and His Hymns by Gwilym Beechey

Nordic Conference – Hymn, Song Society Espoo, Finland 1-4 October 2014 by Alan Hall

Obituary

The Rev Patrick Goodland MBE, 1929-2014

The Missing Stanzas of ‘Tell Out My Soul’ Revealed Here for the First Time – The Words You Never Knew About by Christopher Idle

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Hymn Society Conference 2014, Cirencester by Elizabeth Cosnett

Conference Hymn Festival Commentary, Charlton Kings, July 2014 by Marjorie Dobson

Honorary Vice President

On choosing the right tune to parody by John Hartley

The challenge of the worship song: Keith Getty and Stuart Townend by John Crothers

Finding the right voice: glimpses of poetic imagery in the hymn tune by Joan Thackray

The bridge between Christmas and Easter: Candlemas and its hymns by Kay Griffiths

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Hymns in a Cathedral Context by Peter Moger

Lyrical Mariology: With Stars by Christine Purcell

Ancient and Modern, Singing the Faith: Some Personal Reflections on Some Recent Hymn Books by Martin Ellis

Obituary

Paul Wigmore (1925 – 2014)

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Britten and Hymnody – A Centenary Celebration of Hymns in the Music of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) by Clive Young and Anne Harrison

Pseudo Corno Dolce by Malcolm Sturgess

New Songs of Celebration Ponder: The Challenge of the Worship Song by Martin Leckebusch

Reviews

The Letters of Charles Wesley: a Critical Edition, with Introduction and Notes; Volume 1 (1728-1756) Edited by Kenneth G.C. Newport and Gareth Lloyd
New Songs of Celebration Render: Congregational Song in the Twenty-first Century, compiled and edited by C. Michael Hawn.
Lost Chords and Christian Soldiers: the Sacred Music of Arthur Sullivan, Ian Bradley

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The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology J.R. Watson

Sermon To Conclude The Conference at the on-line launch of The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, Evening Prayer, 20 October 2013 Timothy Dudley-Smith

Urbs Fortitudinis – a City of Strength Edward Darling

Charles Hewitson Nash (1853–1928): A Maidenhead Hymn-Writer John Dearing

Buttons, Laces and Screws: or, Through Words to Hymns Christopher Idle

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Psalms for all Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship

Tail Piece: What Makes a Person Compose Music? David Smalley

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Derbyshire Debates, Delights and Dictionaries: A report on the Conference at Swanwick, 23 – 26 July 2013 by Christopher Idle

Hymn Society Festival of Hymns Derby Cathedral 25 July 2013 by Valerie Ruddle

The 27th Conference of IAH – Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft fűr Hymnologieat Thomaskerk, Amsterdam, August 11th – 18th 2013 by Jenny Canham

How Does the Choice of Hymns or worship songs affect people’s worship? by James Woolford

Hymn Singing in Nigeria by Gillian Warson

2014 Anniversaries of Hymn writers and Composers

Obituaries

William Donald Davison
William Henry (Harry) Grindle
Graham Stuart Harrison
Donald Paul Hustad

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