Hymn of the day July 2021

This is the newborn baby: Sue Gilmurray

This is the newborn baby[1] Martin Leckebusch (1962 – ) © 2000 Kevin Mayhew Ltd. Tune: FACE OF JESUS, Sue Gilmurray © Sue Gilmurray [1] Martin Leckebusch, Never let the songs end: new hymns to inspire and uplift (Stowmarket: Kevin Mayhew, 2010). Sue Gilmurray This is the newborn baby fleeing a tyrant’s rage; this is the adolescent wise as a …

Hymn of the day July 2021

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds: Marylynn Rouse

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds John Newton (1725-1807) Public Domain Olney Hymns, Book 1, Hymn 57 Tune: ST PETER (Reinagle), Alexander Robert Reinagle (1799-1877) Public Domain Marylynn Rouse The name of JESUS Song of Solomon 1:3 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer’s ear! It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds And drives away his …

Hymn of the day July 2021

I hoped that with the brave and strong: Gillian Warson

I hoped that with the brave and strong Anne Brontë (1820-49) Public Domain Tune: CRIPPLEGATE, George Alexander Macfarren (1813-87) Public Domain Gillian Warson I hoped that with the brave and strong my portioned task might lie; to toil amid the busy throng with purpose pure and high: but God has fixed another part, and he has fixed it well; I …

Hymn of the day July 2021

Come now, O Prince of Peace: Douglas Galbraith

Come now, O Prince of Peace Words and music Geonyong Lee (b.1947), English version revised Marion Pope (b.1928); © Geonyong Lee; reproduced by permission. Recording from a Church Hymnary 4 promotional CD (non-commercial), Touch the Earth Lightly (2004), sung by the Scottish Festival Singers, conductor Ian McCrorie, ℗ Church Hymnary Trust, used by permission. (The late Ian McCrorie was a …

Hymn of the day July 2021

At the dawning of creation: Robert Canham

At the dawning of creation David Fox (1956-2008) © Copyright of this hymn is presumed to reside with The United Reformed Church, 86 Tavistock Place, LONDON WC1H 9RT. However, if you have knowledge of an individual or organisation claiming copyright, please contact The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Tune: SHIPSTON English traditional melody collected by Lucy Broadwood (1858-1929) It was originally …

Hymn of the day July 2021

Live with faith that speaks of Jesus: Colin Ferguson

Live with faith that speaks of Jesus Colin Ferguson (1937 – ) © Colin Ferguson Tune: IN MEMORIAM, John Stainer (1840-1901) Public Domain Colin Ferguson Live with faith that speaks of Jesus whatever life may bring, a faith that shows its kindness, a hope that makes us sing. Whatever troubles face us, or those we try to serve, whatever evil …

Hymn of the day July 2021

It was a new beginning on the day the Spirit came: Marjorie Dobson

It was a new beginning on the day the Spirit came. Marjorie Dobson (1940 – ) Tune: LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER (Traditional English arranged by Nicholas Williams) Words and Arrangement © Copyright Stainer & Bell Ltd, PO Box 110, 23 Gruneisen Road, LONDON N3 1DZ, www.stainer.co.uk. Used by permission. Marjorie Dobson It was a new beginning on the day the Spirit came. The …

Hymn of the day July 2021

The Saviour died but rose again: Graham Deans

The Saviour died, but rose again Scottish Paraphrases (1781) Public Domain Tune: ST ANDREW: William Tans’ur (1706-83). Public Domain Graham Deans The Saviour died, but rose again Triumphant from the grave; And pleads our cause at God’s right hand, Omnipotent to save. Who then can e’er divide us more From Jesus and His love, Or break the sacred chain that …

Hymn of the day July 2021

O Christ, who faced in deserts bare: John Crothers

O Christ, who faced in deserts bare Timothy Dudley-Smith (1926-) For Europe and Africa © Timothy Dudley-Smith For the rest of the world including the USA and Canada: © 2003 Hope Publishing Company Tune: WOODVALE, John Crothers (1948-) The recording was produced by Adam Binks of Resonus Classics John Crothers O Christ, who faced in deserts bare the fiercest test …

Hymn of the day July 2021

The Coming of the Son of Man: Pete Haskins

The Coming of the Son of Man Words and music by Pete Haskins. (1948 – ) © Pete Haskins Pete Haskins Praise to the Star of Morning, To the Lord; the Lamb; to the Son of Man: Sing to the one whom the angels praised When the world first began, When the morning stars together sang As God declared his …

Hymn of the day July 2021

She sits like a bird: Janet Wooton

She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters John Bell (1949 – ) and Graham Maule (1958-2019) © 1988 WGRG c/o Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP, www.wildgoose.scot. Tune: THAINAKY, John Lamberton Bell (1949 – ) © WGRG c/o Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP, www.wildgoose.scot. Janet Wootton She sits like a bird, brooding on …

Using Vintage Hymns in Worship

Book Launch! 8pm BST on Monday 12 July 2021 Gillian Warson’s new book ‘Using Vintage Hymns in Worship’ will be launched live on Facebook and YouTube where Gillian will be interviewed by Michael Garland. Vintage hymns: past their sell-by date? BOOK LAUNCH: Have the hymns we grew up with passed their sell-by date? Join musician and author Gillian Warson for …

Hymn of the day July 2021

It was on a Friday morning: Andrew Pratt

It was on a Friday morning Sydney Bertram Carter (1915-2004) Tune: FRIDAY MORNING, Sydney Bertram Carter (1915-2004) Words and Music © 1960 Stainer & Bell Ltd, PO Box 110, 23 Gruneisen Road, LONDON N3 1DZ, www.stainer.co.uk. Email: post@stainer.co.uk Andrew Pratt Text: Luke 23: 39 – 43 1          It was on a Friday morning             That they took me from the …

Hymn of the day July 2021

Angel voices ever singing: Gordon Giles

Angel voices ever singing Francis Pott (1832-1909) Public Domain Tune: ANGEL VOICES, Edwin George Monk (1819-1900) Public Domain Gordon Giles             Angel voices ever singing             round thy throne of light,             angel-harps for ever ringing,             rest not day nor night;             thousands only live to bless thee             and confess thee             Lord of might.             Thou who …

Secretary’s Newsletter 88 Spring 2021

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.88: Spring 2021 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page The Hymn Society Website: www.hymnsocietygbi.org.uk The Hymn Society of Gt Britain and Ireland Annual Conference – planning update: The responses to my enquiry in the last Newsletter indicated little appetite for a Conference …

Where is this stupendous stranger?: Robert Canham

Christopher Smart (1722-1771) Public Domain Tune: OTTERY ST MARY, Henry George Ley (1887-1962) © SPCK Publishing, 36 Causton Street, LONDON SW1P 4ST Robert Canham 1   Where is this stupendous stranger?      Prophets, shepherds, kings advise:      lead me to my Master’s manger,      show me where my Saviour lies. 2   O most mighty, O most holy,      far beyond the …

There’s a light upon the mountains: Andrew Pratt

Henry Burton (1840 – 1930) Public Domain Tune THERE’S A LIGHT UPON THE MOUNTAINS Maurice Lawton Wostenholm (1887–1959) © The Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes Andrew Pratt There’s a light upon the mountains, and the day is at the spring, When our eyes shall see the beauty and the glory of the King; Weary was our heart with waiting, and …

O God of earth and altar: Martin Leckebusch

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) Public Domain Tune: KINGS LYNN Martin Leckebusch It’s natural, when something disruptive or threatening happens, to ask why – why this, why now, why me? Whether the tragedy is personal (bereavement, maybe redundancy) or more far-reaching (flooding, or even a pandemic), people look for reasons. And often, whether spoken or not, there is the question: What …