Bulletin Summaries


The Bulletin

Editor: Revd Dr Andrew Pratt

Editorial Board: The Editor, with Elizabeth Cosnett and Dr Ian Sharp

The Hymn Society Bulletin, published four times a year, is sent by post to all members of the Society. From time to time longer articles are issued separately as Occasional Papers. Back Numbers of all issues, and separate Index booklets covering Volumes 1-10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 (i.e. up to October 2002) are available from the Secretary.

Volume 20 Issues, whose contents are summarised on this Page.

  • Bulletin 270 vol 20, number 1, Winter 2012
  • Bulletin 271 vol 20, number 2, Spring 2012
  • Bulletin 272 vol 20, number 3, Summer 2012
  • Bulletin 273 vol 20, number 4, Autumn 2012
  • Bulletin 274 vol 20, number 5, Winter 2013
  • Bulletin 275 vol 20, number 6, Spring 2013
  • Bulletin 276 vol 20, number 7, Summer 2013
  • Bulletin 277 vol 20, number 8, Autumn 2013
  • Bulletin 278 vol 20, number 9, Winter 2014
  • Bulletin 279 vol 20, number 10, Spring 2014
  • Bulletin 280 vol 20, number 11, Spring 2014
  • Bulletin 281 vol 20, number 12, Summer 2014

Bulletin 270, vol 20, number 1

Building Jerusalem: New Zealand Hymns on Social Issues – Colin Gibson page 515
Hymn Society 75th Anniversary: A Lucky Dip of Recollections – Alan Luff and Michael Garland page 536
Reviews page 547
Obituary page 552

Bulletin 271, vol 20, number 2

Development in the near future: Hymnals in England – Brian Castle page 47
Year in song: A Biographical Project in Progress – David Mowbray page 54
A Tale of some (Methodist) Hymn Books – David Young page 57
Reviews page 65

Bulletin 272, vol 20, number 3

Hymns and Progressive Christianity – Andrew Pratt page 83
Hymns: the sound of Communion – part 1 – Mark Woodruff page 95
Reviews page 107
Obituaries page 113

Bulletin 273, vol 20, number 4

The Conference of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland 2012 – Andrew Pratt page 119
Festival of Hymns in Trinity United Reformed Church, Lancaster – Robert and Jenny Canham page 122
Hymns: The sound of Communion – part 2 – Mark Woodruff page 135
William Booth’s Song Books – Gordon Taylor page 147
2013 Anniversaries of Hymn Writers and Composers page 152

Review:
Beyond all Words:Hymn Texts 2003 – 2011, Alan Gaunt page 158

Letters page 162

Bulletin 274, vol 20, number 5

Trust in God and Christian Soldiers: The Hymn Tunes of Arthur Sullivan – Ian Bradley page 175
A Note on Richard Baxter and His Hymns – Gwilym Beechey page 189

Reviews:
New & Renewed: Scouting for Guides? – Martin Leckebsuch page 192

Letters page 203

Bulletin 275, vol 20, number 6

William Booth: Revival hymns and the Devil’s Music – Gordon Taylor page 207
A look at Hymnody in Lancashire – Ken Bowdon page 220
Reviews page 233
Obituary page 235
Letter page 237
Tail-piece – Personal reflections on an All Saints hymn – Kay Griffiths page 238

Bulletin 276, vol 20, number 7

A Task for The Hymn Society? A consideration of the representation of Hymn Writers in the National Portrait Gallery – Timothy Dudley-Smith page 243
Hymn Writing – A personal view of the ways which writing hymns can be a tool for theological reflection – Andrew Pratt page 252
A Funereal Footnote page 268
Coda page 268
Notice page 271

Bulletin 277, vol 20, number 8

Derbyshire Debates, Delights and Dictionaries: A report on the conference at Swanick, 23-26th July, 2013 – Christopher Idle page 275
Hymn Society Festival of Hymns, Derby Cathedral 25th July, 2013 – Valerie Ruddle page 279
The 27th Conference of the IAH – Internationale Arbeitsgemeinshcaft fur Hymnologie at Thomaskerk, Amsterdam, August 11th-18th, 2013 page 289
How does the chorce of hymns or worship songs affect people’s worship – James Woolford page 291
Hymn Singing in Nigeria page 303
2014 Anniversaries of hymn writers and composers page 303
Obituaries page 308

Bulletin 278, vol 20, number 9

The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology – J. R. Watson page 319
Sermon to conclude the conference at the on-line launch of the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology – Timothy Dudley Smith page 327
URBS FORTITUDINIS – A City of Strength – Edward Darling page 332
Charles Hewitson Nash (1853-1926): A Maidenhead Hymn-writer page 336
Buttons, Laces and Screws: or, through words to hymns – Christopher Idle page 338
Reviews page 343
Tail Piece – What makes a person compose music – David Smalley page 346

Bulletin 279, vol 20, number 10

Britten and Hymnody – A centenary celebration of hymns in the music of Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) – Clive Young and Anne Harrison page 351
Pseudo Cono Dolce – Malcolm Sturgess page 360
New Songs of Celebration Ponder: The challenge of the worship song – Martin Leckebusch page 370
Reviews page 371
Letters – 371

Bulletin 280, vol 20, number 11

Hymns in a Cathedral context – Peter Moger page 387
Lyrical Mariology: With Stars – Christine Purcell page 398
Ancient and Modern, Singing The Faith: Some personal reflections on recent hymn books – Martin Ellis page 404
Obituary page 410
Letters page 411

Bulletin 281, vol 20, number 12

Hymn Society Conference 2014, Cirencester – Elizabeth Cosnett page 419
Conference Hymn Festival Commentary, Charlton Kings – July 2014 – Marjorie Dobson page 426
Honorary Vice-President page 435
On choosing the right tune to parody – John Hartley page 436
The Challenge of the Worship Song: Keith Getty and Stuart Townend – John Crothers page 437
Finding the right voice: Glimpses of poetic imagery in the hymn tune – Joan Thackray page 444
The bridge between Christmas and Easter: Candlemas and its Hymns – Kay Griffiths page 465
Anniversaries 2015 page 465

Volume 19 Issues, whose contents are summarised on this Page.

  • Bulletin 258 vol 19 number 1, January 2009
  • Bulletin 259 vol 19 number 2, April 2009
  • Bulletin 260 vol 19 number 3, July 2009
  • Bulletin 261 vol 19 number 4, October 2009
  • Bulletin 262 vol 19 number 5, January 2010
  • Bulletin 263 vol 19 number 6, April 2010
  • Bulletin 264 vol 19 number 7, July 2010
  • Bulletin 265 vol 19 number 8, October 2010
  • Bulletin 266 vol 19 number 9, January 2011
  • Bulletin 267 vol 19 number 10, April 2011
  • Bulletin 268 vol 19 number 11, July 2011

Bulletin 258 vol 19 number 1, January 2009

George Thalben-Ball and his hymn tunes – Gwilym Beechey page 3
Hymnwriting – The Lost Generation – Janet Wootton page 9
The Price of Sin – Leslie Ivory page 17
Hymn or Song – Martin Leckebusch page 19
Reviews page 25
Corrections page 27
Contributors page 27

Bulletin 259 vol 19 number 2, April 2009

The boy who ran around the countryside with a hymn book under his are: Ira David Sankey 1840-1908 – John Matthews page 31
On collecting hymns A & M – David R. Wright page 41
Reviews page 49
Congratulations page 49
Obituary page 49
Letters page 49
Contributors page 54

Bulletin 260 vol 19 number 3, July 2009

Finding a Voice Down-Under – Colin Gibson page 59
Restless Waves, Appointed Limits, Almighty Words; Or, Death by a thousand cuts: – Christopher Idle page 75
Hymns A&M: The Story Continues – David R. Wright page 79
In The News: Hymns, History and High Office: NW Kent celebrates 250 years on page 83
Reviews page 87
In Memoriam page 90
Letters page 90
Contributors page 93

Bulletin 261 vol 19 number 4, October 2009

Fred Kaan: The Man and his Hymns – Gillian Warson page 99
Impressions of the Hymn Society Conference Armagh, 2009 – John Crothers page 107
The Festival of Hymns – Edward Darling page 109
Anniversaries of 2010 page 123
Letter to a Hymn Writer – Brian A. Wren page 125
Memo for Methodists messing with the Wesleys – Marjorie Dobson page 135
Reviews page 139
Obituaries page 140
Letters page 149
Contributors page 150

Bulletin 262 vol 19 number 5, January 2010

Producing 5,842 hymns – Bert Tosh page 155
Hymns and Songs in Christian Worship: Past, present and future – Timothy Dudley-Smith page 167
A personal impression of the 2009 Internations Conference, Opole, Poland 2009 – Doug Constable page 185
A hymns for the dedication of a new bell at Charwelton – Michael Haighton page 190
Obituaries (Fred Kaan) – Gillian Warson page 192

Reviews:
The Space Between: The poems of Alan Gaunt – Richard Watson page 195
Contributors page 197

Bulletin 263 vol 19 number 6, Apil 2010

John Pollock – The Endeavour of a Lifetime – John Crothers page 203
Cwm Rhondda – John Rhys page 225
What kind of meter for a Psalm? – John Hartley page 226
The new Dictionary of Hymnology – J. R. Watson page 232
Reviews page 234
Obituary – David R. Wright page 245
Contributors page 247

Bulletin 264 vol 19 number 7, July 2010

Vision or Heresay – Hymns shaping doctrine – Richard Hooker, Frederick Faber and Sex… – Andrew Pratt page 251
From Experimental Educator to Nationalist Theologian: The Hymns of Isaac Watts – John M Hull page 260
John Pollock – The Endeavour of a Lifetime – John Crothers page 278
Julian’s Dictionary of Hymnology, and after – J. R. Watson page 291
Reviews page 298
Obituary – David R. Wright page 300
Contributors page 307

Bulletin 265 vol 19 number 8, October 2010

Conference 2010, Collingwood College, University of Durham – Andrew Pratt page 311
Festival of Hymns 2010 – James Dickinson page 313
100 Hymns for Today at 40 – Martin Kettle page 325
Prudentius and his hymns for Christmas and Epiphany – Gwilym Beechey page 331
The Carol and its context in Twentieth Century England – Sean Vog page 334
A Metrical Version of Venite? – John Hartley page 344
Anniversaries to be celebrated in 2011 page 346
The New Dictionary of Hymnology page 350
Hymn Society 75th Anniversary page 351
Book Reviews page 351
Obituaries page 354
Letters page 355
Contributors page 358

Bulletin 266 vol 19 number 9, January 2011

The challenges of creating a Hymnal Companion – Carl P. Daw, Jr page 363
Hymns in Literature: A few observations – Elizabeth Cosnett page 377
Who made the deadly forks of lightning: A plea for reality? – Alan Gaunt page 387
Book reviews page 391
Obituary page 394
Contributors

Bulletin 267 vol 19 number 10, April 2011

Canticles Old and New – Anne Harrison page 399
Traditional Christian Considerations for Singing (part 1 of 2) – David W. T. Brattison page 419
The Hymns of Hilary Jolly – Brian West page 424
Rescue the Hymn Book! – Valerie Ruddle page 433
Wesley at Wormingford? – Christopher Idle page 433
Obituary – Randle Gilbert Manwaring – Christopher Idle page 436
Notes and letters page 437
Contributors page 439

Bulletin 268 vol 19 number 11, July 2011

What can a hymn writer learn from a lyricist? A review and reflection on Sondheim’s Finishing the Hat – Timothy Dudley-Smith page 443
Traditional Christian Considerations for Singing (part 2 of 2) – David W. T. Brattison page 451
That’s their funeral – Christopher Idle page 460
“Ho!” said the fox – Brian West page 466

Review:
Music and the Wesleys: ed N. Temperley and S. Banfield – Ivor H. Jones page 433

Obituary – John Eddison (1916-2011) – Christopher Idle page 462
Notes and letters page 466
Contributors page 467

Volume 18 Issues, whose contents are summarised on this Page.

  • Bulletin 246 vol 18 number 1; January 2006
  • Bulletin 247 vol 18 number 2; April 2006
  • Bulletin 248 vol 18 number 3; July 2006
  • Bulletin 249 vol 18 number 4; October 2006
  • Bulletin 250 vol 18 number 5; January 2007
  • Bulletin 251 vol 18 number 6; April 2007
  • Bulletin 252 vol 18 number 7; June 2007
  • Bulletin 253 vol 18 number 8; October 2007
  • Bulletin 254 vol 18 number 9; January 2008
  • Bulletin 255 vol 18 number 10; January 2008
  • Bulletin 256 vol 18 number 11; July 2008
  • Bulletin 257 vol 18 number 12; October 2008

Bulletin 246 vol 18 number 1, January 2006

The Music of the Scottish Psalter – Graham Deans page 334
Hymns in a Man’s Life – Kenneth Lysons page 343
A Higher Gift than Grace – Lesley Ivory page 349
Singing in Australia – Rex Hunt page 350
Your starter for 10 – Andrew Pratt page 352

Reviews:
Christian Hymns page 354
CD Reviews: page 357

Obituaries: Kenneth Lysons, Howard. R. Stringer page 359
Contributors page 363

Bulletin 247 vol 18 number 2, April 2006

Finding Philine – Gillian Warson page 34
Who is the greatest of them all – Alan Gaunt page 38

Reviews:
Awake My Soul page 42
A Panorama of Christian Hymnody page 43
Let the People Sing: hymn tunes in perspective page 46
An English-speaking Hymnal Guide page 50
Hear the Angels Sing page 53
Welcome God’s Tomorrow – 38 Hymn Texts by Ruth Duck page 55
CD Reviews:
The Complete New English Hymnal page 57

Contributors page 63

Bulletin 248 vol 18 number 3, July 2006

Evangelicals, Hymns and Songs: Which way now? – Martin Leckebusch page 66
Playing for hymns: A view from the keyboard – Ian Sharp page 75
‘70 Treasures’: The birth of a Hymn Society web-based project – David Wright page 79

Reviews:
Strengthen for service, 100 years of the English Hymnal 1906-2006 page 84
New English Praise, a supplement to the New English Hymnal page 86
The Everlasting Hills, hymns for the Isle of Man page 89
CD Reviews:
The Complete New English Hymnal page 91

Contributors page 99

Bulletin 249 vol 18 number 4, October 2006

Conference 2006 – Andrew Pratt page 102
What are we saying by singing – Rowan Williams page 104
Seventy Years On – Alan Gaunt page 115
Anniversaries of 2007 page 122

Reviews:
Church Hymnary – fourth edition page 124
The Psalms, 150 metrical Psalms for singing to well known tunes page 132
Hymns from the Classics page 133
CD Reviews:
The Complete New English Hymnal – vols 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 page 134

Contributors page 138

Bulletin 250 vol 18 number 5, January 2007

The Kingdom of God has come close – Timothy Dudley-Smith page 142
That Chunky Green Book – Alan Luff page 145
The English Hymnal – James Dickinson page 152
Choosing Hymns – some reflections – Anne Harrison page 166
The Oganist in Worship – William O. Jones page 171

Reviews:
I Will Not Sing Alone page 175
CD Reviews:
The Complete New English Hymnal – vol 23 page 176

Correspondence page 177
Contributors page 179

Bulletin 251 vol 18 number 6, April 2007

Hymns and Biography – Andrew Pratt page 182
‘Hymn Sandwich’: What is the problem? – David Wright page 190

Reviews:
Healing the Nations: Fred Kaan the Man and his hymns page 199
A Rainbow to Heaven page 201
Exploring Praise! page 203
Christ Triumphant page 205
Born in Song, Methodist Worship in Britain page 207
O’Bryan’s Hymns page 208

CD Review:
Timeless Love page 209

A note to welcome Cydymaith Caneuon Ffydd page 211
Correspondence page 212
Contributors page 214

Bulletin 252 vol 18 number 7, October 2007

Believing what we sing – Michael Saward page 218
100 Years On: The Centenary of Stainer and Bell – Nicholas Williams page 226
Interview with Pam Rhodes April 2007 page 229
The First and Great Commandment: How are we doing? – Christopher Idle page 231

Reviews:
A Door for the Word: Timothy Dudley Smith page 234
A Calendar of Praise: Timothy Dudley Smith page 236
Reclaiming Praise: Hymns from a Spiritual Journey: Andrew Pratt page 237
The Christian Life Hymnal page 238
Church Hymnary page 239

Correspondence page 240
Contributors page 243

Bulletin 253 vol 18 number 8, October 2007

Conference 2007 – David Blanchflower page 247
IAH Conference – Elizabeth Cosnett page 249
When Jesus claims the sinner’s heart – part one – Sibyl Phillips page 255
A Charles Wesley Pilgrimage – J. R. Watson page 263
Keeping in Tune: Editing Songs of Praise – Hugh Faupel page 275
Anniversaries of 2008 page 280
Obituaries page 282

Reviews:
Hymn of Universal Praise page 283
Charles Wesley: Life, Literature and Legacy page 284
Some new hymns page 288
Five Anthems for all age worship page 289
Exploring Praise! Volume 2; the authors and composers page 290
Hymns of Love, Hope and Joy page 292

Hymn search page 293

Bulletin 254vol 18 number 9, January 2008

When Jesus claims the sinner’s heart – part two – Sybyl Phillips page 299
Hymns and Slavery – Janet Wooton page 306
Choosing Hymns – some reflections – Anne Harrison page 318
The case for hymn books – David Wright page 324
An ideal hymn? – David Wright page 325

Reviews:
Charles Wesley, a biography, G. Best – Andrew Pratt page 329
Hymns for a pilgrim people: A congregational hymnal – Graham J. Adams page 332
Eagles’ Wings and Lesser Things, hymns, prayers, drama and other resources for worship – Marjorie Dobson page 332

Hymn Search page 334
Contributors page 335

Bulletin 255 vol 18 number 10, April 2008

Are we right about the beginnings of the Hymn Renaissance? – Richard Wilkinson page 299
Hymns and Slavery – (part 2) – Janet Wooton page 305
From India’s coral strand – Nancy Jiwon Cho page 315
Ebenezer Alfred Tydeman – Ken F. Bowden page 324

Reviews:
High Days and Holy Days – Michael Saward page 326
Sweet Songs of Zion – Timothy Dudley-Smith page 327
The St. Francis collection of Free Accompaniments to Hymn Tunes – Ian Sharp page 328
The Singing Thing too: enabling congregations to sing – Ian Sharp page 330
The Kids Hymnal – 80 songs and hymns page 332

Contributors page 332

Bulletin 256 vo 18 number 11, July 2008

Jonathan Battishill’s Twelve Hymns, The Words by Revd Mr Charles Wesley: Methodism and Fashionable Art Music in the Eighteenth Century – Martin V. Clarke page 379
Isaac Watts: A Universal Hymn Writer – Andrew Meszaros page 391
Geoffrey Beaumont and the 20th Century Light Music Group: A Recognition of their contribution to contemporary hymnody – Simon Parry page 396
Christians or only Consumers of Religion – Mark Gretason page 401
Obituary page 404
Correspondance page 406
Contributors page 407

Bulletin 257 vol 18 number 12, October 2008

Conference 2008 – Sibyl Phillips page 411
Liverpool Hymn Society Festival 2008 – Michael Saward page 414
Reading between the lines: The Everlasting Hills, the recently published Manx Hymn Book – Fenella Bazin page 420
New light on “I vow to thee, my country” – Alan Gibbs page 433
Carols can open doors – Chris Humphreys page 438
Anniversaries of 2009 page 442
Reviews page 444
Obituaries page 449
Correspondance page 453
Contributors page 455

Volume 17 Issues, whose contents are summarised on this Page.

  • Bulletin 234 vol 17 number 1, January 2003)
  • Bulletin 235 vol 17 number 2, April 2003)
  • Bulletin 236 vol 17 number 3, July 2003)
  • Bulletin 237 vol 17 number 4, October 2003)
  • Bulletin 238 vol 17 number 5, January 2004)
  • Bulletin 239 vol 17 number 6, April 2004)
  • Bulletin 240 vol 17 number 7, July 2004)
  • Bulletin 241 vol 17 number 8, October 2004)
  • Bulletin 242 vol 17 number 9, January 2005)
  • Bulletin 243 vol 17 number 10, April 2005)
  • Bulletin 244 vol 17 number 11, July 2005)
  • Bulletin 245 vol 17 number 12, October 2005)

Bulletin 234 vol 17, number 1, January 2003

Act of Praise, Leicester 2002 – Martin Ellis page 2
On attending the Annual Conference for the first time – Michael Jones page 8
Singing for Children – Gillian Warson page 9
Singing without seeing – Emma Turl page 14
‘Kissed a guilty world in love’ – Editor page 17
Deaths of Anthony Francis Dominic Milner (1924/5-2002, 22nd Sept.); Hilda Little page 17
I sought the author: a Hymnological Whodunnit – Bernard Massey page 18
Hymns on my travels – No. 5 – June Griffiths page 20
Albert Bayly – complete edition (typescript) page 22
A New Dictionary of Hymnology (projected) – J.R.Watson page 23
All over the place – 5 – Editor page 24

Reviews:
Methodist Hymns Old and New; Kevin Mayhew, 2001 – Brian Spinney page 25
Sydney Carter’s ‘Lord of the Dance’ and other songs and poems, Stainer & Bell, 2002 – Editor page 26
Sing God’s Glory: Hymns for Sundays and Holy Days, years A, B and C, new enlarged edition; comp. Alan Luff, Alan Dunstan, Paul Ferguson, Christopher Idle and Charles Stewart. Canterbury Press, 2001 – Jim Jelley page 26

Correspondence – Paul Wigmore; Timothy Dudley-Smith; Bernard Massey; Brian Spinney page 27

Bulletin 235: vol 17 number 2, April 2003

Marjorie Idle, 1931-2003 – Editor page 30
Hymn Society Bulletin – interim editorial arrangements. page 30
Bernard Braley, 1924-2003 – Alan Luff page 31
Hilda Little, 1906-2002 – Editor page 34
Harold Riley, 1903-2003 – Editor page 34
Hymns in prison – Rosie Deedes page 35
A few thoughts on hymn writing – Alison Robertson page 37
Lionel Dakers, 1924-2003 – Editor page 40
Joseph Parry (1841-1903): Centenary – Alan Luff page 41
Two hymn tunes by Sir John Goss – Patrick Little page 44
Fresh airs – Bernard Massey page 50
Correspondence – John Barnard page 51
Hymns for Spring – Kenneth Lysons page 52
Hymn writing and Longevity – Bernard Massey page 56
John Gregory, 1929-2002; Malcolm Williamson, 1931-2003 – Editor page 57
James Montgomery – George Tolley page 58

Bulletin 236: vol 17 number 3, July 2003

Should Charles Wesley’s theology be reassessed? – Andrew Pratt page 62
‘My grace is sufficient’ – David R.Wright page 64
Corrections to errors in Bulletin 235 page 66
The Olney Hymns – Vincent Newey page 67
Songwriters’ Consultation (2002) – Martin Leckebusch page 80
Arthur William Oldham, 1926-2003 page 81
Hymn writing in a Cultural Studies perspective – Doug Constable page 82
Hymns on my travels: – No.6 – Wynne Towner page 85

Review:
Songs of God’s People: the Psalms made for singing, Volume 2: Martin Leckebusch. Kevin Mahew 2002 – Graham E.S. Deans page 88

The Society’s Web Site – David Goodall page 89
Correspondence – Francis Roads; Kenneth A. Lysons; Michael Lehr page 90

Bulletin 237 vol 17 number 4; October 2003

Caryl Micklem, 1925-2003 – David Goodall and Derek C. Hodgson page 94
Conference 2003 at Canterbury – Derrick and Beryl Baker page 98
Inclusive Geography – Bernard Massey page 100
Hymns for an Itinerant Preacher – Michael Haighton page 102

Reviews:
Composing Music for Worship; ed. Stephen Darlington and Alan Kreider. Canterbury Press 2003 – John Hough page 104
Jubilate, Everybody: the Story of Jubilate Hymns; Michael Saward. Jubilate Hymns Ltd. 2003 – Bernard Massey page 105

Anniversaries of 2004 – Editor page 106
Fishes and Freedom: An exploratory exercise in textual analysis – Christopher Idle page 108.
Correspondence – Michael Haighton; Brian D. West; Michael Jones page 111

Bulletin 238 vol 17 number 5, January 2004

Solemn and Strange Music – John Arnold page 114
Conference Festival of Hymns, July 2003 – Alan Gaunt page 122
Politics and Hymns – “”Peace, Perfect Peace” – (anon., per Peter J.Millam) page 125
Hymns and Literature: Form and Interpretation – J.R.Watson page 126
Richard Wayne Dirksen 1920/21-2003 – ed. page 132
From Age to Age and from Land to Land (Halifax NS COnference, August 2003) – David Goodall page 133

Reviews:
Delight that never dies: Hymn Texts 1997-2003, by Alan Gaunt; Stainer & Bell 2003 – Basil E.Bridge page 135
Sing it again: The place of Short Songs in worship, by Anne Harrison; Grove Books 2003 – Alan Luff page 137

Correspondence – Ruth Micklem, Philip J.Neville, David Gosden, Paul Wigmore, John Farrow page 138

Bulletin 239 vol 17 number 6, April 2004

Baptist Praise and Worship – Michael Ball page 142
Correspondence – Michael Saward page 153
Translating Hymns – Marcus Wells page 154
George T. Streather: d. 23 June 2003 page 162
Hymn Tunes for the Future – David Lee page 163

Review:
Agape: Songs of Hope and Reconciliation; comp. Maggie Hamilton and Päivi Jussila; OUP 2003 – Elizabeth Cosnett and Ian Sharp page 166

Bulletin 240 vol 17 number 7, July 2004

Hymns: Surprising Light – Christopher Idle page 170
The Best Tunes – and the Devil – David R.Wright page 176
Sydney Carter: 1915-2004 – Editor page 179
Correspondence – Cristopher Idle; Timothy Dudley-Smith page 180

Reviews:
A House of Praise: Collected Hymns 1961-2001: Timothy Dudley-Smith (OUP 2003) – Geoffrey Wrayford page 181
Sing Psalms: New Metrical Versions of the Book of Psalms: Free Church of Scotland, 2003 – David G. Preston page 183

Hymn Searches (USA) page 187

Bulletin 241 vol 17 number 8, October 2004

2004 Conference Report – Andrew Pratt page 190
Festival of Hymns, 21st July 2004 – Charles Robertson page 192
Anne Steele’s drowned fiancé – J.R.Watson and Nancy Cho page 198

Reviews:
Is that the right tune? – Brian F.Spinney – Gillian Warson page 203
Sacred Song in America: Religion, Music, and Public Culture – Stephen A.Marini: Chicago IL, University of Illinois Press, 2003 – Editor page 204
Correspondence – Alan Luff page 205

Bulletin 242 vol 17 number 9, January 2005

James Montgomery, 1771-1854 – Alan Gaunt page 210
How do we promote good standards of Hymn-singing? – Doug. Constable page 216
Hymn Writing and Longevity – Again – Bernard Massey page 219

Reviews:
Four Hymn-Tune Quodlibets for Organ: by Hazel Hudson; (Stainer & Bell, 2004) – Ian Sharp page 221
Seasons and Occasions: A Collection of Hymns and Songs in Various Styles: John Waddington-Feather and David Grundy (Feather Books, Shrewsbury, 2004) – Ian Sharp page 221
Sing! New Words for Worship: Rosalind Brown, Jeremy Davies, Ron Green. (Sarum College Press, 2004) – Ian Sharp page 223

Obituaries:
Alan Dunstan, 1928-2004 – Alan Luff page 224
Doreen Newport (“Bunty”), 1927-2004 – Bernard Massey page 225
Daniel Merrick, 1926-2004 – Editor page 225
Anniversaries of 2005 page 226
Correspondence – David Grundy; David Gosden; Michael Haighton page 228
Hilda Margaret Dodd, 1890-1975 – Alan Luff page 230

Bulletin 243 vol 17 number 10, April 2005

Inter-Faith Hymnody – Andrew Pratt and Michael Saward page 234
Hymns and ‘Advertising Standards’ – David Wright page 241
How do we promote good standards of hymn singing? – John Barnard page 245

Reviews:
The Irish Presbyterian Hymn Book page 247
Rejoice O People
Samuel Sabastian Wesley: A life
Multl-coloured Maze
The English Hymn

Correspondence – Timothy Dudely Smith page 263
Announcements page 264

Bulletin 244 vol 17 number 11, July 2005

The Saga of ‘To God be the Glory’ – Donald Paul Hustad page 266
The Continuing History of ‘I Vow to thee my Country’ – Doug. Constable page 280

Reviews:
John Hopkins, Metrical Psalmist and Rector page 287
The Altar’s Fire
O for a thousand tongues
Gathering
Love to Sing (Peace Please)

Correspondence – page 294
Tail Piece page 294

Bulletin 245 vol 17 number 12, October

Conference 2005 – Gillian Warson page 298
We are Ecumenical – Reflections on Inter-Faith Hymnody – Alan Gaunt page 304
An Introduction to the Life, Hymns and Poetry of a Northamptonshire Lace Maker: Eliza Westbury (1808-1828) – Sibyl Phillips page 309
Peace and War in Hymns – David Wright page 320

Reviews:
Companion to Church Hymnal Fifth Edition – J.R.Watson page 325
Favourite Hymns – Andrew Pratt page 327

Correspondence page 327
Obituary – Margaret Trickett page 329
Announcement page 329
Anniversaries of 2006 page 330
Tail Piece page 332

Volume 16 Issues, whose contents are summarised on this Page.

  • Bulletin 222 vol 16 number 1, January 2000)
  • Bulletin 223 vol 16 number 2, April 2000)
  • Bulletin 224 vol 16 number 3, July 2000)
  • Bulletin 225 vol 16 number 4, October 2000)
  • Bulletin 226 vol 16 number 5, January 2001)
  • Bulletin 227 vol 16 number 6, April 2001)
  • Bulletin 228 vol 16 number 7, July 2001)
  • Bulletin 229 vol 16 number 8, October 2001)
  • Bulletin 230 vol 16 number 9, January 2002)
  • Bulletin 231 vol 16 number 10, April 2002)
  • Bulletin 232 vol 16 number 11, June 2002)
  • Bulletin 233 vol 16 number 12, October 2002)

Bulletin 222 vol 16 number 1, January 2000

Take up the Song (Australian Hymn Conference) – Elizabeth Cosnett page 2
Deaths: W.Donald Baker; Nelson E.Delves; Frank Baker page 9
Hymns in the Sun (IAH Conference 1999) – Alan Luff page 10
An Isaac Watts reference, somewhat misquoted? – J.R.Watson page 12
Act of Praise, 1999 – Kathryn Jenkins page 13
Hymn-Writing for the Twenty-First Century – Andrew Pratt page 17

Reviews:
Companion to Rejoice and Sing – John Hough page 24
Tuned for Praise: The story of Methodist hymn-books: Bryan F.Spinney – Editor page 28

Correspondence – M.Saward; Rex Hilburn; Nicholas Temperley; John R.Matthews page 30
ABBOT’S LEIGH and CWM RHONDDA – Editor page 32
Anniversaries of 2000 page 35

Bulletin 223 vol 16 number 2, April 2000

The Hymns of Isaac Watts – Christopher Idle page 38
How shall we sing the Lord’s new songs? – Bryan F.Spinney page 46
Wesley Milgate, 1916-99 – Lawrence Bartlett page 49
Farewell to the Twentieth Century – J.R.Watson page 50

Reviews:
Blinded by the Dazzle: Hymns and Lyrical Poems by Andrew Pratt – Basil Bridge page 58
Sound Bytes: 94 Songs for the 21st Century for children to share with everyone. Edited by Andrew Pratt – Muriel Bridge page 60
More than words: The hymns of Martin E.Leckebusch: Kevin Mayhew – Christopher Idle page 62
Presbyterian Praise: G.D.S.Deans – Alan Dunstan page 64
Real Hymns, Real Hymn Books: Christopher Idle – Editor page 64

Deaths: Cyril Hambly, Gordon Hawkins, Michael Hewlett, Peter Baelz page 65
HymnQuest 2000 – page 66
Correspondence – Michael Haighton; Christopher Idle; Colin M.Davis page 67
“Worship Live” (Competition, 2000) page 68

Bulletin 224 vol 16 number 3, July 2000

“Think Globally; Sing Locally” (HSUSAC Conference 1999) – John Crothers page 70
Deaths: Thomas Stevenson Colvin; Inglis Gundry page 72
Soldiers of Christ Disarm? – David R.Wright page 73
World Praise (Inculturation and Authenticity) – Alan Luff page 78
Welkins – J.R.Watson page 80
CWM Again – Editor page 81
Hymn Competitions, USA, 2000-2001 page 83

Reviews:
Lionel Dakers: Beauty Beyond Words: Enriching Worship Through Music – Editor page 84
Gordon T.Booth: Hymns for a Tabernacle: Scriptural Hymns and Paraphrases – Editor page 85
June Chantry: A Collection of 21 Hymn Lyrics for the 21st Century fitting familiar tunes – Editor page 86
June Boyce-Tillman: The Voice of Experience (audio CD) page 86

For Travellers and Absent Friends – John A.Bell page 87
Correspondence – Francis Roads; Paul Wigmore page 88

Bulletin 225 vol 16 number 4, October 2000

HSGBI Conference, July 2000 – Ian Sharp page 90
First Lines: Texts and Pretexts – John Hough page 94
How came our hymns? Head or heart? – Alan Luff page 98

Reviews:
Sing Glory: ed. Michael Saward & others; Kevin Mayhew / Jubilate Hymns, 1999 – Editor page 103
Peace Makers & Dream Wakers, ed. Andrew Pratt; Methodist Peace Fellowship, 2000 – B.E.Bridge page 106
Time to Celebrate: hymns and songs for a new millennium: Emma Turl, 1999 – B.E.Bridge page 107
Worship Music: A Concise Dictionary: ed. Edward Foley; The Liturgical Press, 2000 – Editor page 108
HymnQuest 2000: Stainer & Bell for the Pratt Green Trust – Michael Garland page 109

Correspondence – Derek Hodgson; Donald Webster page 110

Bulletin 226 vol 16 number 5, January 2001

The Making of a Hymn-Book (Church of Ireland: Church Hymnal 5th edn 2000) – Edward Darling and Donald Davison page 114
Act of Praise 2000 – Editor page 126
Fred Pratt Green, 1903 – 2000 – Editor page 129
Ian Stratton, 1927 – 2000 – Editor page 131
The Welkin : a Postscript – Ian Stratton page 132
Singing in the Millennium with the Methodist Church Music Society – Kay Griffiths and Joyce Horn page 133
The Art of matching Texts and Tunes – (Notice, from Brian Spinney) page 134

Reviews:
Common Praise, SCM-Canterbury Press, 2000 – Editor page 135
Laudate, Decani Music, 1999 – Alan Dunstan page 139
Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song: Brian Wren; Westminster John Knox Press, 2000 – J.R.Watson page 140
Worship Music: A Concise Dictionary: ed. Edward Foley; The Liturgical Press, 2000 – Editor page 108

Anniversaries of 2001 – Editor page 143
Correspondence – Christopher Idle page 110
Death: Arthur C.Bridges, 27th September 2000 page 144

Bulletin 227 vol 16 number 6, April 2001

Some Roman-Catholic Hymn-books – Brian Plumb page 146
Marcus Jenny, 1924-2001 – Alan Luff page 158
Mrs Alexander – Valerie Wallace (HSGBI Conference, July 2000) page 159

Reviews:
Percy Dearmer: A Parson’s Pilgrimage, by Donald Gray. Canterbury Press, 2000 – Brian Castle page 166
Praise and Glory: a Selection of the Psalms of David set to the Metrical Psalm tunes used by West Gallery Choirs 1740-1860, ed. Rollo G.Woods. West Gallery Music Association, 2000 – Alan Luff page 167
Sing to the Lord, St Paul’s Cathedral, 2000 – Editor page 169
A Journey with Tunes, Part Seven: Oxford Onwards, by Valerie Ruddle, 2000 – Editor page 169

Deaths: Christopher Hugh Dearnley (d. 15 December 2000); Brian Foley (d. 11 October 2000); Norman Tomblin (d. 27 February 2001) page 170
New copyrights [ sc. in altered versions of work in the public domain ]: a brief statement. page 170
Correspondence – Alan Dunstan page 171
Request for information re source of a quotation in Catherine Furze, by William Hale White (“Mark Rutherford”) – J.R.Watson page 171
Hymn- (and Tune-) writing Competitions page 171
Erratum: in Bulletin 226 p.140, review of Praying Twice, line 2 – (Columbia Theological Seminary is at Decatur, Georgia, not New York) page 172

Bulletin 228 vol 16 number 7, July 2001

Brother James and his Air – Bernard Massey page 174

Reviews:
Praise!: Psalms, Hymns and Songs for Christian Worship; Praise Trust, 2000 – Editor page 177
Caneuon Ffydd (Songs of Faith, The Welsh Interdenominational Hymn-Book), 2001 – Alan Luff page 181
Sketches and Songs (music and drama resources): Mandy Watsham and Nicki Matthews; Marshall Pickering, 2001 – Basil Bridge page 183
First Fruits: A worship anthology on generosity and giving: compiled by Adrian Mann, Robin Stevens and John Wilmington for the Anglican Stewardship Association; Canterbury Press 2001 – Basil Bridge page 183
Hymnal Supplement 2000 – An Online Collection: Selah Publishing, 2000 – Martin Leckebusch page 184
English Versions of some Welsh hymns by William PANTYCELYN Williams: by David Gosden, 2000 – Alan Luff page 186

Deaths: George Amberson Brandon (30 March 2000); Michael William (‘Mike’) Sammes, [19] May 2001 page 187
Hymn Searches (hymn/tune writing competitions) page 187
“Serving God and God’s Creatures” (Thanksgiving for F.Pratt Green) page 188
“Hymnody and Liturgy” – part of MA in Ecumenical Theology at Liverpool Hope University College. page 189
Correspondence – Francis Roads; Christopher Idle page 190
An Idle Hymn CMI page 191
John E.Bowers: Glory and Praise (hymn collection, 2000) page 192

Bulletin 229 vol 16 number 8, October 2001

Conference 2001 – Bill Thomas page 194
Book dispersal – Dr Mark Dalby page 195
Wilfred Little, 1901-2001 (died 8th August) – Alan Luff and Bernard Massey page 196
Norman Goldhawk, 1909-2001 (died 21st August) – Editor page 198
Other deaths: Stanley Llewellyn Osborne (7th Dec.2000); Arthur Adcock (22nd May 2001); Thomas Brendan Wilson (12th June 2001) – Editor page 199

Reviews:
Church Hymnal, 5th edn (OUP for Church of Ireland, 2000) – Editor page 200
Serving God and God’s Creatures; a memorial volume to celebrate the life of Frederick Pratt Green, ed.Bernard Braley (Stainer & Bell 2001) – Kenneth Trickett page 203
Wesley Music for the Millennium, ed. Philip Carter, 2001 – John Hough page 205
The Letters of Samuel Wesley: Professional and Social Correspondence 1797-1837, ed. Philip Olleson (OUP 2001) – Donald Webster page 206

Correspondence – Nicholas Temperley; Donald Webster; Paul Wigmore; David F.Williams; Timm Grass page 207
The Bulletin – Bernard Massey page 210
Bulletin 228: corrections to pages 184, 187 and 188 page 211

Bulletin 230 vol 16 number 9, January 2002

Personal – On Logos and Logos – Editor page 214
Joys celestial: John Orenza Hoskins (died 20th August 2001) page215
Bernard Massey, retiring Editor – Alan Luff page 216
Act of Praise, 2001 – Bernard Massey page 217
Mutual respect in Multi-cultural Hymnody – Lawrence Bartlett page 221
Timothy Dudley-Smith: John Stott: A Global Ministry (extract) page 223
IAH Conference, Ljublana, August 2001 – Alan Luff page 224
Remembering Fred (Methodist Church Music Society) – Kay Griffiths page 226
Hymns on my travels – No.1 — John Beasley page 226

Reviews:
Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II – Editor page 228
Timothy Dudley-Smith: Beneath a Travelling Star: Thirty contemporary carols and hymns for Christmas – Paul Wigmore page 231
David W.Music: Christian Hymnody in Twentieth Century Britain and America: an Annotated Bibliography – Editor page 232
Iain H.Murray: The Psalter – the only Hymnal? – Tim Grass page 233
Brian Wren and Susan Heafield: We can be messengers (book and CD) – Editor page 233
Alan Bennett: Hymn (broadcast talk) – Editor page 223

Correspondence – Richard Watson page 234
Anniversaries of 2002 page 236

Bulletin 231 vol 16 number 10, April 2002

New Psalm Versions: a Review Article – Songs of God’s People: the Psalms made for singing, Volume One, by Martin Leckenbusch. Kevin Mayhew, 2001 – Alan Luff page 238
All over the place: 1 – Penny Coles page 240
The Play’s not the thing [ Laurence Housman: The Maker of the sun and moon ] – Bernard Massey page 241
Hymns on my travels – No.2 – Marjorie Idle page 242
All over the place: 2 – Editor page 244
[ Royal ] Golden Jubilee (Worship Material, Churches Together B.& I.) – Editor page 245
Books Wanted and Unwanted page 245
The Top Ten Hymns? (2001) – Bernard Massey and Christopher Idle page 246

Reviews:
Hymns for Everyday Saints. 36 Hymns with Commentaries by Elizabeth Cosnett. Stainer & BEll, 2001 – Basil Bridge page 247
The Bridge: Uniting traditions in the worshipping church. Kevin Mayhew Ltd, 2001 – Editor page 248
The Good Doctor: Philip Doddridge of Nothampton – a Tercentenary Tribute, by Alan C.Clifford. Charenton Reformed Publishing, 2002 – J.R.Watson page 250
Genius, Grief and Grace: A Doctor looks at Suffering and Success, by Gaius Davies. Christian Focus Publications, 2001 – Editor page 251
The Development of Particular Baptist Hymnody in England to 1915, by Tim Grass. [ Strict Baptist Historical Society Bulletin No.28, 2001 ] – Editor page 252
How Hymns Shape Our Lives, by Rosalind Brown. Grove Books, Cambridge, 2001 – Editor page 253

Correspondence – Ken Bowden; David Lee; Caryl Micklem page 254

Bulletin 232 vol 16 number 11, June 2002

“COME SUNDAY”: Gospel Music with a Jazz Cadence – William Edgar page 258
New Dimensions in Europe: Hymnology Seminar at Timisoara, Romania – Doug Constable page 261
Hymns on my travels – No.3 – Jonathan Frais page 264
The Many Mysteries of Metre – David Wright page 266
Jubilees and Others – Editor page 269
Neale at Market Blandings – Editor page 270

Reviews:
Cantate Domino: New Hymns for Choir and Congregation: Kevin Mayhew, 2001 – Alan Gaunt page 271
Common Praise, Large Print edition, Canterbury Press 2002 – Editor page 272

Obituaries:
Donald Webster (26/2/1926 – 26/3/2002) – Derek Hodgson page 272
Lawrence Bartlett (13/2/1933 – 17/3/2002) – Editor page 273

Correspondence – David Hill; John Hough; various others page 254
Errata, Bulletin 231 pp. 241 & 251 – Editor page 275
All Over the Place – 3 – Editor and others page 275

Bulletin 233 volume 16 number 12, October 2002

Why bother with a Hymn Book – Brian Edwards page 278
All Over the Place – 4 – Editor page 279
Conference 2002 at Leicester – Bernard Massey page 280
The Friendly Burglar – Anon page 283
Hymns on my travels – No 4 – Clive Young page 284
When words call the tune – Ian Sharp page 287

Reviews:
Songs of Praise: The Nation’s Favourite Hymns; Andrew Barr, Lion Publishing 2002 – David R.Wright page 294
An Annotated Anthology of Hymns, ed. with commentary by J.R.Watson; OUP 2002 – Simon Baynes page 295
A Little Primitive: Primitive Methodism Kenneth Lysons; Church in the Market Place Publications, Buxton, 2001 – Ken.F.Bowden page 296
Whatever Name or Creed: Hymns and Songs by Andrew Pratt; Stainer & Bell 2002 – Editor page 297
Pennine Way Hymns: Stan Chandler, 2001-2 – Editor page 297
A Journey with Tunes, Part 8: Northern Jaunts; Valerie Ruddle, 2002 – Editor page 297
Tears and Laughter (David Jones of Caio): David Gosden, 2002 – Editor page 297
We can be messengers: Worship Songs – Christmas, Before, and After. Susan Heafield and Brian Wren, 2002; Praise Partners and Hope Publishing USA – Editor page 298
Tell the Good News! Worship Songs – Easter, Before, and After. Susan Heafield and Brian Wren, 2002; Praise Partners and Hope Publishing USA – Editor page 298

Obituary: Rosemary Guillebaud (1915-) – Editor page 299
Correspondence – Colin M.Davis; David Blanchflower; Philip J.Neville page 300
Virtual Unreality – Editor page 301
Anniversaries of 2003 – Joyce Horn and Bernard Massey page 303

Volume 15 Issues, whose contents are summarised on this Page.

  • Bulletin 210 vol 15 number 1, January 1997)
  • Bulletin 211 vol 15 number 2, April 1997)
  • Bulletin 212 vol 15 number 3, July 1997)
  • Bulletin 213 vol 15 number 4, October 1997)
  • Bulletin 214 vol 15 number 5, January 1998)
  • Bulletin 215 vol 15 number 6, April 1998)
  • Bulletin 216 vol 15 number 7, July 1998)
  • Bulletin 217 vol 15 number 8, October 1998)
  • Bulletin 218 vol 15 number 9, January 1999)
  • Bulletin 219 vol 15 number 10, April 1999)
  • Bulletin 220 vol 15 number 11, July 1999)
  • Bulletin 221 vol 15 number 12, October 1999)

Bulletin 210 vol 15 number 1, January 1997

Nudged, Annoyed, Inspired, and Still Travelling – Brian Wren page 2
Act of Praise 1996 page 12

Reviews:
Come and Praise Beginning: G.Marshall-Taylor – Ian Sharp page 16
The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography, 1730-1860: ed. D.M.Lewis – John Andrews page 17
What Shall We Sing? – Hymns on the Move: C.M.Idle – Editor page 18
Christian Songs and Hymns: D.Grundy and J.Waddington-Feather – Editor page 18
The Brook Book of Hymns: D.Smalley – Editor page 18

Michael Arnold Perry, 1942-96 – C.M.Idle page 19
Conference 1997 page 20
Harold Watkins Shaw, 1911-96 – D.W. page 20
Anniversaries of 1997 page 22
Correspondence – B.Wren page 23
New Members, 1996 page 24

Bulletin 211 vol 15 number 2, April 1997

The Hymnologist’s Bookshelf page 26
Plymouth Brethren Hymnody – John Andrews 31
The “Passion Psalmody” of Hallgrímur Pétursson – David G.Hill 40

Reviews:
Christian Songs & Hymns by Grundy & Feather (No.2) – Editor page 44
A Musical Selection of Twelve Christian Songs: E.Gwendoline Keevill and Leonard West – Editor page 44
Twelve Hymns by Paul Wigmore – Editor page 44
The Hymns we Sing and Carols of the British Isles: Alan Luff – Ian Stratton page 44
Selah Publishing Co (various publications) – Editor page 45

Correspondence – Mark Woodruff page 46
Oasis Two – C.M.Idle page 48

Bulletin 212 vol 15 number 3, July 1997

A Fresh Look at F.W.Faber’s Hymns on the Four Last Things -Andrew Pratt page 50
Frank Colquhoun, 1909-97 56

Reviews:
Hymns for Prayer and Praise: ed. John Harper – Mark Woodruff page 57
Hymns as Homilies: P.N.Brooks – Christopher Idle page 61
Robert Wilfrid Callin – Parson, Padre and Poet: Kenneth Lysons – Bryan F.Spinney page 62
Great is the Glory: T.Dudley-Smith – Editor page 62
Junior Praise, Combined Music Edition – Editor page 63
Sing Mission Praise 2 – Editor page 64

Independent Chapel, Rothwell page 65
Correspondence – Brian Wren; Brian Black page 66

Bulletin 213 vol 15 number 4, October 1997

International Conference 1997 – David Blanchflower page 70
Beyond Aesthetics: Theology and Hymnody – Bishop Rowan Williams page 73
Hymns at Tyburn – Edward Houghton page 79
Jam Tarts and Fluffy Sheep – Bill Thomas page 86
Mervyn Horder, 1910-97 page 90

Reviews:
Abide with me: the World of Victorian Hymns: Ian Bradley – Alan Dunstan page 91
When Grief is Raw: John Bell & Graham Maule – John Hough page 93
The Last Journey (Cassette: Wild Goose Publications) -John Hough page 93
The New St Paul’s Cathedral Psalter: ed. John Scott – Editor page 94
A Journey with Tunes: Eastern Explorations: Valerie Ruddle – Editor page 95

Correspondence – John Andrews page 96

Bulletin 214 vol 15 number 5, January 1998

“Songs of Praises”: The Hymns of William Williams and Ann Griffiths – Kathryn Jenkins page 98
Act of Praise, 1997 page 110
George B.Timms, 1910-97 page 112

Reviews:
The English Hymn: J.R.Watson – Elizabeth Cosnett page 113
A Heart to Praise my God: S.T.Kimbrough – Andrew Pratt page 117
Love and Anger (songs): John Bell and Graham Maule – Kay Griffiths page 118
Keys of the Kingdom: Piano Arrangements: ed. Angela Tipps – Editor page 119
The Hymn Tunes of Ken Naylor: ed. Christopher Solomon – Editor page 119

Correspondence – Christopher & Jonathan Idle; John Barnard page 120
Anniversaries of 1998 page 122
New Members, 1997 page 124

Bulletin 215 vol 15 number 6, April 1998

Alphas and Omegas of Hymn Writing – J.R.Watson page 126
Guide me, O Thou Great Redeemer/Jehova – Alan Luff page 132
Millenium Hymn Competition page 136
“Nunc Dimittis”: Donald Jarvis, Basil Barendt; Grace Bayly page 137
The Next Stage of HymnQuest – Alan Luff page 138

Reviews:
Magnificat for a New Millennium: Fred Kaan & Knut Nystedt page 135
BBC Songs of Praise – Editor page 140
The Hymns of the Anglo-Saxon Church: Inga B.Milfull – Ian Stratton page 143
Sing Psalms: New Metrical Versions: Free Church of Scotland – Basil Bridge page 144
Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing (SAB anthems) – Editor page 147
Magnify! Hymn Companion for Worship: ed. Gary Alan Smith – Editor 147

Bulletin 216 vol 15 number 7, July 1998

A Feast of Hymns (9 May 1998) – Joyce Horn page 150
The Centenary of an (almost) National Hymn-Book (The Church Hymnary, 1898) – Editor page 152

Reviews:
Come Away With Me: Mary Nelson Keithahn and John D.Horman – John Hough page 159
Common Ground: John Bell and others (Church of Scotland) – Caryl Micklem page 159
The tune for “How great thou art” – Editor page 162

The Isaac Watts Anniversary, 25th November 1998 page 164
Correspondence – Ian Bradley; Brian Wren page 166

Bulletin 217 vol 15 number 8, October 1998

Conference 1998 – Terence Atkins page 170
Fred Pratt Green’s Hymnody Scrap-books page 173
Language in Hymnody Today – Elizabeth Cosnett page 174
Dunblane Praises and After – Ian Fraser page 181
Correspondence – Gordon Taylor; Michael Saward page 186
“O valiant hearts”: Unravelling the Record – Editor page 187

Bulletin 218 vol 15 number 9, January 1999

Act of Praise 1998 page 190
“My Favourite Hymns” – Martin Leckebusch page 194
E.Cosnett: Language in Hymnody Today (Bulletin No. 217; corrigenda) page 195
The Londonderry Air in Hymnody – Alan Dunstan and the Editor page 196

Reviews:
Peculiar Honours: ed. Janet Wootton, Derek Watson and others – Basil Bridge page 198
Light upon the River: Christopher M.Idle – Alan Dunstan page 200
Time Now to Gather: New Hymns for the Church Family: Mary N.Keithahn and John D.Horman – Kay Griffiths page 201
The Catholic Hymn Book: ed. Fr David Martin and Patrick Russill – Mark Woodruff page 202
Our Richest Songs, Book One: compiled by Alan Rees – Editor page 208

Anniversaries of 1999 page 210
Correspondence – Peter French page 211
New Members, 1998 page 212

Bulletin 219 vol 15 number 10, April 1999

Songs before unknown – Bryan Spinney page 214
Memorial to Cyril Taylor – Ian Stratton page 216
Divine Right? – Bernard Massey page 217
Millennium Hymn Competition page 218

Reviews:
The Hymns of W.Vernon Higham – Christopher Idle page 220
The Manner and Matter of Praise: Hymnody in the Church of England 1760-1820: Thomas K.McCart – Ian Stratton page 221
Hymns and Meditations on The Seven Words from the Cross: Stanley Hemming-Clark – Michael Garland page 222
Worship 2000: Resources: Peter Atkins – Michael Garland page 223
O Love, who first formed me: Percy Grainger, adpt Alan Gibbs – Editor page 223
Tours through Common Ground: John Bell and others – Editor page 223
Carols for Mixed Voices: arr. John McCarthy – Editor page 224
Anthems Old and New, Volume One: sel. Christopher Tambling – Editor page 224

Sister Societies: HSUSC and IAH – Alan Luff page 225
Deaths: Frederick George Carter; Ian Page Alexander; Hugh Sherlock; William Hubert Vanstone page 226
Time out of Joint (Hymnological anachronisms) page 227
The Lament of the Black and White Hymn Number 3 – C.M.Idle page 228

Bulletin 220 vol 15 number 11, July 1999

Hymnody and Belonging: Part 1 – The Words of Hymns – Graham Deans page 230
Edward Houghton, 1916-99 page 239
“O God of Earth and Altar”: a Cautionary Tale – Editor page 240

Reviews:
Christ in the Early Christian Hymns: Daniel Liderbach, S.J. – Edgar Landen page 242
Encounter with Erik Routley: Adrienne M.Tindall – Caryl Micklem page 243

Correspondence – John S.Andrews; Colin M.Davis page 245

Bulletin 221 vol 15 number 12, October 1999

Conference 1999 – Michael Garland page 250
Cause and Defect (“Abbot’s Leigh” &c.) – Editor page 253
Hymnody and Belonging: Part 2 – The Music of Hymnody – Graham Deans page 254
“Eternal Father” and “Melita”: further notes page 263

Reviews:
Hymns and Letters by Ann Griffiths: Alan Gaunt and Alan Luff – Rhidian Griffiths page 264
A Journey with Tunes, Part Six: Bristol, Bath and Beyond: Valerie Ruddle – Editor page 266
The Only Earth We Know: Hymn Texts by Fred Kaan – Basil E.Bridge page 267
Complete Mission Praise, 1999 – Editor page 270
Faith for the Future (Methodist Local Preachers Mutual Aid Association) – Ken Bowden page 271
West Gallery Music (Francis Roads) – Alan Luff page 272

Correspondence – M.Saward; K.Trickett page 274