Treasure No 65: Hymnody and Belonging

Treasure No 65: Hymnody and Belonging by Graham Deans: An article from Bulletins 220 & 221 Summer & Autumn 1999 (This article is condensed from part of the dissertation presented by Mr Deans in November 1998 for his M.Th. degree at Westminster College, Oxford. The original title was ‘Hymnody and Belonging: an Examination of Effective Uses of Christian Hymns in …

Treasure No 64: The English Hymn (review)

Treasure No 64: The English Hymn (review) by Elizabeth Cosnett: An article from Bulletin 214, Winter 1998 The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study, by J R. Watson. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1997. xi 4–552 pp. £65.00 (£48.00 to Hymn Society members using special order form with July Bulletin) he publication of this scholarly, thought-provoking and enormously enjoyable book is …

Treasure No 63: The Hymnologist’s Bookshelf

Treasure No 63: The Hymnologist’s Bookshelf by B. Massey: An article from Bulletin 211, Spring 1997 ack in Bulletin 142 (May 1978) we published, under this title, an article surveying the various books then available giving information about hymns, tunes, and their use. The article arose because members of the society were being asked ‘Where can I find information about …

Treasure No 62: Ten Laws of Hymnal Committees

Treasure No 62: Ten Laws of Hymnal Committees by Christopher Idle: An article from Bulletin 208, Summer 1996 ooks of hymns are called hymnals. Books about hymns may be historical companions or devotional compilations. Then there are books about hymn-writers, from the popularly glossy to the academically scholarly. There are even books about hymnals which we know as surveys, guides …

Treasure No 58: John Wilson 1905–92

Treasure No 58: John Wilson 1905–92 by Alan Luff and B. Massey: An article from Bulletin 193, Autumn 1992 Vice-President of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland Fellow of the Hymn Society of America fter a long life lived to the full, John Wilson—to whom the world of hymnody owes more that it will probably ever know died …

Treasure No 56: Ten Golden Rules

Treasure No 56: Ten Golden Rules by John Bell: An article from Bulletin 185, Autumn 1990, for enabling the least confident of people to teach new songs to the most cynical of congregations Believe in the voice which God has given you. It is the voice of an apprentice angel. Believe in the voices God has given other people. Years …