Short Guide No 20: Using Short Songs in Worship

The New Testament encourages believers to sing ‘Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs’, suggesting the Body of Christ needs a range of sung material. As well as hymns, the imaginative use of short songs of various kinds can enrich worship; this paper explores the repertoire of shorter songs and suggests ways of incorporating them into services. Chorus is the name which …

Treasure No 77: Canticles Old and New

Treasure No 77: Canticles Old and New by Anne Harrison: An Article from Bulletin 267, April 2011 (Hymn Society Conference Lecture, Durham, 28 July 2010 Edited for The Bulletin) ‘Be this, while life is mine, my canticle divine: may Jesus Christ be praised!’   these well known lines from the hymn ‘When morning gilds the skies’, Caswall uses the word …