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13 O father you are sovereign – Idle

Margaret Clarkson (1915–2008) © 1967, 1987 Hope Publishing Company Used by permission. Christopher Idle O Father, you are sovereign in all the worlds you made,             your mighty Word was spoken and life and light obeyed. Your voice commands the seasons and bounds the ocean’s shore,             sets stars within their courses and stills the tempest’s roar. O Father, you …

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08 My Lord you wore no royal crown – Gilmurray

Christopher Idle (1938 – ) © Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd. Jubilate administered by Jubilate Hymns Ltd. copyrightmanager@jubilatehymns.co.uk For possible further resources for this text and many others please visit www.jubilate.co.uk Used by permission. Sue Gilmurray This hymn, written by Christopher Idle, has been a favourite of mine for twenty years. It expresses the wonderful paradox of Jesus, set out in …

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Secretary’s Newsletter 84 Spring 2020

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.84: Spring 2020 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 Cancellation of our 2020 Annual Conference It is with considerable regret that I have to notify you of the cancellation of our 2020 Hymn Society Leyland Conference which …

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Secretary’s Newsletter 78 Autumn 2018

The Secretary’s Newsletter: No.78: Autumn 2018 From the Secretary: Revd Robert A. Canham Windrush Braithwaite KESWICK CA12 5SZ Phone: 017687 78054 Email: Please see our Contact page The Hymn Society’s Canterbury 2019 Conference Next year’s Conference will be a 2 Day Conference held from mid-day Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th July 2019 at the University of Kent’s Canterbury Campus which …

Short Guide No 17: What are the Arguments For and Against Revising Hymn Texts?

‘Nothing changes here’ or ‘All the changing scenes’? Why would we ever ‘revise’ the words of familiar hymns? We do not change a Shakespeare sonnet or a Beatles song; but we do adopt new Bible versions and modify ancient prayers. In which category do our still-beloved hymns belong? Unlike poems, hymns are for singing together by churches which may be …