Treasure No 11: “Blest Pair of Sirens”

Treasure No 11: “Blest Pair of Sirens” by V. M. Caird: An article from Bulletin No. 41, October 1947 a previous article in this journal I attempted to answer the question “What is a good hymn?” This time I propose to deal with the more practical side of the subject—to appeal for good hymns to be sung, and for bad …

Treasure No 8: The Hymn as a Literary Form

Treasure No 8: The Hymn as a Literary Form by V. M. Caird: An article from Bulletin No. 38, January 1947 he construction of a good hymn essentially an art of limitations, for the hymn is probably bounded by more rules than any other literary form. Many an aspiring hymn-writer must have felt that this damned his chances at the …