CW1941: My first hymnal

Aŭgusto 2, 2019

Christian Worship: a hymnal, jointly produced by and for the Northern Baptist Convention and the Disciples of Christ, and published in 1941, was the first hymnal I was exposed to, as it was the pew hymnal at Seattle’s University Baptist Church, where I went most Sundays from my birth in 1954 until our family left for Japan in 1967. There is much in it that had a formative influence on me as a churchgoing hymn-singer, but there is also much that I have no recollection of prior to returning to the book as an adult, and occasionally there are items that clash in some way with my recollection. All in all, though, it seems to be a reasonable place to start if I’m trying to study my own likes, dislikes, tastes, lacks of taste, memories and blindspots connected with hymnody.

Here, in alphabetical order by first line, are the sung contents. (The first 94 items are responsive readings and the like, not intended for musical use.)

A charge to keep I have, A God to glorify … BOYLSTON
A holy air is breathing round, A fragrance from above … NAOMI
A mighty fortress is our God … EIN’ FESTE BURG
A noble life, a simple faith, An open heart and hand— … HUMMEL
A parting hymn we sing Around Thy table, Lord … BOYLSTON
A song of spring once more we sing … ARABIA
Abide with me! fast falls the eventide … EVENTIDE
Above the hills of time the cross is gleaming … LONDONDERRY
According to Thy gracious word, In meek humility … BEATITUDO
Again, as evening’s shadow falls … CANONBURY
All beautiful the march of days … FOREST GREEN
All creatures of our God and King … LASST UNS ERFREUEN
All glory, laud, and honor, To Thee, Redeemer, King … ST. THEODULPH
All hail the pageant of the years … O JESU
All hail the power of Jesus’ Name! Let angels prostrate fall … CORONATION
All hail the power of Jesus’ name! Let angels prostrate fall … MILES LANE
All my heart this night rejoices … EBELING (BONN)
All my hope on God is founded … NEANDER
All praise to Thee, my God, this night … TALLIS’ CANON
All the toil and sorrow done … LLANFAIR
All the way my Saviour leads me … ALL THE WAY
All things are Thine; no gift have we … HERR JESU CHRIST
All things are thine: no gift have we … GERMANY
All things come of Thee, O Lord … [All things come of Thee, O Lord]
All things come of Thee, O Lord … [All things come of Thee, O Lord]
Almighty Father, hear our prayer … [Almighty Father, hear our prayer]
Amen, Amen … DOUBLE AMEN
Amen, Amen, Amen … THREEFOLD AMEN
Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen … SEVENFOLD AMEN
An endless line of splendor … LANCASHIRE
Ancient of Days, who sittest throned in glory … ANCIENT OF DAYS
Angel voices, ever singing Roud Thy throne of light … ANGEL VOICES
Angels from the realms of glory … REGENT SQUARE
Angels we have heard on high … ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD
Another year is dawning … AURELIA
“Are ye able,” said the Master … BEACON HILL
Art thou weary, art thou troubled, Art thou sore distressed? … STEPHANOS
As the sun doth daily rise … INNOCENTS
As with gladness men of old … DIX
Ask, and it shall be given you … [Ask, and it shall be given you]
At length there dawns the glorious day … ALL SAINTS
At Thy feet, our God and Father … ST. ASAPH
Awake, awake to love and work … SHELTERED DALE
Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve … CHRISTMAS
Awake, my tongue, thy tribute bring … DUKE STREET
Away in a manger, no crib for a bed … MUELLER
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart … SLANE
Begin, my tongue, some heav’nly theme … MANOAH
Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand … ST. CHRISTOPHER
Beneath the forms of outward rite … BELMONT
Bless the four corners of this house … ABERGELE
Bless the Lord, O my soul … [Bless the Lord, O my soul]
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! … ASSURANCE
Blest be the dear uniting love … HOLY CROSS
Blest be the tie that binds Our hearts in Christian love … DENNIS
Blest feast of love divine … THATCHER
Book of grace and book of glory … STAR OF PEACE
Bow down Thine ear, O Lord … [Bow down Thine ear, O Lord]
Bow down Thine ear, O Lord … [Bow down Thine ear, O Lord]
Bread of the world in mercy broken … EUCHARISTIC HYMN
Break Thou the bread of life … BREAD OF LIFE
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning … MORNING STAR
Brightly beams our Father’s mercy … LOWER LIGHTS
Brightly gleams our banner … ST. ALBAN
Calm on the listening ear of night … ST. AGNES
Children of the heavenly King, As we journey let us sing … PLEYEL’S HYMN
Christ for the world! we sing … ITALIAN HYMN (TRINITY)
Christ is risen, Christ is risen! He hath burst His bonds in twain … RESURREXIT
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia! … EASTER HYMN (WORGAN)
Christian, rise, and act thy creed … INNOCENTS
City of God, how broad and far … NOX PRAECESSIT
Come forth, ye men of every race and nation! … CREATION
Come to Jesus, ye who labor … BULLINGER
Come to the Saviour now, He gently calleth thee … INVITATION
Come, my soul, thou must be waking … HAYDN
Come, peace of God, and dwell again on earth … PAX
Come, sound His praise abroad And hymns of glory sing … SILVER STREET
Come, thou almighty King, Help us thy name to sing … ITALIAN HYMN (TRINITY)
Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace … NETTLETON
“Come unto me, ye weary, And I will give you rest.” … MEIRIONYDD
Come, we that love the Lord, And let our joys be known … ST. THOMAS
Come, ye disconsolate, where’er ye languish … CONSOLATOR
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain … ST. KEVIN
Come, ye thankful people, come … ST. GEORGE’S, WINDSOR
Creation’s Lord, we give Thee thanks, That this Thy world is incomplete … ROCKINGHAM OLD
Crown him with many crowns … DIADEMATA
Day is dying in the west … CHAUTAUQUA
Dear Father, loud the ocean rolls … PETITION
Dear God, our Father, at Thy knee confessing … O PERFECT LOVE
Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways … WHITTIER
Dear Master, in whose life I see … HURSLEY
Dismiss us with Thy blessing, Lord … HEBRON
Draw Thou my soul, O Christ … ST. EDMUND
Earth below is teeming … ST. ALBAN
Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm hath bound the restless wave … MELITA
Eternal God, whose power upholds … MATERNA
Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round … YORKSHIRE
Eternal Spirit, evermore creating … FINLANDIA
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature … CRUSADER’S HYMN
Faith of our fathers! living still … ST. CATHERINE
Father Almighty, bless us with Thy blessing … FLEMMING
Father of love and pow’r, Guard Thou our evening hour … KIRBY BEDON
Father of mercies, in Thy word … SAWLEY
Father, in Thy mysterious presence kneeling … HENLEY
Father, loving Father, Hear Thy children’s call … LIVERMORE
Father, we praise Thee, now the night is over … CHRISTE SANCTORUM
Father, who art alone Our helper and our stay … SAMUEL
Fight the good fight with all thy might … ZELOTES (MOZART)
Fling out the banner! let it float … WALTHAM
For all the saints, who from their labors rest … SARUM
For all the saints, who from their labors rest … SINE NOMINE
For the beauty of the earth … DIX
For the bread, which Thou hast broken … AGAPÉ
Forgive, O Lord, our severing ways … O MENSCH SIEH
Forward through the ages … ST. GERTRUDE
From all that dwell below the skies … OLD 100th
From Bethany, the Master comes down Mt. Olive’s slope … DAY OF REST
From every stormy wind that blows … RETREAT
From ocean unto ocean Our land shall own Thee Lord … MISSIONARY HYMN
From the table now retiring … DORRNANCE
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel … [Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel]
Give to the winds thy fears … DIADEMATA
Glorious things of thee are spoken … AUSTRIAN HYMN
Glory be to God on high, Alleluia! … GWALCHMAI
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost … GLORIA PATRI (Greatorex)
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost … GLORIA PATRI (Meineke)
Glory be to the Father, the Father and the Son … GLORIA PATRI (Poteat)
Go forth to life, O child of earth … MENDON
Go to dark Gethsemane … REDHEAD NO. 76 (AJALON)
Go, labor on; spend and be spent … QUEBEC (HESPERUS)
God be with you till we meet again … FAREWELL
God himself is with us, Let us … ARNSBERG
God is love, his mercy brightens … CARTER
God moves in a mysterious way … DUNDEE
God of grace and God of glory … REGENT SQUARE
God of our fathers, known of old … LEST WE FORGET
God of our fathers, known of old … RECESSIONAL
God of our fathers, the strength of our people … LOBE DEN HERREN
God of our fathers, whose almighty hand … NATIONAL HYMN
God of our life, through all the circling years … SANDON
God of our youth, to whom we yield … LEST WE FORGET
God of the earth, the sky, the sea … MENDON
God of the nations, near and far … ST. AGNES
God of the prophets! Bless the prophets’ sons … TOULON
God of the strong, God of the weak … GODWIN
God save America! New world of glory … RUSSIAN HYMN
God send us men whose aim ‘twill be … MELROSE
God speaks to us in bird and song … CHILDHOOD
God, that madest earth and heaven … AR HYD Y NOS
God, the All-merciful! earth hath forsaken … RUSSIAN HYMN
God, who touchest earth with beauty … GENEVA
Good Christian men, rejoice With heart and soul and voice! … IN DULCI JUBILO
Gracious Spirit, dwell with me— I myself would gracious be … LUX PRIMA
Grant us Thy peace as we depart … [Grant us Thy peace as we depart]
Great God, we sing that mighty hand … WAREHAM
Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father … FAITHFULNESS
Great Master, touch us with thy skillful hands … CONISBOROUGH
Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah … ZION
Hail the glorious Golden City … AUSTRIA
Hail to the brightness of Zion’s glad morning … WESLEY
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed … SHEFFIELD
Hark, hark, my soul! angelic songs are swelling … PILGRIMS
Hark! ten thousand harps and voices … HARWELL
Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King … MENDELSSOHN
Have thine own way, Lord! … ADELAIDE
He leadeth me, O blessed thought … HE LEADETH ME
He who would valiant be ‘Gainst all disaster … ST. DUNSTAN’S
Hear our prayer O Heavenly Father … [Hear our prayer O Heavenly Father]
Hear our prayer, O Lord … [Hear our prayer, O Lord]
Hear us, our Father! we know thou wilt hear us … CURFEW
Heralds of Christ, who bear the King’s commands … NATIONAL HYMN
Here at Thy table, Lord, this sacred hour … BREAD OF LIFE
Here at Thy table, Lord, we meet To feed on food divine … AVON (MARTYRDOM)
Here our pray’r, O Father … [Hear our pray’r, O Father]
Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face … CONSOLATION
Here, Saviour, we would come … TRENTHAM
Holy Spirit, faithful Guide … FAITHFUL GUIDE
Holy Spirit, Truth divine! Dawn upon this soul of mine … LAST HOPE (MERCY)
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord! Sing O ye people … SABOATH
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord of Hosts … SANCTUS
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning … NICAEA
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord … FOUNDATION
How gentle God’s commands! … DENNIS
How strong and sweet my Father’s care … EUDORA
How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds … ST. PETER
How sweet, how heav’nly is the sight … BROWN
Hush, all ye sounds of war … THE PRINCE OF PEACE
I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice … DRAW ME NEARER
I bind my heart this tide To the Galilean’s side … FEALTY
I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be … SUBMISSION
I feel the winds of God today … KINGSFOLD
I hear the Saviour say, Thy strength indeed is small … ALL TO CHRIST I OWE
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest … VOX DILECTI
I know not how that Bethlehem’s Babe … SHIRLEYN
I know not what the future hath … COOLING
I know that my Redeemer lives; He lives, who once was dead … BRADFORD
I know that my Redeemer liveth, And on the earth again shall stand … POUNDS
I love Thy kingdom, Lord … BEALOTH
I love Thy kingdom, Lord … ST. THOMAS
I love to tell the story Of unseen things above … HANKEY
I need Thee every hour, Most gracious Lord … I NEED THEE
I sought his love in sun and stars … HARVARD
I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew … KERR
I thank Thee, Lord, for strength of arm … O JESU
I think when I read that sweet story of old … SWEET STORY
I would be true, for there are those who trust me … PEEK
I’ve found a Friend, O, such a Friend! … FRIEND
If thou but suffer God to guide thee … NEUMARK
Immortal Love, forever full, Forever flowing free … SERENITY
Immortal, invisible, God only wise … JOANNA
In Christ there is no east or west … ST. PETER
In heav’nly love abiding … SEASONS
In His love abiding, Wait on the Lord … IN HIS LOVE ABIDING
In homes where pride and splendor Their silken banners flare … CHENIES
In life’s earnest morning … MORLEY
In memory of the Saviour’s love … SALZBURG
In the cross of Christ I glory, Tow’ring o’er the wrecks of time … RATHBUN
In the hour of trial, Jesus, plead for me … PENITENCE
Into the woods my Master went … LANIER
It came upon the midnight clear … CAROL
It singeth low in every heart … ST. LEONARD (HILES)
Jerusalem the golden, With milk and honey blest … URBS BEATA
Jerusalem the golden, With milk and honey blest! … EWING
Jesus calls us, o’er the tumult Of our life’s wild, restless sea … GALILEE
Jesus is tenderly calling thee home … STEBBINS
Jesus shall reign where’er the sun … DUKE STREET
Jesus, hear our humble pray’r … PLEYEL’S HYMN
Jesus, I live to Thee … LAKE ENON
Jesus, I my cross have taken, All to leave,and follow Thee … ELLESDIE
Jesus, keep me near the cross … NEAR THE CROSS
Jesus, kneel beside me In the dawn of day … EUDOXIA
Jesus, Lover of my soul, Let me to Thy bosom fly … MARTYN
Jesus, Lover of my soul, Let me to Thy bosom fly … ABERYSTWYTH
Jesus, my Lord, my Life, my All, Hear me, blest Saviour, when I call … ST. CHRYSOSTOM
Jesus, Saviour, pilot me Over life’s tempestuous sea … PILOT
Jesus, still lead on, Till our rest be won … ST. HUBERT
Jesus, the very thought of Thee … ST. AGNES
Jesus, these eyes have never seen … SAWLEY
Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts … QUEBEC (HESPERUS)
Jesus, Thy boundless love to me … ST. CATHERINE
Jesus, where’er Thy people meet … HEBRON
Joy because the circling year … SONG OF PRAISE
Joy to the world! the Lord is come … ANTIOCH
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee … HYMN TO JOY
Judge eternal, throned in splendor … ST. LEONARD (BACH)
Just as I am, Thine own to be … JUST AS I AM
Just as I am, without one plea, But that thy blood was shed for me … WOODWORTH
Lamp of our feet, whereby we trace … LAMBETH
Lead on, O King Eternal, The day of march has come … LANCASHIRE
Lead us, O Father, in the paths of peace … OVERDALE
Lead, kindly Light, amid th’ encircling gloom … LUX BENIGNA
Let each man do according as he hath purposed … [Let each man do according as he hath purposed]
Let the song go round the earth … SILKSWORTH
Let the whole creation cry, Glory be to God on high … VIENNA
Let there be light, Lord God of Hosts … MOZART (ZELOTES)
Let us with a gladsome mind … INNOCENTS
Life is good, for God contrives it … TREFAENAN
Life of ages, richly poured, Love of God, unspent and free … POSEN
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates … TRURO
“Lift up your hearts!” We lift them, Lord, to thee … OLD 124TH
Lift up, lift up your voices now … WALTHAM
Light of Light, enlighten me … HINCHMAN
Light of the world, how long the quest … QUEST
Light of the world, we hail Thee … SALVE DOMINE
Living for Jesus a life that is true … LIVING FOR JESUS
Lo how a rose e’er blooming … PRAETORIUS
Look, ye saints! The sight is glorious … CWM RHONDDA
Lord God of Hosts, whose purpose, never swerving … WELWYN
Lord Jesus, I have promised … ANGEL’S STORY
Lord of all being, throned afar … LOUVAN
Lord of light, whose name outshineth … PLEADING SAVIOUR
Lord of our highest love! … FRANCONIA
Lord of our life, and God of our salvation … CLOISTERS
Lord, as to Thy dear cross we flee … ST. COLUMBA (Irish)
Lord, at this closing hour, Establish ev’ry heart … BOYLSTON
Lord, at Thy table we behold The wonders of thy grace … CHIMES
Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Fill our hearts … SICILIAN MARINERS
Lord, for tomorrow and its needs I do not pray … VINCENT
Lord, speak to me, that I may speak … HOLLEY
Lord, thy glory fills the heaven … FABEN
Lord, we come before Thee now … HENDON
Lord, while for all mankind we pray … DALEHURST
Love divine, all love excelling … BEECHER
Love is kind and suffers long … CAPETOWN
Majestic sweetness sits enthroned Upon the Saviour’s brow … ORTONVILLE
March on, O soul, with strength! … ARTHUR’S SEAT
Marching with the heroes, Comrades of the strong … ROSMORE
Master, no offering, Costly and sweet … LOVE’S OFFERING
May grace, mercy and peace … EVANS RESPONSE
May the grace of Christ our Saviour … STOCKWELL
Men and children everywhere … ROCK OF AGES
Mighty God, while angels bless Thee … AUTUMN
Mighty Rock, whose towering form … MIGHTY ROCK
More love to Thee, O Christ … MORE LOVE TO THEE
Motherhood, sublime, eternal, Lives in God’s great heart of Love … MOTHERHOOD
Must Jesus bear the cross alone, And all the world go free? … MAITLAND
My country is the world; My flag with stars impearled … NEW AMERICA
My country! ‘tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty … AMERICA
My dear Redeemer and my Lord … FEDERAL STREET
My faith looks up to Thee, Thou Lamb of Calvary … OLIVET
My God, I thank Thee, who hast made The earth so bright … WENTWORTH
My Jesus, as Thou wilt! O may Thy will be mine! … JEWETT
My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine … GORDON
My life, my love I give to thee … I’LL LIVE FOR HIM
My Master was a worker … SEASONS
My Master was so very poor … HERONGATE
My soul, be on thy guard; Ten thousand foes arise … LABAN
My times are in Thy hand: My God, I wish them there … FERGUSON
Nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer to Thee … BETHANY
Night, with ebon pinion, Brooded o’er the vale … SORROWS
No longer of him be it said, “He hath no place to lay his head” … SHELTERING WING
Not alone for mighty empire … AUSTRIAN HYMN
Not in dumb resignation We lift our hands on high … SAVOY CHAPEL
Now God be with us, for the night is closing … FLEMMING
Now in the days of youth … DIADEMATA
Now praise we great and famous men … DOMINUS REGIT ME
Now thank we all our God … NUN DANKET
Now the day is over, Night is drawing nigh … MERRIAL
Now, Lord, lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace … EUCLID RESPONSE
Now, on land and sea descending … VESPER HYMN
O beautiful for spacious skies … MATERNA
O Beautiful, my country! Be thine a nobler care … SALVE DOMINE
O bless the Lord, my soul! Let all within me join … ST. THOMAS
O blessed Son of God, In love and faith we plead … SCHUMANN
O brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother … ACADIA
O Christ, forget not them who stand … MISSIONARY CHANT
O Christ, the Way, the Truth, the Life, Show me the living way … BEATITUDO
O Christ, Thou Gift of Love Divine! … MEMORY
O Church of God, divided … ROTTERDAM
O Church of God, our solitude forsaking … FINLANDIA
O come and mourn with me awhile … ST. CROSS
O come, all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant … ADESTE FIDELES
O come, let us worship and bow down … [O come, let us worship and bow down]
O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel … VENI EMMANUEL
O could I speak the matchless worth … ARIEL
O day of rest and gladness … MENDEBRAS
O dearest Lord, Accept today the gifts we bring … [O dearest Lord, Accept today the gifts we bring]
O Father, thou who givest all … O JESU CHRIST, MEIN LEBENS LICHT
O for a closer walk with God … NAOMI
O for a thousand tongues to sing My great Redeemer’s praise … AZMON
O God of Bethel, by whose hand … DUNDEE
O God of earth and altar … LLANGLOFFAN
O God of love! O King of peace! … FEDERAL STREET
O God of truth, whose living word … VULPIUS
O God, beneath Thy guiding hand … DUKE STREET
O God, in whom we live and move, Thy love is law … BELOIT
O God, in whose great purpose An age is but a day … ALFORD
O God, our help in ages past … ST. ANNE
O God, the Rock of Ages, Who evermore has been … MIRIAM
O God, Thy summons still is heard … SERENITY
O God, thy world is sweet with pray’r … CANONBURY
O God, unseen, yet ever near, Reveal Thy presence now … BELMONT
O God, whose love is over all … DENVER
O God, whose smile is in the sky … AVON (MARTYRDOM)
O gracious Father of mankind … ST. LEONARD (HILES)
O grant us light, that we may know … CANONBURY
O happy home, where Thou art loved the dearest … ALVERSTROKE
O hear them marching, marching … GREENLAND
O Holy Saviour, Friend unseen, The faint, the weak on Thee may lean … FLEMMING
O how lovely, O how sweet … O HOW LOVELY
O Jesus, Master, when today I meet along the crowded way … HUMILITY
O Jesus, Prince of life and truth … SERAPH (BETHLEHEM)
O Jesus, Thou art standing Outside the fast-closed door … ST. HILDA
O Jesus, we adore thee, Upon the cross … MEIRIONYDD
O Jesus, when I think of thee, thy manger … PARACLETE
O Jesus, youth of Nazareth … BROOKFIELD
O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see … ST. LOUIS
O Lord of life, Thy kingdom is at hand … TOULON
O Lord of life, thy quick’ning voice … JACKSON
O Lord of life, where’er they be … PALESTRINA
O Love divine, that stooped to share … QUEBEC (HESPERUS)
O Love that wilt not let me go … ST. MARGARET
O Master workman of the race … AMESBURY
O Master, let me walk with Thee … SAXBY
O Master, let me walk with Thee … MARYTON
O men of God, go forth to win … WINCHESTER NEW
O mother dear, Jerusalem … MATERNA
O sacred Head, now wounded … PASSION CHORALE
O Son of God incarnate … CHENIES
O Son of man, our hero strong and tender … WINDSOR
O Spirit of the Living God, Thou Light and Fire Divine … ST. LEONARD (HILES)
O Thou Eternal and ever-present Spirit … [O Thou Eternal and ever-present Spirit]
O Thou great Friend to all the sons of men … LANGRAN
O thou not made with hands … OLD 120TH
O Thou, whose own vast temple stands … DUNDEE
O where are kings and empires now … ST. ANNE
O Word of God Incarnate … MUNICH
O worship the King, all glorious above … LYONS
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness … [O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness]
O young and fearless Prophet of ancient Galilee … BLAIRGOWRIE (Dykes)
O Zion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling … TIDINGS
Of one blood hath God created … ZÜRICH
On our way rejoicing As we homeward move … ST. ALBAN
On wings of living light, At earliest dawn of day … MANSFIELD
Once to every man and nation … TON-Y-BOTEL
One holy Church of God appears … ST. JAMES
Onward, Christian soldiers! Marching as to war … ST. GERTRUDE
Open now Thy gates of beauty … NEANDER
Open Thine eyes unto the supplication of Thy servant … [Open Thine eyes unto the supplication of Thy servant]
Our Church proclaims God’s love and care … TRURO
Our faith is in the Christ who walks … WAREHAM
Our Father, Thy dear name doth show … ELLACOMBE
Our Father, who art in heaven … [Our Father, who art in heaven]
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow … OLD 100th
Praise the Lord, His glories show, Alleluia! … LLANFAIR
Praise the Lord: ye heavens adore Him … FABEN
Praise to God, immortal praise … PLEYEL’S HYMN
Praise to the living God All praised be his name … LEONI (YIGDAL)
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! … LOBE DEN HERREN
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven … DULCE CARMEN
Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire … NAOMI
Purer in heart, O God, Help me to be … PURER IN HEART
Rejoice, the Lord is King; Your Lord and King adore! … DARWALL’S 148th
Rejoice, ye pure in heart … MARION
Remember all the people Who live in far-off lands … ELLACOMBE
Ride on! ride on in majesty! … ST. DROSTANE
Ring out the old, ring in the new … WALTHAM
Rise up, O men of God! … FESTAL SONG
Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise! … RUSSIAN HYMN
Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings … AMSTERDAM
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hid myself in Thee … TOPLADY
Safely through another week … SABBATH
Savior, like a shepherd lead us … BRADBURY
Saviour, again to Thy dear Name we raise … ELLERS
Saviour, blessed Saviour, Listen while we sing … DAVID
Saviour, more than life to me, I am clinging … EVERY DAY AND HOUR
Saviour, teach me, day by day, Love’s sweet lesson to obey … SEYMOUR
Saviour, Thy dying love Thou gavest me … SOMETHING FOR THEE
Send down Thy truth, O God … ST. THOMAS
Send out thy light and thy truth … [Send out thy light and thy truth]
Shepherd of eager youth, Guiding in love and truth … KIRBY BEDON
Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless … ST. AGNES
Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright … STILLE NACHT
Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life … WONDERFUL WORDS OF LIFE
Sing to the great Jehovah’s praise! … EVANGELIST
Sleep thy last sleep … LAST SLEEP
Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling … SOFTLY AND TENDERLY
Softly now the light of day … SEYMOUR
Sometimes a light surprises … BENTLEY
Son of God, eternal Saviour … IN BABILONE
Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness … BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES
Spirit divine, attend our prayer … GRÄFENBERG
Spirit of God, descend upon my heart … MORECAMBE
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, Ye soldiers of the cross … WEBB
Standing at the portal … ST. ALBAN
Still, still with Thee, when purple morning breaketh … CONSOLATION
Strong Son of God, immortal Love … ST. CRISPIN
Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear … HURSLEY
Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! … CROSSING THE BAR
Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer! … WALFORD
Take my life, and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee … HENDON
Take time to be holy, Speak oft with thy Lord … HOLINESS
“Take up thy cross,” the Saviour said, If thou wouldst my disciple be … WAREHAM
Tell me the old, old story Of unseen things above … OLD, OLD STORY
Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear … STORIES OF JESUS
Ten thousand times ten thousand In sparkling raiment bright … ALFORD
That cause can neither be lost nor stayed … OSTERGAARD
The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord … AURELIA
The day of resurrection! Earth, tell it out abroad … LANCASHIRE
The day Thou gavest, Lord is ended … ST. CLEMENT
The fathers built this city … PATMOS
The first Noel, the angel did say … THE FIRST NOEL
The heavens declare Thy glory, Lord; In every star Thy wisdom shines … UXBRIDGE
The King of love my shepherd is … DOMINUS REGIT ME
The light of God is falling Upon life’s common way … GREENLAND
The Lord be with us as each day … BELMONT
The Lord bless thee and keep thee … DUKE RESPONSE
The Lord is in His holy temple … [The Lord is in His holy temple]
The Lord is in His holy temple … [The Lord is in His holy temple]
The Lord is in His holy temple … [The Lord is in His holy temple]
The Lord is my Shepherd, no want shall I know … POLAND (KOSCHAT)
The morning light is breaking, The darkness disappears … WEBB
The Prince of Peace His banner spreads … WINSTED
The shadows of the evening hours … ST. LEONARD (Hiles)
The Son of God goes forth for peace … ALL SAINTS
The Son of God goes forth to war … ALL SAINTS
The spacious firmament on high … CREATION
The Spirit of the Lord revealed His will to saints of old … OLD. 137th
The strife is o’er the battle done … PALESTRINA
The voice of God is calling Its summons unto men … MEIRIONYDD
The wise may bring their learning … FOREST GREEN
There is a Book that all may read … ARLINGTON
There is a green hill far away, Without a city wall … GREEN HILL
There is no sorrow, Lord, too light … WIGTOWN
There’s a light upon the mountains … MT. HOLYOKE
There’s a song in the air! There’s a star in the sky! … CHRISTMAS SONG
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy … RICHARDS
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy … WELLESLEY
These things shall be: a loftier race … TRURO
They who tread the path of labour … BITHYNIA (TANTUM ERGO)
Thine is the glory,— Risen, conqu’ring Son … JUDAS MACCABEUS
This is my Father’s world, And to my list’ning ears … TERRA PATRIS
This is the day of light … STATE STREET
Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown … MARGARET
Thou God of all, whose spirit moves … SERAPH (BETHLEHEM)
Thou gracious God, whose mercy lends … ANGELUS
Thou my everlasting portion, More than friend or life to me … CLOSE TO THEE
Thou, Lord of Life, our saving Health … ST. POLYCARP
Thou, whose almighty word Chaos and darkness heard … FIAT LUX
Through the night of doubt and sorrow … ST. ASAPH
Thy bounties, gracious Lord … FERGUSON
Thy kingdom come, O Lord, Wide-circling as the sun … INVITATION
‘Thy kingdom come,’ on bended knee … CHESTERFIELD
Thy life was giv’n for me, Thy blood, O Lord, was shed … KENOSIS
‘Tis midnight; and on Olive’s brow … OLIVE’S BROW
‘Tis the blessed hour of pray’r, when our hearts lowly bend … DOANE
To all the nations, Lord … PAX ORBI
To God our hearts we lift … NUN DANKET
To Thee, my heart, eternal King, Would now its thankful tribute bring … GERMANY
Turn back, O man, forswear thy foolish ways … OLD 124TH
Two empires by the sea … AMERICA
Unbar the door! And let the Lord Christ in! … PAX VERITATIS
Unto the hills around do I lift up my longing eyes … SANDON
Walk in the light[!] s[o] shalt thou know … MANOAH
Watchman, tell us of the night … WATCHMAN
We are living, we are dwelling In a grand and awful time … BLAENHAFREN
We bear the strain of earthly care, But hear it not alone … SERENTIY
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing … KREMSER
We give thee but thine own … SCHUMANN
We have heard a joyful sound … JESUS SAVES
We leave Thy house but leave not Thee … STIREWALT
We mix from many lands … ST. GERMANS
We plow the fields, and scatter … WIR PFLÜGEN
We thank Thee, Lord, Thy paths of service lead … FIELD
We three kings of Orient are … KINGS OF ORIENT
We would be building; temples still undone … FINLANDIA
We would see Jesus— for the shadows lengthen … CONSOLATION
We would see Jesus; lo! His star is shining … CUSHMAN
We’ve a story to tell to the nations … MESSAGE
Welcome, delightful morn, Thou day of sacred rest! … LISCHER
“Welcome, happy morning!” age to age shall say … FORTUNATUS
What a friend we have in Jesus … ERIE
What Child is this, who, laid to rest … GREENSLEEVES
What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone … DALEHURST
When courage fails and faith burns low … ST. PETER
When I survey the wondrous cross … HAMBURG
When morning gilds the skies … LAUDES DOMINI
When spring unlocks the flowers … GOSTERWOOD
When the golden evening gathered … STOCKWELL, NEW
When the Lord of love was here … SALVATOR
When thy heart with joy o’erflowing, Sings a thankful prayer … BULLINGER
When wilt Thou save the people? … COMMONWEALTH
Where cross the crowded ways of life … GERMANY
Where the olive grove stood darkly … JESUS SAVIOUR, BLESSED CENTRE
Where winds the road o’er hill and dale … GERMANY
While in sweet communion feeding … KNOWSLEY
While shepherds watched their flocks by night … CHRISTMAS
While Thee I seek, protecting Power … BEATITUDO
Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King? … ARMAGEDDON
Whom oceans part, O Lord, unite … WAREHAM
Wise men seeking Jesus … LONELY MIDNIGHT
With happy voices ringing, Thy children, Lord, appear … TOURS
Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness … MONSELL
Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim … HANOVER

The Universe of Grace – four new hymn texts

Januaro 22, 2019

via The Universe of Grace – four new hymn texts by Rob Tivoli Atkins. One LM (to O WALY WALY), one in 10s., with PANTYFEDWEN as the first suggestion, and two to LONDONDERRY AIR.

Christian Life Hymnal, 2006: Kudos and quibbles

Februaro 8, 2013

Re: Christian Life Hymnal

Christian Life Hymnal, published in 2006 by Hendrickson Worship, a division of Hendrickson Publishers, is one of my favorite hymnals. I could be quite happy for months, stranded on a proverbial desert island, if I had Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal, Hymns of Truth and Light, ADORU: Ekumena Diserva Libro, and the Christian Life Hymnal (CLH2006) along to keep me company.

One of the nice things about CLH2006 is the large number of hymns for which it gives two (or even three) tunes:

  1. Come, thou fount of every blessing (NETTLETON and WARRENTON)
  2. From all that dwell below the skies (LASST UNS ERFREUEN and DUKE STREET)
  3. O for a thousand tongues to sing (BLESSED NAME, AZMON and LYNGHAM)
  4. Love divine, all loves excelling (BEECHER, BLAENWERN and HYFRYDOL)
  5. All hail the power of Jesus’ name (CORONATION, DIADEM and MILES LANE)
  6. Come, thou long-expected Jesus (HYFRYDOL and STUTTGART)
  7. O little town of Bethlehem (ST. LOUIS and FOREST GREEN)
  8. Away in a manger (CRADLE SONG and MUELLER)
  9. In the bleak midwinter (CRANHAM and CASTLE)
  10. While shepherds watched their flocks by night (WINCHESTER OLD and CHRISTMAS)
  11. In the cross of Christ I glory (CRUCIFIXION and RATHBUN)
  12. When I survey the wondrous cross (HAMBURG and ROCKINGHAM)
  13. Alas, and did my Savior bleed (MARTYRDOM and HUDSON)
  14. The day of resurrection (LANCASHIRE and ELLACOMBE)
  15. Look, ye saints! The sight is glorious (REGENT SQUARE and BRYN CALFARIA)
  16. At the name of Jesus (WYE VALLEY and BELLE RIVE) [Why no KING’S LYNN?]
  17. Lo! He comes with clouds descending (REGENT SQUARE and HELMSLEY)
  18. I sing the mighty power of God (ELLACOMBE and FOREST GREEN)
  19. Amazing grace! how sweet the sound (NEW BRITAIN and LAND OF REST[!])
  20. Search me, O God (MAORI and ELLERS)
  21. Take my life and let it be (YARBROUGH and HENDON)
  22. Christ is made the sure foundation (REGENT SQUARE and WESTMINSTER ABBEY)
  23. In Christ there is no East or West (ST. PETER and MCKEE)
  24. Rise up, O men of God (FESTAL SONG and ST. THOMAS)
  25. We have heard the joyful sound (JESUS SAVES and LIMPSFIELD)
  26. The King of Love my Savior is (ST. COLUMBA and DOMINUS REGIT ME)
  27. Jesus, Lover of my soul (MARTYN and ABERYSTWYTH)
  28. My hope is built on nothing less (SOLID ROCK and MELITA)
  29. Stand up, stand up for Jesus (GEIBEL and WEBB)
  30. Dear Lord and Father of mankind (REST and REPTON)
  31. Jesus calls us, o’er the tumult (GALILEE and RESTORATION)
  32. I heard the voice of Jesus say (KINGSFOLD and VOX DILECTI)
  33. On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand (EVERGREEN SHORE and PROMISED LAND)
  34. God be with you till we meet again (TOMER and RANDOLPH)

(…that’s right, 34 such cases, where a competing hymnal might have, what, five?…)
…as well as three settings of the Gloria Patri, four of Praise God, from whom all blessings flow, two of the Sanctus, and three of the Lord’s Prayer…

CLH2006 also gives a number of pairs of hymns set to the same or similar tunes, or with the same or similar first lines, next to each other (often on facing pages), e.g.:

  • “Come, thou almighty King”, set to ITALIAN HYMN, opposite “Thou, whose almighty Word”, set to MOSCOW (which is a variant of ITALIAN HYMN)
  • “A mighty fortress is our God”, set to Isometric and Rhythmic versions of EIN’ FESTE BURG
  • “Fairest Lord Jesus”, set to CRUSADERS’ HYMN, followed by “Beautiful Savior”, set to SCHÖNSTER HERR JESU
  • “This is holy ground”, set to BEATTY, followed by “We are standing on holy ground”, set to HOLY GROUND
  • “Of the Father’s heart begotten” and “Of the Father’s love begotten” set, respectively, to triple and duple arrangements of DIVINUM MYSTERIUM (but not opposite one another; #80 and #86 in this case)
  • “Lo, how a rose” and “A great and mighty wonder”, set to ES IST EIN ROS in higher and lower keys, respectively
  • “O sing a song of Bethlehem” and “When Jesus left his Father’s throne”, set to KINGSFOLD in higher and lower keys
  • “All glory, laud, and honor” set as three stanzas opposite the same text and tune set as five stanzas with refrain
  • “Jesus Christ is risen today” opposite “Christ the Lord is risen today”, set to EASTER HYMN in higher and lower keys
  • “Jesus love me” set opposite “Jesus loves even me”
  • “Softly and Tenderly” set opposite “Jesus is calling”
  • “All for Jesus! This our song shall ever be” followed by “All for Jesus! All my being’s ransomed powers”
  • “Deeper and deeper” opposite “Deeper, deeper”

A few (but very few) things seem out of character, e.g. “Ride on, ride on in majesty” is set to WINCHESTER NEW, where I would have predicted ST. DROSTANE, and both “There is a green hill far away” and “Majestic sweetness sits enthroned” are set to HORSLEY, where I would expect GREEN HILL (Stebbins) for the former and ORTONVILLE for the latter.

What’s missing? I’d have liked to see ABBOT’S LEIGH as a second tune for “Glorious things of thee are spoken”, but I suppose it would have involved royalties, driving up the cost of the book, and BROTHER JAMES’ AIR for “The Lord’s my shepherd”. And rather than setting both “is risen today” hymns to EASTER HYMN (in different keys), I’d have liked to see one maybe to an alternative tune (and I don’t mean LLANFAIR, I’m thinking more of ASCENSION (Monk) or maybe even LAUS SEMPITERNA. I miss LEOMINSTER and GWALCHMAI and “My Anchor Holds” and (©!) “Precious Lord, take my hand”. I think “Soldiers of Christ, arise” could have used a second tune; I’d gladly sacrifice “Precious Mem’ries” to make room for it! 😉 “Will the circle be unbroken” is given as a refrain only. CLH2006 does have a section of copyrighted praise songs (mostly from #66 to #71), a few Getty hymns, and some others, including several by editor Eric Wyse and/or his wife, Dawn Rodgers, and of course “How Great Thou Art” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”. Fred Pratt Green is represented by “When in our music God is glorified”, but otherwise the “hymnic explosion” of the late twentieth century is completely absent. Not a single item by Brian Wren, Fred Kaan, Ruth Duck, Sydney Carter, Thomas Troeger, Marty Haugen, Sylvia Dunstan, Shirley Erena Murray, Jeffrey Rowthorn, Timothy Dudley-Smith, etc., etc. The only Catholic piece that’s more recent than Faber seems to be “On Eagle’s Wings”; I would have expected also to find “I, the Lord of sea and sky” and probably “We are one in the Spirit”. Almost nothing from Africa, Asia, or Indigenous America. No Spanish or Korean texts (not even in translation); there is a tiny amount of Latin and transliterated Greek. These are just a few of the reasons why, on my desert island, I’d need at least 2 or 3 other hymnals in English. Although in some cases there are commendably many stanzas (the full 7 for “O come, O come, Emmanuel”, and 7 as well, of a possible 9, for “Crown Him with many crowns”; 6 for “O come, all ye faithful”, for example), in other cases there are too few, e.g. only four each for “God of grace, and God of glory” and “It came upon the midnight clear”. “Mine eyes have seen the glory” has the “He is coming” verse, but lacks “the Hero born of Woman”.

And so on. Anyhow, I recommend it for hymn-sings of a nostalgic bent.

讃美歌 21 MIAs noted

Februaro 2, 2013

I just noticed a couple of days ago that 讃美歌 21 contains neither a translation of “Joyful, joyful, we adore thee” nor any other hymn set to HYMN TO JOY, nor a translation of “Angels, from the realms of glory” nor any other hymn set to REGENT SQUARE. Rather odd, it seems to me.

The 1954 讃美歌 has a different text (purportedly a translation of an English hymn beginning “Ring, O ring, ye chimes of glory”) set to HYMN TO JOY, and a translation of “Angels, from the realms of glory” but set to GRAFTON, a tune I’ve never seen the English text with (this will change shortly 😉 )…

Lejos de Mi Padre Dios; Letra, Fanny J. Crosby, 1869

Januaro 9, 2013

¿What Fanny Crosby hymn is this?

There is a Spanish hymn, “Lejos de mi Padre Dios”, which is sung to the W. H. Doane tune NEAR THE CROSS. In Himnario Bautista (El Paso: Casa Bautista de Publicaciones, 1978; a generally well-documented hymnal) it is clearly stated that it is by Fanny Crosby, 1869, translated by one Tomás García (who died in 1906). Now, 1869 is the year in which “Jesus, keep me near the cross” came out, so one might think that this is a Spanish version of that well-known Crosby hymn. But the text is completely unlike “Near the Cross”, indeed, nowhere in its three stanzas nor in its refrain does it even *mention* “la cruz”.

Anybody know what, if any, Crosby hymn it is a translation of, or is the Crosby ascription a mistaken assumption based on the tune? Fwiw, the generally much less well documented Assembly of God Spanish hymnal “Himnos de Gloria: Cantos de triunfo” has the same hymn to the same tune, but simply ascribes the words to “Autor Desconocido”.

I Am the Light of the World (Xmas text)

Novembro 29, 2012

I finally located the Howard Thurman poem that Jim Strathdee’s 1969 “I Am the Light of the World” is based on.

The Work of Christmas

When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
   To find the lost,
   To heal the broken,
   To feed the hungry,
   To release the prisoner,
   To rebuild the nations,
   To bring peace among brothers,
   To make music in the heart.

Hope somebody somewhere sings Strathdee this Advent, or reads Thurman’s litany.

Presumably it is technically under copyright, but I can’t find the original date (obviously pre-1969). It is in Thurman’s The Mood of Christmas, which is © 1973 by Howard Thurman, but doesn’t give the history.

2013 Hymn Anniversaries

Septembro 28, 2012

The Summer 2012 issue of The Hymn, just arrived, includes Carl Daw’s detailed and most welcome list of hymn-related anniversaries to celebrate next year. Here are a few I’ve come up with that he missed:

Johann Andreas Cramer *1723 †1788 German Evangelical theologian, court preacher, professor, poet; author of Das sollt ihr, Jesu jünger, nie vergessen

Heinrich Bone *1813 †1893 German Gymnasium headmaster, published a Catholic hymnal; four hymns in the 2001 Esperanto ecumenical hymnal ADORU:
Das ist der Tag, den Gott gemacht
Wahrer Leib, o sei gegrüsset
Maria Himmelsfreud
Zu dir, o Gott, erheben wir

James Remington Fairlamb *1838 †1908 An AGO Founder, his tune FAITH is given in the 1917 Lutheran hymnal Common Service Book as an alternative to OLIVET for My faith looks up to Thee. The AGO Founders Hymnal gives another tune of his, VICARIA, as a setting for When I survey the wondrous cross.

John Frederick Wolle, *1863 †1933 (See bio at His tune ADVENT is the second most-used setting for the Horn/(Roh)/Winkworth text Once He came in blessing.

Andreas Peter Berggreen, *1801 †1888 Danish composer, among other things of a hymn tune (BERGGREEN) used for Tænk naar engang den taage er forsvunden / Tänk när en gång det töcken har försvunnit

Schalom Ben-Chorin *1913 †1999; born Fritz Rosenthal; German-Palestinian/Israeli writer, theologian, religious philosopher; emigrated to Palestine in 1935; pioneer in Christian-Jewish dialogue and collaboration; author of Freunde, dass der Mandelzweig, 1942, based on Jeremiah 1:11

Edward Morris Bowman *1848 †1913 an AGO Founder, one-time chair of the Vassar Music Department; edited First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church, Newark’s Sunday School songbook; composed a Short Meter tune, BARNARD (Bowman), to which Your Harps, Ye Trembling Saints is set in the AGO Founders Hymnal

Alfred Conzeth *1913 †1998 German printer; co-translator (with Richard Hoppe) of Michael Schirmer’s O heilger Geist, kehr bei uns ein into Esperanto

Julius Dahlöf *1871 †1913 Swedish>Norwegian>American organist, composed the music of Långt bortom rymden vida

Friedrich Karl Barth *1938 German pastor and liturgical advisor; author of the Communion Antiphon Selig seid ihr, wenn ihr einfach lebt

Frank Linwood Sealy *1858 †1938 An AGO Founder, he was Music Editor of Common Praise, a hymnal issued in 1913 by Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York. In the AGO Founders Hymnal, his eponymous tune (SEALY) is given with the Bonar text Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord.

Cszomasz Tóth Kálmán *1902 †1988 Hungarian hymnologist, composed tunes for Paizsa Szegény Fejemnek (KIRÁLY) and Fú a szél, zúg a szél (NIKODEMO)

AACH1957: All-American Church Hymnal, 11th ed.

Septembro 27, 2012

This is a rather strange hymnal, I think. It claims to be the 11th “edition”, but I wonder if they just mean “printing”. There’s nothing particularly outstanding about it, so my comments will mostly be in the way of picking nits, or on the positive side, mentioning a few items this one carries that most don’t and that I wish more did.

Negatives: The print is small and a bit bleary, probably from having been photoreprinted 11 times. The publisher, Benson, is one I generally admire more when the notes are in seven distinct shapes than when, as here, they are all roundish. The contents are not “All-American” (which to me would mean avoiding Watts and Wesley and Luther as assiduously as possible), though they include all four stanzas of “The Star-Spangled Banner”! The copyright date is given as 1957, but very few of the hymns are more recent than the 1930s. There’s no CWM RHONDDA (“Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah” is set to ZION, and “God of grace and God of glory”). No “How great Thou art” even. The last two musical numbers in the book are settings of the “Gloria Patri”: Meineke, which is labeled GLORIA PATRI First setting, and then the “Old Scottish Chant”, which is labeled GLORIA PATRI Third setting. So what happened to Second setting, presumably (but not certainly) Greatorex? It’s got the lamest Christmas section I’ve seen in years. And cultural diversity it ain’t got much of.

As one who takes hymnology seriously, I prefer either to see tune names given where possible, or completely eschewed except perhaps where a text is being set to more than one tune. AACH1957 just gives tune names sporadically, and they put their three settings of “All hail the power of Jesus’ name” in three completely disparate locations: CORONATION is #1, DIADEM is #246, and MILES LANE is #308, but none carries the tune name, nor is there any “See also” note to help the poor congregant who wants to request his favorite but doesn’t read music well enough to choose one of the three if he can find them…

Now the good points: as is almost always the case, this hymnal has some songs I really like and rarely see. #261 “Sail On!” (Gabriel) I’ve rarely seen before, and I’m glad to have it come up when I’m looking for maritime hymnody. #239 “Hallelujah, we shall rise“; #206 “Angel Band“; #349 “Ye Christian Heralds“; #301 “Dare to Be a Daniel“; #281 “Stranger of Galilee“… and y’know what? I like STATE STREET, which has almost disappeared from view, and I also like Samuel F. Smith’s baptismal numbers, “Down to the Sacred Wave“, and “With willing hearts we tread“, which AACH1957 conflates, and which STATE STREET carries well. There are others. But boy am I glad this is not the only hymnal I own!

My Hymnals at 211

Septembro 21, 2012

I just counted “My Hymnals” and found that there are 211 listed now (this is not by any means my entire hymnal collection, but it is probably the larger part). Here they are:

All-American Church Hymnal
An American Christmas Harp
African American Heritage Hymnal
The Alfred Burt Christmas Carols Song Album
Adoru kantante
Adoremus Hymnal
ADORU, Ekumena Diserva Libro
AGO Founders Hymnal
The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere
Alabanza Cubana Para las Naciones
Al Dio sonu nova kant’!
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bicentennial Hymnal
A New Hymnal for Colleges and School
A New Now Youth Folk Hymnal
The Hymnal: Army and Navy
Assembly Songs
At the Lighting of the Lamps: Hymns of the Ancient Church
Blessed Assurance: Hymns of Fanny J. Crosby
Baptist Hymnal 1956
The Broadman Hymnal
Baptist Hymnal 1975
Baptist Hymnal 1991
Baptist Hymnal 2008
The Baptist Hymnal, for Use in the Church and Home
Beams of Heaven: Hymns of Charles Albert Tindley
The Book of Praise
Bring Many Names
Better Than Pearls: sacred songs expressly adapted for gospel meetings
Sacred Songs for the Baptist Young People’s Union 10th International Convention
Carols for Choirs 1: Fifty Christmas Carols
Carols for Choirs 2: Fifty Carols for Christmas and Advent
The Chancel Choir No.2
Christmas Customs and Carols
Chriſtmas Carols New and Old
Cáliz de Bendiciones: Himnario Discipulos de Cristo
Celebration Hymnal
Chalice Hymnal
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4
Choice Songs for Youth No. 1
Christian Life Hymnal, The
찬송과 예배 Come, Let Us Worship: The Korean-English Presbyterian Hymnal and Service Book
Christmas Favorites
The Collegeville Hymnal
The Covenant Hymnal: A Worshipbook
Christian Science Hymnal
Christian Science Hymnal Supplement
The Church School Hymnal for Youth
Christian Worship: A Hymnal
Deluxe 200 Christmas Song Book
Dakota Odowan: Dakota Hymns (1911)
Devotional Hymns
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church
Hymnbook 1982
Espero Katolika, Numero 1-3/2009 (Kantoj post Adoru)
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary
Evangelical Lutheran Worship
Esperanta Himnaro
Espero Internacia
Evangelia Kantaro
Evangel Songs
Folk Encounter (the NOW hymnal)
Favorite Hymns of Praise
Fresh Laurels for the Sabbath School, A new and extensive collection of music and hymns. Prepared expressly for the Sabbath Schools, Etc.
For the Living of These Days
The Faith We Sing
Gather Comprehensive
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition
Get All Excited: TRUTH Sings Bill Gaither
Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal: A Sampler
The Hymnbook
Hymns for Creative Living
Hymnbook for Christian Worship
Hymns for Junior Worship
Hymnal: A Worship Book
Himnario Bautista
Hymns for Creatures Great and Small
Hymnal for Church and Home. 1st ed.
Himnos de gloria: cantos de triunfo
Himnos de la Iglesia
Hymns for the Family of God
Hymns for the Living Church
Hymns for Praise and Worship
Hymns for the Spiritual Journey
Hymns from the Four Winds: A Collection of Asian American Hymns
Hymns of Faith
Himnaro Esperanta, 4-a eld.
Himnaro Esperanta, 5-a eld.
Himnaro: Unua Kolekto
Himnu la Komunumo
Hymns In The Vineyard
Hymns (The hymnal of the Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship)
Hymns of Faith and Life
Hymns of Glorious Praise
Hymnal and Order of Service
The Hymnal and Order of Service
The Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 1940
Hymns for a Pilgrim People
Hymns of Truth & Light
Healing Waters
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration
Hymnal Supplement 1991
Junior Hymns and Songs: for use in Church School, Sunday Session, Week Day Session, Vacation Session, Junior Societies (Judson Ed.)
Jubilant Praise: for young people’s societies, Sunday Schools, and Church Prayer Meetings
Kantu al la Eternulo
Kantoj el Taizé
Lutheran Book of Worship
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern
Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Let’s Sing
Living Hymns
Living Hymns
Liberala Himnaro
Let’s just Praise the Lord (Music Edition)
Light and Life Songs No. 3
Lillenas’ Solos and Duets No. 1
Lutheran Worship
Majesty Hymns
Melodious Accord Hymnal
The Methodist Hymnal
The Methodist Hymnal, Official Hymnal of the Methodist Church
Melodies of Praise
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista
Мир вам! Peace be with you!
The New Baptist Praise Book: or, Hymns of the Centuries
The New Century Hymnal
New Songs, 5th ed.
The New Hymnal for American Youth
The New National Baptist Hymnal
The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition)
New Songs for Service
Ni vivu laŭeble plej bele
Nyimbo za Imani Yetu
Oxford Book of Carols, The
Ordo de Diservo
Pathen Koehna Laabu
Presbyterian Hymnal
The Popular Hymnal
Pilgrim Hymnal
Praise Him
Psalter Hymnal (Gray)
Praise and Worship Songbook 3
Rejoice in the Lord
Reasons to Sing
Songs for Worship
Service Book and Hymnal, authorized by the Churches Cooperating in the Commission on the Liturgy and Hymnal
賛美歌 21 [Sanbika 21]
讃美歌 / 讃美歌第二編 (Sanbika/Sanbika Dainihen)
讃美歌 (Sanbika)
The Song Book of the Salvation Army
Singing Evangelism (Billy Graham Campaign Songs)
聖歌 [Seika]
Shaping Sanctuary: Proclaiming God’s Grace in an Inclusive Church
The Service Hymnal, compiled for the General Use in All Religious Services …
Sing ‘n’ Celebrate
Sing ‘n’ Celebrate II
[Sgaw Karen Baptist Hymnal, 1963]
Singing the Living Tradition
Sing of Justice, Sing of Peace
Songs of Praise
Songs of Perfect Love
Songs of Zion
Songs of Redeeming Love (No. 2)
Sunday School Hymns No. 2 (Canadian ed.)
Select Songs of Praise for Evangelistic Services, Church and Sunday School
Soul-Stirring Songs and Hymns
Sankta Nikolao en Nederlando
Sing to the Lord: Hymnal
The Summit Choirbook
Singing Youth
The Book of Hymns (A fresh anthology of favourite hymns)
Thánh Ca
The Joyful Sounds of the Rose Hill Family
Tero kaj Ĉielo Kantu
Tero kaj Ĉielo Kantu Partoj I II III
Tero kaj Ĉielo Kantu Partoj IV V VI
Tero kaj Ĉielo Kantu Partoj VII VIII IX X
Thuma Mina: International Ecumenical Hymnbook
Treasure Songs of the Gospel
Tsese-Ma’heone- Nemeotȯtse (Cheyenne Spiritual Songs)
Tower Songs
The Saint Michael Hymnal: A Congregational Missal and Hymnal for the Celebration of Sung Mass in the Roman Rite
The Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh
Triumphant Service Songs
Worshiping Church, The
The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada
United Methodist Hymnal, The
Venite Exultemus
Voices Found
Vatican II Hymnal
Voices: Native American Hymns and Worship Resources
Voices of Victory
Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems (Reformatted)
Worship and Rejoice
Worship and Service Hymnal: For Church, School, and Home
We Turn to God
Worship II, a Hymnal for Roman Catholic Parishes
Worship in Song
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal
Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982
Worship & Song
With One Voice
World Renowned Hymns
Worship Supplement, authorized by the Commission on Worship, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
The Worshipbook, Services and Hymns
Worship Together
Youth Favorites: Gospel Songs and Choruses
Young People’s Songs of Praise
Zion still Sings

A Long-Term Project: “My Hymnals” reviews

Septembro 20, 2012

I have been listing and working on my hymnal collection in the context of’s massive database, which among other things contains the entire database of the DNAH (or DiNAH) . Thus far I have listed well over 150 titles in what they call “My Hymnals”. “My Hymnals” @ is set up so that only I can see it, so I have put a PDF of it as of a recent date on my Google hymn site, here.

Now I am proposing to post occasional reviews of items on the list. If I do one a week (which I think is probably overly optimistic) the list as it currently stands will keep me supplied with topics for over three years.

I propose to start at the top and work down. Some of the hymnals are very interesting, and may provide material for more than one post, while in other cases (including the first, the All-American Church Hymnal) I may find it hard to come up with more than a sentence or two to say that I or anyone else would find worth the reading.

So now, give me a week or so to look through the “AACH1957” (to use the Hymnary identifier), and I’ll try to say something worthwhile about it.