Making the most of hymns

  • A starter's guide to choosing hymns

    Why do we sing hymns? Why use hymn books? Which hymn books do we use? How do the indices help?

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  • Celebrating Singing the Faith

    A Service of Thanksgiving order of service and other prayers for use when celebrating and introducing Singing the Faith.

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  • Choosing hymns – more than picking our favourites

    The science of hymns and older people explored by Margaret Goodall

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  • Hymn metre - how it works

    The Revd Ian Worsfold explains the ins and outs of hymn metre - and how to find the tune that works best for you.

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  • Hymns to build worship around

    Using hymns as a starting point for planning worship

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  • In praise of bands

    More resources for praise bands and leaders of contemporary worship

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  • Let the children sing

    Hymns to sing with children and younger people - some tips and suggestions

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  • Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord): A Eucharistic Prayer

    A prayer for Holy Communion written around "Lord Jesus Christ" (StF 594)

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  • Making a hymn - how to go about it

    Hints and rules for hymn writers - the Revd Anne Sardeson walks us through the writing of her Palm Sunday hymn, "This week"

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  • Making musical partnerships

    Ideas for "bolting together" groups of hymns and songs, especially in band-led worship

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  • New words, familiar tunes

    The Revd Ally Barrett explores the benefits and pitfalls of setting new words to familiar tunes

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  • On writing hymns – three thoughts from Martin Leckebusch

    Hymn writing issues to think about and discuss

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  • Singing unaccompanied – six tips

    A few simple suggestions for getting started with singing unaccompanied

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