Anglican Hymn Book

Anglican Hymn Book (1965) was an attempt to replace the Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer (Third Edition, 1890) and The Church Hymnal for the Christian Year (1920). It was compiled by a committee appointed by the Church Society, chaired by Canon Herbert Taylor, vicar of Orpington, Kent, and Honorary Canon of Rochester Cathedral. The music editor was Robin Sheldon. It contained 663 hymns, printed in a sans-serif type, unusual in a hymnbook at that time. It is notable for the number of hymns by Charles Wesley* (38), Isaac Watts* (29) and James Montgomery* (17), and for the first appearance in a hymnbook of the work of Timothy Dudley-Smith*. Musically, the book is remarkable for...

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