Broadcast Praise

Broadcast Praise (1981). This collection of 101 hymns, published in 1981, was a supplement to The BBC Hymn Book* of 1951, intended to fulfil a purpose similar to the parent book. The foreword by Colin Semper acknowledged the development of hymnody since 1951, and hoped that the supplement would attract a younger audience. A few classic hymns omitted from the earlier book were included, and (in one or two cases) a text already provided there was re-printed with a new, and usually more popular, tune. But most of the hymns were culled from the many supplements to standard hymnbooks that had appeared after 1951, and were, in the main, texts and tunes that had established themselves by 1980. The...

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