English Praise

English Praise (1975) was sub-titled ‘A Supplement to the English Hymnal’. It was the result of two perceived needs: the sense that the revised edition of EH, published in 1933 (with a revision of the music only, so that the texts dated back to 1906) was becoming out-dated; and the requirements of the Church of England at a time when liturgical practice was changing. These are clearly stated on p. v of the introduction, which discusses the hymns, none of which had been in EH: Some have already proved their worth elsewhere, some are modern hymns which show signs of becoming established, others are new ones written for this collection and have yet to stand the test of use, while one or two...

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