Hymns and Songs

Hymns and Songs (1969). Hymns and Songs (1969) was a British Methodist Supplement to MHB. It contained 99 hymns and songs, five canticles and psalms, and 26 ‘Supplementary Tunes’ to hymns in MHB. Some of the contents were traditional, because the opportunity was taken to include some omissions from MHB (such as James Montgomery*’s ‘Songs of praise the angels sang’*). Others were (in the words of the preface) ‘in an idiom and style which answer the demand for more contemporary expressions and themes’. Among the latter were four items by Sydney Carter*, Patrick Appleford*’s ‘Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us’*, and Richard Jones*’s ‘God of concrete, God of steel’*. The book was notable...

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