Irish Church Praise (1990-2000)
Irish Church Praise (1990-2000).
When the Church of Ireland published its first edition of the Church Hymnal in 1864, with the approval and blessing of the House of Bishops, it was understood that hymns being used in public worship should always be selected from what is contained in its own official hymnbook. That was still the attitude by the time the Fourth Edition of the Church Hymnal was launched in 1960.
In some ways, however, while this latest edition was both comprehensive and scholarly, it was produced just before a whole new period of hymn-writing began to emerge, with a movement which came to be affectionately known as the ‘hymn explosion’. During the following two decades, as...
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