Jubilate Hymns

The British Jubilate Group* was founded in November 1980 as a limited liability company with the title Jubilate Hymns Ltd. It still retains its legal title but is now commonly known as the Jubilate Group. Prior to their adoption of the Jubilate name, a team, chiefly of young Anglican clergy led by Michael Baughen*, later Bishop of Chester, began in the early 1960s to write hymn texts and tunes, initially for the church youth groups for whom they had pastoral responsibility. They were unknowingly among the earliest pioneers of the so-called 'hymn explosion' of the 1960s and 70s. They published two books, Youth Praise 1 and Youth Praise 2 (1966, 1969) with sales of well over a million...

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