New Church Praise

New Church Praise (1975). This was the title of the first book produced by the United Reformed Church in Britain, following the union in 1972 between the Congregational Church (then using CP, 1951) and the English Presbyterian Church (using CH3). In the ‘Foreword’, Erik Routley* maintained that a supplement, rather than a full hymnbook, was ‘positively the right kind of book to produce’, because of the fast-moving developments in hymnody. The book contained 109 hymns, with a Gloria*, Acclamations, and an Order of Worship for the Lord’s Supper. The committee was chaired by Peter Cutts*. The hymns were arranged alphabetically, beginning with Routley’s ‘All who love and serve your city’*, and...

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