New English Hymnal
New English Hymnal (1986). The New English Hymnal, published in 1986, represents the most recent development in what might be described as ‘the ongoing English Hymnal project’; that is to say, the succession of publications which shared and continued to disseminate the literary and musical objectives pioneered by EH in 1906 (an EH with revised music appeared in 1933). A further development took place in 1975 with the publication of English Praise, a supplement to EH.
In order to understand the place of NEH within the context of this continuing sequence of hymnals, it will be useful to outline briefly the essential elements of the editorial policies adopted by Percy Dearmer* and Ralph...
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