Worship Songs, Ancient and Modern

Worship Songs, Ancient and Modern was published as a joint venture in 1992, in Britain by the Canterbury Press, Norwich, and in the USA by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, Illinois. It was something of a surprise: A&M  was ‘an organisation identified so positively with the traditional world of hymnody’, but it had identified a need to bridge ‘the present gap between the classic hymn and the popular chorus’ (Introduction). The 100 songs are arranged alphabetically. There are some that have become well known ‘worship songs’, such as ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God’* by Karen Lafferty* and ‘Lord, the light of your love is shining’* (‘Shine, Jesus, shine’) by Graham Kendrick*;...

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