Making the most of hymns

New words, familiar tunes

The Revd Ally Barrett explores the benefits and pitfalls of setting new words to familiar tunes     see details / comment

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Making a hymn – how to go about it

Hints and rules for hymn writers – the Revd Anne Sardeson walks us through the writing of her Palm Sunday hymn, “This week”     see details / comment

Categories: Holy Week, Lent, Lent and Easter, Making the most of hymns, Sardeson, Anne J., The Passion and the Cross, Worship Resources

A starter’s guide to choosing hymns

Why do we sing hymns? Why use hymn books? Which hymn books do we use? How do the indices help?     see details / comment

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On writing hymns – three thoughts from Martin Leckebusch

Hymn writing issues to think about and discuss     see details / comment

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Choosing hymns – more than picking our favourites

The science of hymns and older people explored by Margaret Goodall     see details / comment

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Hymn metre – how it works

The Revd Ian Worsfold explains the ins and outs of hymn metre – and how to find the tune that works best for you.     see details / comment

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In praise of bands

More resources for praise bands and leaders of contemporary worship     see details / comment

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Making musical partnerships

Ideas for “bolting together” groups of hymns and songs, especially in band-led worship     see details / comment

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Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord): A Eucharistic Prayer

A prayer for Holy Communion written around “Lord Jesus Christ” (StF 594)     see details / comment

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Hymns to build worship around

Using hymns as a starting point for planning worship     see details / comment

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Singing unaccompanied – six tips

A few simple suggestions for getting started with singing unaccompanied     see details / comment

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Let the children sing

Hymns to sing with children and younger people – some tips and suggestions     see details / comment

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