In our video introduction to Singing the Faith Plus, we describe hymn metre as “the way you describe the number of syllables that you can sing to any line of a tune”.
There’s a little more to it than that, of course, and in “Metre in hymnody – the basics!”, minister and musician Ian Worsfold demystifies the way metre works, how it is described – and what some of the pitfalls are.
Download Metre in hymnody – the basics! as a PDF.
You can search for all hymns and songs in a particular metre in Singing the Faith by using the Metrical Index, either in the back of the hymn book (music edition only) or here on Singing the Faith Plus – there’s a link from the bottom right hand side of each page of the website.