Category Archives: Hymnbooks

“A good hymn should have…”

Of historical interest: from the preface to his hymnal, here is the 19th-century description of “a good hymn” by Roundell Palmer (the first Earl of Selbourne): A good hymn should have simplicity, freshness, and reality of feeling; a consistent elevation of tone, … Continue reading

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The Open Hymnal

I’m probably the last person interested in hymns to have come across The Open Hymnal, so my apologies if this is old news. Anyone who has tried to come up with a score for an older hymn to distribute to … Continue reading

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