The Hymn

Articles from Vol. 61, No. 3, Summer

A Hymn Tune Psalter, Book Two: Gradual Psalms: The Season after Pentecost: Revised Common Lectionary Edition
A hymn tune Psalter, book two: gradual psalms The season after Pentecost: Revised Common Lectionary edition by Carl P. Daw, Jr., and Kevin R. Hackett. New York City: Church Publishing, 2008. Comb binding, 262 pp. ISBN 978-0-89869-573-1. US $30.00.Much...
A Ministry for the Word: An Interview with Timothy Dudley-Smith, FHS
This conversation took place on July 18, 2009, at Salisbury, England. - Ed.As yon reflect on your walk with Christ over the years, what have been the most significant personal spiritual disciplines that have helped you grow spiritually?I suppose I would...
A Reference Companion to the United Methodist Hymnal and the Faith We Sing
A reference companion to The United Methodist hymnal and The faith we sing by Dean B. Mclntyre. Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2009. 368 pp. ISBN 978-0-88177-577-8. US $30.00.Dean McIntyre has obviously spent a great deal of time and effort in the...
Austin Cole Lovelace, FHS 1919-2010
Austin Cole Lovelace's half-century multifaceted and influential career began at age fifteen as organist of the Baptist church in Forest City, North Carolina, continuing in Presbyterian and Methodist churches during his undergraduate years at High Point...
Books in Boxes and Boxes of Books, Part 2
Before I continue our discussion of the care of fragile books, I do want to take some time to provide an update on the Dictionary of North American hymnology. Harry Plantinga, who hosts the DNAH at Hymiiary.org, recently applied for and was awarded a...
Congregational Hymns from the Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: A Comparative Study of the Sources and Final Works, with a Bibliographic Catalog of the Hymns
Congregational hymns from the poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier A comparative study of the sources and final works, with a bibliographic catalog of the hymns by Samuel J. Rogai. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010. 166 pp. ISBN 978-0-7864-4478-6. US $45.00.As...
Cross Generation
Cross generation edited by Ed Archer, Michael A. Cymbala, Gary Daigle, Julie Frazier, and Paul Melley. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2009. 380 pp. ISBN 978-157999748-9. US $ 8.50At a time when the relevance of hymnals as congregational books is increasingly...
Durham Sings! Durham's Contribution to English Hymnody
Durham Sings! Durham's contribution to English hymnody by Rosalind Brown. Durham, UK: Friends of Durham Cathedral, 2009. 171 pp. ISBN 978-0-9544825-1-0. UK £10.00Editor's note: This review is a cooperation between The Hymn Society in the United States...
Editor's Notes
In several issues of THE HYMN, Director of Research Tina Schneider has kept us informed in broad strokes about the many recent developments in The Hymn Society's largest and longest-running project, the Dictionary of North American hymnology. Now Tina,...
Engaging Children and Youth in Congregational Song Twelve Suggestions
It was over thirty years ago that I first heard our good friend Austin Lovelace say, "Hymnody is always one generation away from extinction." He was speaking at a Choristers Guild seminar to directors of children's and youth choirs, encouraging us to...
From the President
Urgent and non-anxious A look at our immediate futureRemarks delivered at the Annual Meeting of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, July 14, 2010Would you raise your hand if you think of yourself as being younger than you actually are?...
God's Gift of hope/God's Gift of Love
God's gift of hopeRESIGNATION, arr. Austin C. Lovelace; text by Fred Pratt Green [SAB voices with organ accompaniment]. Montclair, CA: Emerson Music Publishers (EECH1024)God's gift of loveTraditional Irish melody, arr. Austin C. Lovelace; text by Timothy...
Hymns for Today
Hymns for today by Brian Wren. For Today Series. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009. 117 pp. plus sources, notes, index of authors, bibliography. ISBN 978-0-664-22934-4. US $12.95.Brian Wren, FHS, well-known hymnwriter and professor of worship...
Hymns in Periodical Literature
The Chorale TraditionScott M. Hyslop, "Paul Manz: May 10, 1919October 28, 2009, in memoriam," The Diapason 12 (December 2009): 38-39.Paul Manz was a champion of the chorale tradition. Scott Hyslop, director of music at St. Lorenz Parish in Frankenmuth,...
Hymns We Love to sing/Songs for a Gospel People
Hymns we love to sing edited by Alan C. Whitmore. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Wood Lake Publishing, 1995 and 2006. Words-only large print ed., US and CAD $12.95; music leader words and music ed., US and CAD $29.95.Songs for a gospel people edited by R. Gerald...
Let All the World in Ev'ry Corner Sing I. King of Glory, King of Peace II. the Call III. Antiphon
Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing I. King of glory, King of peace II. The call III. Antiphon Eleanor Daley; texts by George Herbert [SATB choir and keyboard]. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-380473-9This collection of outstanding anthems...
Love's Open Door: Hymns and Songs (2004-2008)
Love's open door Hymns and songs (2004-2008) by Brian Wren. Carol Stream, IL: Hope Publishing, 2009 (ISBN 1-933710-06-3); London: Stainer & Bell, 2009 (ISBN 978-0-85249-911-5). 126 pp. US $14.95.Renowned hymnwriter Brian Wren, FHS, is called a "hymn-poet"...
My Father's Favorite, My Least Favorite
My father never matched a pitch in his life, but he loved to sing. He was the loudest. He was the one who asked me to play hymns when the family was together in the evening. To our credit, I never heard anyone at home or in church tell my father he couldn't...
"Ours the Journey" Complete at Last
The theme of the 2010 Hymn Society annual conference, "Sing of Justice, Sing of Peace," is guiding the selection of hymns that appear in this year's series of Hymn Interpretation columns."Ours the journey" was written by Julian Rush, a clergy member,...
The Mundelein Psalter
The Mundelein Psalter edited by Douglas Martis and Samuel Weber. Chicago: Hillenbrand Books, 2007. 1200 pp. ISBN 978-1-59525-019-3. US $50.00.The Mundelein Psalter is a complete one -volume edition of the Liturgy of the Hours, the official daily prayer...
Updating the Dictionary of North American Hymnology at Hymnary.org
BackgroundFor more than half a century, The Hymn Society has been developing the Dictionary of North American hymnology, which is intended to be a comprehensive index of hymnals published in North America through 1978. It was originally conceived as...