Academic journal article The Hymn

A House of Praise, Part Two

Academic journal article The Hymn

A House of Praise, Part Two

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A House of Praise, Part Two Timothy Dudley-Smith. Carol Stream, IL: Hope Publishing Co., 2015. 353 pp. ISBN 1-933710-15-2. $24.95.

This newest collection from Timothy Dudley-Smith is an unintended sequel to the collection A House of Praise. Dudley-Smith provides a note of explanation about this at the beginning. He published three supplements after A House of Praise: A Door for the Word, 2006; Praise to the Name, 2009; and Beyond our Dreaming, 2012. Each of these contained 36 new texts which are present in A House of Praise, Part Two along with forty new previously unpublished hymns. The numbering of the hymns begins with No. 286 since this is a continuation of the previous collection. Both parts of A House of Praise represent the entire canon ofDudley-Smith's hymnody through 2013.

The hymns are arranged into nine sections. In the Foreward Dudley-Smith states that each hymn is placed in the section where it would be reasonably sought, based on the main theme. Therefore some hymns based on scripture do not appear in these sections. This collection contains a new section titled "Twelve Minor Prophets." In it can be found "Behold a broken world, we pray" which is the only repeated text from A House of Praise, Part One. It is included here so all twelve minor prophets would be represented in the same location. Each section begins with a list of the hymns included in it. …

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