Table of contents

The Editors of the forth-coming Revised English Hymnal – which will be a revision and consolidation of the whole English Hymnal tradition, from 1906 to today – have prepared this indicative list of contents to show to potential purchasers the range and depth of the new hymnal.

An asterisk indicates an item not included in the latest major edition, the New English Hymnal (1986).

A few hymns (eg, It came upon the midnight clear) are now in different sections from some earlier collections. 

In the finished volume, a new appendix will provide cross references across the whole collection to hymns that are suitable for use on occasions or in ways outside the structured sections of the book.

This list is subject to securing all the necessary copyright permissions.

The Editors
29 September 2019





Creator of the stars of night  (Office Hymn)

O heavenly word of God on high  (Office Hymn)

Come thou long expected Jesus

Earth was waiting, spent and restless *

Hark, a herald voice is calling

Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes

Hark what a sound, and too divine for hearing*

Hills of the north rejoice

Joy to the world *

Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates

Lo, he comes with clouds descending

Longing for light *

O Child of promise, come! *

O come, O come, Emmanuel! 

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

O quickly come, dread judge of all

People look East *

Praise to you, O Christ our Saviour *

The advent of our God

The Lord will come and not be slow

This is the truth sent from above *

Wake, O wake! with tidings thrilling

When came in flesh the incarnate Word

When the king shall come again *

Ye servants of the Lord



Come thou redeemer of the earth  (Office Hymn)

From East to West, from shore to shore  (Office Hymn)

Of the Father’s heart begotten  (Office Hymn Compline)

A great and mighty wonder

Angels from the realms of glory *

Behold the great creator makes

Born in the night, Mary’s child *

Christians awake, salute the happy morn 

Gaudete * (verses in English, refrain in Latin)

God rest you merry, gentlemen

Good Christians all, rejoice *

Hark, the herald angels sing

How brightly shines the morning star

In the bleak midwinter

O come, all ye faithful (in English and Latin)

O little town of Bethlehem

On Christmas night, all Christians sing *

On this day earth shall ring *

Once in royal David’s city

See amid the winter’s snow *

Shepherds left their flocks astraying *

Silent night, holy night

The great God of heaven is come down to earth

The tree of life *

Unto us a boy is born

What child is this, who, laid to rest

When he is king *

Whence is that goodly fragrance? *

Where is this stupendous stranger?

While shepherds watched their flocks by night


First Sunday of Christmas

Behold, a little child *

The growing limbs of God the Son



Why impious Herod  (Office Hymn)

Among earth’s multitude of lights *

As with gladness men of old

Bethlehem of noblest cities

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

From the Eastern mountains

Hail, thou source of every blessing


Baptism of Christ

The sinless one to Jordan came


Sundays of Epiphany

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

Hail to the Lord’s anointed

Songs of praise the angels sang

Songs of thankfulness and praise

The race that long in darkness pined

From Epiphany to Lent

Office Hymns for use during this time are to be found under Daily Prayer


Sunday next before Lent

Alleluya, song of sweetness *



O kind creator, bow thine ear  (Office Hymn)

Again we keep this solemn fast  (Office Hymn)

O Christ, who art the Light and Day  (Office Hymn Compline)

Ah, Holy Jesu, how hast thou offended

All ye who seek a comfort sure

Be thou my guardian and my guide

Christian, dost thou see them

Enter our hearts, O Holy Lord *

Forgive our sins, as we forgive

Forty days and forty nights

From ashes to the living font *

God of mercy and compassion *

Jesus, the sun of ransomed earth *

Jesu, Lord of life and glory

Lord, in this thy mercy’s day

Lord Jesus, as we turn from sin

Lord Jesus, think on me

My faith looks up to thee

My God, I love thee; not because

Now is the healing time decreed * 

O Christ our true and only light *

O for a heart to praise my God

O thou who dost accord us

Take up thy cross, the Saviour said

The glory of these forty days *

Wilt thou forgive that sin *

With joy and by the Spirit led *


Fourth Sunday of Lent (Refreshment Sunday)

The God of love my shepherd is



Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle  (Office Hymn)

The royal banners forward go  (Office Hymn)

Servant of God, remember  (Office Hymn Compline)

According to thy gracious word

At the cross, her station keeping

Cross of Jesus *

Drop, drop slow tears

Glory be to Jesus

Here is love, vast as the ocean * (in English and Welsh)

Holy Jesu, by thy passion *

It is a thing most wonderful

Jesu, meek and lowly

Man of sorrows, wrapped in grief *

Morning glory, starlit sky *

My song is love unknown

Now my soul, thy voice upraising

O dearest Lord, thy sacred head

O Sacred head, sore wounded

Sweet the moments, rich in blessing 

There is a green hill

To mock your reign *

We sing the praise of him who died

Were you there when they crucified my Lord

When I survey the wondrous cross

When rising from the bed of death *


Palm Sunday

See the Liturgical Section for the Procession


Holy Week

O thou, who through this Holy Week


Maundy Thursday

See the Liturgical Section for the Blessing of Oils and the Evening Liturgy

This is the night dear friends *


Good Friday

See Liturgical Section for the Liturgy of Good Friday


After the Liturgy of Good Friday and on Easter Eve

It is finished, Blessed Jesus

His cross stands empty *



See the Liturgical section for material for use at the Easter Vigil

The day draws on with golden light  (Office Hymn)

The Lamb’s high banquet we await  (Office Hymn)

Jesu, who brought redemption nigh *  (Office Hymn Compline)

A brighter dawn is breaking

Alleluya, Alleluya, hearts to heaven and voices raise

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing

Christ the Lord is risen again!

Come, ye faithful, raise the strain 

Finished the strife of battle now *

Hail thee, festival day! (Easter version)  

Jesus Christ is risen

Jesus Christ is risen today

Jesus is risen, Alleluya *

Jesus lives! Thy terrors now

Lord of the cross of shame *

Love’s redeeming work is done

Now is eternal life

Now the green blade riseth

O praise our great and glorious God

O sons and daughters of the King

The day of resurrection

The Lord is risen indeed

The strife is o’er, the battle done

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son

This joyful Eastertide

Thou hallowed chosen morn of praise

Through the Red Sea brought at last *

To Christ, the Prince of Peace *

Walking in a garden

Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

You shall go out with joy *


Rogation Days

Lord, in thy name thy servants plead

To thee our God we fly


Ascension Day and the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Ascension Day)

Eternal Monarch, King most high  (Office Hymn)

O Christ, our hope, our hearts’ desire  (Office Hymn Compline)

Hail the day that sees him rise

Hail thee, festival day! (Ascension version)

O King most high of earth and sky

See the conqueror mounts in triumph

The eternal gates lift up their heads

The head that once was crowned with thorns

The Lord ascendeth up on high


Pentecost (Whit Sunday)

Rejoice, the year upon its way  (Office Hymn)

Come, thou Holy Spirit, come  (Office Hymn Compline)

A mighty wind invades the world *

Come down, O Love divine

Come Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

Creator Spirit by whose aid *

Holy Spirit, come, confirm us

Holy Spirit, ever dwelling

Like the murmur of the dove’s song *

Sing to him in whom creation

Spirit of mercy, truth and love


Trinity Sunday

Father most holy, merciful and loving  (Office Hymn)

All hail, adored Trinity

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

The God of Abraham praise    


Corpus Christi (Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of the Holy Communion)

The heavenly word proceeding forth  (Office Hymn)

Godhead here in hiding *

Laud, O Sion, thy salvation

Of the glorious body telling

Thee we adore, O hidden Saviour


From Trinity Sunday to Advent

Office Hymns for use during this time are to be found under Daily Prayer


Ember Days

Suggested hymns provided


Christ the King (Sunday Next Before Advent)


Christ is Lord in glory reigning  (Office Hymn)

Christ triumphant, ever reigning

Crown him with many crowns

Hail Redeemer! King Divine


It is finished! Christ hath known





Naming and Circumcision of Jesus

O let the heart beat high with bliss


The Conversion of St Paul

A heavenly splendour from on high  (Office Hymn)

We sing the glorious conquest

When God in mercy claimed him *


Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas)

See the Liturgical Section for the Candlemas Ceremony

Sing how the age-long promise of a Saviour  (Office Hymn)

Child of the stable’s secret birth

Hail to the Lord who comes!

Lord, set your servant free *

When candles are lighted on Candlemas Day *


St David

We praise thy name, O holy Lord


St Patrick

I bind unto myself today


St Joseph of Nazareth

Lord, hear the praises of thy faithful people  (Office Hymn)

Blessed Joseph, yours the praise *


Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

For Mary, Mother of the Lord

Now tell us, gentle Mary *

The angel Gabriel from heaven came *


St George

Lord God of hosts, within whose hand


St Mark the Evangelist

The saint who first found grace to pen


St Philip and St James

Twin princes of the host of heaven


St Matthias the Apostle

The highest and the holiest place


Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

Now in holy celebration  (Office Hymn)


St Barnabas the Apostle

The Son of consolation


Birth of St John the Baptist

On this high feast day, honour we the Baptist  (Office Hymn)

Bless the Lord *

Hail, harbinger of morn

Lo, in the wilderness a voice


St Peter and St Paul, Apostles or

St Peter the Apostle

With golden splendour and with roseate hues of morn  (Office Hymn)

Forsaken once and thrice denied *

Thou art the Christ, O Lord


St Thomas the Apostle

Blessed Thomas, doubt no longer 


St Mary Magdalene

Mary, weep not, weep no longer  (Office Hymn)

First to meet the risen Jesus *


St James the Apostle

Lord, who shall sit beside thee


Transfiguration of Our Lord

O vision blessed of heavenly light  (Office Hymn)

’Tis good, Lord, to be here

Transfigured Christ, none comprehends *


The Blessed Virgin Mary

O glorious maid, exalted far  (Office Hymn)

Greetings O favoured! Ark of the Spirit *


St Bartholomew the Apostle

Saints of God! Lo, Jesu’s people


Holy Cross Day

O Cross of Christ, immortal tree *  (Office Hymn)

Lift high the cross *

There in God’s garden *


St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

He sat to watch o’er customs paid


St Michael and All Angels

Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels  (Office Hymn)

Around the throne of God a band

It came upon the midnight clear

Sons of the Holy One, bright with his splendour

Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright


St Luke the Evangelist

Saviour, who didst healing give


St Simon and St Jude

Lord of all the saints, we praise thee


All Saints’ Day

Father, in whom thy saints are one  (Office Hymn)

Christ is the King, let friends rejoice!

For all the saints

O what their joy and their glory must be!

The Church triumphant in thy love


Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day)

Christ enthroned in highest heaven

Jesu, Son of Mary

Let saints on earth in concert sing

My soul there is a country

There is a land of pure delight

What sweet of life endureth


St Andrew the Apostle

Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult


St Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr

Stephen, first of Christian martyrs


St John the Evangelist

Word of God, come down to earth *

Word supreme, before creation


The Holy Innocents

When Christ was born in Bethlehem





Dedication of a Church (Dedication Festival)

Blessèd City, heavenly Salem  (Office Hymn)

Christ is made the sure foundation

Christ is our cornerstone

In our day of thanksgiving one psalm let us offer

Lo, God is here! Let us adore

Only begotten, word of God eternal


The Blessed Virgin Mary

Hail, O star that pointest  (Office Hymn)

The God whom earth and sea and sky  (Office Hymn)

Hail, holy queen *

Her virgin eyes saw God incarnate born   

O Jesu, who blessed Mary did revere *

Protect us, while telling thy praises we sing *

Shall we not love thee, Mother dear

Sing we of the Blessed Mother

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord  

Virgin born, we bow before thee  

Ye who own the faith of Jesus


Apostles and Evangelists

The eternal gifts of Christ the King  (Office Hymn)

Let the round world with songs rejoice  (Office Hymn)

Captains of the saintly band

Come sing, ye choirs exultant   

Disposer supreme and Judge of the earth  

How beauteous are their feet *

Let us praise the God of glory *

The saints who toiled from place to place *



Martyr of God, whose strength    (Office Hymn ‘for one martyr’)

O God, thy soldiers crown and guard  (Office Hymn ‘for one or many martyrs’)

King of the martyrs’ noble band *   (Office Hymn ‘for one or martyrs: especially suitable for martyrs of our own day’)

Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs *

Let our choir new anthems raise



He who bore witness by a good confession  (Office Hymn)


Bishops and Pastors

O God, thy loving care for man  (Office Hymn)


Holy Women

As we remember, Lord, thy faithful handmaid  (Office Hymn)


Holy Men and Women

O Jesu, Saviour of mankind  (Office Hymn)

Christ who has sent us Celtic saints *

For all thy saints, O Lord

Give me the wings of faith to rise

God, whose city’s sure foundation

Hark the sound of holy voices

How bright these glorious spirits shine

Jerusalem my happy home *

Jerusalem, thou city blessed

Joy and triumph everlasting  

Palms of glory, raiment bright

Who are these like stars appearing?


Patronal Festival

Another year completed *





Daily Prayer Office Hymns, and A Service of Light

A complete list of Office Hymns from throughout the book, as well as others suggested for use as Office Hymns, will be provided at this point


Morning Prayer

This day, the first of days (Sunday)

The day is filled with splendour (Monday) *

O Christ the light of heaven (Tuesday) *

Now that the daylight fills the sky (Wednesday)

Father, we praise thee, now the night is over (Thursday)

When mid-day sun was at its height (Friday) *

The breath of God, which every heart (Saturday) *


Midday Prayer

O God of truth and Lord of power *


Before Evening Prayer

A Service of Light *


Evening Prayer

O blessed creator of the light (Sunday)

We bless you, Father, Lord of life (Monday) *

O God, creation’s secret force (Tuesday) *

We praise you, Father, for your gift (Wednesday) *

The Father’s glory, Christ our light (Thursday) *

As now the sun’s declining rays (Friday)

O Trinity of Blessed light (Saturday)



Before the ending of the day (Festal and Ferial versions)




Most glorious Lord of life, who on this day

On this day, the first of days

This is the day the Lord hath made



Awake, my soul, and with the sun

Glory to thee, who safe hast kept

Blessed be the God of Israel *

Christ, whose glory fills the skies

Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

Lord, as I wake, I turn to you

New every morning is the love



At even when the sun was set

Day is done, but love unending *

Glory to thee, my God, this night

God that madest earth and heaven  

Light of gladness, Lord of glory

O gladsome light, O grace

O strength and stay upholding all creation

Round me falls the night 

Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise

Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear

The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

The duteous day now closeth


Harvest and Creation



Come, ye thankful people, come

For the fruits of his creation *

To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise

We plough the fields and scatter



Bénissez le Seigneur/Bless and sing to the Lord (Taizé Benedicite) *

All creatures of our God and King

All things bright and beautiful 

Lord of beauty, thine the splendour

Lord who gave the dawn its glow * (in English and Welsh)

Morning has broken

The spacious firmament on high





The Eucharist

See also hymns for ‘Corpus Christi’


All for Jesus! All for Jesus!

Alleluya, sing to Jesus

And now, O Father, mindful of the love

Author of life divine

Be still for the presence of the Lord *

Bless to me, O Lord *

Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

Bread of the world in mercy broken

Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness

Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise *

For the beauty of the earth

From glory to glory advancing

God everlasting, wonderful and holy

Hail, true Body, born of Mary

Holy God, we offer here

I come with joy, a child of God *

Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts 

Just as I am, without one plea   

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us

Love is his word, love is his way *

May the grace of Christ our Saviour

My spirit longs for thee

Now let us from this table rise *

O bread of heaven, beneath this veil *

O food of men wayfaring

O most merciful!

O thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray

O Word immortal of eternal God

Once, only once, and once for all

Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast

Strengthen for service

Sweet Sacrament divine

Victim divine, thy grace we claim

We hail thy presence glorious

We pray thee, heavenly Father

Where the appointed sacrifice

Wherefore, O Father, we thy humble servants

Word of the Father, source of all things living



God the Father sends his Spirit *

Sing to the Lord glad hymns of praise

With Christ we share a mystic grave



Baptised in water *

My God, accept my heart this day



May the grace of Christ our Saviour (alternative version for use at weddings)

O God beyond all praising *

O perfect love, all human thought transcending



Go forth for God

Pour out thy spirit from on high


Sickness and Healing

Father of mercy, God of consolation

In the hour of my distress

Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old

Thou to whom the sick and dying



Be still my soul *

Brief life is here our portion

God be in my head, and in my understanding

He wants not friends that hath thy love





Abide with me, fast falls the eventide

All hail the power of Jesu’s name

All my hope on God is founded

All my need is met in Jesus * (in English and Welsh)

All people that on earth do dwell

All praise to thee, O King divine

Amazing grace *

And can it be that I should gain *

And did those feet in ancient time

And didst thou travel light, my Lord *

Angel voices ever singing

As I am, O Lord, receive me * (in English and Welsh)

As pants the heart for cooling streams

At the name of Jesus  

Be thou my vision

Before the throne of God above *

Beyond all mortal praise

Blessed are the pure in heart

Breathe on me breath of God

Bright the vision that delighted

Bring to the Lord the glad new song *

Children of the heavenly King

Christ be the Lord of all our days *

Christ is our King, let friends rejoice 

Christ is the world’s light

City of God, how broad and far

Come labour on *

Come, let us join our cheerful songs

Come my way, my truth, my life *

Come, O thou traveler unknown

Come ye faithful, raise the anthem

Dear Lord and Father of mankind

Eternal Father, strong to save

Eternal Father of the ceaseless round

Fairest Lord Jesus *

Faithful Shepherd, feed me

Father, hear the prayer we offer

Father of heaven, whose love profound

Fierce raged the tempest o’er the deep *

Fight the good fight

Firmly I believe and truly

Forth in the peace of Christ we go

Glorious things of thee are spoken

Glory in the highest

God be with you till we meet again *

God has spoken - by his prophets *

God is love: let heaven adore him 

God moves in a mysterious way

God of mercy, God of grace

God we praise you, God we bless you *

God, your glory we have seen in your Son *

God’s glory fills the universe *

Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer (in English and Welsh)

Happy are they, they that love God

Hark, my soul, it is the Lord *

He who would valiant be

Help us, O Lord, to learn

How shall I sing that majesty

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

I danced in the morning

I heard the voice of Jesus say

Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Immortal love for ever full

In the cross of Christ I glory

Jerusalem the golden

Jesu, grant me this, I pray

Jesu, lover of my soul

Jesu, my Lord, my God, my all

Jesu, priceless treasure *

Jesu, the very thought of thee

O Jesu, King most wonderful

Jesus, good above all other

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun

Jesus, these eyes have never seen

Jesus, where’er thy people meet

Join all the glorious names *

Judge eternal, throned in splendour

King of glory, King of peace

Lead, kindly light, amid the encircling gloom

Lead us, heavenly Father lead us  

Let all the world in every corner sing

Let bells peal forth

Let us with a gladsome mind

Lift up your hearts

Light of the minds that know him

Light’s abode, celestial Salem

Like a mighty river flowing *

Lord for the years *

Lord, it belongs not to my care

Lord of all being, throned afar

Lord of all hopefulness

Lord of our life, and God of our salvation

Lord of the boundless curves of space

Lord of the worlds above *

Lord, teach us how to pray aright

Lord, thy word abideth

Love divine, all loves excelling

Love of the Father, love of God the Son

My God, who wonderful thou art

My Lord, my life, my love

Not far beyond the sea, nor high *

Now from the heavens descending *

Now thank we all our God

O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages

O for a closer walk with God

O for a thousand tongues to sing

O God of Bethel, by whose hand

O God, our help in ages past

O God you search me and you know me *

O happy band of pilgrims  

O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace

O Jesus, I have promised

O King enthroned on high

O Lord of hosts, all heaven possessing

O Love divine, how sweet thou art

O Love, how, deep, how broad, how high

O my Saviour, lifted from the earth for me *

O praise the Lord, ye servants of the Lord

O praise ye the Lord

O Son of God, eternal Love

O thou in all thy might so far

O thou not made with hands

O thou who camest from above

O worship the King

Oft in danger, oft in woe

Peace, perfect peace *

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him

Praise to God, whose word was spoken

Praise to the holiest in the height 

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation

Pray that Jerusalem may have

Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire

Rejoice, O Land, in God thy might

Rejoice the Lord is King

Rejoice today with one accord

Rock of ages, cleft for me

Sing, all creation, sing to God in gladness *

Sing alleluya forth ye saints on high

Sing praise to God, who reigns above  

Sing ye faithful, sing with gladness

Soldiers of Christ, arise

Soldiers, who are Christ’s below

Stand up and bless the Lord

Stand up! stand up for Jesus!   

Take my life and let it be *

Teach me my God and King

The King of love my Shepherd is

The Lord’s my Shepherd

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy 

They whose course on earth is o’er

Thine for ever! God of love

Thou art the way: by thee alone

Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown

Thou whose almighty word

Through all the changing scenes of life

Through the night of doubt and sorrow

To the name that brings salvation

Transfigured Saviour, you alone *

View me Lord, a work of thine *

We love the place, O God

When all thy mercies, O my God

When in our music God is glorified *

When morning gilds the skies 

Who is this, so weak and helpless

Will you come and follow me *

Ye holy angels bright

Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim

Ye that know the Lord is gracious

Ye watchers and ye holy ones

You did this mighty deed, O Christ, God’s Son * (in English and Welsh)


The Church: its Unity and Mission

Faith of our Fathers, taught of old  

In Christ there is no East or West  

Jesus, Lord, we look to thee

O living Christ, our eyes behold

Spread, O spread thou mighty word

The Church of God a Kingdom is

The Church’s one foundation

Thy hand, O God, has guided

We have a gospel to proclaim


In Times and Places of Persecution

Faith of our Fathers, living still *

Steal away *


In Time of Trouble

By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered *

Earth’s fragile beauties we possess *

People draw near to God in their distress *

When Israel was in Egypt’s land *


The Kingdom of God

Christ is the world’s true light

God is working his purpose out

O Christ the Lord, O Christ the King

O God of earth and altar

O holy city, seen of John *

O Lord our God, arise

Son of God, eternal Saviour

The kingdom is upon you *

The kingdom of God is justice and joy *

Thy kingdom come, O God

Thy kingdom come, on bended knee


National Anthem

God save our gracious King





Taizé chants:


Bless the Lord my soul

Confitemini Domino *

I am sure I shall see the goodness of the Lord *

In manus tuas, Pater *

In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful *

Jesus remember me *

Laudate omnes gentes *

Lord Jesus Christ *

Ostende nobis Domine *

The kingdom of God is justice and peace *

Ubi caritas *

Wait for the Lord *





Seasonal Material

Advent Prose

Advent Sequence

Great ‘O’ Antiphons * (Common Worship text)

Magnificat * (Common Worship pointed text)

Magnificat (Book of Common Prayer pointed text)

Christmas Sequence

Candlemas Procession with Nunc Dimittis * (Common Worship pointed text)

Candlemas Procession with Nunc Dimittis (Book of Common Prayer pointed text)

Lent Prose

Palm Sunday Introit

Palm Sunday Procession: All glory, laud and honour

Palm Sunday Prophetic Anthem

Palm Sunday Hymn: Ride on! Ride on in majesty!

Maundy Thursday Chrism Mass: Blessed by the sun, the olive tree

Maundy Thursday: Ubi Caritas Plainsong * (in English and Latin)

Maundy Thursday: Ubi Caritas (Dom Gregory Murray)

Maundy Thursday: Ceremonies after Communion (including Ps 22 Plainsong)

Good Friday Liturgy: The Proclamation of the Cross (traditional language) for use where choral settings are used for the Reproaches

Good Friday Liturgy: The Proclamation of the Cross * (contemporary language)

Good Friday Liturgy: Pange lingua (longer version for use during the Veneration)

Easter Liturgy: a shortened and simplified Exsultet* (for deacon/cantor and congregation) for use where the traditional complete text is not used

Easter Vigil psalmody with antiphons (traditional language text)

Easter Vigil responsorial psalmody * (contemporary language text)

Easter Alleluyas and associated psalmody *

Easter Liturgy: Sprinkling with Baptismal Water, Vidi aquam * (Plainsong)

Easter Liturgy: Sprinkling with Baptismal Water, ‘Bless the Lord you springs’ *

Easter Sequence

Easter Dismissal *

Pentecost Sequence

Corpus Christi Sequence

All Saints Sequence

All Souls (and Requiems) Plainsong Introit Requiem aeternam (in English and Latin)

Plainsong Sequence

Plainsong In paradisum * (in English and Latin)

In paradisum * (metrical version in English)

Kontakion of the Departed

Dedication Festival Sequence


Supplementary texts for the Eucharist

Sprinkling with baptismal water outside Eastertide, Asperges me * (Plainsong)

Sprinkling with baptismal water outside Eastertide, ‘Water of Life’ *

Gospel Acclamations *

Our Father (Plainsong) *

Our Father (Merbecke) * 

Our Father (Rimsky-Korsakov) *


Mass Settings

Only the Kyries, Gloria, (Creed in traditional language settings), Sanctus & Benedictus and Agnus Dei) will be printed.   Musical notation will be provided in all editions (including melodies in the ‘words only’ edition).   The parts within a setting will be numbered for easy reference, for example, as 677a, 677b, 677c, 677d, 677e.


Contemporary language settings are placed first, followed by those in traditional language)


Contemporary language:

New English Folk Mass

New People’s Mass (Murray, 1987) *

Mass of St Thomas (Thorne) *

Mass of St Cedd (Nardone) *


Traditional language:

Office of Holy Communion (Merbecke)

Anglican Folk Mass (Shaw) *

Missa de angelis *

Plainsong Mass * (Kyrie IX, Gloria VI; Credo; Sanctus & Benedictus X; Agnus Dei X)


An Order For Eucharistic Devotions

(Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament)*

A simple order (including the texts of O salutaris, Tantum ergo and Psalm 117), together with notes and a list of suggested congregational hymns