27 20th Century Hymns

This book of twenty-seven new English-language hymns was edited by the 20th Century Church Light Music Group.

It is described as being "for congregation with piano, organ, or any combination of instruments" - all hymns have a vocal and piano score, with guitar chords marked on the bottom row.

It was first published 1965. The listing below is based on the 1975 edition, which has the same contents as the original, but some song numbers are changed to facilitate page-turns.

The book itself, and each song within it, are identified as © Josef Weinberger 1965 - but it is not clear if this applies only to the layouts, or the individual authors and composers have all assigned their rights to the publsiher.

The publisher is Josef Weinberger Ltd, 10-16 Rathbone St, London, W1P 2BJ

The OCLC Number is 51506935 - no ISBN number is shown.

The book is out of print, but second-hand copies are often available from Amazon (Uk) or USA / rest of the world


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Table of Contents:

Blest are the Poor who Know 1
Blest are the poor who know how little they posess
Lyrics by: A G McL Pearce Higgins © Not stated
Tune by: Fr Gerard Beaumont CR © Not stated
Key: G
Number of verses: 5
Style: Light and bouncy
Cana Town's in Galilee 2
Cana town's in Galilee, praise the Lord of heaven / Praise him, praise him
Lyrics by: John Glandfield © Not stated
Tune by: Fr Gerard Beaumont CR © Not stated
Key: Dm
Number of verses: 6
Style: Urgently
Cold was the Moon 3
Cold was the moon but the heart of man was colder
Lyrics by: Peter Firth © Not stated
Tune by: Patrick Appleford © Not stated
Key: Am
Number of verses: 5
Style: Ballard style (moderato)
Recommended uses: Christmas and communion
Forty days 4
Forth days, Lord, you spent in the wilderness
Lyrics & tune by: Peter Firth © Not stated
Key: C
Number of verses: 3
Style: March time
Recommended uses: Lent
Hurray Hurray it's Easter Day 5
Hurray, hurray, it's Easter Day / Be done with Lent put fast away
Lyrics & tune by: Fr Gerard Beaumont CR © Not stated
Key: Cm
Number of verses: 2
Style: Cheerful
Recommended uses: Easter
I Taste the Welcome Love 7
I taste the welcome love which draws me Lord to thee
Lyrics & tune by: Peter Firth © Not stated
Key: F
Number of verses: 4
Style: Slow and smooth
Recommended uses: Communion
If I may Hope 6
If I may hope that I may ever see
Lyrics & tune by: Mark Hankey © Not stated
Tune-name: HEMMINGS
Key: Dm
Number of verses: 2
Style: Andante e rubato
In the Lash of the Wind 8
In the lash of the wind the lightening crack and the sea
Lyrics & tune by: Peter Firth © Not stated
Key: D
Number of verses: 4
Style: Surging
Recommended uses: The Power of God
Jesus the Giver of All 10
Lyrics by: John Glandfield © Not stated
Tune by: Patrick Appleford © Not stated
Key: D
Number of verses: 4
Style: Moderato
Recommended uses: Introit at Holy Communion
Jesus Humble was your Birth 9
Lyrics by: Patrick Appleford © Not stated
Tune by: Fr Gerard Beaumont CR © Not stated
Tune-name: CATHERINE
Key: C
Number of verses: 5
Style: Simply
Recommended uses: General and children
Listen Everybody 11
Listen everybody to the word of God / Lord we are gathered within your walls
Lyrics & tune by: Michael Lehr © Not stated
Score: Choir + voice + piano + guitar
Key: Eb
Number of verses: 2
Recommended uses: Gradual
Lord as the Evening Ends 12
Lord, as the evening ends, keep in your care our family and friends
Lyrics by: Patrick Appleford © Not stated
Tune by: Gerald Shaw © Not stated
Key: F
Number of verses: 1
Style: Simply
Recommended uses: Evening
Lord Make me Love 13
Lord, make me love / without love, I am nothing Lord
Lyrics by: Paul Merchant © Not stated
Tune by: Michael Lehr © Not stated
Key: G
Number of verses: 4
Style: Moderato
Score available from: http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/mlehr/reflec/lordmake/lordmake.htm
Now at the End of the Day 17
Lyrics & tune by: Peter Firth © Not stated
Key: F
Number of verses: 4
Style: Slow and rocking
Recommended uses: Evening
O Lord all the World Belongs to You 14
Lyrics & tune by: Patrick Appleford © Not stated
Key: F
Number of verses: 5
Style: Moderato with swing
Recommended uses: Missions and service
Raise the Cross 15
Raise the cross sign of victory
Lyrics & tune by: Patrick Appleford © Not stated
Tune-name: LIVERPOOL
Key: Bb
Number of verses: 7
Style: Marzaile
Recommended uses: Missions and service
Servants of God 16
Servants of God, the Almighty, the Lord
Lyrics by: Patrick Appleford © Not stated
Tune by: Patrick Appleford © Not stated
Key: G
Number of verses: 3
Style: With brilliance
Recommended uses: Introit
So Many Things 18
So many things we can't fully understand
Lyrics & tune by: Michael Lehr © Not stated
Key: G
Number of verses: 6
Recommended uses: Offertory at Holy Communion
There's a lot of Good Things in the Earth 20
There's a lot of good things in the earth, all around and around
Lyrics & tune by: Fr Gerard Beaumont CR © Not stated
Key: C
Number of verses: 5
Style: Moderato
Recommended uses: Service
This Day the Day of Days 19
This day, the day of days when we with heart and voice give praise to him
Lyrics by: Frederick Parsonage © Not stated
Tune by: Peter Firth © Not stated
Key: F, G - last verse
Number of verses: 4
Style: Simply, rather slowly
Recommended uses: Sundays
We are Here 21
We are here and we sing our praise to God
Lyrics & tune by: Frederick Parsonage © Not stated
Tune-name: JONATHAN
Key: Eb
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: Gradual
We have Danced Along 22
We have danced along to a secret song / O Lord God our creator, lover and life of all
Lyrics by: Peter Firth © Not stated
Tune by: Fr Gerard Beaumont CR © Not stated
Key: C
Number of verses: 4
Style: Moderato
Recommended uses: Offertory
We have Seen the Lord Obeyed 23
We have seen the Lord obeyed / There is no peace without his presence
Lyrics & tune by: Peter Firth © Not stated
Key: Eb
Number of verses: 5
Style: Swingy
Recommended uses: Post communion
We like Sheep 25
We like sheep have gone astray / Jesus, sinless Son of God
Lyrics & tune by: Margaret Coombs © Not stated
Key: Gm
Number of verses: 3
Style: Slow blues tempo
What do I See 24
What do I see as I gaze down the road
Lyrics & tune by: Frederick Parsonage © Not stated
Tune-name: ABEL
Key: Cm
Number of verses: 5
Style: Rather slow
Recommended uses: Lent and Passiontide
When Jesus Walked in Galilee 26
Lyrics & tune by: John Glandfield © Not stated
Tune-name: EASTLEIGH
Key: F
Number of verses: 4
Style: Moderato
When the Candles Glow in the Sky 27
When the candles glow in the sky and the wind is as cold as paper
Lyrics & tune by: Gerald Shaw © Not stated
Key: F
Number of verses: 3
Style: Moderato

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