20th Century Folk Hymnal, Volume 2

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This paperback hymn-book was edited by Kevin Mayhew and published by Mayhew Mccrimmon Ltd, Leigh-on-Sea in 1975/76.  It followed from version one which was published in 1972.

It includes 101 hymns / songs, all in English.  All but one are in lead-sheet (ie melody-line + guitar chords) format.  A small number of basic Masses (setting the English language Kyire, Sanctus and Agnus Dei to the same simple tune) are included.

ASIN: B0062ESBMM
UIN: BLL01015014753

It is now out of print, but 2nd hand copies are often available from Amazon (UK) or Amazon.com


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Table of Contents

Title (first-line) Number
All Creation Bless The Lord 51
All creation bless the Lord, earth and heaven bless the Lord
Lyrics & tune by: Hayward Osborne © J Weinberger Ltd
Key: F
Number of verses: 5
All This World Belongs To Jesus 9
Lyrics by: Willard F Jausch © Rev Willard F Jausch
Tune by: Traditional
Key: G
Number of verses: 5
At The Name Of Jesus 81
Lyrics by: Caroline Maria Noel © J Weinberger Ltd
Tune by: Michael Brierley © J Weinberger Ltd
Key: C
Number of verses: 5
Be Still And Know That I Am God 67
Lyrics & tune by: Anonymous © Not stated
Key: D
Number of verses: 3
Be Still And Know That I Am With You 26
Lyrics & tune by: Sister Jude © Brentwood Religious Education Service and Sister Jude
Key: D
Number of verses: 3
Bread From The Earth 38
Lyrics & tune by: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Am
Number of verses: 3
Christ Be Beside Me 13
Lyrics by: James Quinn © Geoffrey Chapman Ltd
Tune by: Traditional
Key: C
Number of verses: 3
Christ Is Our King 53
Christ is our king let the whole earth rejoice / He came to open the eyes of the blind
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 6
Colours Of Day 1
Colours of day / So light up the fire
Lyrics & tune by: Sue McClellan, John Pac and Keith Ryecroft © Key Records, Surrey
Key: D
Number of verses: 3
Come Christian People 23
Come Christian people, take heed / Star of wisdom, child of gladness
Lyrics & tune by: John Glynn © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: C
Number of verses: 3
Day By Day In The Marketplace 93
Day be day in the marketplace / At Cana, when my mother pleaded
Lyrics & tune by: Amie Duval © Not stated
Number of verses: 4
Farmer In The Fertile Field, The 70
The farmer in the fertile field
Lyrics by: Michael Cockett © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Roger Haines and John Murphy © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Number of verses: 4
Fill My House Unto The Fullest 11
Fill my house unto the fullest / All I own and all I do
Lyrics & tune by: Peter Kearney © J Albert and Sons Ltd
Key: D
Number of verses: 4
Fill Us With Your Spirit Lord 20
Fill us with your spirit Lord, spirit overflowing
Lyrics by: Willard F Jausch © Rev Willard F Jausch
Tune by: Traditional © Rev Willard F Jausch
Key: F#m
Number of verses: 4
For From Him And Through Him 87
Lyrics & tune by: Ena Thompson © Not stated
Key: A
Number of verses: 1
Gentle Christ Good And Wise 18
Gentle Christ good and wise / When a boy was twelve
Lyrics & tune by: Ewan Hooper and Ernest Marvin © Campbell Connolly Ltd, Ivy Music Ltd
Key: A
Number of verses: 4
Geordie Mass 83
Lord have Mercy
Lyrics & tune by: Anthony Harmon © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: F#m
Includes phrasing for the Lord Have Mercy, Holy Holy and Lamb of God
Give Me Peace O Lord I Pray 78
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 2
Glory Be To God The King 48
Glory be to God the king of kings / Praise him sun and moon
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Am
Number of verses: 5
Glory To God (Peruvian Gloria) 75
Glory to God, glory to God, glory to the Father
Lyrics & tune by: Traditional © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Number of verses: 3
God Delights In His Children 17
God delights in his children / Clap your hands
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 5
God Is Love 52
God is love, and the one who lives in love lives in God
Lyrics & tune by: Anonymous © Not stated
Key: A
Number of verses: 4
Go The Mass Is Ended 40
Go the Mass is ended, children of the Lord
Lyrics & tune by: Sister Maria Lydia Pereira © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: A
Number of verses: 3
Going Home 64
Going home, going home, I'm going home
Lyrics by: William Arms Fisher © Not stated
Tune by: Traditional
Key: C
Number of verses: 2
Gonna Lay Down My Sword 95
Gonna lay down my sword and shielf
Lyrics & tune by: Traditional © Public domain
Key: D
Number of verses: 3
Green Life Rises, The 92
The green life rises
Lyrics by: Luke Connaughton © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Traditional © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: E
Number of verses: 6
Here's a Child for You O Lord 35
Here's a child for you O Lord, we shall cherish
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: C
Number of verses: 6
Holy Holy Holy Lord 12
Holy holy holy Lord / As we lift our hearts before you
Lyrics & tune by: Jimmy Owens © Word (UK) Ltd, Lexicon Music
Key: C
Number of verses: 5
Holy Spirit Of Fire 7
Holy spirit of fire / The wind can blow or be still
Lyrics & tune by: John Glynn © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 3
Holy Virgin, By God's Decrees 68
Lyrics by: Not stated © Not stated
Tune by: The New Lourdes Hymn © Not stated
Key: F
Number of verses: 4
How Dark Was The Stable 77
How dark was the stable where Jesus was born
Lyrics & tune by: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Dm
Number of verses: 4
I Am The Bread Of Life 57
I am the bread of life, he who comes to me will never be hungry
Lyrics by: David Konstant © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: F
Number of verses: 5
I Believe In God Almighty 65
Lyrics & tune by: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: C
Number of verses: 4
I Journeyed Alone 101
I journeyed alone / The life that I have
Lyrics & tune by: Ronald H Green © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 4
I May Speak In Tonugues 72
Lyrics by: Ronald H Green © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 4
I Saw The Grass 86
I saw the grass, I saw the trees
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: F
Number of verses: 3
I Sing A Song To You Lord 44
I sing a song to you Lord a song of love and praise
Lyrics & tune by: Richard Beaumont © Shalom Community, Wichita Falls, Texas
Key: E
Number of verses: 4
I Watch The Sunrise 100
I watch the sunrise / But you are always close to me
Lyrics by: John Glynn © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Colin Murphy © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: A
Number of verses: 4
I Will Give You Glory 74
I will give you glory / Day after day
Lyrics & tune by: Malcolm Campbell-Carr © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Em
Number of verses: 3
I Wonder As I Wander 33
I wonder as I wander under the sky
Lyrics & tune by: Traditional © Public domain
Key: Dm
Number of verses: 3
In Bread We Bring You Lord 97
In bread we bring you Lord our bodies labour
Lyrics & tune by: Kevin McNicols © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: F
Number of verses: 2
In Christ There Is No East Or West 32
Lyrics by: John Oxenham © Not stated
Tune by: Traditional
Key: A
Number of verses: 4
In The Earth The Small Seed 39
In the earth the small seed is hidden
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: F
Number of verses: 3
Israeli Mass 85
Lord have Mercy
Lyrics & tune by: Anthony Harmon © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Em
Includes phrasing for the Lord Have Mercy, Holy Holy and Lamb of God
January Brings The Snow 88
January brings the snow and the white frost glistens
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: D
Number of verses: 7
Jesus Lord I'll Sing A Song 3
Jesus Lord I'll sing a song that's soft and low
Lyrics & tune by: Briege O'Hare © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 2
Long Ago In Bethlehem 8
Long ago in Bethlehem / Hosanna, alleluia
Lyrics & tune by: Ian Sharp © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: F
Number of verses: 2
arranged from Papuan sources
Lord Have Mercy - American Eucharist setting 91
Lord have Mercy
Lyrics & tune by: Sandra Joan Billington © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Lord We Pray For Golden Peace 19
Lord we pray for golden peace / Banish fear and ignorance
Lyrics & tune by: Sebastian Temple © Franciscian Communications Centre of Los Angeles
Key: E
Number of verses: 3
Man Of Galilee 76
Man of Galilee will you come and stand by me
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 5
Many Times I Have Turned 49
Many times I have turned / Jesus came to bring us mercy
Lyrics by: Willard F Jausch © Rev Willard F Jausch
Tune by: Traditional © Rev Willard F Jausch
Key: Dm
Number of verses: 4
May The Peace Of Christ 15
Lyrics & tune by: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: C
Number of verses: 1
Merrily On 16
Merrily on, merrily on flow the bright waters
Lyrics & tune by: John Glynn © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: C
Number of verses: 4
Monmouthshire Mass 82
Lord have Mercy
Lyrics & tune by: Anthony Harmon © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: F#m
Includes phrasing for the Lord Have Mercy, Holy Holy and Lamb of God
My Glory And The Lifter 90
My glory and the lifter of my head
Lyrics by: Scripture © Not stated
Tune by: M J McAlister © Not stated
Key: C
Number of verses: 1
My God Loves Me 24
My God loves me, His love will never end
Lyrics by: Verse 1 anonymous, Verses 2-5 Sandra Joan Billington © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Not stated © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 5
My Soul Glorifies The Lord 54
My soul glorifies the Lord / The son of God, Jesus his name
Lyrics & tune by: David Palmer © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Em
Number of verses: 4
Now Come To Me All You Who Seek 55
Lyrics by: Michael Cockett © Not stated
Tune by: Traditional
Key: G
Number of verses: 3
Now Jesus Said 28
Now Jesus said, "We'll bake some bread"
Lyrics by: Michael Cockett © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: C
Number of verses: 3
Now The Green Blade Riseth 14
Lyrics by: J M C Crumm © Oxford University Press
Tune by: Traditional
Key: Em
Number of verses: 4
O Living Water 42
O living water refresh my soul / Spirit of God
Lyrics & tune by: Rosalie Vissing © Shalom Community, Wichita Falls, Texas
Key: Em
Number of verses: 3
O Lord My God 27
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder / Then sings my soul
Lyrics by: Unknown © Not stated
Tune by: Traditional
Key: A
Number of verses: 3
O The Lord Looked Down 36
O the Lord looked down from his window in the sky / Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord
Lyrics & tune by: Traditional © Public domain
Key: E
Number of verses: 4
Oh Lord All The World 66
Oh Lord all the world belongs to you
Lyrics & tune by: Patrick Appleford © J Weinberger Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 5
Out And Away 50
Out and away the mountains are calling
Lyrics & tune by: John Glynn © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Em
Number of verses: 4
Peace Is Flowing Like A River 31
Lyrics & tune by: Anonymous © Not stated
Key: G
Number of verses: 4
Peace is the Gift of Heaven 73
Lyrics & tune by: John Glynn © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 3
Peacemakers 21
Peacemakers to be called the songs of God / Seeing the crowd
Lyrics & tune by: Malcolm Campbell-Carr © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Dm
Number of verses: 2
People Of God Give Praise 99
Lyrics by: Luke Connaughton © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: A
Number of verses: 4
Plucking String Begin To Speak 45
At the feast the wine is flowing / Plucking string begin to speak
Lyrics by: Michael Cockett © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: D
Number of verses: 3
Praise Him Sing A Song 37
Praise him sing a song the mountains sing /
Lyrics by: Michael Cockett © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Sue Parker © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: D
Number of verses: 4
Praise Him, Praise Him 60
Praise him, praise him, praise him in the morning
Lyrics & tune by: Anonymous © Not stated
Key: G
Number of verses: 5
Praise The Lord 34
Praise the Lord and sing hallelujah / Praise him for the sun and for the stars
Lyrics & tune by: Gerald O'Mahoney © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 3
Prophet In His Hunger, The 25
The prophet in his hunger asked for bread
Lyrics by: Luke Connaughton © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: John Rombaut © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Em
Number of verses: 5
Rejoice In The Lord 43
Lyrics & tune by: Anonymous © Not stated
Key: G
Number of verses: 2
Round Me Falls The Night 61
Round me falls the night, Saviour be my light
Lyrics by: W Romanis © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Mary Kennedy © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: E
Number of verses: 3
Seasons Come, Seasons Go 56
Seasons come, seasons go, moonstruck tides
Lyrics by: Michael Cockett © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: D
Number of verses: 3
Sing Life, Sing Love, Sing Jesus 5
Sing life, sing love, sing Jesus / Life is around us to use or abuse
Lyrics & tune by: Peter Lewis © Peter Lewis
Key: G
Number of verses: 3
Sing Praises To God 4
Lyrics & tune by: Anonymous © Not stated
Key: A
Number of verses: 2
Sing Praises to the Living God 10
Sing praises to the living God / Glory to the trinity
Lyrics & tune by: Sebastian Temple © Franciscian Communications Centre of Los Angeles
Key: C
Number of verses: 3
Sometimes The Road Seems Long 2
Walk with me, O my Lord / Sometimes the road seems long
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: D
Number of verses: 5
Spirit Of The Living God 69
Lyrics & tune by: Michael Inverson © Not stated
Key: E
Number of verses: 1
Spirit Of The Lord, The 41
The Spirit of the Lord is now upon me
Lyrics & tune by: Not stated © Not stated
Key: E
Number of verses: 1
Steal Away To Jesus 6
Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus / My Lord he calls me
Lyrics & tune by: Negro spiritual © Public domain
Key: D
Number of verses: 3
Suffer Little Children 98
There came unto him / Suffer little children
Lyrics & tune by: Philip Greem © Belwyn-Mills Music Ltd
Key: D
Number of verses: 4
Swedish Mass 84
Lord have Mercy
Lyrics & tune by: Anthony Harmon © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Dm
Includes phrasing for the Lord Have Mercy, Holy Holy and Lamb of God
They Hung Him On A Cross 59
Lyrics & tune by: Traditional © Public domain
Key: E
Number of verses: 6
This Is My Will 58
This is my will, my one command
Lyrics by: James Quinn © Geoffrey Chapman Ltd
Tune by: Traditional
Key: D
Number of verses: 5
This Little Light Of Mine 96
The light that shines is the light of love / This little light of mine
Lyrics & tune by: Traditional © Public domain
Key: G
Number of verses: 2
Thou Wilt Keep Him 22
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
Lyrics & tune by: Anonymous © Not stated
Key: A
Number of verses: 4
To Our King Give Wisdom God 80
To our King give wisdom God / He will live, live and never fail
Lyrics by: Willard F Jausch © Rev Willard F Jausch
Tune by: Traditional
Key: F
Based on: Psalm 72
Number of verses: 5
We Are Gathering Together 79
We are gathering together unto Him
Lyrics & tune by: Anonymous © Not stated
Key: Em
Number of verses: 2
We Celebrate This Festive Day 47
We celebrate this festive day / The bread is broken, wine is poured
Lyrics by: Willard F Jausch © Rev Willard F Jausch
Tune by: J S Bach © Rev Willard F Jausch
Key: D
Number of verses: 5
We Gather Together 30
We gather together as brothers and sisters / He binds up the wounded and the broken
Lyrics by: Willard F Jausch © Rev Willard F Jausch
Tune by: Traditional © Rev Willard F Jausch
Key: E
Number of verses: 3
We Went With A Message 71
We went with a message / He came in a wind
Lyrics by: Michael Hewlett © Stainer and Bell Ltd
Tune by: John Maynard © Stainer and Bell Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 5
We Will Walk Through The Valley 29
Lyrics by: Michael Cockett © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Tune by: Spiritual © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: G
Number of verses: 3
When Is He Coming 62
When is he coming / Come O Come from your kindgom up there
Lyrics & tune by: David Palmer © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: F
Number of verses: 3
Where Are You Bound Mary 46
Where are you bound Mary, Mary / Beauty is a dove
Lyrics & tune by: John Glynn © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Em
Number of verses: 3
Where Does The Wind 89
Where does the wind come from
Lyrics & tune by: Sr Mary Oswin © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: D
Number of verses: 2
Where In The World Is The Peace 94
Where in the world is the peace I seek
Lyrics & tune by: Ronald H Green © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: D
Number of verses: 4
Yahweh You Are My Strength 63
Yahweh you are my strength / When foes inside my soul
Lyrics & tune by: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Ltd
Key: Em
Number of verses: 6

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