Faith, Folk and Festivity

This book was published and printed by Galliard Ltd of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England in 1969.

It includes 48 hymns, all in English, and most in contemporary language and in the folk / popular genre, with a focus on positive Christian truths and read-world events.

The hymns are organised by season, including both church-calendar seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, etc) and some secular seasons like harvest and  remembrance.   Each season also includes a small scripture quote relevant to it.

Each song is presented with a melody line and guitar chords, with all verses set in a block further down the page (ie the verses are not interspersed with the notation).

The book edited by Peter D Smith of Sheffield, and includes a foreword by him on the inner cover. It does not have an ISBN number.  The cover price when the book was printed was 7 shillings and 6 pence.

Now out-of-print, copies are sometimes available from Amazon (UK / Ireland).



About the contents listing

Composer, author and copyright ownership are shown as they are recorded in the book, in accordance with this site's copyright policies.    This means that the copyright information is not necessarily correct today.

Detail  pages for some songs are linked from the titles, and more detail-pages will be added as time and copyright permissions allow..  They may include:
  • background information about the hymn, 
  • the full lyrics, 
  • downloadable PowerPoint slides of the words, 
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  • (links to) samples of the song.  


Table of Contents

Title (first-line) Number
A Cry of Spirits 25
A cry of spirit moved across the heath anf fought the dirty bark
Lyrics & tune: Rognvald Richards © Rognvald Richards
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: Harvest
A Song for Lent 8
Strengthen Lord my purpose
Lyrics: Michael Hewlett © Galliard Ltd
Tune: John Maynard © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Lent
Ballard of the Son of Man 3
John came a-preaching by the Jordan river
Lyrics & tune: Emily Chisholm © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 11
Recommended uses: Advent
This song has a mid-verse refrain "The Son of Man is coming", rather than a chorus between verses
Bird of Heaven 21
Catch the bird of heaven / Ah, the bird of heaven!
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: Pentecost
From "Songs of Sydney Carter in the Present Tense Book 1"
Celebration Song 17
Man more than man, completely fulfilled
Lyrics: Valerie M Dunn © Jack Green in trust
Tune: Jack Green © Jack Green in trust
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Easter
From "Let the Cosmos Ring"
Christ Through the Waters 18
Christ through the waters, the waters of Jordan
Lyrics & tune: Sister Oswin © Sacred Heard Publications Ltd and Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Easter
From "Sogs of our Day"
Come and Climb the Mountain 13
Come and climb the mountain and see what I can see
Lyrics: Marian Colihole © Galliard Ltd
Tune: Peter D Smith © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 5
Recommended uses: Holy Week
Creation's Song 18
Creation's song breaks forth / Praising the Lord of life
Lyrics: Valerie Dunn © Jack Green in trust
Tune: Peter D Smith © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 5
Recommended uses: Easter
Crow on the Cradle, The 27
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn / Sang the crow on the cradle
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter © Essex Music Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 5
Recommended uses: Remembrance
Day of the Spirit, The 20
We went with a message
Lyrics: Michael Hewlett © Galliard Ltd
Tune: John Maynard © Galliard Ltd
Tune-name: WHITSUN JINGLE
Language: English
Number of verses: 5
Recommended uses: Pentecost
Don't Wait for an Angel 8
Don't wait for an angel / He's only a baby
Lyrics & tune: Caryl Micklem © New Christian
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Christmas
Down Huddersfield Road 14
Down Huddersfield Rd goes a lonely man / All night at his loom
Lyrics & tune: Aimé Duval © Aimé Duval
Language: English
Number of verses: 5
Recommended uses: Holy Week
The original French version was called "Rue des Longues Haies", a road in the industrial centre of Rubaix. The English title gives the connotation of textile mills.
Father in Heaven 23
Father in heaven grant to thy children
Lyrics: Elena G Maquiso © Dr D T Niles
Tune: Phillippine traditional
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Trinity
Reprinted from "EACC Hymnal"
Fire is Lighting Torch and Lamp at Night 20
Lyrics: John Geyer © Galliard Ltd
Tune: Eric Reid © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Pentecost
Friday Morning 12
It was on a Friday morning / It's God they ought to crucify
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: Holy Week
Go Prophet Go 5
Go prophet Go! / Go into the nightclubs, cabarets
Lyrics: Norman C Habe © Jack Green in trust and Norman C Habel - used with permission
Tune: Jack Green © Jack Green in trust and Norman C Habel - used with permission
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: Advent
From "Let the Cosmos Ring"
Good Friday 13
Hanging on a tree he was
Lyrics & tune: Mary Edwards © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 6
Recommended uses: Holy Week
Harvey 30
Harvey's in his forties, he's tall and rather thin / And he listens with his hands
Lyrics & tune: Sister Estelle © Sacred Heard Publications Ltd and Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 6
Recommended uses: All Saints
How Can I Keep From Singing 31
My life flows on in endless song / No storm can shake my inmost calm
Lyrics: Traditional
Tune: Traditional © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: All Saints
I Will be With You Always 19
In the crowded streets wehre tall buildings tower
Lyrics: Valerie M Dunn © Jack Green in trust
Tune: Peter D Smith © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Ascension
Indifference 15
When Jesus came to Golgotha
Lyrics: G A Studdart Kennedy © Hodder and Stoughton Ltd
Tune: Peter D Smith © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Holy Week
Words from "The Unutterable Beauty"
Killer, The 27
They say that God who made the world
Lyrics: Michael Hewlett © Galliard Ltd
Tune: John Maynard © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 5
Recommended uses: Remembrance
Let the Cosmos Ring 32
Let the cosmos ring / Praise Him with the tap of the typewriter
Lyrics: Valerie Dunn © Jack Green in trust
Tune: Jack Green © Jack Green in trust
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Festivity
From "Let the Cosmos Ring"
Lord of the Harvest 24
We thank you, O God, for your goodness
Lyrics: Fred Kaan © Fred Kaan
Tune: Traditional © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Harvest
Loving all in all for Us 26
We have felt love's unseen motion / Loving all in all for us
Lyrics: Norman C Habe © Jack Green in trust and Normal C Habel
Tune: Fred Taylor © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 5
Recommended uses: Harvest
Nobody Dances 9
Day by day in the marketplace I play my flute all day / At Cana when my mother pleaded
Lyrics & tune: Aimé Duval © Aimé Duval
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: Lent
Pop Goes the Money 24
Twenty fags, a jar of ale
Lyrics: Jim Stringfellow © Jim Stringfellow
Tune: Traditional © Jim Stringfellow
Language: English
Number of verses: 5
Recommended uses: Harvest
Processional for Palm Sunday 10
Jesus, King of all men, came to golden Jerusalem / Jesus, Jesus, wave the palms and branches
Lyrics: Emily Chisholm © Galliard Ltd
Tune: Peter D Smith © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Palm Sunday
Promise, The 19
Where's our Jesus? He hasn't gone.
Lyrics & tune: Sister Oswin © Sacred Heard Publications Ltd and Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 2
Recommended uses: Ascension
From "Sogs of our Day"
Shepherds on Notting Hill 7
Do shepherds stand tonight on Notting Hill?
Lyrics: Geoffrey Ainger © Galliard Ltd
Tune: Ian Calvert © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: Christmas
Sing High with the Holly 6
Lyrics: A J Lewis © Galliard Ltd
Tune: Michael Lehr © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 9
Recommended uses: Christmas
First printed in the Methodist Recorder, used with permission
Song and Dance 2
When God Almighty came to be one of us
Lyrics: Michael Hewlett © Galliard Ltd
Tune: Northumbrian air - composer unknown © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: Advent
Sun and the Hill, The (Peter and John) 16
In a garden one night on a bed of bracken and leaf
Lyrics & tune: Malcolm Stewart © Vanguard Publications
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Easter
There is a World 28
There is a world where people come and go / "That world's not ours", that's what we always say
Lyrics & tune: Sister Estelle © Sacred Heard Publications Ltd and Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Remembrance
From Harvey and Co.
Thou Mastering Me 21
Thou mastering me, God! Giver of breath and bread;
Lyrics: Gerard Manley Hopkins © Galliard Ltd
Tune: Sydney Carter © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 2
Recommended uses: Pentecost
From "Songs of Sydney Carter in the Present Tense Book 1"
Tree Springs to Life, The 17
We meet you O Christ in many a guise
Lyrics: Fred Kaan © Fred Kaan
Tune: Peter D Smith © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: Easter
Trinity of Mutual Love, The 23
Lyrics: Hilary Greenwood SSM © Society of the Sacred Mission, Kelham
Tune: English traditional
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Trinity
Vine and Fig Tree 28
And every man 'neath his vine and fig three
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Language: English
Number of verses: 1
Recommended uses: Remembrance
We Find Thee Lord 9
We find thee Lord in other's need
Lyrics: Giles Ambrose SSM © Society of the Sacred Mission, Kelham
Tune: Traditional
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: Lent
We Thank You for the Memories 29
We thank you for the memories that fill our minds today
Lyrics: David J Harding © Galliard Ltd
Tune: Peter D Smith © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: All Saints
When he Comes Back 2
The master has promised that he will return / When He comes back
Lyrics & tune: Malcolm Stewart © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Advent
When They Shouted Hosanna 11
When they shouted hosanna, were you there, were you there? / And the creed and the colour
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 5
Recommended uses: Palm Sunday
Where? 4
He's no only in the Incarnation / Do you see the starving children
Lyrics: Mill Mickie and Michael Lavelle © Galliard Ltd
Tune: Peter D Smith © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Advent
Woman in the Bus 29
Woman in the bus with a pram and a baby
Lyrics & tune: Sister Oswin © Sacred Heard Publications Ltd and Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 4
Recommended uses: All Saints
From "Songs for Here and Now"
Wonderful is Your Handiwork 25
When I look at the work of your hands / Lord, our Lord, glorious is your name
Lyrics & tune: Sister Oswin © Sacred Heard Publications Ltd and Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 3
Recommended uses: Harvest
Working Days 26
Lord look upon our working days
Lyrics: Ian M Fraser © Galliard Ltd
Tune: Erik Routley © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 5
Recommended uses: Harvest
From "New Songs for the Church, Book 1"
You Were There 22
I met you God last Monday in the glow of molten steel / In man's industrial glory, you were there in might
Lyrics: Ian Haile © Galliard Ltd
Tune: T Brian Coleman © Galliard Ltd
Language: English
Number of verses: 6
Recommended uses: Pentecost
From "Tunes from Truro"

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