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An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

J.R. Watson


This is an anthology of 250 hymns plus one, with a foreword by Timothy Dudley‐Smith, one of the greatest living hymn writers (the two hundred and fifty‐first hymn, which is a postscript to the anthology, is by him). It is intended in part as a sequel to the editor's The English Hymn (1997): some of the ideas in that book are here exemplified in hymns taken from the earliest Christian times to the present day. Each of the 250 hymns has a textual, critical, and historical annotation, indicating the circumstances of publication, the church history of the time, and the development of the text, and ... More

Keywords: church history, hymns, sacred poetry, translation, worship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269731
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198269730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J.R. Watson, editor
University of Durham
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