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Recommended Hymn Tunes

Hymns are meant to be sung if at all possible. Unfortunately, those that appear in Morning and Evening Prayer tend to be unfamiliar to many people, and it’s not usually obvious which tune to use. The majority of the hymns that appear in the psalter have suggested tunes listed at the back of the book. If 19th century hymn tunes are your speciality, that suggested tunes list is probably all you need. Mere mortals, however, might need a bit of help…

Recommended Tune: CHRISTE SANCTORUM

MetreCommonly Used Withm4a (iPod) Filemp3 File
11.11.11.5Christ is the world’s light ++CHRISTE SANCTORUMCHRISTE SANCTORUM

++ This tune is sung to ‘Father, we praise you now the night is over’ in the audio file. It should still serve to teach you the tune for use with other hymns with the same metre.

Please don’t expect perfection from these audio recordings - computer speakers won’t be especially kind to them. In any case, they are offered here in the hope that they will enable you to sing hymns that you would otherwise have to read.

If you have an iPod or other mp3 player you might be best right-clicking (ctrl-clicking on the Mac), choosing ‘Save Target (or Link) As...’, and saving the file to somewhere handy for your player.

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