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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: ROCKINGHAM

MetreCommonly Used WithNo. in Laudate
LMWhen I survey the wonderous cross756

The hymn numbers for Laudate are intended to be helpful if you’re still not sure that you know the tune. Seeing the complete hymn may help. If you need numbers from another hymn book listed, please let us know.

It is hoped that the tunes recommended here will be the most familiar to the majority. Occasionally, because of the metre of the hymn, there just hasn’t been a familiar tune to recommend. For these less familiar tunes, you’ll see links to audio files appear on this page. They’re intended to either teach you, or remind you of, a tune that will enable you to sing the hymn. Should you need more of the tunes to be recorded, again, let us know.

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