Hymn of the Month.

As we are not able to sing hymns during the restrictions imposed by the Covid pandemic, we shall be producing a Hymn of the Month - sung this month by our Choral Scholars and a few extra volunteers. By doing this we shall keep alive the sound of our hymns which are such an important part of our Services - and you will be able to sing along in the privacy of your own home,to be compliant with current regulations.

This first hymn - All People that on Earth do dwell - is one of the oldest hymns we currently sing. It is a paraphrase of Psalm 100 and first appears in 1561 and was included in The Scottish Psalter published three years later. The music was either composed, or adapted, by the French composer Louis Bourgeois (c.1510-c.1561) who worked in Geneva and took a leading part in compiling the Genevan Psalter. Today it is one of the most widely sung hymns and is happily shared by people of many different denominations.

(RBW. Nov. 2020)  

Hymn of the Month