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The Complete Hymn!

How to play hymns and worship songs on the church organ
so that your congregation can join together in singing confidently!

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Sing to him a New Song,
play skilfully and shout for joy... 

There is little better than singing joyfully in worship with others in a church service,
and little worse than finding that the whole experience can be just so embarrassing!
The singing can be the high, or perhaps low point on this scale.
People love to sing, but they won't do it unless everyone else is singing well and confidently.

So much of this is up to YOU, the Organist;
Remember, YOU are the Orchestra and most importantly the Conductor!...

You have to co-ordinate yourself with the singers and it's no easy task; The Complete Hymn gives you a number of aids to achieving unity in song. It sets out to make what you do workable, in particular how to introduce a hymn and how to move from verse to verse. 

The Volume contains:

  • Explanatory text about the processes and principles behind the settings here and  in the Volume

  • Over 200 of the most popular hymns and worship songs detailed - The SPECIALS;

  • At least 250 more hymns and songs in a table illustrating play-over section and verse joins/bridges;

  • Altogether over 150 pages with all of the hymns and songs fully indexed by First Lines and TUNE.

For more details, read on HERE.

Several free samples HERE

and how to play Worship Songs HERE

Updates are included on the last page of the volume and HERE.

Update: August 2023

It has become apparent that further changes are needed to some of the hymns and songs presented in The Complete Hymn. While I am entirely satisfied regarding the principles that I have set out here, the practicalities have not, in a few instances, worked out as well as they should.

I have introduced a new name for the Volume; this represents a change of emphasis:

You are the Conductor!

As a result I am reviewing all the examples set out in the volume. Several hymns that were detailed have been removed and a small number of new ones have been included.

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Clive Sawers - The Complete Hymn - August 2023

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