The Revd Tom Cuthell (St Cuthbert’s, Edinburgh) welcomes the new flush of writing hymns. He addresses resistance in congregations who fear their favourites will be replaced, which need not be the case, but he specifies categories of hymns which do need to be forgotten. The current Church Hymnary (3) is found to be weak in the area of contemporary texts. He outlines the contribution of new texts to the strengthening of faith and the increase of understanding, giving many examples.
Volume 09 Winter 1984, p3