Volume 05, Number 02 Nov 1975


The Editor

Comments on the use of contemporary language in The Lord's Prayer, alternate personal pronouns in baptismal hymns and the colour of stocks worn by Queen's Chaplains. It is followed by four nineteenth century facsimilies of title pages from Service Books.

A Composer’s Viewpoint

Thomas Wilson

Sets out a 'musical credo': it communicates meaning beyond language, mirroring the essence of God. Performers and listeners must respond actively and intelligently. 'Quality' will convey 'mysticism which complements.. religious experience'. CH3 offers much high quality of both native and international talent. Music must be relevant to contemporary life and can further ecumenism. Our musical integrity must offer to God, the Great Musician, the best of human creativity.

Singing our Song of God

David A Keddie

Review of CH3 and its introduction in a Highland Parish. He evaluates its effect on the Order of Worship in both a catholic and sacramental direction. He gives personal views on the choice of words and music particularly in Children's Praise.

On Taking Funerals

Jack Kellett

Notes on making funerals more 'discriminate' and 'professional', concerning meeting the bereaved, the preparatory house service, the place of the 'Committal' and the use of language with which people will connect. The climax should have a Resurrection note. The skills of different people should be employed, for example neighbours or those in a ministry team.