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Core Set (Plus) Traditional Hymns

A core collection of popular traditional hymns

Sample: Abide with me
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A superb value set of hymn accompaniments - 138 popular Traditional Hymns from Ancient & Modern New Standard (scroll down for full list of hymns) as the Core Set, or add another 48 hymns, taking the total up to 186 to make Core Set Plus. You can add to this set with season and church specific or worship song albums, like the Catholic albums, Methodist albums, Christmas albums, Remembrance album and so on - but the Core Set provides the most widely used traditional hymns.

The Core Set Plus on MP3 takes up around 1.1 Gb.

Note that not every church uses the same tune for a particular hymn. Please check the track lists, which include the names of the tunes used.

We also have the option of adding an extra album of alternative US tunes where the UK tune is not so often used in the US.

There are no voices on these recordings, just a playover and the accompaniment.

NEW - You will also find here some additional albums - 'More Traditional Hymns'. This is a project to record the whole of the hymn book Ancient & Modern New Standard. Once the whole set is recorded, this will be available as a standalone set, but for the moment is here as a supplement.

Initially this will only be available to download.

Click on the appropriate section below to choose download, memory stick or CD:

Hymns included

(number after hymn name indicates number of verses)

1. Come, Thou long-expected Jesus: Cross of Jesus (4)
2. Hark, a thrilling Voice is sounding: Merton (5)
3. Hark the glad Sound! The Saviour comes: Bristol (4)
4. Lo, He comes with Clouds descending: Helmsley (4)
5. O come, O come, Emmanuel: Veni Emmanuel (5)
6. On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry: Winchester New (5)
7. The Lord will come and not be slow: St Stephen (5)


8. Angels from the Realms of Glory: Iris (4)
9. Christians awake! Salute the happy Morn: Yorkshire (6)
10. Hark! The Herald Angels sing: Mendelssohn (3)
11. In the bleak Mid-Winter: Cranham (5)
12. It came upon the Midnight clear: Noel (4)
13. O come all Ye Faithful: Adeste fideles (4)
14. Of the Father's Love begotten: Divinum mysterium (3)
15. O little Town of Bethlehem: Forest Green (4)
16. Once in Royal David's City: Irby (6)
17. While Shepherds watched: Winchester Old (6)


18. As with Gladness Men of old: Dix (5)
19. Brightest and best: Epiphany (5 - verse 1 repeated)
20. Earth has many a noble City: Stuttgart (5)
21. Hail to the Lord's anointed: Crüger (6)
22. O worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness: Was lebet (5 - verse 1 repeated)


23. All people that on Earth do dwell: Old 100th (5)

Lent/ Passiontide

1. All Glory, Laud and Honour: St Theodulph (5 & refrains)
2. Forty Days and forty Nights: Aus der Tiefe (6)
3. It is a Thing most wonderful: Herongate (7)
4. Jesu, Lover of my Soul: Hollingside (3)
5. Jesu, Lover of my Soul: Aberystwyth (3)
6. My God, I love Thee; not because: St Francis Xavier (6)
7. My Song is Love unknown: Love Unknown (7)
8. O sacred Head surrounded: Passion Chorale (3)
9. Praise to the Holiest in the Height: Somervell (7)
10. Praise to the Holiest in the Height: Gerontius (7)
11. Ride on, ride on in Majesty: Winchester New (5)
12. There is a green Hill far away: Horsley (5)
13. We sing the Praise of Him who died: Bow Brickhill (5)
14. When I survey the wondrous Cross: Rockingham (4)


15. And did those Feet in ancient Time: Jerusalem (2)
16. Angel-voices ever singing: Angel voices (5)
17. At the Name of Jesus: Evelyns (7)
18. Be Thou my Guardian and my Guide: Abridge (4)
19. Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my Heart: Slane (5)
20. Blessed are the pure in Heart: Franconia (4)
21. Breathe on me Breath of God: Carlisle (4)
22. Christ is our Corner-stone: Harewood (4)
23. Come, let us join our cheerful Songs: Nativity (4)


1. Jesus Christ is risen today: Easter Hymn (3)
2. Jesus lives! Thy terrors now: St Albinus (5)
3. Love's redeeming Work is done: Savannah (5)
4. The day of Resurrection: Ellacombe (3)
5. The Lord is risen indeed: St Michael (5)
6. The Strife is o'er, the Battle done: Gelobt sei Gott (4)
7. The Strife is o'er, the Battle done (with Alleluia!): Victory (4)
8. Thine be the Glory, risen conquering Son: Maccabaeus (3)
9. Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem: St. Fulbert (6)


10. All hail the Power of Jesus' Name: Miles Lane (6)
11. Crown Him with many Crowns: Diademata (5)
12. Hail the Day that sees Him rise: Llanfair (6)
13. Rejoice! the Lord is King: Gopsal (4)
14. The Head that once was crowned with Thorns: St Magnus (6)


15. All Things bright and beautiful: All Things bright and beautiful (refrain, 4+refrain)
16. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind: Repton (5)
17. Eternal Father strong to save: Melita (4)
18. Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless Round: Song 1 (4)
19. Father of Heaven, whose Love profound: Rivaulx (4)
20. Fight the good Fight: Duke Street (4)
21. Fill thou my Life, O Lord my God: Richmond (7)
22. Firmly I believe and truly: Halton Holgate (5)
23. Glorious Things of Thee are spoken: Abbot's Leigh (4)


1. Come down, O Love divine: Down Ampney (4)
2. O Thou who camest from above: Hereford (4)


3. Bright the Vision that delighted: Laus Deo (6)
4. Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty: Nicea (4)

Holy Communion

5. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!: Hyfrydol (4)
6. For the Beauty of the Earth: Dix (5)
7. Let all mortal Flesh keep Silence: Picardy (4)
8. Lord, enthroned in Heavenly Splendour: St Helen (5)


9. For all the Saints: Sine nomine (8)
10. How bright these glorious Spirits shine: Beatitudo (7)


11. Glorious Things of Thee are spoken: Austria (4)
12. God of Mercy, God of Grace: Heathlands (3)
13. Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer: Cwm Rhondda (3)
14. I vow to thee my Country: Thaxted (2)
15. Jerusalem the Golden: Ewing (4)
16. Jesus, good above all other: Quem pastores (5)
17. Jesus shall reign where'er the Sun: Galilee (5)
18. Jesu, the very Thought of Thee: Metzler's Redhead (5)
19. Just as I am, without one Plea: Saffron Walden (6)
20. King of Glory, King of Peace: Gwalchmai (3)
21. Lead us heavenly Father: Mannheim (3)
22. Let all the World in every Corner sing: Luckington (2)
23. Light's Abode, celestial Salem: Regent Square (4)


1. Christ, whose Glory fills the Skies: Ratisbon (3)
2. Forth in Thy Name O Lord I go: Song 34 (5)
3. When Morning gilds the Skies: Laudes Domini (5)


4. Abide with me: Eventide (5)
5. Glory to Thee, my God, this Night: Tallis's Canon (6)
6. God be in my Head: God be in my Head (5)
7. God that madest Earth and Heaven: All through the Night (2)
8. O Strength and Stay: Strength and Stay (3)
9. The Day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended: St Clement (5)


10. Come Ye thankful People: St George (4)
11. Praise O praise our God and King: Monkland (8)
12. We plough the Fields: Wir pflügen (3)


13. Lord of all Hopefulness: Slane (4)
14. Lord, Thy Word abideth: Ravenshaw (6)
15. Love divine all Loves excelling: Love divine (6)
16. Nearer, my God, to Thee: Horbury(4)
17. Now thank we all our God: Nun danket (3)
18. O for a thousand Tongues to sing: Selby (5)
19. Oft in Danger, oft in Woe: University College (5)
20. O Holy Ghost, Thy People bless: St Timothy (6)
21. O God our Help in Ages past: St Anne (6)
22. O Jesus, I have promised: Day of rest (5)


1. O Jesus, I have promised: Wolvercote (5)
2. Onward, Christian Soldiers: St Gertrude (5)
3. O praise Ye the Lord!: Laudate Dominum (4)
4. O Worship the King: Hanover (6)
5. Praise my Soul the King of Heaven: Praise my Soul (4)
6. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty: Lobe den Herren (4)
7. Rock of Ages, cleft for me: Petra (4)
8. Soldiers of Christ arise: St Ethelwald (5)
9. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus!: Morning Light(5)
10. Take my Life, and let it be: Innocents (5)
11. Teach me, my God and King: Sandys (5)
12. Tell out, my Soul, the Greatness of the Lord: Woodlands (4)
13. The Church's one Foundation: Aurelia (5)
14. The God of Love my Shepherd is: University (5)
15. The King of Love my Shepherd is: Dominus regit me (6)
16. The Lord's my Shepherd: Crimond (5)
17. Thine forever, God of Love: Newington (5)
18. Thou art the Way: by Thee alone: St James (4)
19. Thou, whose almighty Word: Moscow (4)
20. Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow: Marching (6)
21. Thy Kingdom come, O God: St Cecilia (6)
22. Who would true Valour see: Monks Gate (3)
23. Ye Holy Angels bright: Darwall's 148th (4)
24. Ye Servants of God, your Master proclaim: Paderborn (4)

More Popular Hymns 1 (Traditional Hymns Vol 7)
  1. A brighter Dawn is breaking: Nun lasst uns Gott (4)
  2. All for Jesus: All for Jesus (5)
  3. All through the Night: Ar hyd y nos (2)
  4. And can it be: Sagina (5)
  5. As pants the Hart for cooling Streams: Martyrdom (4)
  6. At the Name of Jesus: Camberwell (5)
  7. Christian dost thou see them?: St Andrew of Crete (4)
  8. Come Holy Ghost, our Souls inspire: Veni, Creator Spiritus (4 + extension & Amen)
  9. Cradled in a Manger: The Song of the Manger/Oran na Prasaich (4)
  10. Drop, drop slow Tears: Song (3)
  11. Father, hear the Prayer we offer: Sussex (4)
  12. Firmly I believe and truly: Shipston (5)
  13. From Greenland’s icy Mountains: Missionary (3)
  14. Gall he drinks; his strength subduing: St Thomas (5)
  15. Glory be to Jesus: Caswall (7)
  16. God is working His purpose out: Benson (5)
  17. Great is Thy Faithfulness: Great is Thy Faithfulness (3)
  18. He who would valiant be: Monks Gate (3)
  19. Hills of the North, rejoice: Little Cornard (5)
  20. Holy Jesu, by thy Passion: Holy Jesu (6)
  21. How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds: St Peter (6)
  22. I cannot tell: Londonderry Air (4)
  23. I heard the Voice of Jesus say: Kingsfold (3)
  24. Immortal, Invisible : St Denio (4)
More Popular Hymns 2 (Traditional Hymns Vol 8)
  1. In Heavenly Love abiding: Penlan (3)
  2. [It is a Thing Most Wonderful: Herongate (7) - on download version only]
  3. Jesus calls us o’er the Tumult: St Andrew (5)
  4. Lord Jesus Christ: Living Lord (4)
  5. Mine Eyes have seen the Glory: Battle Hymn (4)
  6. Now the green Blade riseth: Noel nouvelet (4)
  7. O God of Bethel, by whose Hand: Martyrdom (4)
  8. O Lord my God: How Great Thou art (4)
  9. O Love, how deep, how broad, how high: Eisenach (6)
  10. O Love that wilt not let me go: Saint Margaret (4)
  11. On a Hill far away: The old rugged Cross (4)
  12. Rejoice, O Land, in God thy Might: Wareham (3)
  13. Round me falls the Night: Seelenbräutigam (3)
  14. Saviour again to Thy dear Name: Ellers (4)
  15. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God: Seek ye first (3)
  16. Sing my Tongue, of Warfare ended: Mannheim (10)
  17. Strengthen for Service, Lord the Hands: Ach Gott und Herr (3)
  18. This joyful Eastertide: Vreuchten (3)
  19. Thou didst leave Thy Throne: Margaret (5)
  20. Thou whom Shepherds worshipped: Quem Pastores (3)
  21. Through all the changing Scenes of Life: Wiltshire (6)
  22. To God be the Glory! Great Things He hath done!: To God be the Glory (3)
  23. To thee, O Lord, our Hearts we raise: Golden Sheaves (4)
  24. Were you there?: Were you there (4)
  25. What a Friend we have in Jesus: Converse (3)

Hymns included - if you also purchase Alternative US Tunes

Alternative US Tunes (Inspirational Hymns Vol 1)
1. All hail the Power of Jesus’ Name: Coronation (4)
2. All the Way my Savior leads me: All the Way (3)
3. A mighty Fortress is our God: Ein feste Burg (4)
4. At the Name of Jesus: Wye Valley (4)
5. Away in a Manger Mueller: (3)
6. Breathe on me Breath of God: Trentham (4)
7. Come Thou Fount of every Blessing: Nettleton (3)
8. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind: Rest (Elton) (4)
9. Fairest Lord Jesus: Crusaders’ Hymn (4)
10. He is Lord: He is Lord (4)
11. He leadeth me O blessed Thought: He leadeth me (4)
12. I heard the Bells on Christmas Day: Waltham (5)
13. It came upon the Midnight clear: Carol (4)
14. Jesus calls us o’er the Tumult: Galilee (4)
15. Just as I am, without one Plea: Woodworth (6)
16. Low in the Grave: Christ arose (3 + refrain)
17. Man of Sorrows, what a Name: Hallelujah, what a Savior (5)
18. Nearer my God to Thee: Bethany (3)
19. O for a thousand Tongues to sing: Azmon (4)
20. O how He loves you and me: Patricia (2)
21. O little Town of Bethlehem: St Louis (4)
22. O worship the King: Lyons (4)
23. Rock of Ages, cleft for me: Toplady (3)

More Traditional Hymns - Volume 1

More Traditional Hymns - Volume 1

  1. A Stranger once did bless the Earth: Surrey (5)
  2. Again the Lord's own Day is here: Church Triumphant (5)
  3. Almighty Father, who for us Thy Son didst give: Annue Christe (4)
  4. And didst Thou travel light, dear Lord: Kingsfold (3)
  5. As the Bridegroom to his Chosen: Bridegroom (5)
  6. Behold, the great Creator makes: Kilmarnock (5)
  7. Blessed City, heavenly Salem: Oriel (4)
  8. Breathe on me, Breath of God: Wirksworth (Aylesbury) (4)
  9. Brightest and best of the Sons of the Morning: Bede (4)
  10. Can Man by searching find out God: Epworth (5)
  11. Captains of the saintly Band: University College (6)
  12. Children of the heavenly King: Harts (5)
  13. Children of the heavenly King: Bewdley (5)
  14. Christ for the World we sing!: Milton Abbas (3)
  15. Christ is the King! O Friends rejoice: Gelobt sei Gott (7)
  16. Christ is the World's true Light: Darmstadt (3)
  17. Christ upon the Mountain Peak: Feniton (4)
  18. Christ, when for us You were baptised: Caithness (4)
  19. Christ, who knows all His Sheep: Cambridge (4)
  20. Christians, lift up your Hearts - Praise for the Spirit: Salve Festa Dies (7 + ref.)
  21. Christians, lift up your Hearts - The House of God: Salve Festa Dies (7 + ref.)
  22. Christians, lift up your Hearts - Word and Sacrament: Salve Festa Dies (3 + ref.)

More Traditional Hymns - Volume 2

More Traditional Hymns - Volume 2

  1. Christians, lift your Hearts and Voices: Alleluia dulce Carmen (Tantum ergo) (4)
  2. Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove: Hawkhurst (4)
  3. Come, let us with our Lord arise: Ascendit Deus (3)
  4. Come, O thou Traveller unknown: Colchester (5)
  5. Come, pure Hearts, in sweetest Measures: Evangelists (3)
  6. Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our Guest: Blackbird Leys (4)
  7. Come, Workers for the Lord: Watchman (5)
  8. Creator of the Earth and Skies: Agincourt (4)
  9. Crown with Love, Lord, this glad Day: England's Lane (3)
  10. Dear Lord, to You again our Gifts we bring: Song 24 (4)
  11. Early Morning. 'Come, prepare Him’: St Bavon (6)
  12. Father all-powerful, Thine is the Kingdom: Was lebet (7)[1]
  13. Father, most holy, merciful and loving: Chartres (Angers) (4)
  14. Father of Heaven, whose Love profound: St Cross (4)
  15. Father of Mercies, in Thy Word: Collingwood (6) - NEXT
  16. Father, we thank You: All Kinds of Light (4)
  17. Father, who in Jesus found us: Quem Pastores (4)
  18. Finished the Strife of Battle now: Surrexit (4)
  19. For the Bread which You have broken: Wraysbury (3)
  20. For the Fruits of His Creation: East Acklam (3)[2]
  21. “Forgive our Sins as we forgive”: Crowle (4)

More Traditional Hymns - Volume 3

More Traditional Hymns - Volume 3

  1. From all that dwell below the Skies: Illsley (Bishop) (2)
  2. Glory in highest Heaven: Hosanna in Excelsis (3)
  3. Glory to Thee, O God: Love unknown (3)
  4. God everlasting, wonderful and holy: Lobet den Herren (4)
  5. God from on high hath heard: St George (7)
  6. God is Light: Lux Dei (3)
  7. God is Love: let Heav’n adore Him: Alleluia (3)
  8. God of Concrete, God of Steel: Minterne (4)
  9. God of Grace and God of Glory: Regent Square (4)
  10. God of Love and Truth and Beauty: Carolyn (3)
  11. God who created this Eden of Earth: Quedlinburg (6)
  12. God, who hast caused to be written Thy Word for our Learning: Causa divina (3)
  13. God who spoke in the Beginning: New Malden (3)
  14. God, You have giv'n us Power to sound: Bangor (4)
  15. Good is our God who made this Place: Hambleden (3)
  16. Great Shepherd of Thy People, hear: Oswald’s Tree (4)
  17. Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer: Pilgrimage (3)
  18. Hark! the Sound of holy Voices: Deerhurst (6)
  19. He that is down needs fear no Fall: York (3)
  20. He wants not Friends that hath Thy Love: Invitation (Devonshire) (6)
  21. He wants not Friends that hath Thy Love: Uffingham (6)
  22. How bright these glorious Spirits shine!: Sennen Cove (7)]
  23. How bright these glorious Spirits shine!: Stracathro (7)

More Traditional Hymns - Volume 4

More Traditional Hymns - Volume 4

1. I come with Joy to meet my Lord: St Botolph (5)
2. I danced in the Morning: Shaker Tune (5 + ref.)
3. In Adam we have all been one: St Nicholas (5)
4. In humble Gratitude, O God: Claudius (2)
5. In our Day of Thanksgiving one Psalm let us offer: Was lebet (4)
6. It is a Thing most wonderful: Alstone (7)
7. Jesu, Son of Mary, Fount of Life alone: Eudoxia (8)
8. Jesu, Son of Mary, Fount of Life alone: Caswall (8)
9. Jesus, Lord, we pray: Seelenbräutigam (3)
10. Jesus, Lord, we pray: Westron Wynde (3)
11. Jesus, my Lord, how rich Thy Grace: St Etheldreda (4)
12. Jesus, my Lord, let me be near You: Buriton (3)
13. Jesus, my Lord, let me be near You: Little Venice (3)
14. Jesus our Lord, our King and our God: Henfield (5)
15. Jesus, we thus obey: Windermere (5)
16. Jesus, whose all-redeeming Love: Stracathro (5)
17. Let every Christian pray: Ludgate (4)
18. Let the Lord's People, Heart and Voice uniting: Chartres (Angers) (4)
19. Let us Talents and Tongues employ: Linstead (3 + ref.)
20. Life is great! So sing about it: Litherop (5)
21. Lift up your Heads, you mighty Gates: Truro (4)
22. Lo, from the Desert Homes: Croft's 136th (5)
23. Lo, from the Desert Homes: Darwall's 148th (5)

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