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Songs and Praises

Favourite Hymns from the Australian Hymn Book Vol. 3. The thrilling sound of choir and organ in the fine acoustic of Trinity College Chapel, Melbourne, is an inspiration for all hymn lovers.

21 great hymns including 'Be still my soul', 'O praise ye the Lord', 'Who would true valour see', 'Jesu lover of my soul', 'Guide me', 'O thou great Jehovah', 'Lead, kindly light', 'Holy, holy, holy', 'The day you gave us'.


Cantus Choro

Cantus Choro has established a fine reputation for its broadcasts for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and recitals of sacred and secular music. Directed by Peter Chapman, with Norman Kaye on the organ.

Press quotes

“For those who like to hear their favourite hymns superbly sung [these] three volumes ... cannot be bettered.”

— Bruce Steele, Organo Pleno

“It is difficult to imagine a more sensitive approach to the interpretation of words and hymn tunes than this disc provides ... a source of inspiration to hymn lovers.”

— Lindsay O'Neill, One Voice

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Track Listing

  1. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah John Hughes William Williams
  2. Come Down, O Love Divine Ralph Vaughan Williams Bianco da Siena
  3. Lord, Your Almighty Word Felice Giardini John Marriott
  4. Firmly I Believe and Truly Samuel Sebastian Wesley John Henry Cardinal Newman
  5. Lead, Kindly Light John Bacchus Dykes John Henry Cardinal Newman
  6. O Thou Who Camest from Above Samuel Sebastian Wesley Charles Wesley
  7. Blessed Jesus at your Word Johann Adolph Ahle Tobias Clausnitzer
  8. Jesu, Lover Of My Soul Joseph Parry Charles Wesley
  9. Be Still, My Soul Jean Sibelius Katharina von Schlegel
  10. The Day You Gave Us Rev. Clement Cotteril Scholefield John Ellerton
  11. Who Would True Valour See Ralph Vaughan Williams John Bunyan
  12. O Day Of God, Draw Nigh James Hopkirk Robert Balgarnie Young Scott
  13. Lord Of Our Life and God of Our Salvation (Anonymous) Matthäus von Löwenstern
  14. Ye Holy Angels Bright John Darwall Richard Baxter John Hampden Gurney
  15. Holy, Holy, Holy! John Bacchus Dykes Bishop Reginald Heber
  16. Bread Of The World in Mercy Broken Louis Bourgeois Bishop Reginald Heber
  17. Worship The Lord In The Beauty Of Holiness John Heinrich Reinhardt John Samuel Bewley Monsell
  18. In Faith And Hope And Love Richard Connolly Professor James McAuley
  19. Christ Is Our Cornerstone Samuel Sebastian Wesley John Chandler
  20. O For A Closer Walk with God (Anonymous) William Cowper
  21. O Praise Ye The Lord! Charles Hubert Hastings Parry Sir Henry Baker



Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on 12 October 1872 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, where his father, the Reverend Arthur Vaughan Williams (the surname Vaughan Williams is an unhyphenated double-barrelled name of Welsh origin), was vicar.

Where to buy

Songs and Praises is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Songs and Praises is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

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Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Warwick Papst
Martin Wright
Trinity College Chapel
Release date
© 1992 Move Records
℗ 1992 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3142
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574314229