1970-1980

*Bold text pertains to The Hymn Society*

 

1970

  • Douroux, “Give me a clean heart”
  • Hymnbook for Christian Worship 

 

1971

  • Fishel, “Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks,” ALLELUIA NO. 1
  • Lafferty, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God”
  • The Hymn Book [Canadian Anglican and United Church]
  • Worship (2nd edition, 1975)
  • Two-day annual meeting in Washington, May 7-8; 75 attend

 

1972

  • The Worshipbook 
  • Cone, The Spirituals and the Blues 
  • Reid, Continuing Sing with Spirit and Understanding: The Story of the Hymn Society of America, 1962-1972 
  • Contests and searches have produced more than 225 hymns

 

1973

  • Hopson, MERLE’S TUNE
  • The Hymnal of the Baptist Federation of Canada 

 

1974

  • Christian Conference of Asia Hymnal 
  • The Hymnal of the United Church of Christ t

 

1975

  • Baptist Hymnal
  • Ohio Chapter hosts National Festival, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
  • Ralph Mortensen and Jan Bender named Fellows; “There are now eleven living Fellows of the Hymn Society of America.”

 

1976

  • THS reorganizes
  • W. Thomas Smith named first Executive Director
  • Office moves to Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

 

1977

  • Australian Hymn Book 
  • Ecumenical Praise 
  • The New National Baptist Hymnal 
  • Consultation on Ecumenical Hymnody recommends 227 hymns for ecumenical use
  • The Stanza first published in February
  • Music: The AGO and RCCO Magazine (later, The American Organist ) begins inclusion of a column provided by THS

 

1978

  • Lutheran Book of Worship 

 

1979

  • Routley, An English-Speaking Hymnal Guide
  • Routley, A Panorama of Christian Hymnody