Index of The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada
and the United Church of Canada
, 1971

This hymnal was produced by the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada during the late 1960's when the two churches were involved in merger talks which eventually were not passed. This hymnal was approved for use in both churches in 1971, although it has been reported that it met with little acceptance in the Anglican Church. This hymnal is one of three still in common use in Canada, the others being the 1938 and the 1998 hymnals.

Not all of the files linked here are presently available. The headings below are those found in the original text.

Hymns in the Order of Worship

Drawing Near to God: To Praise Him

001 All creatures of our God and King

002 Let all the world in every corner sing

003 From all that dwell below the skies

004 Ye gates, lift up your heads on high

005 Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise

006 Ye holy angels bright

007 Ye watchers and ye holy ones

008 O all ye far-spreading lakes

009 O praise ye the Lord! praise him in the height

010 Praise the Lord, ye heavens, adore him

011 Praise the Lord, his glories show

012 All people that on earth do dwell

013 Before Jehovah's awful throne

014 O sing a new song to the Lord

015 O come, let us sing to the Lord

016 God reveals his presence

017 With joy we go up to the house of the Lord

018 I joyed when to the house of God

019 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee

020 How shall I sing that majesty

021 Lo, God is here! let us adore

022 Praise to the living God

023 The God of Abraham praise

024 Praise the Lord with joyful cry

025 Eternal, Unchanging, we sing to thy praise

026 Immortal, invisible, God only wise

027 O worship the King all glorious above

028 Let us with a gladsome mind

029 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation

030 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

031 O thou my soul, bless God the Lord

032 The Lord is King! lift up thy voice

033 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

034 O Lord, thou art my God

035 Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim

036 Songs of praise the angels sang

037 To the Name of our salvation

038 Sing ye praises to the Father

039 At the Name of Jesus

040 Praise to the Holiest in the height

041 Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son

042 All hail the power of Jesus' name

043 Bright the vision that delighted

044 Rejoice, the Lord is King

045 Stand up, and bless the Lord

046 Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature

047 Come, let us join our cheerful songs

048 O for a thousand tongues to sing

049 Alleluia, sing to Jesus

050 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

051 I'll praise my Maker while I've breath

052 To God the only wise

053 All honor and praise

054 Now to the King of heaven

055 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow

Drawing Near to God: To Call on Him

056 O send thy light forth

057 God of eternity, Lord of the ages

058 Blest are the pure in heart

059 Behold us, Lord, a little space

060 Spirit divine, attend our prayers

061 Holy Father, thou

062 Come, thou almighty King

063 Dear Lord, whose loving eyes can see

064 Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear

065 Jesus, where'er thy people meet

066 Father of heaven, whose love profound

067 Come down, O Love divine

068 I bind unto myself today

069 God be in my head

070 Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat

071 O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace

Drawing Near to God: To Seek Forgiveness

072 Come, let us to the Lord our God

073 Turn back, O Man, forswear

074 Forgive our sins as we forgive

075 Blow, winds of God

076 There's a wideness in God's mercy

077 Jesus, lover of my soul

078 We worship thee, great sovereign Lord

079 Rock of ages, cleft for me

080 God who created this Eden of earth

Learning About God: His World

081 I sing the almighty power of God

082 This is my Father's world

083 O Lord of every shining constellation

084 He's got the whole world in his hands

085 The spacious firmament on high

086 All things bright and beautiful

087 Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens

088 God who gives to life its goodness

089 O world of God, so vast and strange

090 God of concrete, God of steel

Learning About God: His Word

091 The heavens declare thy glory, Lord

092 The Lord Almighty spoke the word

093 The Spirit breathes upon the word

094 Thanks to God whose Word was spoken

095 God who spoke in the beginning

096 Not far beyond the sea, nor high

097 Speak forth your word, O Father

098 Lord, be thy word my rule

099 God, who hast caused to be written

Learning About God: His Gift of Jesus Christ

100 O love, how deep, how broad, how high

101 There is a green hill far away

102 Father, long before creation

103 Herald, sound the note of judgment

104 We meet you, O Christ, in many a guise

105 Men go to God when they are sorely placed

106 I danced in the morning

107 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine

108 The head that once was crowned with thorns

109 When I survey the wondrous Cross

110 We sing the praise of him who died

111 Father of peace and God of love

112 Once in royal David's city

113 In the Cross of Christ I glory

114 What a Friend we have in Jesus

115 I heard the voice of Jesus say

116 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

117 How bright appears the Morning Star

118 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness

119 Christ is the world's light

120 Jesus, the very thought of thee

121 O Jesus, King most wonderful

122 Wise men seeking Jesus

123 Jesus loves me, this I know

124 Jesus is the man who cares for others

125 Sing we of the modern city

126 Come, let us sing of a wonderful love

127 Lord, when thou didst thyself undress

Learning About God: His Present Help

128 I to the hills will lift mine eyes

129 Unto the hills around do I lift up

130 God is our refuge and our strength

131 The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want

132 The King of love my Shepherd is

133 O God, our help in ages past

134 All my hope on God is founded

135 Our God's a fortress, firm and sure

136 My God, the spring of all my joys

137 Through all the changing scenes of life

138 To Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love

139 How firm a foundation

140 Art thou weary, art thou languid

141 My God, how endless is thy love

142 All the way my Savior leads me

Learning About God: His People

143 When Israel was in Egypt's land

144 Glorious things of thee are spoken

145 Christ is made the sure foundation

146 The Church's one foundation

147 City of God, how broad and far

148 The Church is wherever God's people are praising

149 In Christ there is no East or West

150 O God of the eternal now

151 Behold the amazing gift of love

152 Thy hand, O God, has guided

Learning About God: His Purpose

153 There's a voice in the wilderness crying

154 Hail to the Lord's Anointed

155 Zion's King shall reign victorious

156 Mine eyes have seen the glory

157 And did those feet in ancient time

158 God, who stretched the spangled heavens

159 God moves in a mysterious way

160 O holy city, seen of John

161 Creation's Lord, we give thee thanks

162 Behold the mountain of the Lord

163 God's name for ever shall endure

164 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

165 Thou shalt arise and mercy yet

Learning About God: His Summons to Action

166 Jesus calls us! o'er the tumult

167 Once to every man and nation

168 All who love and serve your city

169 Behold, a stranger at the door

170 From the slave pens of the Delta

171 Soldiers of Christ, arise

172 Rise up, O men of God

173 Lead on, O King Eternal

174 Stand up, stand up for Jesus

175 Fight the good fight with all thy might

176 Take up thy cross, the Savior said

177 Sing we a song of high revolt

178 Onward, Christian soldiers

Learning About God: His Promise of Eternal Life

179 Jesus lives! thy terrors now

180 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide

181 My soul, there is a country

182 Blest be the everlasting God

183 O Lord of life, where'er they be

184 Jerusalem the golden

185 Let saints on earth in concert sing

186 O what their joy and their glory must be

Responding to God: By Affirming our Faith

187 Faith of our fathers, living still

188 I'm not ashamed to own my Lord

189 O Christ, in thee my soul hath found

190 Lord, it belongs not to my care

191 Will your anchor hold in the storms of life?

192 O Love that wilt not let me go

193 Alone with none but thee, O God

194 Author of faith, eternal word

195 King of glory, King of peace

Responding to God: By Giving Thanks

196 To render thanks unto the Lord

197 Now thank we all our God

198 Sing to the Lord a joyful song

199 For the beauty of the earth

200 Praise to God for things to see

201 Eternal Father, Lord of space

202 Now thank we God for bodies strong

203 We thank you, God, for soft green grass

204 We praise you for the sun

205 Thank you, O Lord, for the time that is now

206 O Lord of heaven and earth and sea

207 When all thy mercies, O my God

Responding to God: By Remembering the World

208 Lord, save thy world

209 O God of truth, whose living word

210 For the healing of the nations

211 God of the farmlands, hear our prayer

212 Thy love, O God, has all mankind created

Responding to God: By Remembering the Nation

213 Judge eternal, throned in splendor

214 O God of earth and altar

215 O God of all the many lands

216 From ocean unto ocean

217 O Canada

218 God save our gracious Queen

Responding to God: By Remembering the Family

219 Our Father, by whose Name

220 O God in heaven, whose loving plan

Responding to God: By Remembering the Traveler

221 Eternal Father, strong to save

222 Man is now a race of travelers

Responding to God: By Remembering the Church and its Unity

223 God of grace and God of glory

224 Jesus, shepherd of our souls

225 Father, we thank thee, who hast planted

226 Filled with the Spirit's power

227 Sun of righteousness, shine forth

228 Behold thy people, Lord

Responding to God: By Remembering the Healing Ministries

229 O Christ, the healer, we have come

230 From thee all skill and science flow

231 Father, whose will is life and good

Responding to God: By Remembering the Teaching Ministries

232 O thou who makest souls to shine

Responding to God: By Remembering the Christian Mission

233 O Spirit of the living God

234 God of mercy, God of grace

235 Thou, whose almighty word

236 Eternal God, whose power upholds

Responding to God: By Bringing our Requests: General

237 We turn to you, O God of every nation

238 King of love, O Christ

Responding to God: By Bringing our Requests for Renewal

239 O thou who camest from above

240 Breathe on me, Breath of God

241 Love divine, all loves excelling

242 Make me a captive, Lord

243 God who touchest earth with beauty

244 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove

Responding to God: By Bringing our Requests for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

245 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

246 O Holy Spirit, by whose breath

247 Fire of God, thou sacred flame

248 Holy Spirit, font of light

Responding to God: By Bringing our Requests for Christian Character

249 Dear Lord and Father of mankind

250 Father in heaven, who lovest all

251 O Christ, who came to share our human life

252 Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round

Responding to God: By Bringing our Requests for Love to God and Others

253 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

254 Nearer, my God, to thee

255 Jesus, united by thy grace

256 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost

257 Jesus, thy boundless love to me

Responding to God: By Bringing our Requests for Help in Daily Living

258 Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life

259 Thou art the way: by thee alone

260 Father, hear the prayer we offer

261 Teach me, my God and King

262 Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy

Responding to God: By Bringing our Requests for Guidance

263 O God of Bethel, by whose hand

264 O God,. whose mighty wisdom moves

265 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove

266 Jesus, Friend of little children

267 Jesus, Savior, pilot me

268 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

269 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

270 Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom

Responding to God: By Bringing our Requests for Peace

271 O God of love, O King of peace

272 Lord of our life, and God of our salvation

273 God the all-terrible! King, who ordainest

Responding to God: By Bringing our Requests for the Coming of His Kingdom

274 Let there be light

275 O day of God, draw nigh

276 Thy Kingdom come, O God

277 Almighty Father, who dost give

278 Thy Kingdom come! on bended knee

279 Father eternal, ruler of creation

280 Lord of light, whose name outshineth

Responding to God: By Offering Ourselves as Disciples

281 When in his own image

282 I feel the winds of God today

283 Who would true valor see

284 Just as I am, without one plea

285 My faith looks up to thee

286 Thee will I love, my strength, my tower

287 O Lord and Master of us all

288 Savior, teach me day by day

Responding to God: By Offering Ourselves as Stewards

289 The earth, the sky, the oceans

290 Your work, O God, needs many hands

291 Almighty Father, who for us thy Son didst give

292 Son of God, eternal Savior

293 The wise may bring their learning

294 Take my life, and let it be

295 Lord of all good, our gifts we bring to thee

296 We give thee but thine own

297 For the crowd of thousands

Responding to God: By Offering Ourselves as Servants

298 A workman in a village home

299 O brother man, fold to thy heart

300 We find thee, Lord, in others' need

301 O Master, let me walk with thee

302 Lord, speak to me, that I may speak

303 Where cross the crowded ways of life

304 O Jesus, I have promised

Responding to God: By Returning to Our Daily Tasks

305 Lord, as we rise to leave this shell of worship

306 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

307 From glory to glory advancing, we praise thee, O Lord

308 Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, fill our hearts

309 May the grace of Christ our Savior

Sacraments and Other Acts


310 A little child the Savior came

311 Jesus, Son of Blessed Mary

312 O Lord of life, who wills new life

313 Now in the name of him, who sent

314 Eternal God, we consecrate

315 In token that thou shalt not fear

316 We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ

317 With grateful hearts our faith professing

318 Praise and thanksgiving

319 Father of the human family


320 Holy Spirit, Lord of love

321 Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim

Holy Communion

322 O God, unseen, yet ever near

323 The Son of God proclaim

324 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor

325 Let us break bread together on our knees

326 Bread of the world in mercy broken

327 My God, and is thy table spread

328 I come with joy to meet my Lord

329 Thee we adore, O hidden Savior, thee

330 Once, only once, and once for all

331 And now, O Father, mindful of the love

332 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

333 Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness

334 In memory of the Savior's love

335 On this day of sharing

336 Sons of God

337 We hail thee now, O Jesus

338 Here, Lord, we take the broken Bread

339 As we break the bread

340 Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

341 Now, my tongue, the mystery telling

342i O Savior victim

342ii O Saving Victim, opening wide

343 Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts

344 Here, O my Lord, I see thee face to face

345 Thou who at thy first Eucharist

346 O Jesus, kindly Lord, to thee

347 Lord, as the grain which once on upland acres

348 Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands


349 O God, from whom mankind derives its name

350 O Father, all creating

351 O perfect Love, all human thought transcending

Burial of the Dead

352 Lord of the living

Ordination and Induction

353 Pour out thy Spirit from on high

Church Dedication and Anniversaries

354 Lord God almighty, King of all creation

355 We love the place, O God

356 Only-begotten, Word of God eternal

Times of Worship


357 Awake, my soul, and with the sun

358 Glory to thee, who safe hast kept

359 Father, we praise thee, now the night is over

360 New every morning is the love

361 Now that the daylight fills the sky

362 Christ whose glory fills the skies


363 Glory be to thee, my God, this night

364 Blest Creator of the light

365 O gladsome light, O grace

366 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

366 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

367 Now from the altar of my heart

368 Now cheer our hearts this eventide

369 Now God be with us

370 Savior, again to thy dear name we raise

371 Before the ending of the day

The Lord's Day

372 Hail thee, festival day (Sunday)

373 On this day, the first of days

374 The day of Resurrection

375 This is the day when light was first created

376 This is the day the Lord hath made

The Changing Year

377 For thy mercy and thy grace

378 For beauty of prairies, for grandeur of trees

379 As comes the breath of spring

380 Hear us, our Father, as we pray

381 God whose farm is all creation

382 Sing to the Lord of harvest

383 We plow the fields, and scatter

384 Come, ye thankful people, come

385 Give thanks, my soul, for harvest

386 Praise to God, immortal praise

387 Now joining we to praise the Creator

388 All beautiful the march of days

The Christian Year


389 Come, thou long-expected Jesus

390 O come, O come Emmanuel

391 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

392 Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

393 Lo, he comes with clouds descending

394 Sleepers, wake! the watch-cry pealeth

395 Hark the glad sound! the Savior comes

396 Creator of the starry height

397 The advent of our God

398 Jesus came, the heavens adoring

399 Tomorrow Christ is coming


400 Good Christian men, rejoice

401 Joy to the world! The Lord is come

402 Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light

403 From east to west, from shore to shore

404 Go tell it on the mountain

405 While shepherds watched their flocks by night

406 On a day when men were counted

407 Hark, the herald angels sing

408 Angels, from the realms of glory

409 Shepherds, in the field abiding

410 The first Nowell the angel did say

411 From heaven above to earth I come

412 Twas in the moon of wintertime

413 Stars of ice

414 See amid the winter's snow

415 O come, all ye faithful

416 Silent night! Holy night!

417 All poor men and humble

418 In the bleak midwinter

419 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed

420 Gentle Mary laid her child

421 O little town of Bethlehem

422 Love came down at Christmas

423 Unto us a boy is born

424 A stable lamp is lighted

425 Down to earth, as a dove

426 No crowded eastern street

427 It came upon the midnight clear

428 Every star shall sing a carol

429 Of the Father's love begotten


430 The race that long in darkness pined

431 Earth has many a noble city

432 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

433 Songs of thankfulness and praise

434 When Christ's appearing was made known

435 As with gladness men of old


436 Giver of the perfect gift

437 O kind Creator, bow thine ear

438 Forty days and forty nights

439 Lord, from the depths to thee I cried

440 Beneath the cross of Jesus

441 Sweet the moments, rich in blessing

442 My song is love unknown

443 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended

444 Man of sorrows, wrapped in grief

The Passion

445i The flaming banners of our King

445ii The royal banners of our King

446 Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle

447 All glory, laud, and honor

448 Hosanna, loud hosanna

449 Ride on, ride on in majesty

450 The glory of our King was seen

451 Go to dark Gethsemane

452 O sacred head, sore wounded

453 O dearest Lord, thy sacred head

454 Alone thou goest forth, O Lord

455 At the Cross her station keeping

456 My Lord, my Master, at thy feet adoring

457 Throned upon the awful Tree

458 O come and mourn with me awhile

459 O crucified Redeemer

460 Were you there when they crucified my Lord?


461 Hail thee, festival day (Pentecost)

462 Welcome, happy morning

463 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

464 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain

465 Jesus Christ is risen today

466 Christ the Lord is risen today (Wesley)

467 O sons and daughters, let us sing

468 The strife is o'er, the battle done

469 Good Christian men, rejoice and sing

470 Walk softly in the springtime

471 This joyful Eastertide

472 The Lamb's high banquet called to share

473 Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky

474 That Eastertide with joy was bright

475 He's back in the land of the living

The Ascension

476 Hail thee, festival day (Easter)

477 Hail the day that sees him rise

478 Hail, thou once-despised Jesus

479 Eternal Monarch, King most high

480 Crown him with many crowns


481 Hail thee, festival day (Dedication)

482 Lord God the Holy Ghost

483 When God of old came down from heaven

484 In thy pentecostal splendor

485 Spirit of mercy, truth and love

486 Rejoice, the year upon its way

Festivals: Trinity Sunday

487 Have mercy on us, God most high

488 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of hosts

489 Father most holy, merciful and loving

490 God is unique and one

Festivals: Our Lord

491 Jesus, Name of wondrous love

492 'Tis good, Lord, to be here

493 Not always on the mount may we

Festivals: The Virgin Mary

494 Sing of Mary, pure and lowly

495 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord

496 Praise we the Lord this day

Festivals: Apostles and Evangelists

497 The eternal gifts of Christ the King

498 We bless the God and Father

Festivals: Martyrs and Confessors

499 How bright these glorious spirits shine

500 King of the martyrs' noble band

Festivals: Saints

501 For all the saints who from their labors rest

502 For all thy saints, O Lord

503 Give me the wings of faith to rise

504 Who are these like stars appearing

505 Lo, round the throne, a glorious band

506 Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels

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