If we cannot yet call Bishop Dudley-Smith the cream of the 20th-century hymn writers, it is because he now spans two centuries and sets the 21st off to a richly rewarding start. If 'Tell out, my soul' and 'Lord, for the years' are already classics, later work may yet be equally valued and more be published, even written.
A HOUSE OF PRAISE Collected Hymns 1961 - 2001 By Timothy Dudley-Smith. OUP. xvi+562 pages. £20.00 ISBN 0 19 100159 7
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