Award-winning British composer Thomas Hewitt Jones has written a brand new hymn especially for the Royal School of Church Music’s Big Hymn Sing for Music Sunday. 

With words by Dr Gordon Giles, Canon Chancellor of Rochester Cathedral, Sing to the Lord, a new song of creation is a wonderfully rousing hymn in five verses, with a soaring descant in the final verse.

You can hear the Choir of Royal Holloway perform Sing to the Lord, a new song of creation on YouTube or below:

Music Sunday is an annual event which this year takes place on 9th June and is presented by the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM). This year the RSCM is encouraging churches to put on a Big Hymn Sing For Music Sunday. It has created resource pack which can be downloaded from the RSCM’s website. 

Churches are encouraged to do something special – it might be their own Big Hymn Sing for Music Sunday, holding a special service, using special prayers, putting on a concert or having a social event. Above all, Music Sunday is about celebrating church music and the work of all church musicians.

The other hymns in the RSCM’s Music Sunday Big Hymn Sing resources pack were selected following a public vote and include well-known, much-loved hymns such as Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.

Full details of the Big Hymn Sing for Music Sunday including the downloadable hymn pack and a toolkit to help plan and advertise events can be found on the Royal School of Church Music website.