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Praise Be!


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with Thora Hird
There are some winners among the hymns which
Thora includes in her final programme. 'The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended' was number one in the Songs of Praise Top Ten you voted for earlier this year. 'Sing to God with gladness' won the Songs of Praise new hymn competition. Thora receives a visit from Cyril Taylor , who was one of the judges of that competition, and is himself the composer of another of tonight's popular hymn tunes, Abbot's Leigh. But, of course, Thora couldn't end the series without including the hymn for which she receives the most letters every year: 'The old rugged cross.'
Alleluia, sing to Jesus (Hyfrydol); When I survey the wondrous cross
(Morte Criste); The old rugged cross; St Patrick's breastplate; Sing to God with gladness; Glorious things of thee are spoken (Abbot's Leigh); Be still, my soul (Finlandia); The day thou gavest. Lord, is ended (St Clement)
Director valetta STALLABRASS Producers


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Cyril Taylor
Unknown: David Kremer.
Unknown: Elizabeth Gort

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