Latinised Hymns


Welcome to the Latinised Hymns web site!

Mark Mortimer has taken more than 300 English hymns, including many old favourites and some less well know, and produced Latin versions of them in the same metres. They are therefore singable to the same tunes, at the same time as preserving the rhyme-schemes of the originals. He believes that what sounds good in English sounds even better in Latin. See if you agree.

To find a hymn, see the index of English First Lines (or even the index of Latin First Lines), or let the web site choose a random hymn for you.

Book CoverA printed book of the hymns is also available from M. Mortimer, The Old Rectory, Newton Reigny, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0AY (send cheque for £11 to M.Mortimer). The book was published by Newton Publications, with its design and production co-ordinated by The Better Book Company. Feel free to download and photocopy individual hymns (e.g. for liturgical use).

ISBN 0-9549101-0-9

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