Ruth Duck on hymns and worship



Welcome to my website!

It was created mainly to help people seeking information about obtaining copyright permission to reprint my hymns.  I am only the copyright proprietor of a few of my around 200 texts for congregational song; the rest are divided between five publishers.  I hope that in most cases this site will enable you to go directly to the source needed for your permission.  Go to “Copyright Information” if you are looking for this.

Another purpose of the website is to answer questions I often receive and provide resources for people who are preparing for me to come and speak or lead a workshop.  Thus, other areas of the website include suggestions for hymn writers, my biography, a list of my publications, and a list of anthems with my texts.

I have also started an area related to my book, Worship for the Whole People of God: Vital Worship for the 21st Century.  My plan has been to include teaching materials/ learning activities to complement the book.

For more of my story see and “Ruth Duck,” in This is Our Song: Women’s Hymn-Writing, ed. Janet Wootton (London: Epworth, 2010).

I thank God for the rich opportunities I have had to share what is clearly a gift, though it requires great discipline and craft.

God’s peace be with you all,

Ruth Duck


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