This isn't so much a revision as a rearrangement of material already available when it came out in 1983.
The book divides into three sections. The first 333 of its 533 hymns make up a collection which is abridged from the 636 hymns found in its predecessor, Hymns Ancient and Modern Revised, from three decades earlier. I imagine that many of the now omitted hymns were being used very little by 1983, though inevitably somebody somewhere will find that one of their favourites has been left out. A plus mark goes to the compilers for including a note of the A and M Revised hymn number beside each hymn, making it possible to use the two books in tandem easily where this is desired.
The remainder of the book consists of a lock, stock and barrel transfer of, first, 100 Hymns for Today (1969) and then More Hymns for Today (1980), with nothing added or take away. It's a pity that the opportunity wasn't taken to do any revision of these two parts of the book and that no one could see any merit in integrating the three sections.
There are, however, some tunes in the book which didn't make previous volumes, mainly ones on which English Hymnal at one time jealously guarded the copyright. Most users will thus be pleased to note the inclusion of such tunes as Down Ampney, Monk's Gate, Sine Nomine and Herongate.
Many of the tunes which were also in A and M Revised appear in lower keys here--good for those singing the melody but sometimes quite a strain for altos and basses!
Overall I can give this book a qualified welcome but more could have done to provide a new hymn book for its age and it has to be regarded as a stop-gap pending the arrival of Common Praise in 2000.