Christ the Lord is risen today is Tate and Brady?

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I just noticed that in the 1974 songbook Sound of Living Waters (Betty Pulkingham, ed.) there are two settings of "Christ the Lord is risen today". The first, under the heading "Hallelujah today!", is set to a new tune by Mrs. Pulkingham, and ascribes the text to Charles Wesley. The second is set to EASTER HYMN with a descant by Mrs. Pulkingham, and it unaccountably ascribes the first three verses to Tate & Brady, and only the fourth verse to Wesley. Is this misattribution an innovation on the part of this hymnal's editors -- in effect a long typo -- or is there some sort of historical precedent for the attribution of the stanzas beginning "Christ the Lord is risen today", "Loves redeeming work is done" and "Lives again our glorious King" to Tate & Brady? FWIW the songbook in question is not in the database. I'm working from an American printing issued by Eerdmans, but it was originally published in the UK by Hodder and Stoughton.

Incidentally, how does one tell that they misspelled a book's title?

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