Singing words

Song lyrics for all occasions

New Year, a hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Bishopgarth Click here for printable lyrics and musical score. The New Year brings another time To practise some reflection, To contemplate priorities; What past ways need rejection; The call of Jesus comes again To strengthen our connection To his inspiring way of life, And maybe change direction. The past is gone; cannot be changed; […]

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Praise & Elation, hymn — George Stuart, Australia

With praise and elation Tune: To God be the glory  To download lyrics, music and to hear the tune click here. With praise and elation we greet the Divine In beauty of love that we just can’t define; The mystery is wondrous; it captures our soul; It gives our life purpose; it makes us feel whole. […]

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Gathering hymn — George Stuart, Australia

We gather in this place Tune Crimond  Click here to download music and lyrics and to listen to the tune.   We gather in this place today To hear a word we need; From Jesus’ teaching we gain strength; We listen. We take heed. We come with open hearts and minds To hear a word […]

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Come now, ordination hymn — Nathan Nettleton, Australia

Come now, O Creator Spirit, come, our hearts and souls inspire Raise up your church, baptised in water and with fire. So each may take their place, Sharing your love and grace, Sent forth, guided ever by the cross, to serve as you desire. 2.Come now, in the laying on of hands, your servants to […]

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Remembering, a hymn for ANZAC Day — George Stuart, Australia

  Tune: St. Anne Click here to access free downloads.       In contemplation on this day Both pride and sadness grow; We laud the courage on display; Yet tears can overflow.   White crosses filling endless fields Remind us of those lost; We long for respite, that which shields Us from war’s wicked […]

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Mothering Love, a hymn — George Stuart, Australia

In Singing a New Song, volume 3, a book of hymns by George Stuart Click here for printable music and lyrics and to hear the tune.   Tune: Hanover   Remember the one who brought us to birth; So special, unique; a person of worth; Our love and our thankfulness we wish to show For she […]

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Communion in a Time of Dread (hymn) — Jim Burklo, USA

  Tune: Sursum Corda 10.10.10.10.  (How Like a Gentle Spirit) (Use freely, with attribution)       One truck delivers us our wine and bread Another swerves and leaves our children dead One driver sings a hymn of love and life Another chants a call to holy strife   One phone is used to set […]

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Holy, holy, holy, Love Now Ascending (hymn) — Jim Burklo, USA

  Tune:  Nicaea  (Holy, Holy, Holy) Words by Jim Burklo (use freely with attribution)     Holy, holy, holy, love now ascending Early in the morning our song shall rise to you Holy, holy, holy, joy that has no ending Giving, forgiving, breathing life anew.   Holy, holy, holy, love without a limit Care that […]

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We Praise You, God of All (hymn)– Jim Burklo, USA

Tune:  “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”, Coronation C.M. Words by Jim Burklo  (use freely with attribution)       We praise you, God, with rousing song, we answer at your call Your Word creates the universe, We praise you, God of all Your Word creates the universe, We praise you, God of all […]

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Ride on! (Matthew 21:1-11)– George Stuart, Australia

Liturgy of the Palms, Year A Matthew 21:1-11 Tune: Winchester Ride on; ride on in majesty Yet seeking no hostility; To ride a colt is to proclaim That peace, compassion is your aim. Ride on; ride on compass’nately For victims of cruel tyranny; The poor and outcasts need a voice; Give hope in which they […]

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Come to the table (communion hymn) — Stephen Best, Wales UK

Tune: Assurance 9.10.9.9. Come voice your struggles, come shed your tears, Come calm your anger, come lose your fears. Here we encounter the Living Lord Through bread that’s broken, in wine that’s poured Refrain: Come to the table, join in the song, This is the place where all shall belong. Voices in chorus, seeking Christ’s […]

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Street Pastor Song — David Ouston, UK

Written by David while he served as Co-ordinator for the Isle of Wight Street Pastors, this song was inspired by an interaction with a young man on the streets of Ryde. This video recording might be played as an integral part of a worship service.

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Love alone (hymn) — Stephen Best, Wales UK

  This hymn was included in Stephen’s ordination and induction services. Tune: Blaenwern     Any words which I may utter, Without love to reach their goal, Are no more than clashing cymbals, Empty gongs without a soul. Though I conjure future visions, Understand life’s wherewithal, And have faith which moves the mountains, Without love I […]

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We find ourselves between two worlds (hymn) — Stephen Best, UK

  Tune: Gonfalon Royal Originally written for Stephen’s ordination service.       We find ourselves between two worlds, In one we live, for one we hope To risk their fusion is our call, Achieved through love, which welcomes all.   Achieved through love, which welcomes all, Which bends and breaks and mends again, The […]

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For All the Ways (hymn for Church Anniversary)– Jim Burklo, USA

Tune:  “For All the Saints”   Sine Nomine 10.10.10.A Words by Jim Burklo    (use freely with attribution) Appropriate for Church Anniversaries For all the ways we help each other grow As we share stories, moments high and low The face of Christ among us now will show We sing allelujia, allelujia. For all the people […]

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Awe fills us at the shore (hymn) — Jim Burklo, USA

(use freely with attribution)   Tune:  Madrid 6.6.6.6 – “Come Christians, Join to Sing”     Watch mountain shadows run Allelujia!  Amen! Clouds gilded by the sun Allelujia!  Amen! Hear tumbling water sing Birds calling on the wing In canyons echoing Allelujia!  Amen!   Breathe in the desert air Allelujia! Amen! Let footsteps call to […]

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Pentecost Hymn — George Stuart, Australia

    The Second Coming of Christ Tune:   Church Triumphant      Our Lord, our teacher, healer, friend, The One whose love shall never end, Back years ago he lived his life When times were harsh, in days of strife.   We look for signs of his return, But like before, we’re slow to learn. […]

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Doxology

Old words, familiar words, the sung doxology lives in the hearts and on the tongues of many Christians.  The most familiar English version was written by the 17th-century Anglican bishop and hymnwriter, Thomas Ken. I’ve heard several modern versions which alter the language to be inclusive and relevant to modern worshippers.  Here are some variations on the theme… The […]

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