Harvest Hymns — George Stuart, Australia

These songs of thanksgiving, by George Stuart, are especially applicable for Harvest, Earth Day and Seasons of Creation celebrations. Click on the song title to link to printable music and lyrics.   Nature’s Beauty  (Tune: Regent Square) Celebrate all hidden textures; Value all the roots below; Celebrate all covered splendour; Value beauty not on show; Celebrate […]

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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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Eco-Church Songs

Songs for Earth Sunday and Season of Creation are here! George Stuart writes inclusive language lyrics to use with familiar tunes. Have a look on George’s website (click here) for numerous songs focusing on God in creation/nature, the environment and our stewardship thereof. Each song has a link to listen to the tune.  George has created […]

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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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New words to old tunes — Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, USA

Carolynshymns.com is a website loaded with thoughtful and meaningful hymns. Each song is easily accessible by a Topical Index, Revised Common Lectionary indexes, and Scripture Index. Carolyn “writes hymns about how faith speaks to events in the world (disasters, social concerns, everyday living, etc.) as well as new hymns based on scripture, including lectionary lessons.” Her moving hymn “How […]

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Singing a New Song – George Stuart, Australia

George Stuart has written singable hymns with grounded, authentic and original lyrics set to traditional and familiar tunes. He, graciously, has made his work available free on line.  Click here for his website. His “Singing a New Song” series includes 4 general volumes of new lyrics and 3 volumes (1 for each year) of new […]

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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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Lent, hymns for the season — George Stuart, Australia

George Stuart has written at least one hymn for each Sunday of Lent, for each year of the Common Revised Lectionary.  Using familiar tunes, he incorporates words that are straightforward, understandable and faithful.  And they match musically so the songs are easy to sing. Each hymn is listed in the corresponding week in the Lectionary tabs of Worship […]

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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 […]

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Christmas Carols with Justice — SimpleLiving, USA

  Simple Living provides lyrics for Christmas Carols with Justice. The verses blend traditional and bold progressive language.  They are easy to use and bring the real world into Christmas.   “Jesus’ birth has taken on much cultural significance as a celebration of good will, warm feelings and excessive consumerism. These new stanzas help to connect […]

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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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