George Stuart

Christ comes as a refugee, hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Dominus Regit Me Title: Ministering to Christ For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. The sacred role of ministry Of caring for the broken – Christ can be heard, but silently As if his pain has spoken. The ministry to Christ is known In caring for the stricken; He comes to us […]

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Dream of Dignity, hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Darwall For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. A dream of dignity For all humanity It is a dream so bold; ‘Can’t happen,’ we’ve been told; But we can strive To keep alive This hope for human harmony A dream of dignity For all humanity; A dream that Jesus saw Was […]

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At the Manger, Carol — George Stuart, Australia

At the Manger Tune: Cradle Song New words for ‘Away in a Manger’ For printable lyrics and music click here. Visit George’s website here to discover several modern Christmas Carols set to familiar tunes. Away in the manger, no pillow or bed, The baby boy Jesus is born in a shed; The stars in the […]

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Tidings of comfort & joy, Carol — George Stuart, Australia

Tidings of Comfort and Joy Tune: God rest you merry For printable lyrics and music click here. Visit George’s website here to discover several contemporary inclusive-language Christmas Carols set to familiar tunes.   To Bethlehem, a stable bare, We journey to behold The baby born to change the world. The story has been told. He […]

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Matthew 21, The Vineyard Family, Hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Year A, Proper 21 (usually Pentecost 16) Reading: Matthew 21:23-32, particularly verses 28-32. Tune: St Paul Adapted using inclusive language. For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. Recorded stories Jesus told Were told for his own day; But still their message nurtures those Who wish to walk his way. A vineyard owner […]

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Christmas Carol for summer — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Christmas Morn,  7.6 7.6 D meter (Christmas Morn by Edward John Hopkins) For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. Our summer Christmas season is when we sing with joy About some loving parents and of their baby boy; We sing when we remember the miracle of birth With all its pain […]

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Climate in our hands (hymn) — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Russian Hymn For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. This wondrous universe tells of God’s glory, Endless in space and forever in time; We are astonished when we contemplate its story We have a place in this myst’ry sublime. This planet’s destiny, life in its beauty Rests with the choices we […]

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In Praise of Doubt (hymn) – George Stuart

Year C Easter 2 Reading: John 20:19-31, particularly verses 19-29. Not specifically on the reading but on the general issue of doubt Tune: Forest Green For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. In Praise of Doubt Some people say, ‘To doubt is wrong’ We should not doubt at all; To question our […]

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New Year, a hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Bishopgarth For the lyrics, music and a power point click here. 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 […]

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Praise & Elation, hymn — George Stuart, Australia

With praise and elation Tune: To God be the glory  For the lyrics, music and a power point, 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. Praise […]

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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 with […]

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Gathering hymn — George Stuart, Australia

We gather in this place Tune Crimond  For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. 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 we need; To sing […]

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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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Jesus asks us, to Old MacDonald — George Stuart, Australia

Jesus Asks Us Tune: Old Macdonald had a farm Traditional Nursery Rhyme melody For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. The repeated lines (italicised) might be omitted to keep the verses simple. Jesus asks us to give thanks every single day; Yes. Jesus asks us to give thanks every single day; With […]

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ANZAC Day hymn, Remembering — 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 cost. We honour all who […]

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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 For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. 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 shared her body to […]

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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 For the lyrics, music and a power point, click here. 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 […]

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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. If you go directly to George’s website, you will find printable lyrics and music, […]

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Thanksgiving Hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Rivaulx  For the lyrics, music and a power point, click hereClick here to download the score and lyrics from George’s book, Singing a New Song, volume 1  These lyrics work well on Mother’s Day.  With the simple substitution of ‘father’ for ‘mother’ in the last verse, it fits in well on Father’s Day. For all the […]

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Jesus comes again in Love — George Stuart, Australia

The Second Coming of Christ – written for Pentecost Tune:   Church Triumphant For the lyrics, music and a power point click here 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 […]

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