George Stuart

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 In Praise of Doubt Some people say, ‘To doubt is wrong’ We should not doubt at all; To question our beliefs, they say Could bring about our fall; But doubt […]

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

Jesus Asks Us Tune: Old Macdonald had a farm Traditional Nursery Rhyme melody Click here to download lyrics and music. 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 a ‘Thank you’ […]

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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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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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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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Thanksgiving Hymn — George Stuart, Australia

Tune: Rivaulx  Click here to download the score and lyrics from George’s book, Singing a New Song, volume 1      For all the blessings in our life, For peace and calm amidst the strife, A thankful hymn of joy we raise In celebration and in praise.   For parents, children, family ties, For rainy days and […]

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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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