Sam Goodman

Jubilee Together, hymn – Sam Goodman, UK

This is jubilee together Tune: Dim Ond Iesu – Here is love vast as the ocean This is Jubilee together Here is Good News for the poor Love united, love forever Sharing hope of faith reborn Let us fix our eyes on Jesus May we learn to live the way And rejoice in how grace […]

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In Love, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

tune  – New Winchester, ‘Ride on, ride on in majesty’ Rejoice in love that brings us here That brings us hope and holds us dear Let’s share God’s love with those we meet At home, at church, at work, in streets Immersed in love, restored by grace Let your redemption fill this place Transform our […]

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You could, Easter poem — Sam Goodman, UK

You could have ridden a stallion Up to the city gates Instead you chose a donkey As palm leaves strew your way You could have left the temple With its money making schemes Instead you turned the tables And denounced the den of thieves You could have just had supper And not blessed the bread […]

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Carry me home – Sam Goodman, UK

Across the turmoil, amidst the snares Though all the darkest days, weighed down by care When it feels like no-one is even there Carry me home When burdens are heavy and getting worse When others mock, and spit & curse When failure breaks the plans I’d rehearsed Carry me home When the world is fragile […]

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Be with us, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

Shepherding hymn Tune: St Clement – The day though gavest Be with us in ways that wrap us in communion Unite us to be your church once more While we are apart bring us closer together In ways that your justice and mercy restore Be always beside us, your word speaks to guide us A […]

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Waiting Prayers – Sam Goodman, UK

(somewhere between prose/poetry and prayer) So many of my prayers Are in the ether in hospital chapels Littered at school gates Waiting for the no.29 bus to town And many of my prayers Are wept over graveyards Scattered like confetti at weddings Joyful at newborn pics A lot of my prayers scramble to decide What […]

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Love Eternal, hymn – Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: Westminster Abbey (Christ is made the sure foundation) Love eternal, here among us Breathing hope into every life Love from heaven, love descending Walking humbly and by our side Holding, healing, love revealing Love once broken, crucified Love enduring, here to save us Here to lift us away from hate Love redeemed and resurrected […]

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Gently transcend, Carol — Sam Goodman, UK

A Carol for Advent and Christmas Tune: O Holy Night Light showers down, the darkness cannot conquer A hope now dawns and the world has a chance Peace filters in, the hope of God appearing In a form that we don’t understand A baby born to save and to redeem us As heaven stoops to […]

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Come to us in worship, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: Slane, an old Irish folk tune (Be thou my vision).  You can listen here.   Try it out a couple times, as the words do fit beautifully. Come to us in worship Bring us closer to you And as our voices rise Your love shines through Your gifts to us encourage Your power makes […]

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Voice, hymn — Sam Goodman

Tune: Hereford A voice for the voiceless A promise of forgiveness A chance to be A people of blessing A call to share love that God richly gives so freely A love that encompasses A world that needs its healing A voice in the darkness To shine a light on visions That show us the […]

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Love known, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune:  love unknown (My song is love unknown) Your love invites me in To shelter in your peace To know the hope you bring To feel how you can release You set me free So I can be Eternally The child you see Your love rebuilds my trust You dwell within my heart You find […]

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Shepherding, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

Based on the tune of St Clement – ‘The day though gavest’ Be with us in ways that wrap us in communion Unite us to be your church once more While we are apart bring us closer together In ways that your justice and mercy restore Be always beside us your word speaks to guide […]

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Take us, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune – Monk (All things bright and beautiful) Chorus Take our lives to live for you In ways that serve and bless Loving Christ in all we do In all our lives confess Lead us where we are needed To show your love is true In all things let us witness How great love comes […]

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Communion hymn, The Hungry — Sam Goodman

Tune: Brightest and best are the sons of the morning Bread for the hungry A feast for the famine now Prepare a table To feed us and share Broken in sacrifice Dying to save us This gift you gave us Is your love and care Wine for the thirsty Your blood poured so readily Given […]

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Great love, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: In my life Lord be glorified, by Bob Kilpatrick Stand among us Pour out your hope, let your grace flow Take our burdens Hold us in your great love Come and rescue Save us from fear, make your Word clear Come and heal us Hold us in your great love Lighten darkness Shine down […]

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Discern — Sam Goodman, UK

So how do I know what you intend for me? What can I draw on to find the strength that I need? What word can comfort, what arms can embrace So I hear your words calling and look at your face? So how do I go from where I find myself now? How do you […]

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In tenderness enfold us, communion hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

The prayer Tune:  Crüger, Hail to the Lord’s anointed In tenderness enfold us, engage with us in prayer And as you gently hold us, remind us that you’re there Send light into our darkness Breathe love into our lives Send blessings down upon us Let hope and mercy thrive Be in the prayer we offer, […]

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Bring us your peace, hymn — Sam Goodman — UK

Tune: Lobe den Herren ‘Praise to the Lord’ Bring us your peace Wrap us gently in love that can calm us Save us from fear And protect us from hurts that can harm us And as you heal Show us your mercy is real Live in our hearts and refresh us Bring us your hope […]

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Refresh our lives, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: Was lebet was schwebet, O worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness Refresh our lives bring us back to this Holy place Where we feel held in the love that you show Let mercy flow, hold us tenderly in your grace Build up your church let our love for you grow Restore in […]

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Patient dawn — Sam Goodman

The next time it gets light I will awake with hope And tonight as it gets dark I will not fear The next time it grows light I will welcome the dawn The next time morning comes I’ll be reborn The next time it grows dark I will not hide away The darkness does not […]

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Never let go — Sam Goodman, UK

Inspired by words of Julian of Norwich: ‘All shall be well and all manner of things shall be well for there is a force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and we never let us go.’ Never let go Though it’s hard to hold on This love will hold you And […]

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From where I stand, hymn — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: In Christ alone You are my rock, safe and secure All that I treasure comes from you When others fade, you will endure Your promises are always true Chorus From where I stand, from what I know You are my strength, you are my guide Wherever I am called to go Your love will […]

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There you are — Sam Goodman, UK

There you are In quieter moments In fragile sunrises In delicate tapestries There you are In words of encouragement In the tenderest touch In a subtle embrace There you are In sweeping majesty In roaring oceans In crashing thunder There you are In a stable On a cross In hope you are there

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Good News, Carol — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: I saw three ships The love of God is with us here Good News for all, Good News for all The Word of life in flesh appears God comes to dwell here among us This Christmas let us celebrate As hope is born, as hope is born Let love abound and conquer hate Let […]

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Advent hymn, The Waiting — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: The old rugged cross We’ve been waiting so long For the birth of the one Who would rescue and salvage the lost. But we didn’t expect The Messiah we’d get, Neither manger, compassion nor cross. Chorus And I think I can just see a star; I can almost hear angel choirs sing. And I […]

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The Prophecy, Carol — Sam Goodman, UK

Tune: Annie’s Song – You fill up my senses, by John Denver –  lyrics and sheet music Hear the prophets foretelling a promised Messiah A hope for the future, a shepherd will come A spirit indwelling a lowly born mother God chose above others to carry God’s own. Hear the angels proclaiming Good News to […]

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