George Stuart

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. Download free lyrics and music. 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 had some work That needed […]

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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) Click here to download the lyrics and music. 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 and beauty […]

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

Tune: Russian Hymn Click here for music and printable lyrics. 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 make every day; […]

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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 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 with […]

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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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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 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 shared her […]

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Singing a New Song – George Stuart, Australia

George Stuart has written sing-able 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. ‘Love them. Cute songs for our little kids, too.’ – Comment from a worship leader His “Singing a New Song” series includes […]

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ANZAC Day, 25 April

How do we remember those slain in war? What words hold the pain and sorrow of the bereaved?  The dream and hope of the peacemaker?  The promise of light and life after the devastation? How do we avoid glorifying war and death, yet remember those killed and wounded, sometimes for meaningless quarrels of others? How do […]

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

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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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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  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 blessings in our life, For peace and calm amidst […]

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Jesus at Dinner, Luke 7.36-8.3 (hymn) — George Stuart, Australia

For 4th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C in the Revised Common Lectionary Tune:  Hyfrydol  8787 D For printable lyrics, score and powerpoint click here. Jesus, when he went to dinner, he used every time and place To proclaim God’s love and mercy, and display forgiving grace; Jesus, when he went to dinner, used the time […]

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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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