Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk)

  • A bloodied child ("The boy in the ambulance") (website only)

    “A bloodied child foreshadowed by a cross” ("The boy in the ambulance") by Andrew Pratt New on 19 August 2016 – a response to the widely viewed video image of a child rescued from a bombed building in Allepo, Syria

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  • A century passes, memories will fade (website only)

    "A century passes, memories will fade" by Andrew Pratt New on 13 April 2014 - a hymn for Remembrance Sunday

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  • A Hymn for New Year (website only)

    "This day is a day of both prayer and praising" by Andrew Pratt New on 24 December 2012 - a hymn of hope, praise and divine vision for the future, suitable for singing at the turn of the year (transferred from Methodist Church website)

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  • A new day dawns - an Easter hymn (website only)

    “A new day dawns” by Andrew T. Murphy New on 20 March 2018 – an Easter hymn that connects Christ’s resurrection with the creation of the world

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  • A prize that won't perish (website only)

    "A prize that won't perish" by Dominic Grant New on 18 July, 2012 - a new Olympic hymn

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  • A twisting wind that wreaks such devastation (website only)

    "A twisting wind that wreaks such devastation" by Andrew Pratt New on 5 June 2013 - written in the wake of a tornado that devastated suburbs of Oklahoma in May 2013

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  • A world once rent by turmoil (website only)

    “A world once rent by turmoil” by Andrew Pratt New on 7 July 2015 – a plea for God's strength to "covet love" in the face of human hatred and strife

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  • And I will wait now (website only)

    “And I will wait now" by Laurence Wareing New on 19 November 2013 - an Advent hymn partly inspired by words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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  • At this time of sitting down (website only)

    “At this time of sitting down” by Rachael Prince New on 9 March 2015 - a hymn suitable for times of retirement, having to "step back" from responsibilities, and also for the Methodist covenant service

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  • At your table, Lord, we gather (website only)

    “At your table, Lord, we gather” by Gareth Hill New on 24 September 2018 – a reflection on words from the communion liturgy, set to a contemporary tune

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  • Be the light in my darkness (website only)

    “Be the light in my darkness” by Elizabeth Burns New on 8 July 2015 – an invocation to the light of God that causes us to reflect on our own response to God's presence in our lives

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  • Beatitude (Blessed are the poor in Spirit) (website only)

    “Beatitude” by Kimberley Rayson New on 24 September 2018 - setting of words from the Gospel of Matthew

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  • Beyond impossibility (website only)

    “Beyond impossibility” by Andrew Pratt New on 20 March 2018 – "in respect for Stephen Hawking", the pioneering scientist who died 14 March 2018, aged 76

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  • Candles we light upon the Advent Ring (website only)

    "Candles we light upon the Advent Ring" by Dominic Grant New on 28 November 2012 - suitable for the lighting of Advent candles

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  • Carol of Peace (website only)

    Carol of Peace ("Where is the peace that will cure the world's madness?") by Barbara Honeyball Young New on 30 October 2012, rev.2016 - a carol formed from questions set within the context of contemporary concerns

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  • Christ be in my understanding (website only)

    “Christ be in my understanding” by Rachael Prince New on 9 March 2015 - a hymn influenced by celtic traditions for use throughout the day

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  • Come, Holy Spirit, come (website only)

    “Come, Holy Spirit, come” by Barbara Honeyball Young New on 2 September, 2016 - a sung response with optional handbells

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  • Dear Lord in heaven, we come as your people (website only)

    “Dear Lord in heaven, we come as your people” by Ken Howcroft New on 20 June 2014 – a hymn to accompany the ordination of presbyters and deacons

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  • Down the road run refugees (website only)

    “Down the road run refugees” by John Bell and Graham Maule New on 6 May 2016 – a 1992 "protest song" as sadly relevant today as when it was written

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  • Dressed up on the kerbside (website only)

    "Dressed up on the kerbside" by Damian Boddy New on 27 September, 2012 - a challenging text that addresses the subject of prostitution, and the economic conditions that give rise to it.

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  • Dusty-footed, heavy-hearted (website only)

    “Dusty-footed, heavy-hearted” by Sue McCoan and Matthew Prevett New on 24 February 2014 - a hymn based on the events of Maundy Thursday

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  • Eternal source of humankind (website only)

    "Eternal source of humankind" by Gary Hopkins New on 9 July 2013 - a prayer for the support of God's Spirit as we encounter the pressures of modern living

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  • Eternity (website only)

    "Eternity" ("When a seed, only small") by Kimberley Rayson New on 28 March 2019 - how we experience God's kingdom and eternity

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  • Give us your comfort, Lord (website only)

    “Give us your comfort, Lord” by Barbara Honeyball Young New on 2 September, 2016 - a sung response for prayers and intercessions

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  • Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word (website only)

    "Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word" by Michael Docker New on 28 June, 2012

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  • God eternal, timeless moment (website only)

    “God eternal, timeless moment” by David Lees New on 31 May, 2017 - a hymn suitable for Trinity Sunday and throughout the year

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  • God who knows our darkest moments (website only)

    “God who knows our darkest moments” by Gareth Hill New on 20 October, 2016 - written to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, a hymn that speaks to all our griefs and to God's unfailing constancy and love

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  • God who sets us on a journey (website only)

    "God who sets us on a journey" by Joy Dine New on 13 February 2013 - a hymn about journeying with God, suitable for Lent and times of upheaval and change

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  • Got a race to run (website only)

    "Got a race to run" by Paul Thompson New on 28 June, 2012 - an Olympic-themed song for children

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  • Gracious God, the heart of truth (website only)

    "Gracious God, the heart of truth" by Gareth Hill - a response to the Methodist Church's 2011/12 Fruitful Field consultation New on 26 October 2011

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  • Gracious God, you call your people (website only)

    “Gracious God, you call your people” by Michaela Youngson and Nicola Morrison New on 21 August 2014 – written to mark 40 years since the ordination of the first women to the presbyteral ministry of the Methodist Church in Britain

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  • Great God, whose name and heart is love (website only)

    “Great God, whose name and heart is love” by Andy Fyall New on 3 July 2015 – a hymn that challenges Christians to offer hope to others and witness to the God of peace

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  • Heaven’s heart is pulsing (website only)

    “Heaven’s heart is pulsing” by Gareth Hill New on 21 October 2014 - a hymn about God's presence within all of creation, and our response to that good news

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  • Heaven's come so close tonight (website only)

    “Heaven’s come so close tonight” by Richard Gillard New on 30 October 2012 - a Christmas carol from the author of "Brother, sister, let me serve you" (StF 611)

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  • Here is the wonder, glory of new life (website only)

    “Here is the wonder, glory of new life” by Andrew Brown New on 23 March, 2017 - re-visiting the miracle of the incarnation with fresh words for today

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  • Holy Spirit, be my Helper (website only)

    “Holy Spirit, be my Helper” ("When alone I come before you") by Harold Stutely New on 22 October 2014 - a prayer to the Holy Spirit in difficult times

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  • Holy Spirit, fall on me (website only)

    “Holy Spirit, fall on me” by Mark Savill New on 12 April 2016 – a prayer-hymn, opening us up to the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit

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  • Hopeless to help in this violence, this crisis (website only)

    “Hopeless to help in this violence, this crisis” by Andrew Pratt New on 13 January 2015 - a response to the "Charlie Hebdo" shootings in Paris (January 2015), with wider implications for our multi-faith world

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  • How hard was that journey (website only)

    “How hard was that journey” by Paul Thompson New on 8 July 2015 – a carol for Christmas and Epiphany with a memorable tune also by Paul

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  • 'I have a dream', a man once said (website only)

    “'I have a dream', a man once said" by Pamela Pettitt New on 27 July 2013 - inspired by Martin Luther King's 1963 "I have a dream" speech

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  • If we claim to love our neighbour (website only)

    “If we claim to love our neighbour” by Andrew Pratt New on 9 April 2015 - exploring the challenging realities of Christian social holiness. With a commentary by Andrew Bradstock.

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  • In this house all people will be welcome (website only)

    “In this house all people will be welcome” by Paul McDermott New on 16 November 2015 – a hymn about transforming a church of welcome into lives of service

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  • In war, in peace (website only)

    “In war, in peace” by Ian Smart New on 12 April 2016 – a communion hymn that explores the generous welcome of Jesus' meal table in the context of war as well as peace

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  • It was a new beginning on the day the Spirit came (website only)

    “It was a new beginning on the day the Spirit came” by Marjorie Dobson New on 23 March, 2017 - an account of Pentecost set to a popular folk song melody

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  • Jesus you ask that we forgive (website only)

    "Jesus, you ask that we forgive" by Andrew Brown New on 29 May 2019 - the challenge when we feel unable to forgive others

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  • Jesus, Lamb of God (Agnus Dei) (website only)

    “Jesus, Lamb of God” liturgical setting by John Bradley New on 21 April 2015 - simple setting incorporating four-part responses

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  • Just as we are (website only)

    "Just as we are" by Gillian Collins New on 24 December 2012 - a hymn of recommitment, Gillian Collins' words are well suited to use during a Covenant Service (transferred from Methodist Church website)

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  • Let my Saviour sleep (website only)

    “Let my Saviour sleep” by Paul Thompson New on 8 July 2015 – a lovely lullaby for the newborn Jesus, yet with a hint of the suffering that he'll one day have to endure

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  • Lift high the banner of these games (website only)

    "Lift high the banner of these games" by Andrew Pratt New on 28 June, 2012

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  • Lift your voices (website only)

    “Lift up your voices” by Andy Murphy New on 16 August 2013 - a wedding hymn set to the tune "Sing Hosanna"

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  • Light out of darkness (website only)

    “Light out of darkness” by Alan Hinton New on 30 October 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website) - reflecting John 1:1-28

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  • Light we now our candle’s flame (website only)

    "Light we now our candle's flame" by Norman J. Goreham New on 28 June, 2012

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  • Like Thomas (Life is hard at times) (website only)

    “Life is hard at times” by Heather Gallagher New on 9 August, 2017 - the example of Thomas as an inspiration when "faith is low"

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  • Listen, my people (website only)

    "Listen, my people" by Gillian Collins New on 24 December 2012 - a text that explores the implications of the self-giving to which we commit during the Methodist Covenant Service (transferred from Methodist Church website)

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  • Lord God we stand at the start of a new year (website only)

    “Lord God we stand at the start of a new year” by Steve Clark New on 6 July 2015 – a hymn for the start of a new year

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  • Lord save us from the desert (website only)

    "Lord save us from the desert" by Rachel Parkinson New on 14 February, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)

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  • Lord, we recall your words (website only)

    “Lord, we recall your words that speak of love” by Andrew Brown New on 22 October 2014 - a hymn suitable for Rembrance Sunday that explores the call to lay down one's life for friends

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  • Love laid bare (website only)

    "Love laid bare" by Andrew T. Murphy New on 30 October 2012 - upbeat re-telling of the Christmas story, set to "Winter Wonderland" by Felix Bernard

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  • Mary, you were there (website only)

    “Mary, you were there on the mount of crucifixion” ("Resurrection Sunday") by Rachael Prince New on 2 April 2015 - understanding the impact of Jesus' personal post-resurrection encounters with his followers

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  • May this place be one of nurture (website only)

    “May this place be one of nurture” by Ally Barrett New on 3 May, 2017 - a hymn reflecting the importance of being attentive to the welfare of children and vulnerable adults in our church life

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  • New Jerusalem (website only)

    "And did God's feet in ancient time" ("New Jerusalem") by Andrew T. Murphy New on 3 October, 2012 - a re-working of William Blake's text with words that offer a flexible resource for many occasions.

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  • No other name? (website only)

    “No other name?” ("To help a fallen world") by Harold Stutely New on 22 October 2014 - a challenge to Christians to reflect upon God's love for those of other faiths

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  • One, two, three for you and me (website only)

    "One, two, three for you and me" by Paul Thompson - a lively song suitable for children at Easter and at other times New on 14 February, 2012

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  • Our God is a God who is faithful and tender (website only)

    "Our God is a God who is faithful and tender" by Linda Ashford New on 29 July 2014 – a hymn for the Methodist Covenant Service and other occasions

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  • Our great Creator's love (website only)

    “Our great Creator's love” by Barbara Honeyball Young New on 8 September, 2016 - a song of praise for children of all ages

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  • Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord (website only)

    “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord” by David Lee New on 13 March 2014 – a paraphrase of Psalm 130, to be sung to "the miner's hymn" - Gresford

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  • Oyster Shells (website only)

    "Oyster Shells" by Andrew Pratt and Barbara Honeyball Young New on February 7, 2012

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  • Pay heed to the people you meet on the journey (website only)

    “Pay heed to the people you meet on the journey” by Dominic Grant New on 7 September 2017 – early Christians rise to the challenge of giving shelter to the traveller

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  • Poppies to remember (website only)

    "Poppies to remember" by Dominic Grant New on 25 October 2011

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  • Praise the Lord for his Creation (website only)

    "Praise the Lord for His Creation" by Mike Dando New on February 8, 2012

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  • Remembering Mary (website only)

    "Remembering Mary" by Gillian Collins New on 24 December 2012 - a text that offers not only an overview of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, but also records all that the incarnation will mean for Jesus

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  • Remembrance (Once crimson poppies bloomed) (website only)

    "Once crimson poppies bloomed" by Andrew Pratt New on 25 October 2012

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  • Safe, locked inside that upper room (website only)

    "Safe, locked inside that upper room" by Marjorie Dobson New on 1 March, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)

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  • Set loose the tongues (website only)

    “Set loose the tongues” by Sue McCoan and Matthew Prevett New on 24 February 2014 - a hymn based on the events of Pentecost

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  • Son of God humiliated (website only)

    "Son of God humiliated" by Andrew T. Murphy - a hymn for Good Friday and Passiontide New on 14 February, 2012

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  • Take, eat, this is my body (website only)

    “Take, eat, this is my body” by Rachael Prince New on 9 March 2015 - a communion hymn

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  • Tectonic plates beneath the ocean's surface (website only)

    "Tectonic plates beneath the ocean's surface" by Andrew Pratt

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  • Thank God for life (website only)

    “Thank God for life” by Andrew Brown New on 7 February, 2017 - an exploration of the gifts that God wishes us to enjoy

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  • The crowd had listened to your word (website)

    “The crowd had listened to your word” by Anna Briggs New on 16 January 2016 – Jesus feeds 5,000 people and offers us a lesson about love

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  • The days are surely coming (website only)

    “The days are surely coming” by Dominic Grant New on 17 November 2015 – a carol for Christmas and especially for use alongside the weekly lighting of Advent candles

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  • The name of Jesus (website only)

    “The name of Jesus” by Mary Rose Jensen New on 3 March 2016 – a hymn exploring the implications of the name Jesus in scripture

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  • The quaking earth is calm (website only)

    "The quaking earth is calm" by Andrew Pratt New on 1 March, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)

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  • The witnesses are watching (website only)

    "The witnesses are watching" by Andrew Pratt New on 20 April, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)

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  • The world is fraught with danger (website only)

    “The world is fraught with danger” by Andrew Pratt New on 18 September 2018 – the post-Easter experience of St Thomas re-thought for the present day

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  • The world we thought we knew is changing fast (website only)

    “The world we thought we knew is changing fast” by Rosemary Wakelin New on 1 April 2014 – facing change; trusting in God

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  • This day we have witnessed (At the death of Nelson Mandela) (website only)

    “This day we have witnessed a man for all nations" by Andrew Pratt New on 6 December 2013 - a hymn written in response to the death of former South African President, Neslon Mandela

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  • This week (website only)

    “This week the cry goes 'Hosanna' then 'die'” by Anne J. Sardeson New on 27 March 2019 - the journey from Palm Sunday to Calvary

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  • Throne of Grace (website only)

    Throne of Grace (“May my heart re-tell your story”) by Kathy Flynn New on 1 December 2014 - a praise song for communion

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  • Time for God (a responsive round) (website only)

    "Time for God" by Barbara Honeyball Young - a sung response that can be sung as a round New on 7 February 2012

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  • Timeless God, you hold our story (website only)

    "Timeless God, you hold our story" by Gareth Hill New on 5 June 2013 - written for the 70th Anniversary of MHA, Methodism's housing and care charity for older people

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  • To the dark place bring a candle (website only)

    “To the dark place bring a candle” by Richard Lucas New on 16 November 2015 - two versions of a hymn for times of darkness: in response to war or natural disaster, and for those caring for older people suffering from memory loss

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  • Was it the shaking ground that moved (website only)

    "Was it the shaking ground that moved" by Andrew Pratt New on 1 March, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)

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  • We believe (The Apostle's Creed) (website only)

    "We believe" (The Apostle's Creed) by Paul Thompson

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  • We cannot bear the full light of your glory (website only)

    "We cannot bear the full light of your glory" by Andrew Brown New on 20 June 2014 – a hymn about the mystery of God and our limited understanding of God's will

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  • We cannot gloat: a time for grief (website only)

    "We cannot gloat: a time for grief, another mother's son is dead" by Andrew Pratt

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  • We come today to celebrate (website only)

    “We come today to celebrate" by Stephanie Jenner New on 13 November 2013 - a hymn celebrating diversity, written for an LGBT gathering at the 2013 Greenbelt Festival

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  • We do not look for angel choirs (website only)

    “We do not look for angel choirs" by Gareth Hill New on 19 November 2013 - a hymn for the Christmas season that speaks to our sense of Christian commitment throughout the year

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  • We pray for healing and for health (website only)

    "We pray for healing and for health" by Andrew Brown New on 16 May 2019 - a prayer for healing in many diverse contexts, as well as a re-assertion of God's restorative power

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  • We shall make peace (website only)

    “We shall make peace, obedient to God's Spirit” by Vince Gilbert New on 8 July 2015 – a hymn

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  • We shall not forget (website only)

    “We shall not forget” by Andrew Murphy and Matt Allen New on 30 October 2018 – a Remembrance Sunday hymn that extends our thinking well beyond the limits of war

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  • We stand for brave and selfless friends (website only)

    "We stand for brave and selfless friends" by Gareth Hill New on 25 October 2012 - a Remembrance Sunday hymn to complement Andrew Pratt's "Once crimson poppies bloomed"

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  • We three kings of Orient are (website only)

    “We three kings of Orient are” by John Henry Hopkins New on 23 January 2018 – re-visiting an old favourite

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  • We turn to you in our despair (website only)

    “We turn to you in our despair” by Robert Timpson New on 29 August 2017 – a modern psalm which responds to the world's pain with Christ's example of love

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  • We wait in hope for hope to come (website only)

    “We wait in hope for hope to come" by Gareth Hill New on 19 November 2013 - a text that unpacks the implications of Advent hope

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  • Wedding hymn (website only)

    "This is the long-awaited day" by Keith Albans New on 13 August 2013 - a wedding hymn.

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  • What peace is there for tarnished lives (website only)

    "What peace is there for tarnished lives" by Andrew Pratt New on 15 April 2014 - a post-Easter reflection

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  • When disaster strikes a nation (website only)

    "When disaster strikes a nation" by Norman Goreham

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  • When innocence is fractured (website only)

    “When innocence is fractured” by Gareth Hill New on 21 October 2014 (transferred from Methodist Church website) – written in response to the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004

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  • When our futures are uncertain (website only)

    “When our futures are uncertain” by Adrian Low New on 10 March 2015 - reflecting the life and example of the disciple Thomas

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  • When our views are varied (website only)

    "When our views are varied" by Gary Hopkins New on 9 July 2013 - a hymn praying for the respectful sharing of viewpoints and opinions within the Christian community

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  • When the earth's wild hidden forces (website only)

    "When the earth's wild hidden forces" by Norman Brookes

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  • When the Temple veil was rent (website only)

    "When the Temple veil was rent and the earth shook violently" by Norman Goreham...

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  • 'Who is my neighbour?' asked the Scribe (website only)

    "'Who is my neighbour?' asked the Scribe" by John M. Smith - a re-telling of the Parable of the Good Samaritan New on 27 January 2012

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  • Who is this, whose face shines brighter (website only)

    “Who is this, whose face shines brighter” by Vince Gilbert New on 8 July 2015 - a hymn that takes the mountain-top transfiguration of Jesus as the focal point for reflecting on Jesus' life and example

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  • Woman stooping, bent and burdened (website only)

    "Woman stooping, bent and burdened" by Gillian Collins New on 1 March, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)

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  • YAHWEH (I cannot speak your name, O Lord) (website only)

    "I cannot speak your name, O Lord" by Rob Newton New on 25 October 2012 - a hymn to God's forgiveness, despite human unworthiness.

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  • You call us out to praise you (website only)

    "You call us out to praise you" by Anna Briggs New on 24 July 2013 - a hymn of praise that explores different images for the three persons of the Trinity. Published with notes.

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  • You call us to the wilderness (website only)

    “You call us to the wilderness” by Paul Wood and Ian Worsfold New on 30 June 2015 – finding strength and gift from desolate and "barren" times

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  • You call us, as you called the Twelve (website only)

    “You call us, as you called the twelve” by Sue McCoan and Matthew Prevett New on 24 February 2014 - a hymn about God's desire to invite all people into the tasks of discipleship, whatever their character, gifts or background.

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