Conflict, Suffering and Doubt

  • Though the fruit tree doesn't blossom (StF 93)

    Though the fruit tree doesn't blossom

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  • God is Love: let heaven adore him (StF 103)

    God is love: let heaven adore him

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  • God moves in a mysterious way (StF 104)

    God moves in a mysterious way

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  • Sing for God's glory that colours the dawn of creation (StF 116)

    Sing for God's glory that colours the dawn of creation

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  • When we are tested and wrestle alone (StF 240)

    When we are tested and wrestle alone

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  • When we were in the darkest night (StF 241)

    When we were in the darkest night

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  • When I survey the wondrous cross (StF 287i)

    When I survey the wondrous cross

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  • When I survey the wondrous cross (StF 287ii)

    When I survey the wondrous cross

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  • What a friend we have in Jesus (StF 531)

    What a friend we have in Jesus

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  • Just as I am, without one plea (StF 556i)

    Just as I am, without one plea

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  • Just as I am, without one plea (StF 556iii)

    Just as I am, without one plea

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  • A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)

    A safe stronghold our God is still

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  • Calm me, Lord, as you calmed the storm (StF 624)

    Calm me Lord, as you calmed the storm

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  • Deep in the darkness a starlight is gleaming (StF 625)

    Deep in the darkness a starlight is gleaming

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  • Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (StF 626)

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

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  • Everyone needs compassion (StF 627)

    Everyone needs compassion, love that's never failing

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  • Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)

    Faithful One, so unchanging

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  • God of my faith, I offer you my doubt (StF 629)

    God of my faith, I offer you my doubt

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  • How long, O Lord, will you forget (StF 630)

    How long, O Lord, will you forget an answer to my prayer?

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  • I lift my eyes up to the mountains (StF 631)

    I lift my eyes up to the mountains

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  • I've had questions without answers (StF 632)

    I've had questions without answers

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  • My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)

    My soul finds rest in God alone

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  • Fight the good fight with all your might (StF 634)

    Fight the good fight with all your might

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  • My troubled soul, why so weighed down? (StF 635)

    My troubled soul, why so weighed down?

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  • O love that wilt not let me go (StF 636)

    O love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee

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  • Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)

    Soldiers of Christ, arise, and put your armour on

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  • Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)

    Through all the changing scenes of life

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  • Through the love of God our Saviour (StF 639)

    Through the love of God our Saviour all will be well

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  • We turn to God when we are sorely pressed (StF 640)

    We turn to God when we are sorely pressed

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  • When circumstances make my life (StF 641)

    When circumstances make my life too hard to understand

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  • When I'm feeling down and sad (StF 642)

    When I'm feeling down and sad

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  • When, O God, our faith is tested (StF 643)

    When, O God, our faith is tested

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  • When our confidence is shaken (StF 644)

    When our confidence is shaken in beliefs we thought secure

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  • Will your anchor hold in the storms of life? (StF 645)

    Will your anchor hold in the storms of life

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  • 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 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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  • Avoiding Holy Saturday

    Thoughts on the significance of Easter Saturday by theologian Alan Lewis

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Saint George - more than dragons

    Exploring hymns that speak of England's patron saint

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 would believe (website only)

    How do we help communities and individuals to grieve and move on in faith?

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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 life is shaken to its core (website only)

    “When life is shaken to its core” by Andrew Brown New on 19 March 2020 – a hymn for when we feel vulnerable, and revised in light of the Coronavirus pandemic

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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 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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  • 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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