Holy Communion

  • Break thou the bread of life, O Lord, to me (StF 153)

    Break thou the bread of life, O Lord, to me

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  • Emmanuel, Emmanuel (StF 198)

    Emmanuel, Emmanuel

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  • Jesus the Lord said: 'I am the Bread' (StF 252)

    Jesus the Lord said: 'I am the Bread'

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  • What kind of love is this (StF 286)

    What kind of love is this that gave itself for me?

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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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  • Come, sinners, to the gospel feast (StF 401)

    Come, sinners, to the gospel feast

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  • Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (StF 568)

    Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, his the sceptre, his the throne

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  • An Upper Room did our Lord prepare (StF 569)

    An Upper Room did our Lord prepare

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  • As we gather, Father, seal us (StF 570)

    As we gather, Father, seal us in the love that knows no fear

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  • As your family, Lord, see us here (StF 571)

    As your family, Lord, see us here

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  • Author of life divine (StF 572i)

    Author of life divine, who has a table spread

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  • Author of life divine (StF 572ii)

    Author of life divine, who has a table spread

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  • Be known to us in breaking bread (StF 573)

    Be known to us in breaking bread

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  • Because you have said (StF 574)

    Because you have said: 'Do this for my sake'

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  • Before I take the body of my Lord (StF 575)

    Before I take the body of my Lord

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  • Bread is blessed and broken (StF 576)

    Bread is blessed and broken

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  • Bread of life, hope of the world (StF 577)

    Bread of life, hope of the world (As we proclaim your death)

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  • Bread of Life, Truth Eternal (StF 578)

    Bread of Life, Truth Eternal, broken now to set us free

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  • Come, Holy Ghost, your influence shed (StF 579)

    Come, Holy Ghost, your influence shed, and realise the sign

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  • Come, Lord, be our guest (StF 580)

    Come, Lord, be our guest

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  • Come, my table is a meeting place (StF 581)

    Come, my table is a meeting place

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  • Eat this bread and never hunger (StF 582)

    Eat this bread and never hunger

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  • Eat this bread, drink this cup (StF 583)

    Eat this bread, drink this cup

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  • Food to pilgrims given (StF 584)

    Food to pilgrims given, strength upon the way

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  • God, whose love is all around us (StF 585)

    God, whose love is all around us

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  • Here is bread, here is wine (StF 586)

    Here is bread, here is wine

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  • I am the bread, the bread of life (StF 587)

    I am the bread, the bread of life

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  • I come with joy, a child of God (StF 588)

    I come with joy, a child of God

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  • In bread we bring you, Lord, our bodies' labour (StF 589)

    In bread we bring you, Lord, our bodies' labour

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  • Jesus, we thus obey (StF 590)

    Jesus, we thus obey your last and kindest word

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  • Let all mortal flesh keep silence (StF 591)

    Let all mortal flesh keep silence

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  • Let us break bread together with the Lord (StF 592)

    Let us break bread together with the Lord

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  • Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (StF 593)

    Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

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  • Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us (StF 594)

    Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us

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  • Lord, we have come at your own invitation (StF 595)

    Lord, we have come at your own invitation

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  • Now let us from this table rise (StF 596)

    Now let us from this table rise renewed in body, mind and soul

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  • O thou who this mysterious bread (StF 597)

    O thou who this mysterious bread did in Emmaus break

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  • Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feast (StF 598)

    Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feast

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  • Up to your table, Lord, you call us (StF 599)

    Up to your table, Lord, you call us

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  • Victim divine, thy grace we claim (StF 600)

    Victim divine, thy grace we claim

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  • We do not presume to come to this table (StF 601)

    We do not presume to come to this table

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  • With all my heart I thank you, Lord (StF 602)

    With all my heart I thank you, Lord

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  • Come, and let us sweetly join (StF 646)

    Come, and let us sweetly join Christ to praise in hymns divine

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  • Come, now, you blessed, eat at my table (StF 695)

    Come, now, you blessed, eat at my table

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  • Glory, glory, glory in the highest (Lord God, heavenly King) (StF 754)

    Glory, glory, glory in the highest (Lord God, heavenly King)

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  • Santo, santo, santo Dios de gloria y poder (Holy, holy, holy God of power and might) (StF 766)

    Santo, santo, santo Dios de gloria y poder (Holy, holy, holy God of power and might)

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  • Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world (StF 767)

    Lamb of God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world

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  • Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) (StF 787)

    Agnus Dei (Lamb of God)

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lord Jesus Christ (Living Lord): A Eucharistic Prayer

    A prayer for Holy Communion written around "Lord Jesus Christ" (StF 594)

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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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  • 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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  • Poppies to remember (website only)

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • We gather round this table (website only)

    “We gather round this table” by Andrew Herbert New on 24 September 2018 – a communion hymn that draws on Jesus' teachings

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