Watchnight Service

Hymns marked with an asterisk (*) are suggested for more than one reading


Come, now is the time to worship (StF 24)
Thank you, O God, for the time that is now (StF 478)

New Year’s Day

Captain of Israel’s hope, and Guide (StF 459)
In this place, with God's word (StF 554)
Jesus, stand among us at the meeting of our lives (StF 30)
Sing to the great Jehovah's praise (StF 127)
This day is a day of both prayer and of praising (website only)

Ecclesiastes 3:  1-13

Come to us, creative Spirit (StF 726)
Earth's creator, everyday God (StF 45)
God moves in a mysterious way (StF 104)
I watch the sunrise lighting the sky (StF 469)
O Lord, we are always in your presence (StF 33)
One more step along the world I go (StF 476)
Pray for a world where every child (StF 527)
Thank you, O God, for the time that is now (StF 478)

Psalm 8

Hymn's echoing the psalmist's theme

God, who made the stars of heaven (StF 7)
Our God is a great big God (StF 61)
Sing for God’s glory that colours the dawn of creation (StF 116)
Touch the earth gently (StF 729)
We follow the Lord along the gradual road to heaven (StF 730)

Revelation 21: 1-6a

Great is our redeeming Lord (StF 683)
It came upon a midnight clear (StF 205) esp. v.4
O Love that will not let me go (StF 636)
There is a new heaven; there is a new earth (StF 738)
This, this is the God we adore (StF 67)

Matthew 25: 31-46

Beauty for brokenness, hope for despair (StF 693)
"Come, now, you blessed, eat at my table" (StF 695)
Day of judgement! Day of wonder! (StF 732)
Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word (website only)
If we claim to love our neighbour (website only)
In the darkness of the still night (StF 109)
Longing for light, we wait in darkness (StF 706)
Love came down at Christmas (StF 210)
Now let us from this table rise renewed in body, mind and soul (StF 596) (if communion is being celebrated)
When I needed a neighbour, were you there? (StF 256)