Since its inception, Singing the Faith Plus has published approaching 100 hymn texts not included in the Singing the Faith hymn book. Some of the hymns have been available before in other places; most have not. Some of the authors had already been featured in Singing the Faith; many had not.

Our aim has been to encourage individuals and groups to write hymns and to publish texts that complement those already available in Singing the Faith itself.  Some texts have been very much of their moment (for example, responding directly to a natural disaster) or helpful for a specific service, such as Remembrance Sunday. Most are of value the whole year round. All hymns on this site are published on the understanding that they can be used freely by site-users, with any copyright information printed as appropriate.

To assist in using the new hymns on this site, they are listed below against:

(a) the Contents headings as in the printed hymn book;

(b) the Elements of Worship category that can also be searched on the right hand side of this page. You may also usefully search new hymns under Festivals and Seasons or Special Sundays.

This list will be updated as new hymns are added to the site.

Section title / Elements of worship Hymns available on StF+ website  

God’s Eternal Goodness

 
The Nature and Mystery of God: the Holy Trinity

Adonai
Beyond impossibility

Eternity ("When a seed, only small")
God eternal, timeless moment
Lead us God
Light we now our candle's flame
Lord God we stand at the start of a new year
No other name?
The world is fraught with danger
We believe (The Apostle’s Creed)
We cannot bear the full light of your glory
When the earth’s wild hidden forces
You call us out to praise you
 
 

Gathering in God’s Presence

Beatitude
Be the light in my darkness
Holy Spirit, fall on me
In this house all people will be welcome
Just as we are
Listen for God
The crowd had listened to your word
The world we thought we knew is changing fast
Time for God

The Adoration of God Adonai
Light we now our candle's flame

Praise and Thanksgiving Our great Creator's love
Praise the Lord for his creation
Thank God for life
This is a day of both prayer and praising
We believe (The Apostle’s Creed)
You call us out to praise you

The Glory of God in Creation and Providence

Beyond impossibility
Eternity ("When a seed,only small")
God eternal, timeless moment
Heaven's heart is pulsing

Times and Seasons
[incl. Mothering Sunday / Harvest / Remembrance Day]

A century passes, memories will fade
At this time of sitting down
Great God, whose name and heart is love
In war, in peace
Lord we recall your words
Lord God we stand at the start of a new year
Once crimson poppies bloomed ("Remembrance")
Our great Creator's love
Poppies to remember
Thank God for life
This fragile, passing beauty (Remembrance)
This day we have witnessed ("At the death of Nelson Mandela")
We shall not forget
We stand for brave and selfless friends

Morning and Evening Christ be in my understanding

Sunday: the Lord’s Day  

The Holy Scriptures Beatitude ("Blessed are the poor in Spirit")
Listen for God
We cannot bear the full light of your glory
‘Who is my neighbour?’ asked the Scribe

God’s Redeeming Work  

The Promised Christ: Advent And I will wait now
Candles we light upon the Advent Ring
God, make us ready for our celebration (Emmanuel Now)
Light a candle for Jesus the King
Light we now our candle's flame
Remembering Mary
The days are surely coming
The name of Jesus
We do not look for angel choirs
We wait in hope for hope to come

The Incarnate Christ: Christmas Carol of Peace
Down the road run refugees
Heaven's come so close tonight
Here is the wonder, glory of new life
How hard was that journey
Let my Saviour sleep
Light out of darkness
Love laid bare
Remembering Mary
We do not look for angel choirs

The Revealed Christ: Epiphany, Presentation and Baptism

God, make us ready for our celebration (Emmanuel Now)
How hard was that journey
Light out of darkness
The name of Jesus
We cannot bear the full light of your glory
We do not look for angel choirs
We three kings of Orient are

The Faithful Christ: Lent and Temptation God who sets us on a journey
Lord save us from the desert
You call us to the wilderness

The Ministry of Jesus Christ

Beatitude ("Blessed are the poor in the Spirit")
Dusty-footed, heavy-hearted
Pay heed to the people
Remembering Mary
The crowd had listened to your word
The name of Jesus
The world is fraught with danger
We turn to you in our despair
‘Who is my neighbour?’ asked the Scribe
You call us, as you called the twelve

Jesus Christ Transfigured

Lead us God
Who is this, whose face shines brighter

Jesus Christ the Suffering Servant: the Passion and the Cross A twisting wind that wreaks such devastation
Dusty-footed, heavy-hearted
Listen, my people
Lord we recall your words
Remembering Mary
Son of God humiliated
The name of Jesus
The quaking earth is calm
We turn to you in our despair
When the Temple veil was rent

Jesus Christ: Risen and Ascended

A new day dawns
And did God’s feet in ancient time (New Jerusalem)
God eternal, timeless moment
God who knows our darkest moments
Great God, whose name and heart is love
In this house all people will be welcome
Like Thomas
Mary, you were there
One, two, three for you and me
Our God is a God who is fiathful and tender
Safe, locked inside that upper room
The name of Jesus
The world is fraught with danger
Was it the shaking ground that moved
What peace is there for tarnished lives
When our futures are uncertain

Jesus Christ: Prophet, Priest and King  

Jesus Christ the Saviour: Lord of All No other name?
The name of Jesus
When innocence is fractured

God’s Enduring Purposes  

The Gift and Work of the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, come
Eternal source of humankind
Holy Spirit, fall on me
Holy Spirit, be my helper
It was a new beginning on the day the Spirit came
River
Set loose the tongues
Streets are filled with many people (A Living Pentecost)

Mission and Evangelism

A prize that will not perish
Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word
Gracious God, you call your people
Heaven's heart is pulsing
In this house all people will be welcome
No other name?
One, two, three for you and me
Set loose the tongues
Timeless God, you hold our story
We do not look for angel choirs
You call us, as you called the twelve

Repentance and Forgiveness

A world once rent by turmoil
Dusty-footed, heavy-hearted
I cannot speak your name, O Lord ("Yahweh")
In war, in peace
Jesus, you ask that we forgive
Lord God, Creator, life of all we do (A prayer in time of crisis)
Out of the depths I cry to you
We shall not forget
What peace is there for tarnished lives
When our views are varied

Conversion and New Life  

Our journey with God Christ be in my understanding
Eternal source of humankind
God who sets us on a journey
Got a race to run
Lead us God
Like Thomas
Listen for God
Lord save us from the desert
Lord we recall your words
Pay heed to the people
Remembering Mary
The witnesses are watching
The world we thought we knew is changing fast
Timeless God, you hold our story
When our futures are uncertain
You call us to the wilderness

Growth in Grace and Holiness

Be the light in my darkness
God who sets us on a journey
Gracious God, the heart of truth
May this place be one of nurture
When life is shaken to its core
When our futures are uncertain
When our views are varied

Prayer: Intercession and Petition

A bloodied child (The boy in the ambulance)
Beatitude ("Blessed be the poor in Spirit")
Blessed be the light in my darkness
Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word
Holy Spirit, be my helper
Lord God, Creator, life of all we do (A prayer in time of crisis)

Lord we recall your words
Tectonic plates beneath the ocean’s surface
Time for God
We pray for healing and for health
When disaster strikes
When innocence is fractured

Baptism and Thanksgiving Services River
We come today to celebrate

Covenant, Commitment and Dedication

A prize that will not perish
At this time of sitting down
Beatitude ("Blessed are the poor in Spirit")
Covenant of Grace
God who sets us on a journey
In this house all people will be welcome
Just as we are
Lift high the banner of these games
Listen, my people
Our God is a God who is faithful and tender
The witnesses are watching
The world we thought we knew is changing fast
This is a day of both prayer and praising
We do not look for angel choirs
When our futures are uncertain

Holy Communion

And did God’s feet in ancient time (New Jerusalem)
At your table, Lord, we gather
Dear Lord in heaven, we come as your people
Gracious God, you call your people
In war, in peace
Our God is a God who is faithful and tender
Take, eat, this is my body
The crowd had listened to your word
Throne of Grace
We gather round this table

Marriage Lift up your voices
This is the long-awaited day (Wedding Hymn)

Human Life and relationships

A bloodied child (The boy in the ambulance)
A world once rent by turmoil
Eternity ("When a seed, only small")
If we claim to love our neighbour
May this place be one of nurture
Praise the Lord for His Creation
This fragile, passing beauty (Remembrance)
To the dark place bring a candle
‘Who is my neighbour?’ asked the Scribe

Conflict, Suffering and Doubt

A bloodied child (The boy in the ambulance)
A twisting wind that wreaks such devastation
Carol of Peace
Eternal source of humankind
Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word
God who knows our darkest moments
Holy Spirit, be my helper
Hopeless to help in this violence, this crisis
Like Thomas
Mary, you were there
Out of the depths I cry to you
Safe, locked inside that upper room
Tectonic plates beneath the ocean’s surface
The world is fraught with danger
To the dark place bring a candle
We turn to you in our despair
When disaster strikes
When innocence is fractured
When life is shaken to its core
When our futures are uncertain
When the Temple veil was rent
You call us to the wilderness

Reconciliation, Healing and Wholeness

A prize that will not perish
A world once rent by turmoil
In war, in peace
Jesus, you ask that we forgive
Lead us God
Lift high the banner of these games
We come today to celebrate
We pray for healing and for health
Woman stopping, bent and burdened
You call us out to praise you

Calling and Commissioning

Christ be in my understanding
Dear Lord in heaven, we come as your people
Gracious God, you call your people
‘I have a dream’, a man once said
Listen, my people
Oyster shells
Who is this, whose face shines brighter
You call us, as you called the twelve

Life and Unity in the Church We come today to celebrate
When our views are varied
You call us out to praise you

Justice and Peace

And did God’s feet in ancient time (New Jerusalem)
Down the road run refugees
Dressed up on the kerbside
Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word
God and money
Great God, whose name and heart is love
If we claim to love our neighbour

The crowd had listened to your word
This is a day of both prayer and praising
We cannot gloat: a time for grief
We shall make peace
When disaster strikes
When our views are varied
‘Who is my neighbour?’ asked the Scribe
You call us out to praise you

The Wholeness of Creation

Eternity ("When a seed, only small")
Heaven's heart is pulsing
Praise the Lord for His Creation
Tectonic plates beneath the ocean’s surface
When the earth’s wild hidden forces

Death, Judgement and Eternal Life The quaking earth is calm
The world is fraught with danger

The Communion of Saints The world is fraught with danger
We gather round

Liturgical / Prayer Response Holy Spirit, fall on me
Jesus, Lamb of God (Agnus Dei)
We believe (The Apostle’s Creed)

Canticles and Psalms Out of the depths I cry to you

Elements of Worship  

Confession Just as we are
When our views are varied

Consecration  

Dismissal / Sending Out

Be the light in my darkness
Christ be in my understanding
The crowd had listened to your word
You call us, as you called the twelve

Eucharistic And did God’s feet in ancient time (New Jerusalem)
At your table, Lord, we gather
We gather round

Gathering Beatitude
In this house all people will be welcome
Just as we are
Listen for God
Time for God

Intercessory response Beatitude
Come, Holy Spirit, come
Give us your comfort, Lord
Give voice to the prophets who speak the hard word
Holy Spirit, fall on me
Oyster shells

Offering God and money

Praise Adonai
Light we now our candle's flame

You call us out to praise you

Responses Come, Holy Spirit, come
Give us your comfort, Lord
Time for God

Scripture readings

Holy Spirit, fall on me
Time for God

Teaching  

Thanksgiving