Advent

God, make us ready for our celebration (website only)

“God, make us ready for our celebration” by Tony Law New on 30 September 2016 – an Advent hymn that reflects the Old Testament lectionary readings set for Year A     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10. (11.10.11.10.), Advent, Epiphany, Law, Tony, Thrupp, Joseph Francis

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     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Ascension, Christ the Saviour, Easter, Epiphany to Jesus's Baptism, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jensen, Mary Rose (auth), Jensen, Mary Rose (comp), The Ministry of Jesus, The Passion and the Cross

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     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Advent and Christmas, Christmas, Grant, Dominic, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Worship Resources

Light a candle for Jesus the King (website only)

“Light a candle for Jesus the King” by Dominic Grant New on 27 October, 2015 – a candle lighting hymn for Advent     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Christmas, Grant, Dominic

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     see details / comment

Categories: 55.54.D., Advent, Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, Bunessan, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Ollie's Pause, Wareing, Laurence (auth), Wareing, Laurence (comp) 1 Comment

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     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Advent, Deep Harmony, Hill, Gareth, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Niagara, O Waly Waly

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     see details / comment

Categories: 86.88.6. extended, Advent, Calling and Commissioning, Chalfont Park, Christmas, Commitment/Dedication, Epiphany to Jesus's Baptism, Hill, Gareth, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Mission and Evangelism, Repton

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     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10. and refrain, Advent, Crucifer, Grant, Dominic, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Nicholson, Sydney Hugo

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.     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Easter, Eucharistic, Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended, Justice and Peace, Murphy, Andrew T 6 Comments

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     see details / comment

Categories: Acorn, Advent, Candle flame, Goreham, Norman, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Nature and Mystery of God, Praise, The Adoration of God, Trinity (Season), Wareing, Laurence (comp)

Advent candles tell their story (StF 165)

Advent candles tell their story     see details / comment

Categories: 85.85.84.3., Advent, Angel Voices, Christmas, Earey, Mark, Monk, Edwin George

As servants working an estate (StF 491)

As servants working an estate
whose owner is away     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Growth in Grace and Holiness, Irregular, The Lord's my Shepherd, Troeger, Thomas, Watson, Merla

Before the world began (StF 101)

Before the world began,
one Word was there     see details / comment

Categories: 64.64.66.64., Advent, Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Christmas, Creation and Providence, Incarnation, Maule, Graham, Nature and Mystery of God

Christmas is coming! (StF 166)

‘Christmas is coming!’,
the Church is glad to sing     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Advent Ring, Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Christmas, Irregular, Young people

Colours of day dawn into my mind (StF 167)

Colours of day dawn into my mind     see details / comment

Categories: 9.10.10.11 and refrain, Advent, Calling and Commissioning, Jesus Risen and Ascended, Light up the fire, McClellan, Sue (auth), McClellan, Sue (comp), Paculabo, John (auth), Paculabo, John (comp), Ryecroft, Keith (auth), Ryecroft, Keith (comp), Wright, Paul Leddington, Young people

Come, Lord Jesus, come (StF 168)

Come, Lord Jesus, come     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Irregular, Leftley, Francesca (auth), Leftley, Francesca (comp), Young people

Come, thou long-expected Jesus (StF 169i)

Come, thou long-expected Jesus     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87. (Trochaic), Advent, Stuttgart, Wesley, Charles, Witt, Christian Friedrich

Come, thou long-expected Jesus (StF 169ii)

Come, thou long-expected Jesus     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87. (Trochaic), Advent, Cross of Jesus, Stainer, John, Wesley, Charles

Darkness like a shroud covers the earth (StF 170)

Darkness like a shroud covers the earth     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Irregular, Jesus Risen and Ascended, Kendrick, Graham (auth), Kendrick, Graham (comp)

Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes (StF 171)

Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, Advent, Bristol, Doddridge, Philip 1 Comment

Hills of the north, rejoice (StF 172)

Hills of the north, rejoice     see details / comment

Categories: 66.66.88. (see 66.66.44.44.), Advent, Little Cornard, Oakley, Charles E., Shaw, Martin Edward Fallas

Into the darkness of this world (StF 173)

Into the darkness of this world     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Dawn, Maggi (auth), Dawn, Maggi (comp), Irregular 4 Comments

Light a candle in a darkened place (StF 174)

Light a candle in a darkened place     see details / comment

Categories: 99.77.4., Advent, Christmas, Stainsby, Clare (auth), Stainsby, Clare (comp), The Advent Candle Song

Light of the world, you stepped down into darkness (StF 175)

Light of the world,
you stepped into darkness     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Christmas, Commitment/Dedication, Guitar chords available, Hughes, Tim (auth), Hughes, Tim (comp), Irregular, Praise, Wright, Paul Leddington, Young people

Lo, he comes with clouds descending (StF 177)

Lo, he comes with clouds descending     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.47. (extended), Advent, Helmsley, Wesley, Charles

Long ago, prophets knew Christ would come (StF 178)

Long ago, prophets knew Christ would come     see details / comment

Categories: 66.666. and refrain, Advent, Holst, Gustav, Pratt Green, Fred, Theodoric, Young people

My Lord! what a morning (StF 179)

My Lord! what a morning     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, African American, Irregular, Wright, Paul Leddington

My soul rejoices in God my Saviour (StF 60)

My soul rejoices in God my Saviour     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Alstott, Owen (auth), Alstott, Owen (comp), Irregular, Justice and Peace, The Adoration of God

O come, O come, Immanuel (StF 180)

O come, O come, Immanuel     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Advent, France, Guitar chords available, Neale, John Mason, Veni Immanuel

Of the Father’s love begotten (StF 181)

Of the Father’s love begotten     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.87.7., Advent, Baker, Henry Williams, Divinum Mysterium, Neale, John Mason, Prudentius, Willcocks, David

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry (StF 182)

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry
announces that the Lord is nigh     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Advent, Chandler, John, Havergal, William Henry, Winchester New, Wittwe, Georg 1 Comment

Praise to the God who clears the way (StF 183)

Praise to the God who clears the way     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, Advent, Berry, Jan, Bristol, Creator God, Guitar chords available, Lent/Christ's temptation, Warren, Norman

Round orange, round orange, you serve as a sign (StF 184)

Round orange, round orange, you serve as a sign     see details / comment

Categories: 11.11.9.9., Advent, Cosnett, Elizabeth, Lourdes, Young people

Sing we the King who is coming to reign (StF 185)

Sing we the King who is coming to reign     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.10. and refrain, Advent, Gabriel, C. H., Horne, Charles Silvester, The Glory Song

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! (StF 186)

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.10.(10.10.10.10.), Advent, Dudley-Smith, Timothy, Greatorex, Walter, Justice and Peace, Woodlands, Wright, Paul Leddington

The Angel Gabriel from heaven came (StF 187)

The Angel Gabriel from heaven came     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.11.10., Advent, Baring-Gould, Sabine, Basque, Gabriel’s Message, Pettman, Charles Edgar

There’s a light upon the mountains (StF 188)

There’s a light upon the mountains, and the day is at the spring     see details / comment

Categories: 15.15.15.15., Advent, Burton, Henry, There's a light..., Wostenholm, M. L.

Wild and lone the prophet’s voice (StF 189)

Wild and lone the prophet’s voice     see details / comment

Categories: 77.77.D., Advent, Daw, Carl P, La Grange, White, David Ashley