Conflict, Suffering and Doubt

Avoiding Holy Saturday

Thoughts on the significance of Easter Saturday by theologian Alan Lewis     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Big questions, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Crum, J. M .C., Death, Judgement, Eternal Life, Easter, Holy Week, The Passion and the Cross

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     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Iambic), Articles, Big questions, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Dim ond Iesu, Hill, Gareth, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended 3 Comments

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     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.10. and refrain, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Consecration, Eventide, Human Life and Relationships, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercession and Petition, Pratt, Andrew, Woodlands 2 Comments

More than dragons – singing for St George

Exploring hymns that speak of England’s patron saint     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Bankhead, Dave (auth), Bankhead, Dave (comp), Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Commitment/Dedication, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Justice and Peace, Keble, John, Keyes. Aaron (auth), Keyes. Aaron (comp), Luther, Martin (auth), Maule, Graham, Monsell, J.S.B., Sparrow-Simpson, W.J., The Passion and the Cross, Wesley, Charles, Willis, Love Maria, Words and music, Worship Resources 3 Comments

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     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Human Life and Relationships, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Lucas, Richard, Scarlet Ribbons

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     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86.D. Double Common Metre, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Kingsfold, Lent/Christ's temptation, Our Journey with God, Watson, Wood, Paul (auth), Worsfold, Ian (auth)

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     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Easter, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Irregular, Prince, Rachael (auth), Prince, Rachael (comp), Resurrection Sunday

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     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Calling and Commissioning, Calon Lân, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Covenant, Growth in Grace and Holiness, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus calls us, Jesus Risen and Ascended, Low, Adrian, Our Journey with God, Scarlet Ribbons 4 Comments

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     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10. (11.10.11.10.), Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Pratt, Andrew, Stewardship 1 Comment

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     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Iambic), Abbot’s Leigh, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercession and Petition, Stutely, Harold, The Gift of the Holy Spirit, Transformation 1 Comment

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     see details / comment

Categories: 76.76.D., Aurelia, Christ the Saviour, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Hill, Gareth, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercession and Petition, Morning Light, Wolvercote 1 Comment

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     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Lee, David (auth), Repentance and Forgiveness

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     see details / comment

Categories: 86.886.(6), Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Gatescarth, Hopkins, Gary, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Our Journey with God, Repton, The Gift of the Holy Spirit

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     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10. (11.10.11.10.), Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Highwood, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Pratt, Andrew, The Passion and the Cross

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     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Honeyball Young, Barbara (auth), Honeyball Young, Barbara (comp), Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk) 1 Comment

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     see details / comment

Categories: 11.11.11.11. (11.11.11.11.) (see 5.6.5.6.D.), Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Docker, Michael, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercession and Petition, Intercessory response, Justice and Peace, Mission and Evangelism, Routley, Erik, Stowey

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)     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Dobson, Marjorie, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jackson, Robert, Jesus Risen and Ascended, Niagara 3 Comments

A safe stronghold our God is still (StF 623)

A safe stronghold our God is still     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.66.66.7., Bach, Johann Sebastian, Carlyle, Thomas, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Davies, Rupert E., Ein' feste burg, Luther, Martin (auth), Luther, Martin (comp) 1 Comment

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

Calm me Lord, as you calmed the storm     see details / comment

Categories: Adam, David, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Irregular, Rizza, Margaret (comp)

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

Deep in the darkness a starlight is gleaming     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10. (11.10.11.10.), Berry, Jan, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, High Point, Justice and Peace, Reconciliation and Healing, Wright, Paul Leddington

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     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Irregular, Our Journey with God, Redman, Beth (auth), Redman, Beth (comp), Redman, Matt (auth), Redman, Matt (comp)

Everyone needs compassion (StF 627)

Everyone needs compassion,
love that’s never failing     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Fielding, Ben (auth), Fielding, Ben (comp), Irregular, Morgan, Reuben (auth), Morgan, Reuben (comp), Morrison, Nicola

Faithful One, so unchanging (StF 628)

Faithful One, so unchanging     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Doerksen, Brian (auth), Doerksen, Brian (comp), Guitar chords available, Irregular, Young people

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

Fight the good fight with all your might     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Duke Street, Hatton, John L., Monsell, J.S.B. 2 Comments

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

God is love: let heaven adore him     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Creation and Providence, Death, Judgement, Eternal Life, Hyfrydol, Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings, Praise and Thanksgiving, Rees, Timothy, Rustington, The Adoration of God, Wales, Young people

God moves in a mysterious way (StF 104)

God moves in a mysterious way     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Cowper, William, Creation and Providence, Irish, Irish

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

God of my faith, I offer you my doubt     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.10.(10.10.10.10.), Anima Christi, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Ferguson, Colin, Maher, William 2 Comments

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

How long, O Lord, will you forget
an answer to my prayer?     see details / comment

Categories: 8.6.8.8.6., Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Norton, Christopher, Woollett, Barbara

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

I lift my eyes up to the mountains     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Doerksen, Brian (auth), Doerksen, Brian (comp), Irregular, Morrison, Nicola

I’ve had questions without answers (StF 632)

I’ve had questions without answers     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Hughes, Tim (auth), Hughes, Tim (comp), Irregular

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

Just as I am, without one plea     see details / comment

Categories: 888.6., Brown, Arthur Henry, Commitment/Dedication, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Elliott, Charlotte, Saffron Walden

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

Just as I am, without one plea     see details / comment

Categories: 888.6., Bradbury, William Batchelder, Commitment/Dedication, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Elliott, Charlotte, Woodworth

My soul finds rest in God alone (StF 633)

My soul finds rest in God alone     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Irregular, Keyes. Aaron (auth), Keyes. Aaron (comp), Townend, Stuart (auth), Townend, Stuart (comp)

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

My troubled soul, why so weighed down?     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Critchley, Robert (auth), Critchley, Robert (comp), Irregular

O love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee (StF 636)

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

Categories: 88.88.6., Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Matheson, George, Peace, Albert Lister, St Margaret

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

Sing for God’s glory that colours the dawn of creation     see details / comment

Categories: 14.14.4.7.8., Bell, John L. (comp), Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Creation and Providence, Galloway, Kathy, Justice and Peace, Lobe den Herren, The Communion of Saints

Soldiers of Christ, arise (StF 637)

Soldiers of Christ, arise,
and put your armour on     see details / comment

Categories: 66.86.D. Double Short Metre, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, From strength to strength, Naylor, Edward Woodall, Wesley, Charles

Tectonic plates beneath the ocean’s surface (website only)

“Tectonic plates beneath the ocean’s surface” by Andrew Pratt     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10. (11.10.11.10.), Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Highwood, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercession and Petition, Pratt, Andrew, Terry, Richard Runciman, Wholeness of Creation

Though the fruit tree doesn’t blossom (StF 93)

Though the fruit tree doesn’t blossom     see details / comment

Categories: Clarke, Martin V., Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Irregular, Latty, Geraldine (auth), Latty, Geraldine (comp), Praise and Thanksgiving

Through all the changing scenes of life (StF 638)

Through all the changing scenes of life     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, Brady, Nicholas, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Smart, George Thomas, Tate, Nahum, Wiltshire

Through the love of God our Saviour (StF 639)

Through the love of God our Saviour
all will be well     see details / comment

Categories: 84.84.88.84., Ar Hyd Y Nos, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Dismissal/Sending Out, Peters, Mary, Wales

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

We turn to God when we are sorely pressed     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.10.(10.10.10.10.), Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Wright, Paul Leddington

What a friend we have in Jesus (StF 531)

What a friend we have in Jesus     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Converse, Charles Crozat, Intercession and Petition, Scriven, Joseph Medlicott, What a Friend

When circumstances make my life (StF 641)

When circumstances make my life too hard to understand     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Leckebusch, Martin E., Martyrdom, Scotland, Smith, Robert Archibald, Uncategorized, Wilson, Hugh

When disaster strikes a nation (website only)

“When disaster strikes a nation” by Norman Goreham     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.77., All Saints, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Goreham, Norman, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercession and Petition, Justice and Peace Comments Off

When I survey the wondrous cross (StF 287ii)

When I survey the wondrous cross     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, English traditional, Holy Communion, Holy Week, O Waly Waly, Watts, Isaac, Wright, Paul Leddington

When I survey the wondrous cross (StF 287i)

When I survey the wondrous cross     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Holy Communion, Hullah, John Pyke, Miller, Edward, Rockingham, Watts, Isaac

When I’m feeling down and sad (StF 642)

When I’m feeling down and sad     see details / comment

Categories: 77.83., Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Webb, Joy (auth), Webb, Joy (comp), When I'm feeling down..., Young people

When our confidence is shaken (StF 644)

When our confidence is shaken
in beliefs we thought secure     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.87., Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, McCarthy, David Wyn, New Malden, Pratt Green, Fred

When the Temple veil was rent (website only)

“When the Temple veil was rent and the earth shook violently” by Norman Goreham…     see details / comment

Categories: 77.77.D., Aberystwyth, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Easter, Goreham, Norman, Holy Week, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk)

When we are tested and wrestle alone (StF 240)

When we are tested and wrestle alone     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.10.(10.10.10.10.), Angels of Healing, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Duck, Ruth (auth), Lent/Christ's temptation, Young, Carlton R. 2 Comments

When we were in the darkest night (StF 241)

When we were in the darkest night     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Irregular, Lent/Christ's temptation, Redman, Matt (auth), Redman, Matt (comp)

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

When, O God, our faith is tested     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.77., Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Fortunatus New, Kaan, Fred, Schalk, Carl F.

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

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life     see details / comment

Categories: 10.9.10.9. and refrain, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Kirkpatrick, William James, Owens, Priscilla, Will your anchor hold