Christmas

Here is the wonder, glory of new life (website only)

“Here is the wonder, glory of new life” by Andrew Brown New on 23 March, 2017 – re-visiting the miracle of the incarnation with fresh words for today     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.10.10., Brown, Andrew, Christmas, Honeyball Young, Barbara (comp), Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), St Agnes (Langran), Supreme sacrifice

Down the road run refugees (website only)

“Down the road run refugees” by John Bell and Graham Maule New on 6 May 2016 – a 1992 “protest song” as sadly relevant today as when it was written     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Christmas, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace, Maule, Graham, Refugee Sunday

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

Let my Saviour sleep (website only)

“Let my Saviour sleep” by Paul Thompson New on 8 July 2015 – a lovely lullaby for the newborn Jesus, yet with a hint of the suffering that he’ll one day have to endure     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Thompson, Paul (auth), Thompson, Paul (comp)

How hard was that journey (website only)

“How hard was that journey” by Paul Thompson New on 8 July 2015 – a carol for Christmas and Epiphany with a memorable tune also by Paul     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Epiphany to Jesus's Baptism, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Thompson, Paul (auth), Thompson, Paul (comp), Young people 1 Comment

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

Remembering Mary (website only)

“Remembering Mary” by Gillian Collins New on 24 December 2012 – a text that offers not only an overview of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, but also records all that the incarnation will mean for Jesus     see details / comment

Categories: 11.11.11.11. (11.11.11.11.) (see 5.6.5.6.D.), Christmas, Collins, Gillian, Cranham, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Our Journey with God, The Ministry of Jesus, 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

Love laid bare (website only)

“Love laid bare” by Andrew T. Murphy New on 30 October 2012 – upbeat re-telling of the Christmas story, set to “Winter Wonderland” by Felix Bernard     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Murphy, Andrew T 2 Comments

Light out of darkness (website only)

“Light out of darkness” by Alan Hinton New on 30 October 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website) – reflecting John 1:1-28     see details / comment

Categories: 55.54.D., Bunessan, Christmas, Epiphany to Jesus's Baptism, Hinton, Alan, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk)

Heaven’s come so close tonight (website only)

“Heaven’s come so close tonight” by Richard Gillard New on 30 October 2012 – a Christmas carol from the author of “Brother, sister, let me serve you” (StF 611)     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Gillard, Richard (auth), Gillard, Richard (comp), Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Young people 1 Comment

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

Angels, from the realms of glory (StF 190)

Angels, from the realms of glory     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87. and refrain, Christmas, France, Iris, Montgomery, James, Shaw, Martin

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed (StF 191i)

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed     see details / comment

Categories: 11.11.11.11. (11.11.11.11.) (see 5.6.5.6.D.), Anonymous (auth), Away in a manger, Christmas, Kirkpatrick, William James, Wright, Paul Leddington, Young people

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed (StF 191ii)

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed     see details / comment

Categories: 11.11.11.11. (11.11.11.11.) (see 5.6.5.6.D.), Anonymous (auth), Christmas, Mueller, Murray, James Ramsey, Young people

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

Beneath the paper wrappings, there’s an open stable door (StF 192)

Beneath the paper wrappings, there’s an open stable door     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Guitar chords available, Irregular, Look inside, Markwick, Andrew, McLeish, Craig, Stainsby, Clare (auth), Young people

Best of all is God is with us (StF 610)

Best of all is God is with us     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87. (Trochaic), Abbott, Evelyn, F., Chapel Brae, Christmas, Death, Judgement, Eternal Life, Easter, Guitar chords available, Human Life and Relationships, Our Journey with God, Pratt, Andrew, Wesleys - anniversary hymns

Born in the night, Mary’s child (StF 193)

Born in the night, Mary’s child     see details / comment

Categories: 4.3.6.D., Ainger, Geoffrey (auth), Ainger, Geoffrey (comp), Born in the night (Mary's child), Christmas, Young people

Child of joy and peace (StF 194)

Child of joy and peace     see details / comment

Categories: 55.88.55., Child of joy, Christmas, Murray, Shirley Erena, Ruddle, Valerie, Young people

Christians, awake, salute the happy morn (StF 195)

Christians, awake, salute the happy morn     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.10.10.10., Byrom, John, Christmas, Wainwright, John, Yorkshire 2 Comments

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

Come and join the celebration (StF 196)

Come and join the celebration     see details / comment

Categories: 11.14. and refrain, Celebrations, Christmas, Collison, Valerie (auth), Collison, Valerie (comp), Guitar chords available, Young people

Cradled in a manger, meanly (StF 197i)

Cradled in a manger, meanly     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Beecher, Henry Ward, Christmas, Rowe, George S., Saltash (Pleading Saviour), Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Cradled in a manger, meanly (StF 197ii)

Cradled in a manger, meanly     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Christmas, Dunman, S. J. P., Rowe, George S., St Winifred

Emmanuel, Emmanuel (StF 198)

Emmanuel, Emmanuel     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Holy Communion, Irregular, McGee, Bob (auth), McGee, Bob (comp), Young people

Glory be to God on high (StF 199)

Glory be to God on high     see details / comment

Categories: 76.76.77.76., Amsterdam, Christmas, Wesley, Charles, Wesley, John

God is born among us: earth receives the Christ child (StF 200)

God is born among us: earth receives the Christ child     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Clarke, Martin V., Irregular, Poland, Pratt, Andrew, Sharp, Ian

Good news, good news to you we bring (StF 201)

Good news, good news to you we bring     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Guitar chords available, Irregular, Kendrick, Graham (auth), Kendrick, Graham (comp), Wright, Paul Leddington

Hark! The herald-angels sing (StF 202)

Hark! The herald-angels sing     see details / comment

Categories: 77.77.D., Christmas, Cummings, William Hayman, Mendelssohn, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, Wesley, Charles, Willcocks, David

He came to earth in poverty (StF 246)

He came to earth in poverty     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87. and refrain, Christmas, East Dulwich, Leckebusch, Martin E., The Ministry of Jesus, Wright, Paul Leddington

I had a dream that I was standing on a hillside (StF 203)

I had a dream that I was standing on a hillside     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Irregular, Morrison, Nicola, Piercy, Andy (auth), Piercy, Andy (comp), Whalley, C. S. de (comp), Whalley, CS de (auth), Young people

In the bleak midwinter (StF 204)

In the bleak midwinter     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Cranham, Guitar chords available, Holst, Gustav, Irregular, Offering, Responses, Rossetti, Christina Georgina

It came upon the midnight clear (StF 205)

It came upon the midnight clear     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86.D. Double Common Metre, Christmas, Noel, Sears, Edmund Hamilton, Sullivan, Arthur Seymour

It was on a starry night (StF 206)

It was on a starry night     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Irregular, Webb, Joy (auth), Webb, Joy (comp), Wright, Paul Leddington, Young people

Jesus is the heart of Christmas (StF 207)

Jesus is the heart of Christmas     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.87., Christmas, Hawkins, Ernest, Kendrick, Marguerite, Purcell, Henry, Westminster Abbey, Young people

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! (StF 330)

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. extended, Antioch, Christmas, Holford, W., Mason, Lowell, Praise, Prophet, Priest and King, Watts, Isaac

Let earth and heaven combine (StF 208)

Let earth and heaven combine     see details / comment

Categories: 66.66.44.44. (see 66.66.88.), Christmas, Havergal, William Henry, St John (Adoration), Wesley, Charles

Let me tell you about a baby (StF 209)

Let me tell you about a baby     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Guitar chords available, Irregular, Johnson, Helen (auth), Johnson, Helen (comp), Johnson, Mark (auth), Johnson, Mark (comp), Wright, Paul Leddington, Young people

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

Like a candle flame (StF 176)

Like a candle flame,
flickering small in our darkness     see details / comment

Categories: Christmas, Guitar chords available, Irregular, Kendrick, Graham (auth), Kendrick, Graham (comp), Thanksgiving, Wright, Paul Leddington, Young people

Love came down at Christmas (StF 210i)

Love came down at Christmas     see details / comment

Categories: 67.67., Christmas, Hermitage, Morris, Reginald Owen, Rossetti, Christina Georgina

Love came down at Christmas (StF 210ii)

Love came down at Christmas     see details / comment

Categories: 67.67., Barton, David, Christmas, Rossetti, Christina Georgina, St Hilda Street

Night of peace: Hail the holy child (StF 211)

Night of peace: Hail the holy child     see details / comment

Categories: 3.55.D., Christmas, Damon, Dan (auth), Damon, Dan (comp), Night of peace 2 Comments

O come, all ye faithful (StF 212)

O come, all ye faithful     see details / comment

Categories: Adeste fidelis, Christmas, Irregular, Wade, John Francis (auth), Wade, John Francis (comp), Willcocks, David

O little town of Bethlehem (StF 213)

O little town of Bethlehem     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86.D. Double Common Metre, Brooks, Phillips, Christmas, English traditional, Forest Green, Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Once in royal David’s city (StF 214)

Once in royal David’s city     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.77., Alexander, Cecil Frances, Christmas, Gauntlett, Henry John, Irby, Mann, Arthur Henry

See, amid the winter’s snow (StF 215)

See amid the winter’s snow     see details / comment

Categories: 77.77. and refrain, Caswall, Edward, Christmas, Goss, John, Humility

See him lying on a bed of straw (StF 216)

See him lying on a bed of straw     see details / comment

Categories: 99.96. and refrain, Calypso Carol, Christmas, Clarke, Martin V., Ellis, Martin, Guitar chords available, Perry, Michael (auth), Perry, Michael (comp), Young people

Silent night, holy night (StF 217)

Silent night, holy night     see details / comment

Categories: Brooke, Stopford Augustus, Christmas, Grüber, Franz Xaver, Irregular, Stille Nacht, Young people

Unto us a boy is born (StF 218)

Unto us a boy is born     see details / comment

Categories: 76.77., Christmas, Dearmer, Percy, Puer Nobis, Shaw, Geoffrey Turton

We see the eyes of Mary shine (StF 219)

We see the eyes of Mary shine     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Christmas, France Hill, Pratt, Andrew, Turner, Guy

When a young unmarried couple (StF 220)

When a young unmarried couple     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.77., Christmas, Gauntlett, Henry John, Irby, Mann, Arthur Henry, Relf, Peter (auth)

While shepherds watched their flocks by night (StF 221)

While shepherds watched their flocks by night     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, Christmas, Este, Thomas, Tate, Nahum, Winchester Old

Who would think that what was needed (StF 222)

Who would think that what was needed     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Bell, John L. (auth), Christmas, Danzig, Evelyn, Maule, Graham, Scarlet Ribbons 2 Comments