Hymns on StF+

Contents list: new hymns published on StF+

Search new hymns published only on this website by subject     see details / comment

Categories: Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Worship Resources 1 Comment

Submitting hymns to StF+

How to submit and what we’re hoping for     see details / comment

Categories: Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk)

Pay heed to the people you meet on the journey (website only)

“Pay heed to the people you meet on the journey” by Dominic Grant New on 7 September 2017 – early Christians rise to the challenge of giving shelter to the traveller     see details / comment

Categories: 12.11.12.11., Articles, Grant, Dominic, Hymns on StF+, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Our Journey with God, People of faith, Refugee Sunday, The Ministry of Jesus, The road and miles...

We turn to you in our despair (website only)

“We turn to you in our despair” by Robert Timpson New on 29 August 2017 – a modern psalm which responds to the world’s pain with Christ’s example of love     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88.D. Double Long Metre, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Hymns on StF+, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), In Christ alone (tune), The Ministry of Jesus, The Passion and the Cross, Timpson, Robert

Like Thomas (Life is hard at times) (website only)

“Life is hard at times” by Heather Gallagher New on 9 August, 2017 – the example of Thomas as an inspiration when “faith is low”     see details / comment

Categories: Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Gallagher, Heather, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended, Lent and Easter, Our Journey with God

God eternal, timeless moment (website only)

“God eternal, timeless moment” by David Lees New on 31 May, 2017 – a hymn suitable for Trinity Sunday and throughout the year     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Iambic), Blaenwern, Easter, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended, Lee, David (auth), Nature and Mystery of God, Praise, Saltash, Scarlet Ribbons, Trinity (Season)

May this place be one of nurture (website only)

“May this place be one of nurture” by Ally Barrett New on 3 May, 2017 – a hymn reflecting the importance of being attentive to the welfare of children and vulnerable adults in our church life     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Iambic), Barrett, Ally, Calling and Commissioning, Calon Lân, Corvedale, Growth in Grace and Holiness, Human Life and Relationships, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus calls us, St Winifred

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

It was a new beginning on the day the Spirit came (website only)

“It was a new beginning on the day the Spirit came” by Marjorie Dobson New on 23 March, 2017 – an account of Pentecost set to a popular folk song melody     see details / comment

Categories: Dobson, Marjorie, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Pentecost, The Ministry of Jesus

Thank God for life (website only)

“Thank God for life” by Andrew Brown New on 7 February, 2017 – an exploration of the gifts that God wishes us to enjoy     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10. (11.10.11.10.), Beesley, Jo, Brown, Andrew, Harvest, Highwood, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Thanksgiving 2 Comments

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

Our great Creator’s love (website only)

“Our great Creator’s love” by Barbara Honeyball Young New on 8 September, 2016 – a song of praise for children of all ages     see details / comment

Categories: Harvest, Honeyball Young, Barbara (auth), Honeyball Young, Barbara (comp), Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Praise, Young people

Come, Holy Spirit, come (website only)

“Come, Holy Spirit, come” by Barbara Honeyball Young New on 2 September, 2016 – a sung response with optional handbells     see details / comment

Categories: Honeyball Young, Barbara (auth), Honeyball Young, Barbara (comp), Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercessory response, Responses, The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Give us your comfort, Lord (website only)

“Give us your comfort, Lord” by Barbara Honeyball Young New on 2 September, 2016 – a sung response for prayers and intercessions     see details / comment

Categories: Honeyball Young, Barbara (auth), Honeyball Young, Barbara (comp), Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercessory response, Responses

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

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

In war, in peace (website only)

“In war, in peace” by Ian Smart New on 12 April 2016 – a communion hymn that explores the generous welcome of Jesus’ meal table in the context of war as well as peace     see details / comment

Categories: 77.9. and refrain, Chereponi, Ghana, Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Reconciliation and Healing, Remembrance Sunday, Smart, Ian

Holy Spirit, fall on me (website only)

“Holy Spirit, fall on me” by Mark Savill New on 12 April 2016 – a prayer-hymn, opening us up to the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit     see details / comment

Categories: Gathering, Guitar chords available, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Pentecost, Responses, Savill, Mark, Scripture readings, The Gift of the Holy Spirit 1 Comment

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 crowd had listened to your word (website)

“The crowd had listened to your word” by Anna Briggs New on 16 January 2016 – Jesus feeds 5,000 people and offers us a lesson about love     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Angelus, Briggs, Anna, Come Together, Dismissal/Sending Out, Gonfalon Royal, Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace, Niagara

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

In this house all people will be welcome (website only)

“In this house all people will be welcome” by Paul McDermott New on 16 November 2015 – a hymn about transforming a church of welcome into lives of service     see details / comment

Categories: Commitment/Dedication, Gathering, Gathering in God's Presence, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended, McDermott, Paul, Mission and Evangelism

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

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 shall make peace (website only)

“We shall make peace, obedient to God’s Spirit” by Vince Gilbert New on 8 July 2015 – a hymn     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10.11.10., Finlandia, Gilbert, Vince, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace

Who is this, whose face shines brighter (website only)

“Who is this, whose face shines brighter” by Vince Gilbert New on 8 July 2015 – a hymn that takes the mountain-top transfiguration of Jesus as the focal point for reflecting on Jesus’ life and example     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Bethany, Calling and Commissioning, Gilbert, Vince, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Transfiguration

A world once rent by turmoil (website only)

“A world once rent by turmoil” by Andrew Pratt New on 7 July 2015 – a plea for God’s strength to “covet love” in the face of human hatred and strife     see details / comment

Categories: 76.76.D., Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Passion Chorale, Pratt, Andrew, Wolvercote

Be the light in my darkness (website only)

“Be the light in my darkness” by Elizabeth Burns New on 8 July 2015 – an invocation to the light of God that causes us to reflect on our own response to God’s presence in our lives     see details / comment

Categories: Burns, Elizabeth (auth), Burns, Elizabeth (comp), Dismissal/Sending Out, Gathering, Growth in Grace and Holiness, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercession and Petition

Lord God we stand at the start of a new year (website only)

“Lord God we stand at the start of a new year” by Steve Clark New on 6 July 2015 – a hymn for the start of a new year     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10. and refrain, Clark, Steve, Faithfulness, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), New Year: Watchnight, The Trinity

Great God, whose name and heart is love (website only)

“Great God, whose name and heart is love” by Andy Fyall New on 3 July 2015 – a hymn that challenges Christians to offer hope to others and witness to the God of peace     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Easter, Fulda, Fyall, Andy, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended, Justice and Peace, Niagara, O Waly Waly, Remembrance Sunday 2 Comments

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)

Jesus, Lamb of God (Agnus Dei) (website only)

“Jesus, Lamb of God” liturgical setting by John Bradley New on 21 April 2015 – simple setting incorporating four-part responses     see details / comment

Categories: Bradley, John, Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Liturgical settings

If we claim to love our neighbour (website only)

“If we claim to love our neighbour” by Andrew Pratt New on 9 April 2015 – exploring the challenging realities of Christian social holiness. With a commentary by Andrew Bradstock.     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Bethany, Human Life and Relationships, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace, Pratt, Andrew, Scarlet Ribbons 2 Comments

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

Take, eat, this is my body (website only)

“Take, eat, this is my body” by Rachael Prince New on 9 March 2015 – a communion hymn     see details / comment

Categories: Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Prince, Rachael (auth), Prince, Rachael (comp)

Christ be in my understanding (website only)

“Christ be in my understanding” by Rachael Prince New on 9 March 2015 – a hymn influenced by celtic traditions for use throughout the day     see details / comment

Categories: Calling and Commissioning, Dismissal/Sending Out, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Morning and Evening, Our Journey with God, Prince, Rachael (auth), Prince, Rachael (comp)

At this time of sitting down (website only)

“At this time of sitting down” by Rachael Prince New on 9 March 2015 – a hymn suitable for times of retirement, having to “step back” from responsibilities, and also for the Methodist covenant service     see details / comment

Categories: Covenant, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Prince, Rachael (auth), Prince, Rachael (comp), Times and Seasons

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

Throne of Grace (website only)

Throne of Grace (“May my heart re-tell your story”) by Kathy Flynn New on 1 December 2014 – a praise song for communion     see details / comment

Categories: Flynn, Kathy (auth), Flynn, Kathy (comp), Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk)

Lord, we recall your words (website only)

“Lord, we recall your words that speak of love” by Andrew Brown New on 22 October 2014 – a hymn suitable for Rembrance Sunday that explores the call to lay down one’s life for friends     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88.88., Brown, Andrew, Credo, Dura, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercession and Petition, Our Journey with God, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, The Passion and the Cross, Times and Seasons

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

No other name? (website only)

“No other name?” (“To help a fallen world”) by Harold Stutely New on 22 October 2014 – a challenge to Christians to reflect upon God’s love for those of other faiths     see details / comment

Categories: 66.66., Christ the Saviour, Higham Lane, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Mission and Evangelism, Nature and Mystery of God, Sent by the Lord, Stutely, Harold 2 Comments

Heaven’s heart is pulsing (website only)

“Heaven’s heart is pulsing” by Gareth Hill New on 21 October 2014 – a hymn about God’s presence within all of creation, and our response to that good news     see details / comment

Categories: Creation and Providence, Hill, Gareth, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Mission and Evangelism, Wholeness of Creation

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

Gracious God, you call your people (website only)

“Gracious God, you call your people” by Michaela Youngson and Nicola Morrison New on 21 August 2014 – written to mark 40 years since the ordination of the first women to the presbyteral ministry of the Methodist Church in Britain     see details / comment

Categories: Bishop, Calling and Commissioning, Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Mission and Evangelism, Morrison, Nicola, Youngson, Michaela

Our God is a God who is faithful and tender (website only)

“Our God is a God who is faithful and tender” by Linda Ashford New on 29 July 2014 – a hymn for the Methodist Covenant Service and other occasions     see details / comment

Categories: 12.11.12.11., Ashford, Linda, Covenant, Easter, Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), The road and miles...

We cannot bear the full light of your glory (website only)

“We cannot bear the full light of your glory” by Andrew Brown New on 20 June 2014 – a hymn about the mystery of God and our limited understanding of God’s will     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10. (11.10.11.10.), Brown, Andrew, Epiphany to Jesus's Baptism, Highwood, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Londonderry Air, Morning star, Nature and Mystery of God, The Holy Scriptures 1 Comment

Dear Lord in heaven, we come as your people (website only)

“Dear Lord in heaven, we come as your people” by Ken Howcroft New on 20 June 2014 – a hymn to accompany the ordination of presbyters and deacons     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10. (11.10.11.10.), Calling and Commissioning, Conference Sunday, Holy Communion, Howcroft, Ken, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Spean 4 Comments

What peace is there for tarnished lives (website only)

“What peace is there for tarnished lives” by Andrew Pratt New on 15 April 2014 – a post-Easter reflection     see details / comment

Categories: 88.86., Brown, Arthur Henry, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended, Pratt, Andrew, Repentance and Forgiveness, Saffron Walden

A century passes, memories will fade (website only)

“A century passes, memories will fade” by Andrew Pratt New on 13 April 2014 – a hymn for Remembrance Sunday     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10. and Alleluias, Engelberg, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Pratt, Andrew, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Sine Nomine

The world we thought we knew is changing fast (website only)

“The world we thought we knew is changing fast” by Rosemary Wakelin New on 1 April 2014 – facing change; trusting in God     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.10.(10.10.10.10.), Athair Uile-chumhachdaich, Covenant, Gathering in God's Presence, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), New Year: Watchnight, Our Journey with God, Strawberry Hill, Wakelin, Rosemary, Woodlands

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

Set loose the tongues (website only)

“Set loose the tongues” by Sue McCoan and Matthew Prevett New on 24 February 2014 – a hymn based on the events of Pentecost     see details / comment

Categories: Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), McCoan, Sue, Mission and Evangelism, Prevett, Matthew, The Gift of the Holy Spirit 2 Comments

Dusty-footed, heavy-hearted (website only)

“Dusty-footed, heavy-hearted” by Sue McCoan and Matthew Prevett New on 24 February 2014 – a hymn based on the events of Maundy Thursday     see details / comment

Categories: Holy Communion, Holy Week, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), McCoan, Sue, Prevett, Matthew, Repentance and Forgiveness, The Ministry of Jesus, The Passion and the Cross

You call us, as you called the Twelve (website only)

“You call us, as you called the twelve” by Sue McCoan and Matthew Prevett New on 24 February 2014 – a hymn about God’s desire to invite all people into the tasks of discipleship, whatever their character, gifts or background.     see details / comment

Categories: Calling and Commissioning, Covenant, Dismissal/Sending Out, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), McCoan, Sue, Mission and Evangelism, Mission Sunday, Prevett, Matthew, The Ministry of Jesus

This day we have witnessed (At the death of Nelson Mandela) (website only)

“This day we have witnessed a man for all nations” by Andrew Pratt New on 6 December 2013 – a hymn written in response to the death of former South African President, Neslon Mandela     see details / comment

Categories: 12.11.12.11., Articles, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), People of faith, Pratt, Andrew, The road and miles... 5 Comments

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

We come today to celebrate (website only)

“We come today to celebrate” by Stephanie Jenner New on 13 November 2013 – a hymn celebrating diversity, written for an LGBT gathering at the 2013 Greenbelt Festival     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, Amazing Grace, Baptism/Thanksgiving Services, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jenner, Stephanie, Life and Unity in the Church, Reconciliation and Healing

Lift your voices (website only)

“Lift up your voices” by Andy Murphy New on 16 August 2013 – a wedding hymn set to the tune “Sing Hosanna”     see details / comment

Categories: 10.8.10.9. and refrain, Anonymous (comp), Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Marriage, Murphy, Andrew T, Sing Hosanna, Warren, Norman Leonard 1 Comment

Wedding hymn (website only)

“This is the long-awaited day” by Keith Albans New on 13 August 2013 – a wedding hymn.     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86. Common Metre, Albans, Keith, Beatitudo, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Marriage, St Anne, St Fulbert

‘I have a dream’, a man once said (website only)

“’I have a dream’, a man once said” by Pamela Pettitt New on 27 July 2013 – inspired by Martin Luther King’s 1963 “I have a dream” speech     see details / comment

Categories: 86.886.(6), Articles, Calling and Commissioning, Chalfont Park, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace, People of faith, Pettitt, Pamela, Racial Justice Sunday, Repton 1 Comment

You call us out to praise you (website only)

“You call us out to praise you” by Anna Briggs New on 24 July 2013 – a hymn of praise that explores different images for the three persons of the Trinity. Published with notes.     see details / comment

Categories: 76.76.D., Aurelia, Briggs, Anna, Ellacombe, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace, Life and Unity in the Church, Nature and Mystery of God, Praise, Praise and Thanksgiving, Reconciliation and Healing, Thornbury, Trinity (Season)

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

When our views are varied (website only)

“When our views are varied” by Gary Hopkins New on 9 July 2013 – a hymn praying for the respectful sharing of viewpoints and opinions within the Christian community     see details / comment

Categories: 65.65.D., Confession, Evelyns, Growth in Grace and Holiness, Hopkins, Gary, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace, Life and Unity in the Church, Repentance and Forgiveness

Timeless God, you hold our story (website only)

“Timeless God, you hold our story” by Gareth Hill New on 5 June 2013 – written for the 70th Anniversary of MHA, Methodism’s housing and care charity for older people     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Calon Lân, Hill, Gareth, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Methodist Homes Sunday, Mission and Evangelism, Our Journey with God

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

God who sets us on a journey (website only)

“God who sets us on a journey” by Joy Dine New on 13 February 2013 – a hymn about journeying with God, suitable for Lent and times of upheaval and change     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Austria, Blaenwern, Commitment/Dedication, Dine, Joy, Growth in Grace and Holiness, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Lent/Christ's temptation, New Year: Watchnight, Our Journey with God, Wales 2 Comments

Listen, my people (website only)

“Listen, my people” by Gillian Collins New on 24 December 2012 – a text that explores the implications of the self-giving to which we commit during the Methodist Covenant Service (transferred from Methodist Church website)     see details / comment

Categories: 55.54.D., Bunessan, Calling and Commissioning, Collins, Gillian, Commitment/Dedication, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), The Passion and the Cross 1 Comment

A Hymn for New Year (website only)

“This day is a day of both prayer and praising” by Andrew Pratt New on 24 December 2012 – a hymn of hope, praise and divine vision for the future, suitable for singing at the turn of the year (transferred from Methodist Church website)     see details / comment

Categories: 12.11.12.11., Commitment/Dedication, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace, New Year: Watchnight, Praise and Thanksgiving, Pratt, Andrew, The road and miles...

Just as we are (website only)

“Just as we are” by Gillian Collins New on 24 December 2012 – a hymn of recommitment, Gillian Collins’ words are well suited to use during a Covenant Service (transferred from Methodist Church website)     see details / comment

Categories: 888.6., Collins, Gillian, Commitment/Dedication, Confession, Covenant, Gathering, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Misericordia 1 Comment

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

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

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

We stand for brave and selfless friends (website only)

“We stand for brave and selfless friends” by Gareth Hill New on 25 October 2012 – a Remembrance Sunday hymn to complement Andrew Pratt’s “Once crimson poppies bloomed”     see details / comment

Categories: Hill, Gareth, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Richmond, St Columba (Erin)

Remembrance (Once crimson poppies bloomed) (website only)

“Once crimson poppies bloomed” by Andrew Pratt New on 25 October 2012     see details / comment

Categories: Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Little Cornard, Pratt, Andrew, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, St Godric

YAHWEH (I cannot speak your name, O Lord) (website only)

“I cannot speak your name, O Lord” by Rob Newton New on 25 October 2012 – a hymn to God’s forgiveness, despite human unworthiness.     see details / comment

Categories: Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Newton, Rob (auth), Newton, Rob (comp), Repentance and Forgiveness

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

Dressed up on the kerbside (website only)

“Dressed up on the kerbside” by Damian Boddy New on 27 September, 2012 – a challenging text that addresses the subject of prostitution, and the economic conditions that give rise to it.     see details / comment

Categories: Boddy, Damien, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace, Women against Violence

A prize that won’t perish (website only)

“A prize that won’t perish” by Dominic Grant New on 18 July, 2012 – a new Olympic hymn     see details / comment

Categories: Commitment/Dedication, Grant, Dominic, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Mission and Evangelism, Reconciliation and Healing

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

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)

Got a race to run (website only)

“Got a race to run” by Paul Thompson New on 28 June, 2012 – an Olympic-themed song for children     see details / comment

Categories: Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Our Journey with God, Thompson, Paul (auth), Thompson, Paul (comp), Young people

Lift high the banner of these games (website only)

“Lift high the banner of these games” by Andrew Pratt New on 28 June, 2012     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86.D. Double Common Metre, Commitment/Dedication, Gilmurray, Sue, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Pratt, Andrew, Reconciliation and Healing, Twenty twelve, Vox Dilecti 1 Comment

The witnesses are watching (website only)

“The witnesses are watching” by Andrew Pratt New on 20 April, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)     see details / comment

Categories: 76.76.D., Commitment/Dedication, Covenant, Crüger, Crüger, Johann, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Monk, William Henry, Our Journey with God, Pratt, Andrew

Woman stooping, bent and burdened (website only)

“Woman stooping, bent and burdened” by Gillian Collins New on 1 March, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.77., All Saints, Collins, Gillian, Fortunatus New, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Monk, William Henry, Reconciliation and Healing, Schalk, Carl F., Women against Violence 2 Comments

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

Was it the shaking ground that moved (website only)

“Was it the shaking ground that moved” by Andrew Pratt New on 1 March, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88., Armes, Philip, Galilee, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Jesus Risen and Ascended, Pratt, Andrew, Truro, Williams, Thomas

The quaking earth is calm (website only)

“The quaking earth is calm” by Andrew Pratt New on 1 March, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)     see details / comment

Categories: 66.86 Short Metre, Death, Judgement, Eternal Life, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Pratt, Andrew, Redemptor, The Passion and the Cross, Wilson, John

Lord save us from the desert (website only)

“Lord save us from the desert” by Rachel Parkinson New on 14 February, 2012 (transferred from Methodist Church website)     see details / comment

Categories: 7.6.8.6.8.6.8.6., Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Lent/Christ's temptation, Our Journey with God, Parkinson, Rachel

One, two, three for you and me (website only)

“One, two, three for you and me” by Paul Thompson – a lively song suitable for children at Easter and at other times New on 14 February, 2012     see details / comment

Categories: Easter, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Mission and Evangelism, Praise, Thompson, Paul (auth), Thompson, Paul (comp)

Son of God humiliated (website only)

“Son of God humiliated” by Andrew T. Murphy – a hymn for Good Friday and Passiontide New on 14 February, 2012     see details / comment

Categories: 88.87., Germany, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Murphy, Andrew T, Quem Pastores Laudavere, The Passion and the Cross, Vaughan Williams, Ralph 1 Comment

Praise the Lord for his Creation (website only)

“Praise the Lord for His Creation” by Mike Dando New on February 8, 2012     see details / comment

Categories: Dando, Mike (auth), Dando, Mike (comp), Human Life and Relationships, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Praise and Thanksgiving, Wholeness of Creation

Oyster Shells (website only)

“Oyster Shells” by Andrew Pratt and Barbara Honeyball Young New on February 7, 2012     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88., Calling and Commissioning, Honeyball Young, Barbara (comp), Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercessory response, Pratt, Andrew 1 Comment

Time for God (a responsive round) (website only)

“Time for God” by Barbara Honeyball Young – a sung response that can be sung as a round New on 7 February 2012     see details / comment

Categories: Gathering in God's Presence, Honeyball Young, Barbara (auth), Honeyball Young, Barbara (comp), Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Intercession and Petition, Responses

‘Who is my neighbour?’ asked the Scribe (website only)

“‘Who is my neighbour?’ asked the Scribe” by John M. Smith – a re-telling of the Parable of the Good Samaritan New on 27 January 2012     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88.88., Bishop, John, Carey, Henry, Carey’s, Human Life and Relationships, Hymns on StF+, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace, Leicester (Bedford), Smith, John M., The Holy Scriptures, The Ministry of Jesus

Gracious God, the heart of truth (website only)

“Gracious God, the heart of truth” by Gareth Hill – a response to the Methodist Church’s 2011/12 Fruitful Field consultation New on 26 October 2011     see details / comment

Categories: 76.76., Fawcett, John, Growth in Grace and Holiness, Hill, Gareth, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Melling

Poppies to remember (website only)

“Poppies to remember” by Dominic Grant New on 25 October 2011     see details / comment

Categories: 65.65.D. and refrain, Eucharistic, Evelyns, Grant, Dominic, Holy Communion, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday 5 Comments

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

We believe (The Apostle’s Creed) (website only)

“We believe” (The Apostle’s Creed) by Paul Thompson     see details / comment

Categories: Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Liturgical settings, Praise and Thanksgiving, The Trinity, Thompson, Paul (auth), Thompson, Paul (comp)

We cannot gloat: a time for grief (website only)

“We cannot gloat: a time for grief, another mother’s son is dead” by Andrew Pratt     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88.88., Barnby, Joseph, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Justice and Peace, Pratt, Andrew, St Chrysostom

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 the earth’s wild hidden forces (website only)

“When the earth’s wild hidden forces” by Norman Brookes     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.47. (extended), Brookes, Norman, Cwm Rhondda, Hymns only online (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Nature and Mystery of God, Wholeness of Creation 1 Comment

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)