The Table of hymns and songs (excluding the Specials)
This table will be updated and corrected after The Complete Hymn has been published

On the this page is the listing of all hymns and songs that we consider capable of working on without the need for a music graphic or more detailed notes. The table includes:

1.       First lines,

2.       NAME OF TUNE, song title or author,

3.       Play-over, which lines of the verse to use (or occasionally bars/measures). Sometimes I suggest which play-over lines to use from the meter; e.g. 77 77 77; play the bold sections.

4.       Duration of last note and length of gap following it. Here I have suggested how long the last note should be held; this is NOT a pause. These will be kept relatively short. I then suggest the number of beats before starting the verse. But here too any silence has to be kept short as the essence of timing can disappear so easily. In some instances there is no silence at all, just a very short natural break, created by shortening the last note/chord.

5.       Bridge/join. In most cases where a bridge is suggested the hymn is included in  the “Specials” and included in The Complete Hymn. Very few hymn writers include bridges and in many instances they are amazingly helpful; e.g. BUNESSAN – Child in the manger, Morning has broken and Praise and Thanksgiving. If numbers are shown they represent the duration of last note and length of gap as before. I measure this in crotchets/quarter notes as used in most modern hymn books. Rarely I state these in minims/half notes or quavers/eighth notes and you will see (m) or (q) respectively beside the figures.

6.       Notes. Self-explanatory. 

Special Note: The listing in The Complete Hymn has been updated and any errors corrected over recent months; the list here has not been updated since it was first placed here.

 

First Lines

Tune

Play-over lines

Last note
on / off

Bridge/join to next verse

Notes

A great and mighty wonder

ES IST EIN' ROS' ENTSPR…

Refrain

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Abide with me

EVENTIDE

10 10 10 10

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

All earth was dark

Light To The World

1,2 of 4 + ref.

 

as set

 

All for Jesus, all for Jesus

ALL FOR JESUS

ALL

2 / 2

 2 / 2

 

Alleluia, alleluia, hearts to heaven

LUX EOI

87 87 87 87

1 / 1

2 / 2

Angels from the realms of glory

IRIS

1,2 + ref 3,4

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

At even, ere the sun was set

ANGELUS

ALL

3 / 2 3 / 2

 

At the Lamb's high feast we sing

SALZBURG

77 77 77 77

2 / 2 2 / 2

 

Be still and know (that I am God)

BE STILL AND KNOW

ALL

3 / 2 3 / 2

 

Bind us together, Lord, bind us

Bob Gilman

1st 4 & last 4 bars

as set as set

(Play-over from REFRAIN)

Born in the night (Mary's child)

MARY'S CHILD

76 76

3 / 1 3 / 1

 

Break thou the Bread of Life

LATHBURY

1 & 4 of 4

2 / 2 2 / 2

 

Bright the vision that delighted

LAUS DEO (REDHEAD NO. 46)

ALL

2 / 2 2 / 2

Scope for your own bridge to vv 3 &

Captains of the saintly band

HARTS

ALL

2 / 2 2 / 2

 

Christ is made the sure foundation

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

87 87 87

4 / 2

4 / 2 or 3 / 3

Or play-over 87 87 87

Christ is the world's light

CHRISTE SANCTORUM

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Christ the Lord is risen again

WURTEMBURG

77 77 Alleluia

2 / 2

2 / 2

Or play-over ALL

Christ the Lord/Jesus Christ is risen

EASTER HYMN

1st line,  last Alle…

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Christ triumphant ever reigning

CHRIST TRIUMPHANT

ALL or verse

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Christ, whose glory fills the skies

RATISBON

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Christians, lift up your hearts

SALVE FESTA DIES

Refrain

As set

As set

Complete Anglican HON setting works well

Come and join the celebration

CELEBRATIONS

1st 2 & last 2 bars

1 / 1

set

Goes straight into refrain after descending scale

Come and see

We worship at your feet

1st 4 bars

3 / 0

3 / 0

First lines to "wears" then straight in

Come and see the shining hope

MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA

Special

 

 

 

Come down, O Love divine

DOWN AMPNEY

6 6 11 6 6 11

4 / 2

2 / 2

 

Come, Holy Spirit, come

Use DIADEMATA

Lines 1,2,7,8

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Come, let us join our cheerful songs

NATIVITY

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Come, thou Holy Spirit, come

VENI SANCTE SPIRITUS

777 777

3 / 1

2 / 2

Or play-over 77 77 77

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

CROSS OF JESUS

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem

NEANDER

87 87 87

2 / 2

2 / 2

Or play-over 87 87 87

Come, ye thankful people, come

ST GEORGE'S, WINDSOR

77 77 77 77

1 / 1

last 2 bars

 

Create in me a clean heart, O God

David Fellingham

last 2 lines

5 / 1

5 / 1

 

Crown him with many crowns

DIADEMATA

Lines 1,2,7,8

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness

SCHMUCKE DICH

88 88 88 88

4 / 2

2 / 2

Ding dong! Merrily on high

BRANLE DE L'OFFICIAL

77 77 + ref

1 / 1

1m / 2m

Opportunities for your own bridge

Disposer supreme

Use HANOVER

10 10 11 11
or ALL

1 / 1

4 / 1

Lots of scope for your own variations in the 4 beats

Do not be afraid for I

Gerard Markland

Refrain

5 / 1

1 / 1

 

Earth has many a noble city

STUTTGART

ALL / 1,2 / 1,4

1 / 1

2 / 2

 

Fair waved the golden corn

HOLYROOD

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

Faithful Shepherd, feed me

PASTOR PASTORUM

65 65 or ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Faithful vigil ended

PASTOR PASTORUM

65 65 or ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Father God, we worship you

Graham Kendrick

1,4

5 / 1

5 / 1

 

Father, hear the prayer we offer

MARCHING

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Father, hear the prayer we offer

SUSSEX

ALL

1 / 1

2 / 2

 

Father, I place into your hands

Jeremy Hewer

1,2,7

6 / 2

6 / 2

 

Father, we love you

Glorify your name

1,4

6 / 2

6 / 2

 

Fight the good fight

DUKE STREET

1,4 or ALL

1 / 1

2 / 2

 

Firmly I believe and truly

ALTON

Verse 1

Remainder as set

 

Firmly I believe and truly

HALTON HOLGATE

ALL or 87 87

1 / 1

2 / 2

 

Firmly I believe and truly

SHIPSTON

ALL

2 / 2

last 2 bars

 

For all thy saints

MOUNT EPHRAIM

ALL

4 / 1

4 / 1

 

For I'm building a people of power

Dave Richards

AB AC DE DF

2 / 1

F

Or go straight into repeat.

For the beauty of the earth

ENGLAND'S LANE

1,6

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

For the fruits of his creation

EAST ACKLAM

84 84 888 4

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

For the healing of the nations

ALLELUIA DULCE CARMEN (TE)

87 87 87

1 / 1

last 2 bars

Or play-over 87 87 87 or ALL

For the healing of the nations

PICARDY

87 87 87

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Forty days and forty nights

HEINLEIN

ALL

2 / 2

opt. last 2 bars

Gather around, for the table is spread

Scottish Melody

1st 4 bars

5 / 1 (q)

last 2 bars

Lots of repetition so take care!

Give thanks (with a grateful heart)

Give thanks

8 bars

Remainder as set

 

Glorious things of thee are spoken

AUSTRIA

87 87 87 87

3 / 1

2 / 2

 

Glory be to God in heaven

REGENT SQUARE

87 87 87

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Glory be to Jesus

CASWELL

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Go forth and tell! O church of God

YANWORTH

ALL

4 / 1

4 / 1

 

God is our strength and refuge

DAMBUSTERS MARCH

1st 4 & last 4 bars

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

God moves in a mysterious way

LONDON NEW

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

God of freedom, God of justice

RHUDDLAN

87 87 87

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

God of grace and God of glory

REGENT SQUARE

87 87 87

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

God of mercy, God of grace

HEATHLANDS

77 77 77 or ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

God that madest earth and heaven

AR HYD Y NOS

84 84 88 84

3 / 1

3 / 1

Play in F

God! As with silent hearts

THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

God, whose farm is all creation

GOTT WILL'S MACHEN

ALL

1 / 1

last line

 

Good King Wenceslas

TEMPUS ADEST FLORIDUM

76 76 76 76

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Gracious Spirit Holy Ghost

CHARITY

ALL

4* / 2

4* / 2

*includes changing chord

Hail the day that sees him rise

LLANFAIR

77 77 + Alleluia

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Hail to the Lord's Anointed

CRÜGER

76 76 76 76

2 / 1

last 2 bar

 

Hark! a herald voice is calling

MERTON

87 87 or ALL

3 / 1

2 / 2

 

Hark! the herald-angels sing

MENDELSSOHN

1,2 or Refrain

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Hark, my soul, it is the Lord

ST BEES

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Hark, the glad sound

BRISTOL

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

Have faith in God, my heart

DONCASTER

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

Have you heard the raindrops

Water of life

First 2 &
last 2 bars

 

last 2 bars

To get the rhythm and style
solo the tune staccato

Heaven shall not wait

HEAVEN SHALL NOT WAIT

Lines 1 & 4 of 4

4 / 1

4 / 1

 

Help us to help each other, Lord

DUNFIRMLINE

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

Or bridge 6 / 2

Here on the threshold

ADVENIT

ALL or SELECT

6 / 2

6 / 2

A new tune with potential and lots of ways of doing it…

He's got the whole world in his hands

Traditional

Lines 1 & 4 of 4

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

Hills of the north, rejoice

LITTLE CORNARD

66 66 88

3 / 1

3 / 1

Or play-over 66 66 88 or ALL

Holy Spirit, come, confirm us

LAUS DEO (REDHEAD)

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

How far is it to Bethlehem

STOWEY

ALL or
11 11 11 11

1 / 1

last 4 bars

start bridge on last bar of verse

I believe in Jesus

Marc Nelson

First 2 bars

 

 

Straight in from intro and no bridge

I hear the sound of rustling

Ronnie Wilson

1,2

3 / 1

last line

 

I heard the voice of Jesus say

KINGSFOLD

1,8, or 1,2,3,8

2 / 1

last 2 bars

 

I heard the voice of Jesus say

VOX DELECTI

86 86 86 86

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

I love the name of Jesus, King

Kathleen Thomerson

Lines 1,2,3 of 12

2 / 1

last line

 

I need thee every hour

I NEED THEE

Lines 1,2,7,8 of 8

1 / 1

last 2 bars

 

I will enter his gates with thanksgiving

He has made me glad

1,8 of 8

2 / 1

 

 

I will sing, I will sing a song

Max Dyer

!,4 of 4 or ALL

2 / 1

none

Once started this should go straight through to the end

In an age of twisted values

Use THE PROMISE

ALL

4 / 2

4 / 2

See Complete Anglican Hymns O & N

In Christ there is no east or west

ST STEPHEN

ALL

2 / 1

last 2 lines

 

Infant holy (use a setting that starts
   on the third beat of the bar)

INFANT HOLY

87 87 88 77 or
87 87 88 77

4 / 1

4 / 1

Worth using moving chords in the 4s.

Inspired by love and anger

SALLY GARDENS

1st line (solo)

 

set

The set bridge is used in the play-over

It came upon the midnight clear

NOEL

86 86 86 86

2 / 1

2 / 1

Or play-over 86 86 86 86

James and Andrew, Peter and John

SCARBOROUGH FAIR

Verse 1 + bridge

 

as set

 

Jerusalem the golden

EWING

76 76 76 76

2 / 1

6 / 1

 

Jerusalem, my happy home

SOUTHWELL (IRONS)

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

Jesu, lover of my soul

HOLLINGSIDE

77 77 77 77

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Jesu, Son of Mary

CASWALL

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

A bridge using the last 2 bars is possible

Jesu, the very thought of thee

METZLER'S REDHEAD

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

Or 6 / 1 for join between verses

Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts

EISENACH

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

Make the last bar of lines 2 & 4 6:4 time (3 beats)

Jesus calls us here to meet him

John Bell

Lines 1,2,7,8 of 8

1 / 1

1 bar

(counting 2 in a bar)

Jesus calls us o'er the tumult

ST ANDREW

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Jesus Christ is risen today

EASTER HYMN

Lines 1,8 of 8

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Jesus shall reign (where'er the sun)

TRURO

ALL or 88 88

1 / 1

opt. Last 2 bars

Jesus, stand among us

Graham Kendrick

1st 4 bars + refrain

As set

as set

 

Jesus, stand among us in thy

CASWELL

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Jesus, the name high over all

LYDIA

ALL

6 / 2

6 / 2

 

Jesus, where'er thy people meet

WAREHAM

ALL or 88 88

4 / 1

4 / 1

Or play-over 1 / 1

Judge eternal, throned in splendour

RHUDDLAN

87 87 87

3 / 1

3 / 1

Or play-over 1 / 1

Just as I am without one plea

MISERICORDIA

ALL

5 / 1

5 / 1

 

Just as I am without one plea

SAFFRON WALDEN

ALL

5 / 1

5 / 1

 

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

MANNHEIM

87 87 87 or ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

PICARDY

87 87 87

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Let all the world (in every corner sing

LUCKINGTON

10 4 66 66 10 4

2 / 2

last line

 

Let saints on earth in concert sing

DUNDEE

ALL

2 / 1

last line

 

Let us with a gladsome mind

MONKLAND

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Lift high the cross

CRUCIFER

Refrain

2 / 2

as set

 

Lift up your hearts!

WOODLANDS

10 10 10 10 /  ALL

4 / 1

4 / 1

The pedal bass starts each verse well

Light's abode, celestial Salem

REGENT SQUARE

87 87 87

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Lord Jesus, think on me

ST PAUL'S

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

Lord of all life and power

COURT BARTON (Use DIADEMATA)

66 86 66 86

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Lord of beauty, thine the splendour

REGENT SQUARE

87 87 87

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

ST HELEN

87 87 87

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Lord, teach us how to pray aright

ST HUGH

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

Lord, thy word abideth

RAVENSHAW

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Lord, we come to ask your healing

AR HYD Y NOS

84 84 88 84

3 / 1

3 / 1

Play in F (sadly a very dull AABA)

Lord, we thank you for the promise

THE PROMISE

ALL

5 / 1

5 / 1

A new tune that needs an airing.

Love divine all loves excelling

LOVE DIVINE

ALL / 87 87

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Love of the Father

SONG 22

10 10 10 10

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Love's redeeming work is done

SAVANNAH

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Loving shepherd of thy sheep

BUCKLAND

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Man of Sorrows

GETHSEMANE

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

Allow 3 beats on the pause

March on, my soul, with strength

CHRISTCHURCH

66 66 88

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Mary had a baby

arr Keith Stent

3 & 4 of 4

1 / 1

1 / 1

Straight in after each verse

My Father, for another night

ST TIMOTHY

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

My God, accept my heart this day

BELMONT

86 86

4 / 1

4 / 1

CRIMOND & ST BOTOLPH should have been written like this!

My God, and is thy table spread

ROCKINGHAM

88 88 / ALL

4 / 1

4 / 1

 

My God, how wonderful thou / you

WESTMINSTER

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

My God, I love thee

ST FRANCIS XAVIER

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

My gracious Lord

WARRINGTON

88 88

5 / 1

5 / 1

 

My Jesus, my Saviour

Shout to the Lord

8 bars

3 / 1

as set

 

My Lord, what love is this

Amazing Love

1,2 *

4 / 1

as set

* 8 bars

Name of all majesty

MAJESTAS

66 55 66 64

3 / 1

last 2 bars

 

Now is eternal life

CHRISTCHURCH

ALL or 1,2,5,6

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Now let us from this table rise

SOLOTHURN

ALL

6 / 1

6 / 1

Keep the rhythm moving in the 6 beats

Now thank we all our God

GRACIAS

67 67 66 66

Use set bridge

The written intro is generally too short! Only use it as a bridge.

Now, my tongue, the mystery telling

TANTUM ERGO (GRAFTON)

87 87 87

1 / 1

1 / 1

 

O Breath of Life, come sweeping

SPIRITUS VITAE

98 98 / ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

O dearest Lord, thy sacred head

ALBANO

86 86 / ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

O for a heart to praise my God

STOCKTON

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

O happy band of pilgrims

KNECHT (KOCHER)

ALL

6 / 1

6 / 1

Provide moving inner parts for the 6 beats

O Holy Ghost, thy people bless

ST TIMOTHY

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace

TALLIS'S ORDINAL

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

O Lord of our salvation

INNSBRUCK

ALL or 776 778

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

O Lord, all the world belongs to you

ALL THINGS NEW

ALL

6 / 1

last 4 bars

 

O Lord, your tenderness

Graham Kendrick

1st 4 & last 4 bars

6 / 1

6 / 1

(to repeat)

O love, how deep, how broad,

EISENACH

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

Make the last bar of lines 2 & 4 6:4 time (3 beats)

O my Saviour, lifted

CASWALL

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

O my Saviour, lifted

NORTH COATES

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

O perfect Love

HIGHWOOD

All or 11 10 11 10

3 / 1 (m)

3 / 1 (m)

 

O sing a song of Bethlehem

KINGSFOLD

1,8, or 1,2,3,8

2 / 1

last 2 bars

 

O strength and stay

STRENGTH & STAY

11 10 11 10

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

O thou who camest from above

HEREFORD

88 88

2 / 2

2 / 2

(last syllable = 3 beats)

O what their joy and their glory must be

O QUANTA QUALIA

10 10 10 10

2

Bridge of last 2 bars (inc. play-over)

O worship the King

HANOVER

10 10 11 11
or ALL

1 / 1

4 / 1

Lots of scope for your own variations in the 4 beats

O, the love of my Lord

AS GENTLE AS SILENCE

ALL

As set for verse

As set

 

Oft in danger, oft in woe

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

On a hill far away

THE OLD RUGGED CROSS

66 8 66 8

4 / 1

4 / 1

 

Once in royal David's city

IRBY

87 87 77
87 87 77
87 87 77

3 / 1
2 / 2
2 / 2

3 / 1

 

Once, only once, and once for all

ALBANO

86 86 / ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

Open our eyes, Lord, we want

Robert Cull

Lines 1,2,7,8 of 8

4 / 2

4 / 2*

* to repeat

Our blest Redeemer ere he breathed...

ST CUTHBERT

ALL

2 / 1

6 / 1

 

Our Father (Caribbean)

Traditional Caribbean

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

Straight in to each verse

Our God is so great

arr. Andrew Moore

1st 8 bars

4 / 1

4 / 1

 

Our God loves us

PLAISIR D'AMOUR

ALL

4 / 1

4 / 1

 

Peace is flowing like a river (4 lines)
Version with 4 lines + refrain

arr. Andrew Moore

ABAC or ABAC

3 / 1

3 / 1
1 / 1 or*


*rpt “let the mighty… through me.”

Peace, perfect peace in this dark

SONG 46

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Praise God for the harvest

STOWEY

ALL or
11 11 11 11

1 / 1

last 4 bars

start bridge on last bar of verse

Praise him on the trumpet

John Kennett

1st 8 bars

3 / 1

as set

 

Praise him, praise him, Jesus our…

PRAISE HIM

1st 4 & last 4 bars

1 / 1

1 / 1

one beat = one triplet

Praise him, praise him,
praise him in the morning

unknown

First 2 & Last 2 bars

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing

EVANGELISTS (ALLES…)

1,2,6

1 / 1

last 2 bars

 

Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him

AUSTRIA

87 87 87 87

3 / 1

2 / 2

 

Praise to the Holiest in the height

GERONTIUS

ALL

5 / 1

5 / 1

 

Praise, O praise our God and King

MONKLAND

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Purify my heart (Refiner's Fire)

Refiner's Fire

1st 4 bars

1 / 0

set

Straight in after the two lines of play-over

Put thou thy trust in God

DONCASTER

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

Rejoice, O land, in God thy might

WAREHAM

ALL or 88 88

4 / 1

4 / 1

 

Rock of Ages cleft for me

PETRA

ALL or 77 77 77

1 / 1

2 / 2

 

Round me fall the night

ARNSTADT

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

See him lying on a bed of straw

CALYPSO CAROL

99 97 98 98 *

2 / 2

As set

* my interpretation

See, amid the winter's snow

HUMILITY

77 77 77 77

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Shall we not love thee, Mother dear

BEATITUDO

ALL or 86 86

5 / 1

5 / 1

 

Sing glory to God the Father

TE DEUM

8 12 8 8 13 13

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

Soldiers of Christ, arise

ST ETHELWALD

ALL

6 / 1

6 / 1

A strong rhythmic style is needed with the 6 beats

Soldiers of Christ, arise

FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

66 86 66 86
66 86 66 86

2 / 2
6 / 2

2 / 2

Alternative tune DIADEMATA

Soldiers who are Christ's below

ORIENTIS PARTIBUS

ALL

5 / 1

5 / 1

 

Songs of praise the angels sang

NORTHAMPTON

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Songs of thankfulness and praise

ST EDMUND

77 77 77 77

2 / 2

3 / 1

 

Soul of my Saviour

ANIMA CHRISTI

10 10 10 10 / ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Spirit of mercy, truth and love

WARRINGTON

ALL

5 / 1

5 / 1

 

Spirit of the living God (Iverson)

Daniel Iverson

Lines 1,8 of 8

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Stand up, stand up for Jesus

MORNING LIGHT

76 76 76 76

2 / 1

last 2 bars

 

Strengthen for service, Lord

ACH GOTT UND HERR

ALL

4 / 1

4 / 1

Try ST COLUMBA (special)

Such love pure as the whitest snow,

Graham Kendrick

Lines 1,4 of 4

3 / 1

as set

(counting two in the bar)

Take my hands, Lord

Take my life

ALL

2 / 1

as set

Straight in after play-over

Take my life, and let it be

NOTTINGHAM

ALL

2 / 1

5 / 1

 

Take up thy cross the Saviour said

BRESLAU

ALL

4 / 1

4 / 1

See SIDCUP (special)

Teach me, my god and King

SANDYS

ALL

2 / 1

last 2 bars

overlap last bar

Tell out, my soul

WOODLANDS

10 10 10 10 / ALL

4 / 1

4 / 1

The pedal bass starts each verse well

The advent of our King

ST THOMAS

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

The Church of God a kingdom is

UNIVERSITY

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

Not too fast and the quick restarts will be fine

The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

ST CLEMENT

All or 98 98

4 / 1

4 / 1

Keep the rhythm moving in the 4 beats

The first nowell

THE FIRST NOWELL

Refrain

1 / 1

1 / 1

This can drag so keep it moving!

The God of Abraham praise

LEONI

66 84 66 84 / ALL

2 / 1

Last 4 bars

Bridge starts on last bar

The God of love my shepherd is

UNIVERSITY

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

Not too fast and the quick restarts will be fine

The head that once was crowned

ST MAGNUS

ALL

2 / 1

Last 2 bars

but omitting the first high note on D.

The holly and the ivy

THE HOLLY AND THE IVY

Verse

4 / 1 or 1 / 1*

none

* For choral singing the verse
could go straight in

The King is among us

Graham Kendrick

ALL

as set

as set

 

The kingdom of God is justice and joy

HANOVER

10 10 11 11
or ALL

1 / 1

4 / 1

Lots of scope for your own variations in the 4 beats

The Lord's my Shepherd

BROTHER JAMES' AIR

86 86 86

1 / 1

Last 2 bars

The first of these is superimposed over the last bar

The race that long in darkness pined

DUNDEE

ALL

2 / 1

Last line

 

The Spirit lives to set us free

WALK IN THE LIGHT

AB AB CDEF

2 / 1

2 / 1 or 6 / 1
2/2 or 6/2 (v2)

For an alternative tune see newmusic

The strife is o'er the battle done

VICTORY

888 4

5 / 1

5 / 1

 

There is a green hill far away

HORSLEY

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

There's a quiet understanding

There's a quiet understanding

1st 8 bars

4 / 1

4 / 1

 

There's a spirit in the air

LAUDS

ALL

3 / 1 (m)

3 / 1 (m)

 

Thine be the glory

MACCABAEUS

Refrain

3 / 1

as set

Use a solo in your play-over

Thine for ever! God of love

NEWINGTON

ALL

1 / 1

3 / 1

 

This is my body, broken for you

In love for me

ALL or first 2
& last 2 bars

5 / 1 (q)

5 / 1 (q)

 

This is the day, this is the day

Les Garrett

1st 2 & last 2 bars

3 / 1 (m)

3 / 1 (m)

Keep the rhythm going through the join to the next verse

Thou art the Way: by thee alone

ST JAMES

ALL

2 / 1

Last 2 bars

Bridge overlaps the last bar

Through all the changing scenes of life

WILTSHIRE

ALL or 86 86

4 / 1

4 / 1

 

Through the night of doubt and sorrow

MARCHING

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Through the night of doubt and sorrow

ST OSWALD

ALL

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

Thy ceaseless, unexhausted love

UNIVERSITY

ALL

2 / 1

2 / 1

Not too fast and the quick restarts will be fine

To the name of our salvation

ORIEL

87 87 87

3/ 1

3 / 1*

* Consider last 2 bars for bridge

To thee our God we fly

CROFTS 136TH

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

The two time signatures make this a tricky hymn to work

Unto us a boy is born!

PUER NOBIS

76 77

1 / 1

2 / 2

Carol versions may be structured differently

Wake, O wake! with tidings thrilling

WACHET AUF

1st 3 lines

898 898 664 88

2 / 2

 

We are marching

 

First 4 bars

2 / 1

2 / 1

 

We eat the plants that grow

English Country Garden

1st 4 bars

1 / 1

Last 2 bars

include the previous two notes in the bridge if you wish.

We give immortal praise

CROFTS 136TH

ALL

2 / 2

2 / 2

The two time signatures make this a tricky hymn to work

We hail thy presence glorious

OFFERTORIUM

76 76 76 76

2 / 1

Last 6 chords making the first a minim on beat 3

We have a dream

WOODLANDS

10 10 10 10

4 / 1

4 / 1

The pedal bass starts each verse well

We pray thee, heavenly Father

DIES DOMINICA

76 76 76 76

2 / 1

Last 6 chords

We sing the praise of him who died

BOW BRICKHILL

ALL

4 / 1

4 / 1

alt WARRINGTON

Were you there when they crucified

WERE YOU THERE

Last line

2 / 1 (m)

2 / 1

Many ways of doing this

What a friend we have in Jesus

CONVERSE

87 87 87 87
87 87 87 87

3 / 1

3 / 1

 

When a knight won his spurs

STOWEY

ALL
11 11 11 11

1 / 1

last 4 bars

start bridge on last bar of verse

When all thy mercies, O my God

CONTEMPLATION

ALL

4 / 1

4 / 1

Written exactly as it should be!

When I survey the wondrous cross

ROCKINGHAM

All or 88 88

4 / 1

4 / 1

A bridge before the last verse could be powerful

When morning gilds the skies

LAUDES DOMINI

ALL or 666 666

6 / 1

6 / 1

Keep the rhythm going through the 6 beats

Who are these like stars appearing

ALL SAINTS

87 87 77

2 / 2

2 / 2

 

Ye servants of the Lord

NARENZA

ALL

6 / 1

6 / 1

Keep the rhythm going through the 6 beats

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