HYMNS, SONGS & CHORUSES

HYMNS, SONGS & CHORUSES
The following suggestions are compiled from resources prepared by John Maynard, Jeff Shrowder , David MacGregor , Dean McIntyre, Denis Towner and many others.

These hymns and songs may be found in a variety of other hymnbooks and chorus books. Please send me your hymnbook, or your favourite list of suggested hymns/songs/choruses for this Sunday (or Sundays ahead) that I might include them in future posts. John Maynard.

(A.) The first group is primarily (but not exclusively) from Australian/NZ hymn books, and other resources for congregational singing.

These hymns have been arranged according to their possible use in worship, E.g.

      Hymn of Praise = God in Creation and Providence
      Hymn of Thanksgiving = Christ our Lord & Redeemer
      Hymn of Faith = The Holy Spirit & The Church's Life & Witness
      Hymn of Commitment = Christian Discipleship

(B.) The second grouping is primarily from other hymn, chorus and songbooks.

(C.) The third grouping is based upon the RCL passages PENTECOST.

(D.) The fourth grouping is a collection of hymns, songs and choruses for PENTECOST.


CURRENT LISTINGS:

   AA = Alleluia Aotearoa (New Zealand)
   AHB = The Australian Hymnbook / With One Voice (Aus/NZ)
   AOV As One Voice Willow Connection
   AT = All Together Now (ATN), All Together Again (ATA),
        All Together Everybody (ATE), All Together Okay (ATO),
        All Together Whatever (ATW) (Openbook Pub.)
   BOP = Book of Praise (Presbyterian Church of Canada)
   CG Common Ground (St Andrew Press)
   CH = Chalice Hymnal (Disciples of Christ)
   Ch4 = Church Hymnary 4 (Church of Scotland)
   Covenant = Covenant Songs
   DMAC = David McGregor
   FWS = The Faith We Sing
   GGIVES = God Gives, Books 1,2,3,4 (Songs for Kids, Uniting Education)
   GBEAT = Gospelling to the Beat 1&2 (Scripture Union)
   HS = Hillsong (Hills Christian Life Centre)
   HSNW = Heaven shall not wait (Iona Community/Wild Goose Resource Group_
   IECS = In every corner sing
   MP = Mission Praise
   MV = More Voices
   NCH = New Century Hymnal (UCC-USA)
   NCYC = NCYC Songs (National Christian Youth Convention, Uniting Church)
   Ph = The Presbyterian Hymnal (USA)
   P&W = Praise & Worship (Resource Christian Music)
   RJ = Rejoice! (Presbyterian Church in Australia)
   SA = Sing Alleluia
   SCE = The Source (Kevin Mayhew)
   SINGSBK1 = Singalong Songbook vol.1&2 (Integrity's Hosanna Music)
   SOF = Songs & Hymns of Fellowship (Kingsway)
   SIS/Song = Scripture in Song (Songs of Praise, Songs of the Kingdom etc.)
   TFWS = The Faith We Sing (United Methodist USA)
   TIO = There is one among us (John Bell/Wild Goose Resource Group)
   TIS = Together in Song (Australia/New Zealand)
   UMH = United Methodist Hymnal (USA)
   VU = Voices United (United Church of Canada)


(A.) SUGGESTED HYMNS, SONGS AND CHORUSES FOR SUNDAY 12 - YEAR C:

[The Australian Hymn Book / Together in Song / Sing Alleluia]

==[ Hymn of Praise:  God in Providence and Creation ]==

* God Himself is present, let us all adore Him (TIS 121 + AHB 47)
God moves in a mysterious way (AHB 54)
* God who made the earth (AHB 82) (Ch3 151) [kids]
Let all the world in every corner sing (TIS 105 + AHB 13)
* Now thank we all our God (TIS 106 + AHB 14)
O love of God, how strong and true  (TIS 139 + AHB 75)
Sing Praise to God who reigns above (TIS 110 + AHB 27)
* Sometimes a light surprises (TIS 128 + AHB 55)
Souls of men, why do you scatter? (TIS 136 + AHB 72)
* The great love of God is revealed in the Son (TIS 164 + AHB 105,
   Daniel T. Niles)
There's a wideness in God's mercy (TIS 136 + AHB 72)
What shall I do my God to love?  (TIS 122 + AHB 50)
* To God be the glory, great things He has done (TIS 147 + AHB 85)


==[ Hymn of Thanksgiving:  Christ our Lord and Redeemer ]==

* A man there lived in Galilee (TIS 235 + AHB 176)
All hail the power of Jesus' Name (TIS 224 + AHB 159)
And can it be that I should gain? (TIS 209 + AHB 138)
Christ, whose glory fills the skies  (TIS 212 + AHB 140)
Come, children, join to sing (AHB 162)
King of glory, King of peace (TIS 201 + AHB 129)
* Let Him to whom we now belong  (TIS 563 + AHB 146)
Lord Jesus, think on me (TIS 546 + AHB 122)
** Love Divine all loves excelling (TIS 217 + AHB 148)
* Son of the Father, Jesus, Lord and slave (AHB 184) [kids]
What a friend we have in Jesus (TIS 590 + AHB 165)
** When morning gilds the skies (TIS 227 + AHB 151)
When my love to Christ grows weak (AHB 270)


==[ The Church & The Holy Spirit: Its Life & Witness ]==

** Christ is made the sure foundation (TIS 432 + AHB 343)
Father of peace, and God of love! (TIS 482 + AHB 407)
Great God, Your Spirit, like the wind  (TIS 416 + SA 41, Alan Gaunt)
* Help us, O Lord, to learn (TIS 428, William Watkins Reid)
** In Christ there is no east or west  (TIS 459 + AHB 391)
* Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts (TIS 499 + AHB 420) (Ch4 662)
Lord Jesus Christ, You have come to us (TIS 526 + AHB 451, 'Living Lord')
* Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts (TIS 499 + AHB 420) (Ch4 662)
* My God, accept my heart this day (TIS 485 + AHB 410)
* Seek, O seek the Lord, while He is near (TIS 464 + AHB 397)
** The church's one foundation (TIS 457 + AHB 385)
The Saviour's precious blood has made all nations one (AHB 400)
* We know that Christ is raised and dies no more (TIS 489, John B. Geyer)
* Where the Spirit is, there's freedom (TIS 421, Jonas Jonson)
Your hand, O God, has guided (TIS 456 + AHB 389) (Ch4 511)


==[ Hymn of Faith: Christian Discipleship ]==

** As the deer pants for the water (TIS 703. Martyn Nystrom) (Ch4 550) (VU 766)
** Dear Father, Lord of humankind (TIS 598 + AHB 519) (Ch4 485)
** Dear Lord and Father of mankind (TIS 598 + AHB 519) (Ch4 485)
Father, Lord of all creation (TIS 631 + AHB 567)
Forth in You name, O Lord, I go (TIS 571 + AHB 480)
From Thee all skill and science flow (AHB 518)
* I, the Lord of sea and sky (TIS 658, Daniel L. Schutte) (VU 509)
I'm not ashamed to own my Lord (TIS 562 + AHB 470)
* Lord, I come to you (TIS 685, Geoff Bullock)
Lord, the light of Your love is shining (TIS 675, Graham Kendrick) (Ch4 48)
O dearest Lord, Thy sacred head (TIS 352 + AHB 539)
* O Master, let me walk with thee (TIS 601 + AHB 522)
Shine, Jesus, Shine (TIS 675, Graham Kendrick) (Ch4 48)
* Stand up, stand up for Jesus (TIS 592 + AHB 509)
* 'Take up your cross', the Saviour said (TIS 583 + AHB 496)
* Power of Your Love (TIS 685, Geoff Bullock)
The Son of God proclaim  (TIS 528 + SA 84, Basil E. Bridge)
** Who would true valour see (TIS 561 + AHB 467, John Bunyon)

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(B.) MORE HYMNS, SONGS AND CHORUSES FOR SUNDAY 12 - YEAR C:

All who believe and are baptized
Am I a soldier of the cross
As the deer pants for the water  (Song, 460, Martin Nystrom)
* Baptized in water
** Be still, for the presence of the Lord (Ch4 189)
Christ, You are the fullness
Come and let us go up to the mountain (Song 157, Bill & Mary-Anne Quigley)
Creating God, Your fingers trace
Draw the circle wide
Eternal God, Your love's tremendous glory
Find the silence through the noise (by Paul Field)
For all your blessings
For the healing of the nations
God of compassion, in mercy befriend us
"Hey ney yana" (More Voices)
It is God who holds the nations (Ch4 705)
Jesus Lord, how joyful You have made us
Jesus, the very thought is sweet
Lion and lamb lying together
Listen in the silence (More Voices)
Living God, Your word has called us
Lord, whose love through humble service
Lord of all being, throned afar (Ch4 125)
Me alone (More Voices)
* Now there is no male or female (VU 627)
O Great Spirit (VU 239)
O Lord, our God most earnestly  (Ps. 63)
O praise ye the Lord! praise Him in the height
O send Thy light forth and Thy truth (Ch4 34)
One bread, one body, one Lord of all
Sing praise to God on mountain tops
Sing praise to our Creator
Sometimes I feel afraid (Great Big God 1) [kids]
The lone, wild bird (VU 384)
Thee will I love, my strength, my tower
There's a river of life (More Voices)
To Him we come
We are heirs of the Father (Song 165, Jimmy & Carol Owens)
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
We worship God in harmony
When I'm confused, Lord, show me the way (Living Praise 222)
When Jesus walked upon this earth
When our confidence is shaken (Songs of God's People 116)(
When the road is rough and steep (JP 279) [kids]
When you walk from here (VU 298)
Where charity and love prevail


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(C.) SCRIPTURE ALLUSIONS:

==/ I Kings 19: 1-4, (5-7), 8-15a /==   

[Elijah on Mount Sinai]

A still small voice
All my hope on God is founded
As longs the hart for flowing streams
As pants the hart for cooling streams
As the deer pants for the water
Be still for the presence of the Lord
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine (UMH 369)
Come and journey with a Saviour
** Come, living God, when least expected (Ch4 609)
Day is done, but love unfailing
** Dear God, embracing humankind (TIS 598 + AHB 519) (BOP 451) (NCH 502)
     (Ph 345)
** Dear Lord and Father of mankind  (TIS 598 + AHB 519) (Ch4 485)
     (BOP 451) (NCH 502) (Ph 345) (Mission Praise 111)
** Dear Father, Lord of humankind (TIS 598 + AHB 519) (Ch4 485)
     (BOP 451) (NCH 502) (Ph 345) (Mission Praise 111)
God of the sparrow, God of the whale (BOP 307, Jaroslav J. Vajda)
Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah (TIS 569 + AHB 478)
Guide me, O my great Redeemer (TIS 569 + AHB 478) (UMH 127)
* Faith will not grow from works alone (TIS 691, Elizabeth J. Smith)
Father of mercies, in thy word
Give to the winds thy fears (UMH 129)
God is our song
God marked a line (NCH 568, Thomas H. Troeger)
God of love and God of power (UMH 578)
God, when I stand, no path before me
God will take care of you (UMH 130)
He comes to us as one unknown
Healer of our every ill (TFWS 2213)
* He's got the whole world in His hands (BOP 339, Andrew Donaldson)
* How like a gentle spirit (UMH 115)
How lovely is thy dwelling place
How shall I sing that majesty
I hunger and I thirst
* If thou but suffer God to guide thee (UMH 142)
I'm so glad Jesus lifted me (TFWS 2151)
It is well with my soul (UMH 377)
Jesus, priceless treasure
Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
Just as the deer longs for the water brooks
* Listen in the silence (More Voices)
Lord Jesus, let these eyes of mine
Lord, You sometimes speak in wonders (Ch4 606)
Loving Spirit (TFWS 2123)
My Jesus, pierced for love of me
My Lord, I did not choose you
* O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end  (AHB 514)
O send thy light forth
Open, Lord, my inward ear
Out of the depths, I turn to you on high
Precious Lord, take my hand
Put all your trust in God (TIS 555 + AHB 464)
Put thou thy trust in God (TIS 555 + AHB 464)
* Rock of ages, cleft for me (UMH 361)
Send out your light
Sing praise to God who reigns above (UMH 126)
Source and Sovereign (Ch4 133)
Speak, Lord, in the stillness
Spirit of God (TFWS 2117)
Spirit, Spirit of gentleness (TFWS 212)
* Thanks to God whose Word was spoken (TIS 431 + AHB 239)
The glory of these forty days (BOP 192)
The Lone Wild Bird (TFWS 2052)
There is a balm in Gilead (UMH 375)
* There is a name I love to hear  (SOF 533 - Frederick Whitfield)
Through it all (UMH 507)
When the morning stars together (NCH 453, Albert F. Bayly)
* Who made th3e earth and the heaven? (BOP 339, Andrew Donaldson)
Wind who makes all winds that blow


==/ Psalms 42 and 43 /==             

[The Prayer of an Exile]
    
All I need is You (TFWS 208)
All who are thirsty (SCE[2] 627/Vineyard, Brown/Robertson)
As a deer longs for flowing streams (Ph 190, Gelineau Psalm)
As deer long for the streams (Ph 189, Christopher L. Webber)
As longs the deer for streams of living water (Rejoice 545,
     'Psalter Hymnal' 1959)
As longs the hart for flowing streams (BOP 25, Noel Tredinnick)
** As pants the hart for cooling streams  (TIS 25 + AHB 29) (BOP 26) (NCH 481)
As the deer pants after the water brooks (SOF 22 - Robert Newey)
** As the deer pants for the water  (TIS 703, Martin Nystrom) (BOP 27)
   (VU 766) (Song 460/ SOF 21) (TFWS 2025) (P&W 445/SCE 27/SOF 27/ATE 206)
Come and hear my cry (ATO 375, Robin Mann/Colin Simpson)
Be still, my soul, the Lord is on your side (UMH 534)
Creating God, Your fingers trace (UMH 109)
Cry of my heart (TFWS 2165)
Defend me, O God, and plead my cause  (AHB 393)
Give me the wings of faith to rise (TIS 438 + AHB 360)
Give to the winds thy fears (UMH 129)
Glorious things of Thee are spoken (UMH 731)
* God will take care of you (UMH 130)
God, You are clothed with light (TIS 193 + AHB 423)
* Great is Thy faithfulness (TIS 154)
Happy the home when God is there (UMH 445)
Have faith in God (HS/P&W 714/SCE 400, Geoff Bullock)
Hear our prayer (HS/SCE[2] 713, Riches)
How like a gentle spirit (UMH 115)
I look to the cross (SCE[2] 748, Altrogge)
I put my hope in God  (Song 536 - Ramon Pink, "Hope, Trust, Faith")
I will run after You with all my heart (SOF 262 - Ann Denton)
* If thou but suffer God to guide thee (UMH 142)
Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts (TIS 499 + AHB 420)
Just as a lost and thirsty deer (TIS 26 + )
Lord, I want to know more of You  (SOF 341 - Mick Ray)
Lord Jesus, if the same you are (TIS 566 + )
Lord Jesus, joy of loving hearts (TIS 499 + AHB 420)
Lord of all being, throned afar (BOP 308)
Loving Spirit (TFWS 2123)
More like You (TFWS 2167)
My prayer rises to heaven (UMH 498)
My soul is thirsting for the Lord (Ph 190, Gelineau Psalm)
Not far beyond the sea (BOP 503, George B. Caird)
O grant us light, that we may know (NCH 469)
O Lord and master of us all  (AHB 517)
O mystery profound (BOP 289, Sylvia G. Dunstan)
* O send Your light forth and Your truth (AHB 348) (BOP 29) (Rejoice 542)
* One more step along the world I go (Common Ground 100, Sydney Carter)
Rock of ages, cleft for me (UMH 361)
Sweet is the solemn voice that calls (BOP 444)
The Lone Wild Bird (TFWS 2052)
Then I will praise you, my Saviour, again (ATE 219, Robin Mann)
There is a balm in Gilead (UMH 375)
Through the love of God our Saviour (Common Ground 131, M. Peters) [Wales]
Vindicate me, O God, defend my cause (TIS 27 + )
We are his people (SCE 538, Prosch)
We cannot own the sunlit sky (BOP 717, Ruth C. Duck)
We limit not the truth of God (TIS 453 + AHB 335)
When morning gilds the skies (TIS 227 + AHB 151)


==/ Isaiah 65:1-9    /==       

[The Punishment of the Rebellious]

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine (UMH 369)
Hark the glad sound!  The Saviour comes  (AHB 197)
Holy God, we praise thy Name
It is well with my soul (UMH 377)
Judge eternal, throned in splendour
Thee we adore, eternal Lord
Sing praise to God who reigns above (UMH 126)
When all thy mercies, O my God
Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim
Your Word, O God, a living sword


==/ Psalm 22:19-28 /==           

[A Cry of Anguish]

Glorious things of Thee are spoken (UMH 731)
God, when I stand, no path before me clear (BOP 679, Herbert O'Driscoll)
God will take care of you (UMH 130)
If thou but suffer God to guide thee (UMH 142)
** In the presence of Your people  (BOP 427, Brent Chambers) (Song 361)
Lord, why have You forsaken me? (Ph 168, Christopher L. Webber)
My God, my God, O why have You in my distress? (Rejoice 216)
My God, my God, why have You abandoned me?  (SA 67 - Chris Willcock)
* O God, my God, O gracious God (NCH 515, The Iona Community)
Prepare the way, O Zion: your Christ is drawing near! (BOP 129)
* Safe in the shadow of the Lord (Common Ground 106, Timothy Dudley Smith)
 "Why has God forsaken me?" (Ph 406, Bill Wallace)

     
==/ Galatians 3:23-29 /==             

[The Purpose of the Law]

A prophet-woman broke a jar (BOP 588, Brian A. Wren)
All hail the power of Jesus' name (TIS 224 + AHB 159)
Baptized in water, sealed by the Spirit (Ph 492, Michael A. Saward)
Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme (TIS 116 + AHB 32)
* Blest be the tie that binds (NCH 393) (Rejoice 311)
Christ, from whom all blessings flow (UMH 55)
Christ, let us come with you (IECS 7, Murray/Gibosn)
Christ is made the sure foundation (UMH 559)
Christ is the world's true light (TIS 238 + AHB 179)
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (TIS 387 + SA 18, )
Come, share the Lord (TFWS 2269)
Dear Christ, uplifted from the earth (BOP 702, Brian A. Wren)
Faith is patience in the night (TFWS 2211)
* For the healing of the nations (BOP 736, Fred H. Kaan) (UMH 428)
God claims you (TFWS 2249)
God, whose giving knows no ending (BOP 663, Robert L. Edwards)
Hear our praises (HS/SCE[2] 886m Morgan)
Holy, holy (TFWS 2039)
How like a gentle spirit (UMH 115)
I am the church! You are the church! (BOP 475, Richard Avery & Donald Marsh)
** In Christ there is no east or west (TIS 459 + AHB 391) (BOP 480)
     (NCH 394) (UMH 548)
* Jesus calls us here to meet Him (BOP 528, The Iona Community)
Jesus' love has got under our skin (SCE 289, Graham Kendrick)
** Jesus put this song into our hearts (TIS 679, Graham Kendrick)
     (SIS 569/SOF 299/P&W 492/SCE 292/AOVK 138)  [kid-friendly]
Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord most dear (Rejoice 350)
Many are the light beams from the one light (NCH 163, Cyprian of Carthage)
My heart and voice I raise (TIS 225 + AHB 160)
* Now there is no male or female (VU 627)
O God, we bear the imprint (Ch4 254)
O love of God, how strong and true  (AHB 75)
* One bread, one body (BOP 540, John B. Foley) (UMH 620) [Communion]
Onward, Christian soldiers (UMH 5675)
Salvation now to us has come (TIS 195 + )
That the world might know you (DMAC, David MacGregor)
That we'd be one (DMAC, David MacGregor)
The church of Christ, in every age (UMH 589)
The great love of God is revealed in the Son (TIS 164 + AHB 105)
The royal banners forward go (TIS 332 + AHB 251)
There's a light upon the mountains (TIS 276 + AHB 207)
They that believe and are baptised (TIS 479 + AHB 405)
Touching heaven, changing earth (HS, Morgan)
* We are marching in the light of God (TIS 666, South African Chant)
    (SCE 539/P&W 734/ATO 409) [kid-friendly]
We are one in the bond of love (SIS 134/P&W 23, Skillings)
We are the Church (UMH 558)
We need a faith (TFWS 2181)
We walk by faith (TFWS 2196)
What shall we offer our Good Lord? (TIS 439 + AHB 362)
When minds and bodies meet as one (NCH 399, Brian A. Wren)
* Where charity and love prevail (NCH 396) (UMH 549)
Who is my mother, who is my brother? (TFWS 2225)
* You have put on Christ (BOP 586, Jane Parker Huber) (UMH 609)


==/ Luke 8:26-39 /==           

[Jesus Heals a Man with Demons]

And can it be that I should gain? (TIS 209 + AHB 138)
Be still, my soul, the Lord is on Your side (NCH 488)
Christ is risen (UMH 307)
Come and hear my cry (ATO 375, Robin Mann/Colin Simpson)
Dear Father, Lord of humankind (TIS 598 + AHB 519)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind (TIS 598 + AHB 519)
Dear shepherd of your people, hear (TIS 444 + AHB 371)
Forever grateful (P&W 512/SOF 631, Altrogge)
Freely, Freely (UMH 389)
God forgave my sin in Jesus' name (UMH 389)
Heal me, hands of Jesus (UMH 262)
Healer of our every ill (TFWS 2213)
How like a gentle spirit (UMH 115)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer's ear  (AHB 158)
I know it (HS/SCE 210, Darlene Zschech)
I walk by faith (P&W 587/SCE 253, Falson)
I want to see Jesus lifted high (P&W 716, Horley) [kid-friendly]
I worship You (SIS 562/SCE 203/SOF 210/Vineyard, Carl Tuttle)
I'll love you more (P&W 697/HS/SCE 197, Eastwood)
I'm so glad Jesus lifted me (TFWS 2151)
Jesus Christ is waiting (AOV[2] 8/TIS 665, John L. Bell/Graham Maule)
Jesus is greater (SCE 282/GBEAT1, Hutchinson) [kids!]
Jesus, lover of my soul (NCH 546)
Jesus, name above all names (SIS 226/SCE 291/SOF 298, Hearn)
Jesus, Saviour, pilot me (NCH 441)
Jesus! The name high over all (UMH 193)
Joys are flowing like a river (NCH 284)
Lord Jesus Christ, lover of all (TIS 737, John L. Bell)
Lord Jesus, think on me (TIS 546 + AHB 122)
Mighty God (GGIVES2/GBEAT1, Gerry Holmes) [kids!]
O Jesus I have promised (TIS 595 + AHB 514)
O worship the King (UMH 73)
O young and fearless prophet (UMH 444)
Sent forth by God's blessing (UMH 664)
* Silence! frenzied, unclean spirit (BOP 729, Thomas H. Troeger) (UMH 264)
Singing Hallelujah! (AOVK 77, Good) [kid-friendly]
The battle belongs to the Lord (SIS 630/SOF 237, Owens-Collins)
There is a balm in Gilead (UMH 375)
This little light of mine (UMH 385, Spiritual)
Through it all (UMH 507)
To God be the glory, great things he has done (TIS 147 + AHB 85)
** We lay our broken world (Ch4 721) (Common Ground 143)
     (Songs of God's People 113)
We'll understand it better by and by (UMH 525)
What the Lord has done in me (HS, Morgan)
When Jesus the healer passed through Galilee (UMH 263)

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(D.) MORE HYMNS, SONGS & CHORUSES FOR PENTECOST:

A mighty sound from heaven
A mighty wind invades the world
A prophet-woman broke a jar (TIS 696, Brian A. Wren)
Almighty Father of all things that be (AHB 530)
Alofa mai ia, afio mai (AA 3, "Hear our plea, and come to us") [Samoa]
* As a dream receive your history (ATA 249, Andrew Tanner)
As comes the breath of spring (BOP 396, David Lakie Ritchie)
* Away with our fears, our troubles and tears (AHB 314, Charles Wesley)
Baptised into your name most holy (TIS 481)
Because Thou has said (UMH 635)
Born by the Holy Spirit's breath
Breathe (SCE[2] 1007, Barnett)
** Breathe on me, breath of God (TIS 407 + AHB 320) (BOP 389)
     (Rejoice 276) (UMH 420) (Ph 316) (VU 382)
Christ, from whom all blessings flow (TIS 44 + AHB 364, Charles Wesley)
** Christ is alive! Let Christians sing (TIS 387 + SA 18, Brian A. Wren)
** Christians, lift up your hearts (TIS 423/TIS 424, John E. Bowers)
Church on fire (HS/SCE[2] 982, Fragar)
** Come down, O Love divine (TIS 398 + AHB 310) (BOP 386) (Rejoice 266)
     (VU 367) (UMH 475)
Come, ever-blessed Spirit, come
Come forth, O Love divine (NCH 289)
** Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove (TIS 402 + AHB 311) (Rejoice 269)
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come (TIS 397 + AHB 309)
* Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (AHB 308) (Ph 125) (Rejoice 263) (UMH 651)
* Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire (AHB 308) (Ph 125) (Rejoice 263)
    (UMH 603)
** Come, Holy Spirit, come! inflame our souls with love
     (TIS 422, Michael L. Forster)
Come, Holy Spirit, fall afresh on me (Song 485 - Mal Fletcher)
* Come, Holy Spirit; from heaven shine forth (TIS 752, Taizé Community)
     (BOP 383)
Come, Holy Spirit, hear us calling (Song 486 - Mark Foreman)
** Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly dove (Ph 126)
Come, Holy Spirit, Lord of grace (TIS 403)
** Come, Holy Spirit, our souls inspire (TIS 396 + AHB 308) (Ph 125) (UMH 651)
Come, light of the world
Come, O Come, Great Quickening Spirit [Holy Communion]
* Come, O Creator Spirit, come (TIS 397 + AHB 309)
** Come, O Holy Spirit, come (TIS 771, Nigerian "Wa wa wa Emimimo") (AOK 334)
     (ATO 334/various - Nigerian Song)
* Come, O Spirit, dwell among us (NCH 267) (Ph 129)
* Come, O Spirit from on high (AHB 326, 13th century Latin hymn)
** Come, O Spirit, with Your sound like a wind (BOP 276, John A. Dalles)
     (NCH 265) (Ph 127)
* Come, Spirit blest, Creator, come (TIS 397 + AHB 309,
     Anon. Latin 9th Century)
Come Spirit, come life (Plus8, Dyson/Treagus)
Come, Spirit of God, holy Lord (TIS 399, Martin Luther)
* Come, Thou Almighty King (Ph 139)
Come, Thou everlasting Spirit (AHB 429)
Come, Thou Holy Paraclete (AHB 326, 13th century Latin hymn)
Come, Thou Holy Spirit bright
Come, Thou Holy Spirit, come
* Come, ye people, rise and sing (AHB 278) (Ph 114-115)
Creator of the earth and skies
Creator Spirit, by whose aid
* Come to our land, come to our hearts (AA 26, Shirley E. Murray)
Creator Spirit, come, inspire (Rejoice 274)
Creator Spirit, come, we pray (NCH 268)
Dance with the Spirit (AOVK 94, Jim Strathdee) [kid-friendly]   
Descend, O Spirit, purging flame
Dreams and visions (ATE/NCYC '85/various, Tanner)
** Enemy of Apathy (Common Ground 32, John L. Bell/Graham Maule) [Scotland]
Eternal Spirit of the living Christ
* Father, Lord of all creation (TIS 631 + AHB 567)
Father of everlasting grace  (AHB 313)
* Father we adore You, You have drawn us to this place (Song 457, Carl Tuttle)
     (SOF 97)
** Filled with the Spirit's power, with one accord (TIS 411 + AHB 328)
     (BOP 282) (NCH 266) (UMH 537)
Fire of God, O sacred flame (BOP 395, Albert F. Bayly)
Fire of God, undying flame (NCH 64)
First of the week and finest day (BOP 437, David Mowbray)
For all small children (AA 38, Cecily Sheehy 'Litany for a Spirit-Filled Planet)
For Your gift of God the Spirit (Rejoice 273)
** From the waiting comes the sign (AA 43, Shirley E. Murray)
Gift of Christ from God our Father
God has spoken by His prophets (TIS 158 + AHB 92)
God moving (ATW 425, Gerry Holmes) [kids]
God of love and God of power (UMH 578)
** God sends us his Spirit to befriend and help us (TIS 412 + AHB 324,
    Ghana Hymn)   [Children]
God's Spirit as a rising gale
Gracious Spirit, dwell in me (Rejoice 270)
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (BOP 701, 1 Cor. 13. para. Christopher Wordsworth)
* Great and deep the Spirit's purpose (AA 55, Marnie Barrell / Colin Gibson)
** Great God, Your Spirit, like the wind unseen (TIS 416+ SA 41, Alan Gaunt)
Great Spirit, now I pray  (UMH 330, Native American Song)
Hail, O festal day! (NCH 262) (UMH 324)
Hail Thee, festival day (NCH 262) (UMH 324)
Hail this joyful day's return
* Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes (TIS 269 + AHB 197)
Hold me, Lord (SCE 173/SIS 527/Vineyard/P&W 495/SOF 179, Danny Daniels)
Holy Ghost, dispel our sadness (Ph 317)
Holy Spirit, breathe on me (Rejoice 268)
Holy Spirit come (P&W 779/HS/SCE 180, Geoff Bullock)
** Holy Spirit, come confirm us (TIS 413 + AHB 327) (BOP 387)
     (NCH 264) (UMH 331)
Holy Spirit, come with power
* Holy Spirit, ever­dwelling in the holiest realms of light (TIS 410 + AHB 323)
Holy Spirit, font of light
Holy Spirit, go before us (TIS 420, Elizabeth J. Smith)
* Holy Spirit, gracious guest (Rejoice 275)
* Holy Spirit, hear us (BOP 381, William H. Parker) (Rejoice 271)
* Holy Spirit, living water, flow in us (AOK 359, Elizabeth Smith) (ATO 359)
Holy Spirit, Lord of Love (Ph 524)
Holy Spirit rain down (HS/SCE[2] 745, Fragar)
Holy Spirit Rock (AOVK  27, Mangan) [kids]        
** Holy Spirit, truth divine (BOP 394) (Ph 321) (UMH 465) (Rejoice 267)
* I am the church! You are the church! (TIS 467, Richard Avery & Donald Marsh)
     (BOP 475)
I believe the promise (HS/SCE 196, Fragar)
I know that my Redeemer lives (TIS 376 + AHB 299)
I love Thy kingdom, Lord (UMH 540)
I want to be ready (NCH 616)
I'm gonna sing when the Spirit says sing (UMH 333, Spiritual)
Immortal love for ever full (AHB 168)
* In great thanksgiving, O Love divine (TIS 632 + SA 49, Melchizedek M. Solis)
In the quiet consecration
In Your Pentecostal splendour (BOP 279< John E. Speers)
* Join hands in the Spirit, the one holy name (AA 82, Radha Wardrop)
* Joy! Because the circling years (AHB 307) (Acts 2)
** Let every Christian pray, this day and every day (BOP 283, Acts 2.
     para. Fred Pratt Green) (Ph 130) (NCH 261)
Let it breathe on me (UMH 503)
Let Your presence fall (HS/P&W 694, Willersdorf)
Lifted me high again (HS, Morgan)
** Like the murmur of the dove's song (TIS 419, Carl P. Daw) (BOP 385)
     (Common Ground 71) (NCH 270) (UMH 544)
* Lord God, the Holy Ghost! (TIS 404 + AHB 317)
** Lord God, the Spirit blest (TIS 404 + AHB 317)
Lord of life and Lord of nations (BOP 734, Anthony Kelly)
Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing
Lord, Your almighty word (TIS 447 + AHB 61)
** Loving Spirit, loving Spirit (TIS 417, Shirley E. Murray) (AA 94)
Move on with God's Spirit (DMAC, David MacGregor)
Move when the Spirit say move (ATA 202, Boucher) [kids]        
Now thank we all our God (TIS 106 + AHB 14) (Ph 555)
* Now we come, our heavenly Father (TIS 462, Clifford G. Taylor)
* O breath of God, breathe on us now (TIS 408 + AHB 321)
** O breath of life, come sweeping through us (TIS 409 + AHB 322) (BOP 384)
     (UMH 543)
O Christ, the great foundation (NCH 387)
O church of God, united  (UMH) 547
O come and dwell in us, spirit of power within!  (AHB 315)
O glorious day
O God, the Holy Ghost
O God, whose fire lit the stars (BOP 287, Harman G. Stuempfle, Jr.)
O God, Your love's undying flame (BOP 280, Basil E. Bridge)
O holy Dove of God descending (BOP 392, Bryan Jeffrey Leech)
O Holy Ghost, Thy people bless
* O Holy Spirit, by whose breath (AHB 329, Latin 9th century. Tr. John W. Grant)
     (BOP 402)
* O Holy Spirit, enter in (TIS 400, Michael Shirmer) [Wie Schon Leuchtet]
O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace (TIS 403 + AHB 312)
O Holy Spirit, root of life (BOP 391, Jean Janzen)
O King enthroned on high
O let the Son of God enfold you (TIS 655, John Wimber 'Spirit Song')
     (SCE 392/P&W 477/SOF 419)
O Lord, His passion ended (BOP 285, F. C. Burkitt)
O Spirit, come; our hearts inspire (BOP 404, Charles Wesley)
** O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God (TIS 401, attrib. Johannes Niedling)
     [O Heiliger Geist]
** O Spirit of the living God (TIS 405 + AHB 318) (BOP 401) (NCH 263) (UMH 539)
O the Spirit she moves on the water (AA 109, Cecily Sheehy)
** O Thou who camest from above (TIS 572 + AHB 486)
* O worship the King, all glorious above (TIS 133 + AHB 67) (Ph 476)
Of all the Spirit's gifts to me (UMH 336)
* On Pentecost they gathered (NCH 272) (Ph 128)
On the Day of Pentecost
On this assembled host (BOP 277, James Montgomery)
On this day, the first of days (AHB 368)
Our blest redeemer, as He breathed (Rejoice 278)
Our great Redeemer, as he breathed
Our Lord, his passion ended
* Peace with the Father, peace with Christ His Son (TIS 466 + AHB 402)
Pentecost: the Holy Spirit comes (GGIVES[4] 19, Gerry Holmes) [kids]
Pentecost Prayer (ATN99/various, Robin Mann, "When this world was created…")
Pentecost song (AOVK 96, Burland) [kid-friendly]
Pour it all out, Jesus! (ATA 299, Don Bell)
* Praise the God in creation (TIS 415, Michael E. Hewlett)
* Praise the Spirit in creation (TIS 415, Michael E. Hewlett)
Psalm 104  (UMH 826)
Put forth, O God, thy Spirit's might
Revive Your work, O Lord (BOP 284, Albert Midlane)
See how great a flame aspires (UMH 541)
Send down Your Truth, O God
Sent forth by God's blessing, our true faith confessing (TIS 531 + SA 76,
     Omer Westerndorf) [Holy Communion]
** She comes sailing on the wind (BOP 403, Gordon Light)
* She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters (Common Ground 32,
   John L. Bell/Graham Maule) [Scotland]
Sing to Him in whom creation
Soaring Spirit, set us free
Spirit (DMAC, David MacGregor) [kid-friendly!]
Spirit come (DMAC, David MacGregor)
Spirit, come, dispel our sadness (BOP 380, Paul Gerhardt)
** Spirit, divine, attend our prayers (TIS 406 + AHB 377) (BOP 390)
     (Ph 325) (Rejoice 277)
Spirit of faith, come down (UMH 332)
Spirit of God, descend upon my heart (BOP 382, George Croly) (UMH 500)
Spirit of God, that moved of old (AHB 319)
** Spirit of God, unleashed on earth (Ph 124)
** Spirit of God, unseen as the wind (Common Ground 117, Margaret Olds)
   [Scotland: Skye Boat Song] (Rejoice 272)
Spirit of God within me
Spirit of Holiness, wisdom and faithfulness (Rejoice 264)
* Spirit of love, You move within creation (AA 125, Shirley E. Murray)
* Spirit of mercy, truth and love (AHB 316, anon. Foundling Hospital Collection)
Spirit of peace (ATA 192, Simper/Quintrell)
** Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me (BOP 400, Daniel Iverson)
     (Ph 322) (UMH 393) (SIS 303/SCE 462/SOF 510)
* Spirit of truth and grace (Common Ground 119, Iain D. Cunningham) [Scotland]
Spirit Song (TIS 655, John Wimber) (SCE 392/P&W 477/SOF 419)
** Spirit, Spirit of gentleness (BOP 399, James K. Manley) (ATA 218)
* Spirit who broods, Spirit who sings (AA 126, Shirley E. Murray)
Surely the presence of the Lord (UMH 328)
Sweet delight, most lovely (NCH 269)
* That day in Jerusalem (BOP 278, Andrew Donaldson)
That Spirit touch (DMAC, David MacGregor) [kids]
* The church's one foundation (TIS 457 + AHB 385) (BOP 479)
* The day of Pentecost arrived
The Great Southland (P&W 629/HS, Geoff Bullock)
* The sounds in God's world all agree (TIS 176, Digby Hannah)
The Spirit came, as promised
There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place (UMH 334, Doris Akers)
** There's a spirit in the air (TIS 414, Brian A. Wren) (UMH 192)
     (Common Ground 130)
They did not build in vain (NCH 373)
This day at thy creating word
This is the day, this is the day (NCH 84) (Chorus)
Thou whose almighty Word (TIS 447 + AHB 61)
To thee, O Comforter divine
Together to celebrate (DMAC/NCYC'89, '91/UCA Assembly 2000, David MacGregor)
* Veni, Sancte Spiritus (TIS 752, Taizé Community) (BOP 383)
** Wa, wa wa Emimimo (TIS 711, Nigerian "Come, O Holy Spirit, come")(BOP 388)
We are living, we are dwelling
We are the church (UMH 558)
We have a Gospel to proclaim (TIS 245, Edward J. Burns)
When God the Spirit came
When Jesus taught by Galilee
* When our master Jesus went away (AHB 325, Ghana Hymn) [Children]
When the Spirit is moving! (DMAC, David MacGregor)
When the spirit of the Lord moves in my soul (BOP 398, trad. Spanish)
When this world was created (ATN99/various, Robin Mann 'Pentecost Song')
* Where the Spirit is, there's freedom (TIS 421, Jonas Jonson)
Wind upon the waters
** Wind who makes all winds that blow (BOP 281, Thomas H. Troeger)
     (NCH 271) (Ph 131) (UMH 538)
With the Father when the world began (Rejoice 265)
You shall prophesy, all my people (NCH 578-Mexican Hymn)
* Your words to me are life and health (TIS 430 + AHB 337)

FEATURED HYMN, from Hymsite.com


SOFTLY AND TENDERLY JESUS IS CALLING


Words and Music by Will L. Thompson
Tune Name: THOMPSON

Our God is indeed a great God! Creator, ruler, comforter, protector. The scripture passages for this week focus on many attributes of God the Father and God the Son. We, His creatures, have such a great need for God in so many ways. To make sense of the world around us, we, like the Psalmist, need God's rule. For safety from the powers and principalities of the air, we, like the man possessed, need God's protection. For comfort in times of despair, we, like Elijah, need God's tender assurance. For fullness of life, we, like the children of Israel and the body of Christ in Galatia, need unity through a shared inheritance--an inheritance in God's kingdom!

This week's featured hymn is often associated with the story of the prodigal son. Like the father in that story, this hymn depicts Christ as He waits and watches and welcomes. In Christ, God provided the way of pardon and forgiveness--the way to return home. When we realize how weary we are in our lives of sin, the welcome mat is already there.

The hymn goes beyond the story of the prodigal son, though. In that story, the father never came searching for his son; the father never called for his son; the father just waited. In the words of this hymn, Will L. Thompson caught another aspect of God--the aspect of a saviour who comes to us and calls to us and actively brings us home again. It was an active God who sustained Elijah in the wilderness and led him to the mountain of God where the prophet had shelter from enemies and elements; it was an active God who sustained the children of Israel through defeat and captivity, keeping for them a great inheritance; it was an active God who moved the Psalmist to recognize the need for God in our lives and over our lives; it was an active God who confronted demons and cast them out; it was an active God who came to us, both Jew and Gentile, to make us one in the body of Christ.

The hymn carries at least one more important message. It is the same message that Elijah learned. God does not have to shout to be with us. God does not have to shake the earth, scorch with flames, or roar with the wind. God can be with us in a quiet voice in a remote place if we will only listen.

Born in East Liverpool, Ohio, Thompson studied music in the United States and in Germany. He wrote both secular and sacred music. "Softly and Tenderly" was among Thompson's most popular hymns. "Jesus Is All the World to Me" is another of his works, and also appears in the United Methodist Hymnal. D. L. Moody used "Softly and Tenderly" frequently as a hymn of invitation. It is said that from his death bed, Moody whispered to Thompson, "I would rather have written Softly and Tenderly than anything I have been able to do in my whole life." Here are those special words:

1. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
   calling for you and for me;
   see, on the portals he's waiting and watching,
   watching for you and for me. (Refrain)

   REFRAIN:  Come home, come home;
        ye who are weary come home;
        earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling,
        calling, O sinner, come home!

2. Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,
   pleading for you and for me?
   Why should we linger and heed not his mercies,
   mercies for you and for me? (Refrain)

3. Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,
   passing from you and from me;
   shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,
   coming for you and for me. (Refrain)

4. O for the wonderful love he has promised,
   promised for you and for me!
   Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon,
   pardon for you and for me.
(Refrain)