Songs & Hymns

You can use the indexes on the left to help, scroll down to choose seasons and values. As you choose, Worship Workshop will automatically sort the hymns according to your choices. You can find any hymn by using the search box, just type part of the title and click GO. Please ensure that you include the appropriate copyright information on your CCLI return.

We Three Kings

(General) This traditional carol can be sung at Christmas or Epiphany. It tells the story of the wise men visiting Jesus. Although it doesn't say in the Bible that there were three kings, this is part of the legend that has grown up around...

Courage, Trust, Hope, Respect, Reverence, Endurance, Christmas, Epiphany

As with Gladness Men of Old

(General, Praise)
This traditional carol tells the story of the wise men visiting Jesus and calls us to follow their example in seeking Christ the King.  The hymn makes a link between the light ...

Courage, Peace, Respect, Reverence, Christmas, Epiphany, All Saints/All Souls

What Child is This?

This traditional carol is sung to the well-known English folktune, 'Greensleeves'.   It is a clever example of a question and answer song - in this case about the Christmas story.

Peace, Hope, Humility, Community (Koinonia), Christmas, Epiphany

With Mary let my Soul Rejoice

(General, Magnificat)
This song, often known by its Latin name 'Magnificat', is the song that Mary the mother of Jesus sings when she visits her cousin Elizabeth, Luke 1:46-55. The words of this modern ve...

Courage, Trust, Forgiveness, Justice, Humility, Respect, Reverence, Endurance, Community (Koinonia), Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Mothering Sunday

O Little Town of Bethlehem

This traditional Christmas carol is about Christ's birth in Bethlehem. It is a little unusual in its use of images of silence, stillness and light. The tune is very famous, it is an adaptation o...

Peace, Thankfulness, Hope, Respect, Reverence, Community (Koinonia), Christmas, Epiphany

While Shepherds Watched their Flocks by Night

This popular carol seems to be about the shepherds but is really about the message sung by the angels and their detailed description of who Christ is and where he can be found.

Hope, Humility, Respect, Reverence, Community (Koinonia), Christmas, Epiphany

See Him Lying on a Bed of Straw

(General, Praise, Gathering) This lively Christmas carol is set to a tune from the Caribbean. It has some lovely images in it, the draughty stable and the silver stars being just two of them.

Peace, Trust, Thankfulness, Hope, Humility, Reverence, Community (Koinonia), Advent, Christmas, Epiphany

Once in Royal David's City

(General, Gathering)
This traditional carol was first published in the nineteenth century in a book called Hymns for Little Children by the writer Cecil F. Alexander . Every Christmas, it is sung at the F...

Peace, Trust, Hope, Humility, Community (Koinonia), Advent, Christmas, Epiphany

Away in a Manger

(Reflection, Prayer, General)
This famous Christmas carol reminds us that Jesus was born as a helpless baby. In the last verse we sing of Jesus as a grown up - as our Lord. And then we ask him to be with ...

Courage, Trust, Compassion, Christmas, Epiphany

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

(Gathering, General)
This traditional English Christmas carol is sung to a tune by the German composer Felix Mendelssohn.  The words tell us about the sacrifice that Christ made so that life and heal...

Courage, Peace, Forgiveness, Justice, Hope, Endurance, Community (Koinonia), Christmas, Epiphany

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