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.

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

Lord of the Dance (I danced in the morning)

This song by Sydney Carter is sung to a lively American tune. The words are written as though Jesus was singing them and pictures the Christian life as a dance, with Jesus as the leader. While c...

Courage, Creativity/Creation, Forgiveness, Hope, Endurance, Community (Koinonia), Trinity, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Mothering Sunday, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, Harvest/Creation, All Saints/All Souls

Silent Night, Holy Night

(Prayer, Reflection) This is a traditional German Christmas carol that has been translated into English. The story goes that the music was hurriedly written when the church organ was not working one Christmas and it was first performed wit...

Peace, Hope, Humility, Reverence, Service, 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

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

O Come all Ye Faithful

(Praise, Gathering)
This well-known Christmas carol calls faithful believers and the angels to adore the new-born king. 

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

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

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

When I Needed a Neighbour

This modern hymn by Sydney Carter challenges us to care for our neighbours, regardless of their creed (belief or religion) and colour.  It reminds us of Jesus' words in Matthew 25: 44-45 about feeding the hungry, clothing the ...

Creativity/Creation, Thankfulness, Reverence, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Trinity, Pentecost, Harvest/Creation, All Saints/All Souls

Mary had a Baby

This Christmas carol comes from the African-American tradition and talks about the coming of the baby Jesus. In verses 2, 4 & 6 you could try having a soloist or a solo group singing the ques...

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

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