Lyrics Index

This index is frequently updated.

The word CHORAL beside a title indicates a work that is unsuited to congregational singing.

See also Composers and Collections.

NB: Many of these pieces are included on The Jubilate Group website.  Registering on The Jubilate Group, which is free, will enable you not only to see the whole text, but also (in most cases) to listen to the set tune and print all lyrics and music.

CHORAL A baby cries

CHORAL A Blessing

A Friend of Jesus

Alleluia! Love eternal

All things were made by God the King

As the deer longs for streams of water

Be merciful to me, O God

Bethlehem! Musical for Schools  (nine songs)

Bethlehem sleeps

Bethlehem, we come to bring

CHORAL Bist du bei mir (new text)

Blessed are they who listen not to evil counsel

Blessed . . . is he that cometh in the name of the Lord – [commission: Edington Festival]

Bright mystical starlight

Bring songs of joy to God the Lord

By his redeeming love, at one with God!

Candle burning in the night

Christ the dawn of our salvation

Dark is the night, and friends lie sleeping still

Dark the night, but joy comes in the morning

Dear Lord our God, our refuge

Donkey and ox around his bed

Down to the lords of earth – [commission: Edington Festival]

CHORAL Easter Hymn

Everlasting love

Far greater than one thought or could suppose

From Syria’s distant sunlit hills

Give thanks to God, the Lord of all creation’s wonders

God to Adam came in Eden

God has come in

God is a boy in Bethlehem

God the Father

Lord, give us grace

His theme was love

Holy, holy, holy,

Holy, joyful dawn of Christmas

Holy Spirit, may we know

How lovely is that dwelling-place

How widely now does Christ stretch out his arms

I dreamed that I saw three donkeys

I found him cradled in a lamp-lit barn

If the Lord had not been near

I’ll praise the Lord for ever and ever

I met the Lord

In homage we sing

CHORAL In the heart where love is abiding

In the shelter of a stable

In this place – [commission: St Michael’s, WatfordCentenary service]

I saw my love by lantern light

It is your faith

Jesus, child of gentle Mary

Jesus, Name above all names

Jesus, you are welcome

Just like a shepherd

Light beyond shadow, joy beyond tears (‘Light of the World’)

Like a Mother

Long ago on Patmos Island

Look down from Heaven, Holy Father – [commission: London Oratory]

Lord, bless and keep this little child

CHORAL Lord, give us grace

Lord Jesus of the little child

Lord Jesus, when you came to earth

Lord, who may dwell within your house

Mary came with meekness

Mary, ride on to David’s town

May we, O Holy Spirit, bear your fruit –  (Notes) [commission: Emmanuel Church, Northwood]

CHORAL Miracle Man Musical for Schools

Music sounds the joy of human hearts

New light has dawned, the Son of God is here

No frightened shepherds now

CHORAL No Small Wonder (Listen now)

No words, O Lord, can tell the wonder of your love – [commission: Edington Festival]

O come all you children to Bethlehem town

O God, hear me calling and answer, I pray!

CHORAL O God of all creation

O God, you are my God, I seek you

O Lord God, you will search me out

O Lord, my God, you know all my ways

O Lord, the mansions where you dwell

Once in a garden long ago


Peace came at evening (Sumsion)

Peter, strong and swift to run

Praise God for harvest time

Praise in the morning – [commission: Merchant Taylors’ School]

CHORAL Praise to thee, Lord Jesus

Reach out and touch the Lord

Saint Stephen was faithful

CHORAL Samuel! Cantata

Sea, breaking on rising shores

See the grace of God abounding

Shepherd-boy, tell me, why are you singing

Show me your hands, your hands that woke the dead

Six songs of Advent  Song Cycle (Choral)

Six Songs Holy Ground

Softly, a shepherd is singing

So gentle the donkey

Songs of advent (Suite)

Songs of Holy Ground (Suite)

Still. still, still, the baby lies asleep

Strange, how Jesus came

Strong, my faint heart would be

Such a night in Bethlehem

Sweet Mary, sing to Christ the King

Sweet sacrament divine

The bells of waiting Advent ring

The daylight is fading

The Day shall Come

The Feast of St Paul

The Glastonbury Thorn

The Lord is like a shepherd to my soul

The one who owns his inmost need

There’s a great light

There’s a man riding in on a donkey

CHORAL There was a boy

The star of heaven foretells

There’s a man riding in on a donkey

The star of Heaven

The stars of Bethlehem

The star of heaven foretells

They killed him as a common thief

This is our harvest, season of fruitfulness – [commission: Kendal Parish Church]

This is Saint Mark who followed Christ

To Bethlehem the strangers came

To the Lord I looked in patience

Travellers all to Bethlehem

Travellers’ Tales (Suite)

Trinity (Processional) St Michael’s, Basingstoke

True, merciful and brave the saint whose name

Water brings new life – [commission: Malvern Priory

Waterfall and ocean, canyon, cliff and shore

We come to this place – [commission: St Mary Magdalene, Enfield]

We come to this your table, Lord

We look up, now, and gaze upon the hills

We sing our songs of praise

We were not there in Bethlehem

What riches on this earth can buy one human breath?

CHORAL When did he die?

When Matthew heard the Master call his name

Why in the dawning of another day

CHORAL Wings of a pale dove

Wise men three

With this, our godly scholar – [commission: Edington Festivaltribute to George Herbert]

Why in the dawning of another day

With this, our godly scholar

Your feet, O Lord, have walked this earth

Your feet, O Lord

Your love flows down