The Complete Come and Praise

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This book is a one-volume compilation of the hymn books "Come and Praise 1" (1978) and "Come and Praise 2" (1989).

These two books were published by BBC Active (an imprint of Education Publishers, Pearson Education Group) so that listeners to the BBC's school radio assembly programme "Together" could join in the singing. 

The combined edition was first published in 1990, and has been re-printed at least 11 times since.

It was compiled by Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor of the BBS School Radio division.   Music was arranged by Douglas Coombes, and engraved by jack Thompson.

The book is an all-age collection - although with a focus on schools, many of the songs are particularly suitable for children.

It includes 149 songs, all in English, set to 156 different tunes:  Some songs are provided with two tunes.   They are grouped into these sections:
  • The created world
  • The life of Jesus
  • Praise and thanksgiving
  • The journey of life
  • Songs of worship
  • The human family
  • Caring for the world
  • Day by day
  • Seasons
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Harvest
  • Peace.
The songs were selected because they are based in Judaeo-Christian tradition, but appeal to people from a wide range of faith backgrounds.

The music arrangements have been simplified where possible, and many provide a part for a melody instrument as well as piano score and guitar chords.    Some are indicated as rounds, and some have percussion suggestions also.

The book includes a two page reference chart of the guitar chords which are used in any of the songs.

It has one table of contents at the start of the book which lists the songs by category, and one index at the end which includes song-title and first-line text, and shows both song and page number.
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The combined Words and Music edition has ISBN 978-0-536-34518-7.  The cover designer is not acknowledged.   The book was printed by Ashford Colour Press.

Physically, the book is A4 size, and bound with plastic-coated wire-spiral, so it will open easily on music stands.

The book is still in -print.  It can be purchased from Pearson's website (category Religious Education), or perhaps more simply form Amazon.

There is also an accompanying set of CDs, which contain a selection of the songs - also available from Amazon.


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Composer, author and copyright ownership are shown as they are recorded in the combined Words and Music edition of 2010, in accordance with this site's copyright policies.    This means that the copyright information is not necessarily correct today.

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Table of Contents


Title (first-line) Number
A Living Song 72
Every word comes alive when it's written or read
Lyrics: Donald Swann © Donald Swann, 1972
Tune: Arthur Scholey © Arthur Scholey, 1972
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 2
Style: With an easy swing
Recommended uses: The Human Family
From Singalive
A Man for all the People 27
There's a child in the streets / There's a man for all the people
Lyrics: Geoffrey Curtis © BBC
Tune: Dickton Reed © BBC
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: F
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 6
Style: Moderately quick
Recommended uses: The life of Jesus
A Still Small Voice 96
A still small voice in the heart of the city
Lyrics & tune: Jancis Harvey © Jancis Harvey
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Based on: 1 Kings 19:1`2
Number of verses: 3
Style: With an easy swing
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
All Creatures of our God and King 7
All creatures of our God and king / O praise him, o praise him
Lyrics: William Draper © Curwen Edition
Tune: Arrangement R Vaughan Williams (simplified, used by permission) © Oxford University Press
Tune-name: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 3/2
Number of verses: 4
Style: With dignity
Recommended uses: The created world
All in an Easter Garden 130
All in an Easter garden, before the break of day
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 2/4
Number of verses: 2
Style: Smoothly
Recommended uses: Easter
All the Animals 80
All the animals that I have ever seen
Lyrics & tune: Simon Fitter © Simon Fitter
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: A
Time signature: 2/4
Number of verses: 6
Style: Jauntily
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
All the Nations of the Earth 14
All the nations of the earth, praise the Lord who brings to birth / Let the heavens praise the Lord
Lyrics: Michael Cockett © Mayhew-McCrimmon Limited
Tune: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Limited
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: Happily
Recommended uses: The created world
All Things Bright and Beautiful 3
All things bright and beautiful / Each little flower that opens
Lyrics: Cecil Frances Alexander
Tune-name: ROYAL OAK
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: High D
Time signature: 2/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Fast
Recommended uses: The created world
All Things Bright and Beautiful 3
All things bright and beautiful / Each little flower that opens
Lyrics: Cecil Frances Alexander
Tune: Graham Westcott © Graham Westcott
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 6/8
Number of verses: 4
Style: Gently but not too slow
Recommended uses: The created world
As I went Riding By 120
As I went riding by / Little Jesus show me the way of your love
Lyrics: Cecily Taylor © Cecily Taylor
Tune: Richard Graves © Novello and Co Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: Low C
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 4
Style: At a gentle trot
Recommended uses: Christmas
At the Name of Jesus 58
At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow
Lyrics: Caroline Noel
Tune: Not stated © Josef Weinberg Ltd, 1960
Tune-name: CAMBERWELL
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Moderately fast
Recommended uses: Worship
Music from Thirty 20th Century Hymn Tunes
Autumn Days 4
Autumn days when the grass is jewelled / So I mustn't forget
Lyrics & tune: Estelle White © Mayhew-McCrimmon Limited
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: High C
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Rhythmically
Recommended uses: The created world
Baboshka 115
Come in, my royal masters / Baboshka, Baboshka, we're following a star
Lyrics: Arthur Scholey © Arthur Scholey
Tune: Donald Swann © Donald Swann
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: A
Time signature: 2/4
Number of verses: 6
Style: Steady tempo
Recommended uses: Christmas
Based on the Russian story of Baboshka, an old lady who, because she was too busy, missed the chance to see the Christ Child in Bethlehem.
Bell of Creation, The 86
The bell of creation is swinging forever / Swing, bell, over the land
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: Cm
Starting note: G
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: In waltz-time
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Bell Song, The 87
Give us hope Lord / You gotta have love in your heart / Lord, for each day
Lyrics: David Lynch and Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: David Lynch © David Lynch NYC, 1974
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: A
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 4 and 3
Style: With quiet joy
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Includes both the original words by David Lynch ("You gotta have love…") and alternative words by Geoffrey Gardiner.
Best Gfit, The 59
Paper pictures, bits of string / I will bring to you the best gift I can offer
Lyrics & tune: Tom McGuinness © T McGuinness
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Brightly
Recommended uses: Worship
Black and White 67
The Ink is black, the page is white
Lyrics: David Arkin
Tune: Earl Robinson
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: With bounce
Recommended uses: The Human Family
Bread for the Workd 75
I saw the man from Galilee, who told a message new
Lyrics & tune: George A Chalmers © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Em
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: 6/8
Number of verses: 4
Style: Not too fast
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Break Out 91
You can build a wall around you / Break out, reach out
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: With a strong Rock beat
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Based on Oscar Wilde's story The Selfish Giant
Building Song, The 61
All over the world, everywhere / Everybody's building
Lyrics: David Winter © Chapelle and Company, assigned from Bradbury Wood Ltd, 1972
Tune: Roger Hurrell © Chapelle and Company, assigned from Bradbury Wood Ltd, 1972
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: E
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: Cut
Number of verses: 4
Style: With a swing
Recommended uses: Worship
Candle in the Window 118
When the winter day is dying / Light a candle in your window
Lyrics & tune: Arthur Scholey © Arthur Scholey
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: C
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Lively
Recommended uses: Christmas
Christmas Time 127
Christmas time is here / Come and celebrate
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 7
Style: Joyfully
Recommended uses: Christmas
Christmas, Christmas 122
Christmas, Christmas, celebrate the time of year
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Dm
Starting note: High D
Time signature: 2/4
Number of verses: 1
Style: With a steady rhythm
Recommended uses: Christmas
Can be used for other festivals by substituting the festival name: Easter, Diwali, Navrati, Holi, Hannukah, Sukkot, Passover, Eid, Baisakhi
Come and Praise the Lord our King 21
Lyrics & tune: Adapted from traditional © G Marshall-Taylor / Jubilate Hymns
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Brightly
Recommended uses: The life of Jesus
Come my Brothers Praise the Lord 20
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 6
Style: Brightly
Recommended uses: The created world
Cross Over the Road 70
Would you walk by on the other side / Cross over the road, my friend
Lyrics & tune: Pamela Verrall © Herald Music Service
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Moderately
Recommended uses: The Human Family
Desert Rain 77
The sun burns hot and dry
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Gm
Starting note: D
Time signature: 2/4
Number of verses: 7
Style: Smoothly and gently
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Down by the Riverside 142
I'm going to lay down my sword and shiled
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 4
Style: Strongly with vitality
Recommended uses: Peace
Earth is Yours O God, The 6
The earth is yours O God, you nourish is with rain
Lyrics: Michael Sayward © Michael Sayward / Jubilate Hymns
Tune: Brian and Sheila Dunning © Brian and Sheila Dunning
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Gently
Recommended uses: The created world
Family of Man, The 69
I belong to a family, the biggest on earth / It's the family of man
Lyrics & tune: Karl Dallas © Lorna Music Co Ltd, 1967
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: G
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 4
Style: With a steady rhythm
Recommended uses: The Human Family
Father Hear the Prayer we Offer 48
Lyrics: Love Willis
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: GOTT WILL'S MARCHEN
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Not too fast
Recommended uses: The journey of life
Fill Thou my Life - tune 1 41
Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
Lyrics: Horatius Bonar
Tune: American traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: Moderately
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
Fill Thou my Life - tune 2 41
Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
Lyrics: Horatius Bonar
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: RICHMOND
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: Moderately
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
Fill your Hearts with Joy - tune 1 9
Fill your hearts with joy and gladness
Lyrics: Timothy Dudley-Smith © Timothy Dudley-Smith
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: REGENT SQUARE
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Moderately quick
Recommended uses: The created world
Fill your Hearts with Joy - tune 2 9
Fill your hearts with joy and gladness
Lyrics: Timothy Dudley-Smith © Timothy Dudley-Smith
Tune: Gordon Hartless © Josef Weinberg Ltd, 1960
Tune-name: LAUS ET HONOR
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: High D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Fairly fast, with bounce
Recommended uses: The created world
Flickering Candles in the Night 114
Flickering candles in the night / Gather round the winter fire
Lyrics & tune: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Gm
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: With a steady rhythm
Recommended uses: Seasons
Suitable for Christmas, Hannukah and Diwali
For the Beauty of the Earth 11
For the beauty of the earth, for the beauty of the skies / Father unto Thee we raise
Lyrics: Folliott Pierpoint
Tune: Geoffrey Shaw © Oxford University Press
Tune-name: ENGLAND'S LANE
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Moderately fast
Recommended uses: The created world
From Enlarged Songs of Praise
From the Darkness came Light 29
From the darkness came light / Earth so dark and so cold
Lyrics & tune: Jancis Harvey © J Harvey
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G (chorus Em)
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Lightly
Recommended uses: The life of Jesus
From the Tiny Ant 79
From the tiny ant to the elephant
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: E
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: With an easy swing
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Arranged so it can be sung by two groups - but can be done by one also.
Give me Oil in my Lamp 43
Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning / Sing hosanna
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: A
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Brightly
Recommended uses: The journey of life
Go Tell it on the Mountain 24
Go tell it on the mountain / He posessed no riches
Lyrics: Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor © G Marshall-Taylor / Jubilate Hymns
Tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: Brightly
Recommended uses: The life of Jesus
The words presented for both the verses and the chorus are slightly different to the traditional words for this hymn.
God has Promised 31
Can you be sure that the rail will fall? / God has promised
Lyrics: Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor © G Marshall-Taylor / Jubilate Hymns
Tune: Roger Hurrell © R Hurrell
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: Low C
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Steadily
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
God in his Love 76
God in his love for us lent us this planet
Lyrics: Fred Pratt Green © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: With a lit
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
God is Love 36
God is love, his the care / Sing out loud, loud, loud
Lyrics: Percy Dearmer
Tune: Not stated
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Em
Starting note: E
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Moderately quick
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
God Knows Me 15
There are hundreds of sparrows, thousands, millions / But God knows every-one
Lyrics: John Gowans © Salvationist Publishing and Supplies Board
Tune: John Larson © Salvationist Publishing and Supplies Board
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: With a swing
Recommended uses: The created world
God of the Morning 105
God of the morning, at whose voice / On, on the blazing sun
Lyrics: Issac Watts and Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Em
Starting note: E
Time signature: 6/8
Number of verses: 3
Style: Steadily with a lilt
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
God Who Made the Earth - tune 1 10
God who made the earth, the air, they sky, the sea
Lyrics: Sarah Rhodes © Oxford University Press
Tune: Evelyn Sharp © Oxford University Press
Tune-name: PLATT'S LANE
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: F
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Gently and smoothly
Recommended uses: The created world
Words from Enlarged Songs of Praise
God Who Made the Earth - tune 2 10
God who made the earth, the air, they sky, the sea
Lyrics: Sarah Rhodes © Oxford University Press
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: SOMMERLIED
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Moderately - -not too slow
Recommended uses: The created world
Words from Enlarged Songs of Praise
Guess How I Feel 89
Guess how I feel sometimes / Look in the sky
Lyrics & tune: David Stoll © David Stoll
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 2
Style: At a gentle pace
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
He Made Me 18
He gave me eyes so I could see / I've got to tell it to the world
Lyrics & tune: Alan Pinnock © High-Fye Music, 1970
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: With a happy lilt
Recommended uses: The created world
He who Would Valiant Be 44
He who would valiant be / To be a pilgrim
Lyrics: Joyn Bunyan, adapted by Percy Dearmer
Tune: Not stated © Oxford University Press
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Brightly
Recommended uses: The journey of life
Music from the English Hymnal
He's got the Whole World 19
He's got the whole world / He's got the wind and the rain
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: A
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: With a steady beat
Recommended uses: The created world
Heavenly Father 62
Heavenly Father may Thy blessing
Lyrics: William Charter Pigott © Oxford University Press
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: PLEADING SAVIOUR
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 2/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: In moderate time
Recommended uses: Worship
From Enlarged Songs of Praise
Holly and the Ivy, The - adapted 119
The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown / The rising of the sun
Lyrics: Traditional
Tune: Not stated © Oxford University Press, 1990
Setting: Geoffrey Gardner
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: Cut
Number of verses: 6
Style: Lively
Recommended uses: Christmas
Holly and the Ivy, The - original 119
The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown / The rising of the sun
Lyrics: Traditional
Tune: John Gardner © Oxford University Press, 1964
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: Cut
Number of verses: 6
Style: Lively
Recommended uses: Christmas
I am Planting my Feet 103
I am planting my feet / The road of life lies before me
Lyrics & tune: Jancis Harvey © Jancis Harvey
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: With a swing
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
I Come like a Beggar 90
I come life a beggar with a gift in my hand / By the hungry I will feed you
Lyrics: Sydney Carter © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Tune: Sydney Carter © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Gm
Starting note: E
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 4
Style: With a marked rhythm
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
I Listen and I Listen 59
In the morning, early I go down to the sea
Lyrics & tune: Hazel Charlton © H Charlton
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: F
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: With a happy bounce
Recommended uses: Worship
I may Speak 100
I may speak in the tongues of angels / Three things last forever
Lyrics: Ronald Green © Kevin Mayhew Ltd
Tune: John Jones © John Edward Jones
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: Low C
Time signature: 4/4
Based on: 1 Corinthians 13
Number of verses: 4
Style: Moderate flowing tempo
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
I Planted a Seed 134
I planted a seed and now that seed is growing
Lyrics: Arthur Scholey © Arthur Scholey
Tune: John Jones © John Edward Jones
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Em
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: 4/4
Based on: Luke 8
Number of verses: 4
Style: With movement
Recommended uses: Harvest
Based on the parable of the sower
I Want to See Your Baby Boy 117
I want to see your baby boy / I'll sing a song, a special song
Lyrics & tune: Elizabeth Bennett © Elizabeth Bennett
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Relaxed tempo
Recommended uses: Christmas
I was Lying in the Roadway 88
I was lying in the roadway / Was that you, my friend
Lyrics: Arthur Scholey © Arthur Scholey
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: Verses Bb, Chorus D
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Based on: Luke 10 - The Good Samaritan
Number of verses: 3
Style: Flowing
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
I'm Going to Paint 83
I'm going to paint a perfect picture / The blackbird sings in the hedgerow
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: Low C
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Smooth and flowing
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
If I had a Hammer 71
If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning / Love between my brothers and my sisters
Lyrics: Lee Hays
Tune: Pete Seeger © TRO Essex Music Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Strongly with spirit
Recommended uses: The Human Family
In Christ there is no East or West 66
Lyrics: John Oxenham © John Oxenham
Tune: Not stated © John Oxenham
Tune-name: ST STEPHEN
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Quite slow
Recommended uses: The Human Family
In the Bustle of the City 101
In the bustle of the city / Give your life, give your love
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: A
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: With excitement
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
It's a New Day 106
It's a new day, there's hope. / To face a different challenge
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: High E
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 6
Style: Lightly with excitement
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Its the Springs 82
Its the springs up in the mountains make the rivers of the plain / And a man becomes a neighbour
Lyrics & tune: Rickard Tysoe © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: C
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 4
Style: With a steady rhythm
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Jesus Christ is Here 26
There is singing in the desert / Come and sing aloud your praises
Lyrics: Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor © G Marshall-Taylor / Jubilate Hymns
Tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Strong march tempo
Recommended uses: The life of Jesus
Jesus Good Above all Other 23
Lyrics: Percy Dearmer © Not stated
Tune: Not stated © Not stated
Tune-name: QUEM PASTORES LAUDAVERE
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: G
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Gently
Recommended uses: The life of Jesus
Jesus in the Garden 129
Jesus in the garden, sad and left alone
Lyrics: John Teaman © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Am
Starting note: A
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 3
Style: Steadily
Recommended uses: Easter
Join with Us 30
Join with us to sing God's praises / Thank him for the town and country
Lyrics: Edna Bird © E Bird
Tune: David Cooke © D Cooke
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Happily
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
Journey of Life, The 45
The journey of life may be easy may be hard / Will you ride, ride, ride
Lyrics & tune: Valerie Collison © High-Fye Music, 1972
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 2
Style: Flowing
Recommended uses: The journey of life
Judas and Mary 28
Said Judas to Mary, now what will you do
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Am
Starting note: E
Time signature: 6/8
Number of verses: 6
Style: Very smoothly and gently
Recommended uses: The life of Jesus
From New Orbit
King of Love my Shepherd is, The - tune 1 54
Lyrics: Sir Henry Baker
Tune: Not stated
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 3/4
Based on: Psalm 23
Number of verses: 5
Style: Gently
Recommended uses: Worship
King of Love my Shepherd is, The - tune 2 54
Lyrics: Sir Henry Baker
Tune: Not stated © The Followers
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: E
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: 4/4
Based on: Psalm 23
Number of verses: 5
Style: Gently moving
Recommended uses: Worship
Kum Ba Yah 68
Kum ba yah, my Lord / O Lord, kum ba yah.
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 3/2
Number of verses: 4
Style: Prayerfully
Recommended uses: The Human Family
Lay my White Cloak 112
Lay my white cloak on the ground
Lyrics & tune: Alison J Carver © Alison J Carver
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Dm
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Flowing
Recommended uses: Seasons
Based on Oscar Wilde's story The Selfish Giant
Let the World Rejoice 148
Let the world rejoice together, alleluia
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Am
Starting note: A
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 1
Style: Strongly - start steadily and get faster
Recommended uses: Peace
Let us with Gladsome Mind 8
Let us with a gladsome mind / For his mercies still endure
Lyrics: John Milton
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: MONKLAND
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: C
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: Moderately fast
Recommended uses: The created world
Light up the Fire 55
Colours of day dawn into the mind / So light up the fire
Lyrics: Susan McClellan, John Pac and Keith Ryecroft © Thank You Music, Eastbourne, 1974
Tune: Susan McClellan, John Pac and Keith Ryecroft © Thank You Music, Eastbourne, 1974
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Smooth and flowing
Recommended uses: Worship
Little Star 126
Little star, stay with us / Little star shining
Lyrics & tune: Jancis Harvey © Jancis Harvey
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Smooth and flowing
Recommended uses: Christmas
Lord of all Hopefulness 52
Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy
Lyrics: Jan Struther © Oxford University Press
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: SLANE
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: E
Starting note: E
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Steadily
Recommended uses: Worship
From Enlarged Songs of Praise
Lord of the Dance 22
I danced in the morning / Dance then, wherever you may be
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter © Not stated, 1963
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Lightly
Recommended uses: The life of Jesus
From Green Print for Song
Lord of the Harvest 133
Lord of the harvest, Lord of the field / Give thanks for the sun, the wind and the rain
Lyrics & tune: Jancis Harvey © Jancis Harvey
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: F
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: With an easy swing
Recommended uses: Harvest
Lord, The Lord, the 108
The Lord, the Lord, the Lord is my shepherd
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Based on: Psalm 23
Number of verses: 3
Style: Joyfully
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Lord's my Shepherd, The 56
The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want
Lyrics: From the Scottish Psalter
Tune: Not stated
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 3/4
Based on: Psalm 23
Number of verses: 4
Style: Gently
Recommended uses: Worship
Lord's Prayer, The 51
Our Father who art in heaven
Lyrics & tune: Not stated
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 1
Style: Rhythmically
Recommended uses: Worship
Lost and Found 57
Think of all the things we lose, so many things I get confused
Lyrics: Tom McGuinness (adapted) © T McGuinness
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music, adaptation G Marshall-Taylor
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: A
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: With a steady rhythm
Recommended uses: Worship
Love will Never Come to and End 99
Love will never come to an end / Like an angel I amy speak
Lyrics & tune: Patrick Appleford © Patrick Appleford, 1985
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: G
Time signature: 3/4
Based on: 1 Corinthians 13
Number of verses: 4
Style: Smooth and flowing
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Mary had a Baby 123
Mary had a baby, yes Lord / The people came to worship him in Bethlehem
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 7
Style: With a joyful rhythm
Recommended uses: Christmas
Michaelmas Daisies 137
Michaelmas daisies, purple in the border / Mellow, fruitful harvest time
Lyrics & tune: Estelle White © Estelle White, 1984
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: A
Time signature: Cut
Number of verses: 2
Style: With bounce
Recommended uses: Harvest
Morning is Broken 1
Morning is broken, like the first morning
Lyrics: Eleanor Farjeon © Oxford University Press: David Higham Associates
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: BUNESSAN
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: E
Time signature: 9/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Moderately flowing
Recommended uses: The created world
Words from Enlarged Songs of Praise
Morning Sun 93
Morning sun, morning sun, lights the day
Lyrics & tune: Jill Darby © BTW Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: Low C
Time signature: Cut
Number of verses: 4
Style: Gently and rhythmically
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Mother Theresa's Prayer 94
Make us worthy Lord, make us worthy
Lyrics: Traditional
Tune: Donald Swann © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 2
Style: Calm, moderate tempo
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Alternative title - Mother Theresa's Daily Prayer
My Faith it is an Oaken Staff 46
Lyrics: Thomas Lynch
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: THE STAFF OF FAITH
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: E
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 2
Style: Strongly
Recommended uses: The journey of life
Now Thank we all Our God - tune 1 38
Now thank we all our God, with hearts and hands and voices
Lyrics: Martin Rinkart, translated by Catherine Winkworth
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: NUN DANKET
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: High D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Majestically
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
Now Thank we all Our God - tune 2 38
Now thank we all our God, with hearts and hands and voices
Lyrics: Martin Rinkart, translated by Catherine Winkworth
Tune: Geoffrey Beaumont © Novello and Co Ltd by permission of Paxton Music Ltd
Tune-name: GRACIAS
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: E
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: With a swing
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
Now the Green Blade Rises 131
Now the green blade rises, from the buried grain / Love is come again
Lyrics: J M C Crum, adapted by Geoffrey Gardner © Oxford University Press
Tune: French traditional carol
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Em
Starting note: E
Time signature: 2/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Lightly but not too quickly
Recommended uses: Easter
Now we Sing 138
Now we sing a harvest song, clear and joyful
Lyrics: Alex Mitchell © Today Magazine
Tune: G J Elvey
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: A
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Firmly and steadily
Recommended uses: Harvest
O Lord all the World Belongs to You 39
O Lord all the world belongs to you
Lyrics & tune: Patrick Appleford © Josef Weinberg Ltd, 1965
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: With a gentle swing
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
From Twenty-seven 20th Century Hymns
O Praise Ye the Lord! 37
O praise ye the Lord, praise him in the height
Lyrics: Sir Henry Baker
Tune: Parry
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Am
Starting note: E
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Vigorously
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
One More Step 47
One more step along the world I go / And it's from the old I travel to the new
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: With a spring
Recommended uses: The journey of life
Words and music from Riding a Tune
Peace is Flowing Like a River 144
Peace is flowing like a river
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Quick, flowing tempo
Recommended uses: Peace
Peace like a River 143
I've got peace like a river
Lyrics: Traditional
Tune: John Jones © John Edward Jones
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Peacefully
Recommended uses: Peace
Peace Perfect Peace 53
Peace perfect peace is the gift of Christ the Lord
Lyrics & tune: Kevin Mayhew © Mayhew-McCrimmon Limited
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: E
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Gently and quietly
Recommended uses: Worship
Peace Prayer,, The 140
Lord lead me from death to life
Lyrics: Satish Kuman - adapted from The Upanishads © Satish Kuman
Tune: Donald Swann © Donald Swann
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: E
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Gently
Recommended uses: Peace
Recommmended for daily prayer by Mother Theresa. Words adapted from Sanskrit.
Pears and Apples 135
Pears and apples, wheat and grapes
Lyrics: Paul Booth © Lindsay Music
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 6
Style: Rhythmically
Recommended uses: Harvest
Pilgrim's Hymn, The 146
We ask that we live and labour in peace
Lyrics & tune: Donald Swann © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Am
Starting note: E
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Steadily
Recommended uses: Peace
Pollen of Peace, The 145
O let us spread the pollen of peace throughout the land / Jesus has sown the seeds of love
Lyrics & tune: Roger Courtney © Roger Courtney
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: Low C
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 2
Style: Steady driving rhythm
Recommended uses: Peace
Written for the Corrymeela community, which workds to bring eace and reconcilliation in Northern Ireland
Praise Him 40
Praise him, praise him, praise him in the morning
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Smoothly
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
Praise the Lord in Everything 33
Praise the Lord in the rhythm of your music
Lyrics: Peter Casey © Josef Weinberg Ltd, 1973
Tune: Leslie Osborne © Josef Weinberg Ltd, 1973
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: With steady rhythm
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
From Teach Me How to Look
Praise the Lord You Heavens Adore Him 35
Praise the Lord you heavens adore him, priase him angels in the height
Lyrics: Foundling Hospital Collection
Tune: Joseph Haydn
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: F
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 2
Style: Moderately
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
Praise to the Lord 34
Praise to the Lord the almighty the king of creation
Lyrics: Joachim Neander, translated by Catherine Winkworth
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: LOBE DEN HERREN
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: G
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Moderately slow
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
Prayer of St Francis, The 147
Make me a channel of Your peace / O Master grant that I may never seek
Lyrics & tune: Sebastian Temple © Franciscian Communications, USA
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: F
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 3
Style: Prayerfully
Recommended uses: Peace
Rejoice in the Lord Always 95
Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: Low C
Time signature: 4/4
Based on: Philippians 4:4
Number of verses: 1
Style: Brightly
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
May be sung as a round
Riding Out 124
Riding out across the desert / Riding through the desert, gently the wise men go
Lyrics & tune: Peter Ratcliffe © Peter Ratcliffe / Jubilate Hymns
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 2
Style: Lightly in the 20s style
Recommended uses: Christmas
Rise Up Shepherd and Follow 115
There's a star in the east on Christmas morn / Leave your sheep and leave your lambs
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: High D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 2
Style: Joyously
Recommended uses: Christmas
Round, Round Round 111
Round, round, round go the seasons / Swallows nesting on the wall
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: C
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: With an easy swing
Recommended uses: Seasons
Sad Puzzled Eyes 74
Sad puzzled eyes of small hungry children / Prayers of sorrow, prayers of loving
Lyrics: Anne Sutcliffe © Anne Sutcliffe
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Gentle moving
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Shalom 141
Shalom, shalom, may peace we with you
Lyrics: Traditional - adapted by Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Traditional
Score: Accompaniment including melody
Key: G
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 1
Style: Steadily and smoothly
Recommended uses: Peace
Shown as a round
Sharing Bread, The 139
Now the havest is all gathered
Lyrics: Arthur Scholey © Arthur Scholey
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Expressively
Recommended uses: Harvest
Simple Gifts 97
Tis the gift to be simple / When the true simplicity is gained
Lyrics & tune: Shaker traditional song
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 1
Style: Lightly with movement
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Sing People Sing 110
Sing people sing, and follow in a ring
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: A
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: Steady march tempo
Recommended uses: Seasons
Somebody Greater 5
Carptenter, carpenter make me a tree / Somebody greater than you or me
Lyrics & tune: Marion Payton © Marion Payton
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: E
Starting note: G
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: With a strong, steady rhythm
Recommended uses: The created world
Song of Caedmon 13
O Praise Him! / He made the heavens, he made our sky
Lyrics: Arthur Scholey © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Tune: Donald Swann © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: F
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Majestically
Recommended uses: The created world
From The Songs of Caedmon
Song of St Francis, The 78
By brother sun who brings the day / Be praised by all your creatures Lord
Lyrics: David Self © David Self
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: C
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Brightly
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Based on a poem by St Francis
Spirit of God 63
Spirit of God as strong as the wind / You inspired men, long, long ago
Lyrics: Margaret Old, adpated by Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor © Scripture Union, adaptation G Marshall-Taylor
Tune: Not stated © Scripture Union
Tune-name: SKYE BOAT SONG
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 6/8
Number of verses: 2
Style: With movement
Recommended uses: Worship
From Sing to God, hymn 102
Spirit of Peace 85
Spirit of peace come to our waiting land
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Douglas Coombes © Lindsay Music
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 5
Style: Gently with movement
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Standing in the Rain 125
Standing in the rain, knocking on the window / No use knocking on the window
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter © TRO Essex Music Ltd, 1965
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Dm
Starting note: D
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 2
Style: With movement
Recommended uses: Christmas
Thank You for the Summer Morning 109
Thank you for the summer morning, misting in to heat / O we praise the name
Lyrics & tune: Susan Sayers © Kevin Mayhew Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: With a swing
Recommended uses: Seasons
Thank You Lord 32
Thank You Lord for this new day / Alleluia, praise the Lord
Lyrics: Diane Andrew - adapted by Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor © Ceelebration Services (International) Ltd - adaptation G Marshall-Taylor, 1971, 1975
Tune: Diane Andrew © Ceelebration Services (International) Ltd, 1971, 1975
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Bouncily
Recommended uses: Praise and thanksgiving
Think of a World Without any Flowers 17
Lyrics: Doreen Newport © Stainer & Bell Ltd, 1969
Tune: Graham Westcott © Stainer & Bell Ltd, 1969
Tune-name: GENESIS
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: E
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Smooth and flowing
Recommended uses: The created world
From New Orbit
Time is a Thing 104
Time is a thing like a bird on the wing
Lyrics: Sydney Carter © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Tune: Sydney Carter © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Dm
Starting note: D
Time signature: 6/8
Number of verses: 3
Style: Moving steadily
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
To Ev'rything Turn 113
To ev'rything turn, turn turn / A time to be born, a time to die
Lyrics & tune: Pete Seeger - adapted from the Book of Ecclestiaces © Melody Trails Inc assigned to TRO Essex Music Ltd, 1962
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: C
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Smoothly and steadily
Recommended uses: Seasons
Travel On 42
Travel on, travel on, there's a river that is flowing
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter © Not stated
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Am
Starting note: E
Time signature: 2/3
Number of verses: 4
Style: Moderately slow
Recommended uses: The journey of life
From New Orbit
Trotting Trotting 128
Trotting, trotting through Jerusalem / Happy is he that comes
Lyrics & tune: Eric Reid © Stainer & Bell Ltd
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: A
Time signature: 3/2
Number of verses: 4
Style: Jauntily
Recommended uses: Easter
Vine and Fig Tree, The 149
And ev'ryone beneath the vine and fig tree
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Gm
Starting note: D
Time signature: 2/4
Based on: Micah 4:3
Number of verses: 1
Style: With vigour
Recommended uses: Peace
May be sung as a round
Virgin Mary, The 121
The virgin Mary had a baby boy / He came from the glory
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: Low C
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: With a swing
Recommended uses: Christmas
Water of Life 2
Have you heard the raindrops / There's water, water of life
Lyrics & tune: Christian Stover © Christian Stover / Jubilate Hymns
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: A
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Joyfully
Recommended uses: The created world
Waves are Beating 84
Waves are beating on the shore, crashign in to foam
Lyrics & tune: Not stated
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Dm
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Strongly
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
We are Climbing Jesus' ladder 49
We are climbing Jesus' ladder / So let's all rise and shine and give God the glory, glory
Lyrics: Geoffrey Marshall-Taylor © G Marshall-Taylor / Jubilate Hymns
Tune: Traditional
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: F
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Lively
Recommended uses: The journey of life
This is an adaptation of the song Jacob's Ladder
We Thank You Lord 136
We thank you Lord for all we eat
Lyrics & tune: Robert Smith © Robert Smith
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: F
Starting note: High C
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: Moderate tempo
Recommended uses: Harvest
What About Being Old Moses 81
What about being old, Moses, and slogging across the sand
Lyrics: Arthur Scholey © Arthur Scholey
Tune: Donald Swann © Albert House Press
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 4
Style: Rag-time
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
When a Knight Won his Spurs 50
When a knight won his spurs, in the stories of old
Lyrics: Jan Struther © Oxford University Press
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: STOWEY
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: A
Starting note: A
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: At a moderate speed
Recommended uses: The journey of life
From Songs of Praise
When from the Sky 132
When from the sky the splendour of summer
Lyrics: Alan T Dale © Oxford University Press
Tune: Based on an Irish melody - traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: High D
Time signature: 3/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: With a gentle lilt
Recommended uses: Easter
When God made the Garden of Creation 16
Lyrics & tune: Paul Booth © Not stated, 1977
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: C
Starting note: C
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Brightly
Recommended uses: The created world
From the Christian Aid Songbook
When I Needed a Neighbour 65
When I needed a neighbour were you there / And the creed and the colour
Lyrics & tune: Sydney Carter © Not stated
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Em
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: 2/2
Number of verses: 6
Style: Smooth and flowing
Recommended uses: The Human Family
From New Life
When Jesus Walked in Galilee 25
When Jesus walked in Galilee, he gave all men a chance to see
Lyrics & tune: John Glandfield © Josef Weinberg Ltd, 1965
Tune-name: EASTLEIGH
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: At a moderate speed
Recommended uses: The life of Jesus
When Night Arrives 92
When night arrives and chills the skies / Sing, sing, our praises bring
Lyrics: Geoffrey Gardner © Geoffrey Gardner
Tune: Traditional
Tune-name: GREENSLEEVES
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Em
Starting note: E
Time signature: 6/8
Number of verses: 3
Style: Steadily with a lilt
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
When your Father Made the World 73
When your Father made the world / The world is a garden you made
Lyrics: Ann Conlon © Ann Conlon, 1987
Tune: Peter Rose © Peter Rose, 1987
Score: Accompaniment including melody and guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 4
Style: Gently and lihgtly
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
Commissioned for Songs of Praise by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWFN)
Who put the Colours in the Rainbow? 12
Who put the colours in the rainbow, who put the salt in the sea?
Lyrics & tune: Paul Booth © Paul Booth
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 2
Style: Jauntily
Recommended uses: The created world
Wise May bring their Learning, The 64
Lyrics: Adapted from Book of Praise for Children
Tune: Not stated
Tune-name: TYROLESE CAROL
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: G
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Quick and light
Recommended uses: Worship
You Can't Stop Rain 102
You can't stop rain from falling down
Lyrics: John Gowans © Salvationist Publishing and Supplies Board
Tune: J Larson © Salvationist Publishing and Supplies Board
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: E
Starting note: B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 3
Style: Sprightly
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
You Shall go Out with Joy 97
You shall go out with joy / And the trees of the field shall clap their hands
Lyrics & tune: Stuart Dauermann and Steffi Geiser Rubin © Stuart Dauermann and Steffi Geiser Rubin
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: Em
Starting note: Low B
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 1
Style: Start steadily and repeat, gradually getting faster
Recommended uses: Caring for the world
You've got to Move 107
You've got to move when the Spirit says move
Lyrics & tune: Traditional
Score: Instrumental descant and accompaniment including melody with guitar chords
Key: D
Starting note: D
Time signature: 4/4
Number of verses: 5
Style: Moderate Rock tempo
Recommended uses: Caring for the world




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