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What is included in Sing Praise?

Sing Praise is a comprehensive worship supplement that will fit many churches' needs for quality modern music resources, arranged seasonally and thematically

The 330 hymns and songs included represent today's most influential writers and styles: Bernadette Farrell, John Bell, Stuart Townend, Michael Forster, Graham Kendrick, Carl Daw, Taizé, Marty Haugen, Timothy Dudley-Smith,  Shirley Erena-Murray, Keith Getty, Martin Leckebusch and many more.

Sing Praise also includes several songs from the world church and other short songs and chants.

Sing Praise aims to bring together new and as yet untested material with recently written songs and hymns already becoming familiar but not included in most standard hymn books. There are many new hymn texts paired with well-known tunes, making them easy to incorporate into services, while a few older texts appear with freshly composed settings. Some strong new tunes have been found to match imaginative words. Choirs will find plenty for them to enjoy singing, as will churches with less traditional musical ensembles, but the needs of congregations with very limited resources have not been ignored.

Complete list


Lord, as I wake

Today I awake


Eternal light, shine in my heart

Light of gladness, Lord of glory

Now as the evening shadows fall

We praise you, Father, for your gift


Advent candles tell their story (for wreath lighting)

Come and see the shining hope

Come, light of the world

Come now, O Prince of Peace

Fling wide the gates

Into the darkness of this world

Longing for light (Christ, be our light)

O Child of promise, come

People, look east and see at last

Sing we of the kingdom

When the King shall come again

Wait for the Lord (Taizé)

Word of justice


Lift your heart and raise your voice

Like a candle flame

Who would think that what was needed

In the night, the sound of crying (The Massacre of the Innocents)


It's rounded like an orange


Arise, shine out, your light has come

Christ is our light! the bright and morning star

In our darkness light has shone

Jesus, come! for we invite you

Wise men, they came to look for wisdom

Baptism of Christ

The sinless one to Jordan came

When Jesus comes to be baptized

The Presentation of Christ [in the Temple]

Light of the world, true light divine

New light has dawned


Above the voices of the world around me

Forgive us when our deeds ignore

From ashes to ashes

From ashes to the living font

From the deep places

Hear me, O Lord, in my distress

O God, be gracious to me in your love

Praise to you

Mothering Sunday

God of Eve and God of Mary

Our Father God in heaven


Beneath the cross of Jesus

Here is love, vast as the ocean

How deep the Father's love for us

Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice

See, Christ was wounded for our sake

Unless a grain of wheat

When you prayed beneath the trees

Palm Sunday

Make way, make way

There's a man riding in on a donkey

You are the King of glory

Sanna, sannanina

Maundy Thursday

Redeemer, Lord, your praise we sing (for blessing/reception of oils)

Faith, hope and love (Ubi caritas verses)

Great God, your love has called us here

Prepare a room for me

This is the night, dear friends

Jesus, in dark Gethsemane

Stay with me (Taizé)

Good Friday

A purple robe

A time to watch, a time to pray

As royal banners are unfurled

Come and see, come and see

O cross of Christ, immortal tree

Oh, to see the dawn

This is your coronation

Holy Saturday

Dark is the night

His cross stands empty

Easter Vigil

Exult, creation, round God's throne!

I will sing the Lord's high triumph

This is the night of new beginnings (Christ be our light)

We shall draw water joyfully (for procession to font)


All heaven declares

Alleluia! Jesus is risen!

Earth, earth, awake, your praises sing

If Christ had not been raised from death

Jesus is risen, alleluia!

See, what a morning

Word that formed creation

You shall go out with joy

Celtic Alleluia (Gospel acclamation)

Ascension Day

Ascended Christ, who gained

Clap your hands all you nations

Come, see the Lord in his breathtaking splendour

Holy forever and ever is God

Ascension to Pentecost

All together in one place

Be present, Spirit of the Lord

Holy Spirit, gift bestower

Holy Spirit, hear us

Like the murmur of the dove's song

May we, O Holy Spirit, bear your fruit

She sits like a bird (Enemy of apathy)

Spirit of holiness, wisdom and faithfulness

Come, Holy Spirit, descend on us

Jesus is Lord, alleluia! (Gospel acclamation)

Spirit of the living God

Veni Sancte Spiritus

Veni Sancte Spiritus, tui amoris ignem (Taizé)

Trinity Sunday

Affirm anew the three-fold name

Christ pours his grace upon his own

Father, Lord of earth and heaven

Father, Lord! We give you adoration

Holy, holy, holy One


Jesus, on the mountain peak

Jesus, restore to us again

Lord, the light of your love is shining

Harvest Thanksgiving

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness (Ps 147)

For the fruits of all creation

Praise God for harvest-time

Dedication Festival

I rejoiced when I heard them say (Ps 122)

Lord of all your love's creation


For all the saints who showed your love

Glory to you, O God, for all your saints

Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days!

Thanks be to God for his saints of each past generation

Christian Initiation

At the dawning of creation

Awake, awake, fling off the night

Child of blessing, child of promise

Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you

Freed in Christ from death and sin

Source and fount of all creation

Water of life, cleanse and refresh us

We turn to Christ anew

Word of God, renew your people

As the deer longs for running streams

In the Lord I'll be ever thankful (Taizé)

Behold, behold, I make all things new

Take, O take me as I am


As man and woman we were made

Lord and lover of creation

Lord Jesus Christ, invited guest and Saviour

Maker of all, whose word is life

Not for tongues of heaven's angels (based on 1 Corinthians 13)

Wholeness and Healing

Christ's is the world

Jesus, in your life we see you

Lay your healing hand upon us

Though hope desert my heart

We cannot measure how you heal

We give God thanks for those who knew

Lord Jesus Christ, lover of all

Lord of life, we come to you

Funerals and the Departed

Eternal God, supreme in tenderness

Here from all nations

Lord, if faith is disenchanted

We cannot care for you the way we wanted (after the death of a baby)

When human voices cannot sing

Eternal God, before whose face we stand (Remembrance Sunday)

The Church's ministry and mission

All-creating heavenly giver

Christ is the One who calls

Church of God, elect and glorious

From heaven you came

From the beginning, God's most holy word

Glory to God, the source of all our mission

Go to the world!

Hope of our calling

I, the Lord of sea and sky

In the name of Christ we gather

Long ago you taught your people

Lord of the church, we pray for our renewing

Lord, you give the great commission

O Lord, you are the centre of my life (Ps 16)

One is the body

Restore, O Lord, the honour of your name

Send, O God, your Holy Spirit

Summoned by the God who made us

Tell all the world of Jesus

We need each other's voice to sing

What shall our greeting be?

Will you come and follow me

Your voice, O God, outsings


Be still, for the presence of the Lord

Bring to God your new, best songs

Here in this place

Let us build a house (All are welcome)

Living God, your word has called us

Thanks be to God (Deo gratias)

Come, all you people


Bright as fire in darkness

Father, hear our prayer

Purify my heart

Kyrie eleison (Ghana)

Kyrie eleison (Russia)

The Word of God

God has spoken - by his prophets

God in his wisdom, for our learning

Speak, O Lord, as we come to you

Spirit of God, unseen as the wind

Gospel Greeting (Gospel acclamation with Advent, Christmas and Easter verses)

Pilgrim's Alleluia (Gospel acclamation including Pentecost and Trinity verses)

Praise the God of all creation (Gospel acclamation)

Canticles and affirmations of faith

We believe in God the Father (Apostles' Creed)

All nations of the world (Ps 100, Song of Joy)

Bless the Lord, the God of Israel (Song of Zechariah)

My soul rejoices (Song of Mary)

With Mary let my soul rejoice (Song of Mary)

Lord, now let your servant (Song of Simeon)

Lord, set your servant free (Song of Simeon)

Celtic Alleluia (Te Deum)

God, we praise you, God, we bless you (Te Deum)

Glory, honour, endless praises (Song of Praise)

Great and wonderful (Great and wonderful)

Bless the Lord, my soul (Ps 103) (Taizé, Song of God's Compassion)


There is a longing

Lord, hear our cry

Lord, in your mercy

My eyes are dim with weeping

Through our lives and by our prayers

We ask you, Lord, listen to our prayer

Your will be done/ Mayenziwe

Holy Communion

Before I take the body of my Lord

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away

Body broken for our good

Bread is blessed and broken

Bread of life, hope of the world

Christ bids us break the bread

I come with joy, a child of God

Jesus calls us here to meet him

Love is his word

Now let us from this table rise

One bread, one body

The Lord is here - he finds us as we seek

The love of God comes close

All glory be to God on high

'Hebridean Gloria'

Holy, holy, holy Lord

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord (Fellingham)

Lamb of God (St Bride setting)

Eat this bread/Jesus Christ, bread of life (Taizé)

This is the body of Christ


Sent by the Lord am I

You shall go out with joy

Celtic Alleluia

Send me, Lord (Thuma mina)

We are marching in the light of God

God and the world

Alleluia! Raise the Gospel

Beauty for brokenness

Creating God, we bring our song of praise

Creator God, the world around

Cry 'Freedom!' in the name of God

Extol the God of justice (Ps 9)

God of freedom, God of justice

Gracious God, in adoration

How good it is, what pleasure comes

Inspired by love and anger

Jesus Christ is waiting

Let all creation dance

Lord of all worlds, we worship and adore you

O Lord, my God (How great thou art)

Oh, the life of the world

Put peace into each other's hands

Sing the gospel of salvation

Take up the song

The kingdom of God is justice and joy

To you, O Christ, the Prince of Peace

We do not hope to ease our minds

We sing your praise, eternal God

Who can sound the depths of sorrow


As the deer pants for the water

Because the Lord is my shepherd (Ps 23)

Before the throne of God above

Beyond all mortal praise

Brother, sister, let me serve you

By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered

Christ be the Lord of all our days

Christ the Way of life possess me

Christ triumphant, ever reigning

Come, sing the praise of Jesus

Come with newly-written anthems (Ps 98)

Dear Christ, uplifted from the earth

Earth's fragile beauties we possess

Faith overcomes! The light of Christ is shining

For the music of creation

Give thanks with a grateful heart

God beyond earth's finest treasures

Great is thy faithfulness

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord

Holy is God, holy and strong (Ps 117)

How long, O Lord? (Ps 13)

How shall I sing that majesty

I am the Light whose brightness shines

I do not know tomorrow's way

I will sing the wondrous story

I will worship with all of my heart

I'll praise the Lord for ever and ever (Ps 34)

In Christ alone my hope is found

Let us rejoice, God's gift to us is peace!

Like a mighty river flowing

Lord, for the years

Lord, make us servants of your peace

Lord, you are the light of life to me

Love is the touch of intangible joy

Loved with everlasting love

Meekness and majesty

My Jesus, my Saviour

My life flows on in endless song

My soul finds rest in God alone (Ps 62)

O changeless Christ, for ever new

O God beyond all praising

O God of blessings, all praise to you

O God, you search me (Ps 139)

Oh, the mercy of God

Praise the Lord of heaven (Ps 148)

Praise the One who breaks the darkness

Ring out the bells and let the people know

Safe in the hands of God who made me

Safe in the shadow of the Lord (Ps 91)

Sing, my soul, when hope is sleeping

Sing of the Lord's goodness

Such love, pure as the whitest snow

Take this moment, sign and space

The heavens proclaim God's glory (Ps 19)

The Lord is King! He set the stars in place

The Lord's my shepherd (Ps 23)

There is a Redeemer

There's a wideness in God's mercy

We shall see him in the morning

Who can measure heaven and earth?

Year by year, from past to future

Behold the Lamb of God (Bell)

Calm me, Lord (Rizza)

Come to me, come to me (Bell)

God is forgiveness (Taizé)

Halle, halle (Caribbean)

In manus tuas, Pater (Taizé)

Kindle a flame to lighten the dark

Lord Jesus Christ, your light shines within us (Ps 139, Taizé)

Nothing can ever come between us (Taizé)

O Lord, my heart is not proud (Ps 131, Rizza)

Within our darkest night (Taizé)