Glory be to God on high – Richard Watson

Charles Wesley (1708-88) Public Domain Tune: AMSTERDAM Foundery Collection (1742 Wesley) Richard Watson Glory be to God on high,    And peace on earth descend: God comes down, he bows the sky,    And shows himself our friend: God the invisible appears:    God, the blest, the great I AM, Sojourns in this vale of tears,    And Jesus is …

Once he came in blessing – Jan Robitscher

Catherine Winkworth (1827-78) From Johann Roh (1485?-1547) Public Domain Tune: GOTTES SOHN IST KOMMEN Michael Weisse (d. 1534) Jan Robitscher Once he came in blessing, All our ills redressing; came in likeness lowly, Son of God most holy; bore the cross to save us, hope and freedom gave us. Still he comes within us, still his voice would win us …

Joy to the world – Colin Ferguson

Isaac Watts (1674 -1748) Public Domain Based on Psalm 98. Tune: ANTIOCH (Mason) Lowell Mason (1792-1872), after George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Colin Ferguson Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her king let every heart prepare him room; and heaven and nature sing, and heaven and nature sing, and heaven, and heaven and nature sing. Joy …

It came upon the midnight clear – Sue Gilmurray

Edmund Hamilton Spears (1810-76) Public Domain Tune: NOEL (Sullivan) Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900) Public Domain Tune: MIDNIGHT CLEAR: Sue Gilmurray (1950 – ) © Sue Gilmurray Sue Gilmurray It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old, from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold: ‘Peace on the earth, good will to men from …

Through the darkness – Christopher Idle

Hilary Jolly (1945 – ) © Author / Jubilate Hymns This is an unaltered JUBILATE text. Other JUBILATE texts can be found at www.jubilate.co.uk. Used By Permission. CCL Licence No. 1372640 Tunes: ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL Paul Bryan (1950 -) © Paul Bryan PRAISE! Linda Mawson (1947 – ) © Linda Mawson / Praise Trust) Christopher Idle Through the darkness of …

Hills of the North, rejoice – Chris Moorsom

as published in Ancient and Modern; Hymns and Songs for Refreshing Worship; 2013. No. 39 Editors of English Praise, 1975; based on Charles Ernest Oakley (1832–65) Public Domain Tune: LITTLE CORNARD: Martin Shaw (1875–1958) © J Curwen & Sons Ltd. Chris Moorsom Hills of the North, rejoice, river and mountain-spring, hark to the advent voice; valley and lowland, sing. Christ …

Come, thou Redeemer of the earth – John Crothers

St Ambrose (c.340-97), tr. John Mason Neale (1818-66) and others Public Domain Tune: PUER NOBIS NASCITUR, German Carol melody, adpt. Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), harm. G R Woodward (1848-1934) Public Domain John Crothers Come, thou Redeemer of the earth, and manifest thy virgin-birth; let every age adoring fall, such birth befits the God of all. Begotten of no human will, but …

Earth was waiting, spent and restless – David Lee

Walter Chalmers Smith (1824−1908) Public Domain Tunes: PICARDY (Chanson Populaires des Provinces de France, Anonymous French), MANNHEIM (Lowell Mason (1792-1872)), Public Domain TRAVAIL (David Lee (1956 – ) written for this text © David Lee David Lee Son of Mary, Son of David, Son of God and Son of Man Advent. A season when we focus on the return of …