Hymn of the day July 2021

The song of the sea, once melodious, is dying: Andrew Pratt

The song of the sea, once melodious, is dying Andrew Pratt (1948 – ) © 2021 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England copyright@stainer.co.uk . Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd Tune: STREETS OF LAREDO – Anonymous American Public Domain …

Hymn of the day July 2021

It was on a Friday morning: Andrew Pratt

It was on a Friday morning Sydney Bertram Carter (1915-2004) Tune: FRIDAY MORNING, Sydney Bertram Carter (1915-2004) Words and Music © 1960 Stainer & Bell Ltd, PO Box 110, 23 Gruneisen Road, LONDON N3 1DZ, www.stainer.co.uk. Email: post@stainer.co.uk Andrew Pratt Text: Luke 23: 39 – 43 1          It was on a Friday morning             That they took me from the …

There’s a light upon the mountains: Andrew Pratt

Henry Burton (1840 – 1930) Public Domain Tune THERE’S A LIGHT UPON THE MOUNTAINS Maurice Lawton Wostenholm (1887–1959) © The Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes Andrew Pratt There’s a light upon the mountains, and the day is at the spring, When our eyes shall see the beauty and the glory of the King; Weary was our heart with waiting, and …

Notre Dame on fire by John Crothers

Notre Dame on Fire – hymn

A sad conflagration, now Paris is grieving, the fire crews have struggled to dowse and control, so much has been ruined, yet memory still rises, God’s grace will enliven rebuilding its soul. For hundreds of years generations have worshipped, the river has flowed near where people have prayed. Now voices are silent, the hearts of the people are rending at …

Good Friday

There is no glory in this cross There is no glory in this cross, nor in a crown of thorn, just hard derision, fearful hate and rising human scorn. There is no joy to see a son, his tendons taut and strained, he hangs, discarded garbage now, his life blood dried, or drained. How dare we alleluia praise, or thank …

Christmas Hymn

An unmarried mother gave birth in a stable by Andrew Pratt An unmarried mother gave birth in a stable, some saw a fulfilment of all they had heard, to others this story, the birth of the Godhead, was more than amazing, was frankly absurd. Some delved into scripture and said that a virgin, was destined to carry a child who …

Bulletin 293 Volume 21 No12 Autumn 2017

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‘When Two Stars Collide’

A new hymn text from Andrew Pratt Two stars collide, but love is not diminished,while ripples thunder out through time and space,the universe has shuddered down the centuries,but nothing will unsettle given grace.We look into the void, detect the differencewhere gravity, disrupted, ripples on.Our understanding, stressed through awe and wonder,can count again the knowledge that’s been won.Yet wisdom is much …

Bulletin 276 Volume 20 No7 Summer 2013

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