celtic preayers

New Hymns

Below are two new hymns which are free to use (please include copywrite info if reproducing)

This is a new direction, and I hope that these will prove useful for your worship. They are written to go with familiar hymn tunes, which makes life simpler!

If you are a musician and would like to write a new tune for either then drop me a line via the feedback page.

 

Circle us, Lord


Circle us Lord, with the arms of your presence
Keep peace within and all fear without
Your light to cheer and illumine the darkness
Circle us Lord, in the arms of your love


Circle us Lord, with the arms of your presence
Keep love within and all evil without
Your voice bring calm in all places of violence
Circle us Lord, in the arms of your love


Circle us Lord, with the arms of your presence
Keep joy within and all worries without
Your word inspire us and make us courageous
Circle us Lord, in the arms of your love


Circle us Lord, with the arms of your presence
Keep hope within and all suffering without
Your touch to heal us and bring us to wholeness
Circle us Lord, in the arms of your love


©2008 John Birch www.faithandworship.com
Based upon the format of a Celtic circling prayer
11.10.11.10 suggested tune ‘Epiphany Hymn’

There are two new tunes for this hymn, by Colin and Elisabeth Traverse, both well worth downloading!

Tune 1

Tune 2


You are the God

You are the God who made this world
You are the truth that all may find
You are the touch which heals our wounds
The source of life for humankind


You are the hope that we proclaim
You are the path we choose to tread
And if we hunger on the way
You are the food by which we’re fed


You are the love that knows no end
You are the perfect sacrifice
For broken lives weighed down by sin
You are the One who paid the price


You are the joy that fills our heart
You are the comfort in our pain
And as we lay all else aside
For all we lose you are our gain


© 2008 John Birch www.faithandworship.com
LM Suggested tune Melcombe. Alternatives: Ombersley, Church Triumphant

or download the new hymn tune 'You are the God' kindly composed by Elisabeth Traverse (click on image to download as pdf file)