Hymns you remember from school

All Things Bright and Beautiful

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

Common Praise No. 251

1. All things bright and beautiful,
    all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
    the Lord God made them all.


2. Each little flower that opens,
    each little bird that sings,
he made their glowing colours,
    he made their tiny wings:

3. The purple-headed mountain,
    the river running by,
the sunset, and the morning
    that brightens up the sky:

4. The cold wind in the winter,
    the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden,
    he made them every one:

5. The tall trees in the greenwood,
    the meadows where we play,
the rushes by the water,
we gather every day.

6. He gave us eyes to see them,
    And lips that we might tell
how great is God almighty,
who has made all things well.

Verse 4 is often omitted

Words by Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander
Tune (t. All Things Bright and Beautiful)
(public domain).
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NB The above tune is called "All Things Bright and Beautiful". There is an alternative tune to this hymn, "Royal Oak", usually sung in more traditional churches, and in the USA:

Give me joy (Sing Hosannah)

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Give me joy (Sing Hosannah)

Common Praise No. 433

Give me joy in my heart, keep my praising,
give me joy in my heart, I pray;
give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,
keep me praising till the break of day:
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
sing hosanna to the King of Kings!
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
sing hosanna to the King!


Give me peace in my heart, keep me loving,
give me peace in my heart, I pray;
give me peace in my heart, keep me loving,
keep me loving till the break of day:
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
sing hosanna to the King of Kings!
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
sing hosanna to the King!


Give me love in my heart, keep me serving,
give me love in my heart, I pray;
give me love in my heart, keep me serving,
keep me serving till the break of day:
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
sing hosanna to the King of Kings!
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna,
sing hosanna to the King!

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I danced in the morning (Lord of the Dance)

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I danced in the morning (Lord of the Dance)

Common Praise No. 468

1. I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
and I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,
and I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth;
at Bethlehem I had my birth.

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
and I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he.


2. I danced for the scribe and the pharisee,
but they would not dance and they wouldn't follow me.
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John;
they came with me and the Dance went on:

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
and I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he.


3. I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame;
the holy people said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me on high,
and they left me there on a Cross to die:

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
and I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he.


4. I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black;
it's hard to dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body and they thought I'd gone;
but I am the Dance and I still go on.

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
and I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he.


5. They cut me down and I leapt up high;
I am the life that'll never, never die;
I'll live in you if you'll live in me:
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he:

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
and I'll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he.
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Lord, the light of your love(Shine, Jesus Shine)

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Lord, the light of your love(Shine, Jesus Shine)

Lord, the light of your love is shining,
in the midst of the darkness, shining;
Jesus, light of the world, shine upon us,
set us free by the truth you now bring us,
shine on me:

Shine, Jesus, shine,
fill this land with the Father's glory;
blaze, Spirit, blaze,
set our hearts on fire.
Flow, river, flow,
flood the nations with grace and mercy;
send forth your word,
Lord, and let there be light!

Lord, I come to your awesome presence,
From the shadows into your radiance;
by the blood I may enter your brightness,
search me, try me, consume all my darkness:
shine on me:

Shine, Jesus, shine,
fill this land with the Father's glory;
blaze, Spirit, blaze,
set our hearts on fire.
Flow, river, flow,
flood the nations with grace and mercy;
send forth your word,
Lord, and let there be light!

As we gaze on your kingly brightness,
so our faces display your likeness,
ever changing from glory to glory,
mirrored here, may our lives tell your story:
shine on me:

Shine, Jesus, shine,
fill this land with the Father's glory;
blaze, Spirit, blaze,
set our hearts on fire.
Flow, river, flow,
flood the nations with grace and mercy;
send forth your word,
Lord, and let there be light!

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Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

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Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace

Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring your love;
where there is injury, your pardon, Lord;
and where there's doubt, true faith in you.
O Master, grant that I may never seek
so much to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love with all my soul.


Make me a channel of your peace.
Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope;
where there is darkness, only light;
and where there's sadness, ever joy.
O Master, grant that I may never seek
so much to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love with all my soul.


Make me a channel of your peace.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
in giving to all men that we receive,
and in dying that we're born to eternal life.
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Morning Has Broken

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Morning Has Broken

Common Praise No. 260

MORNING has broken, like the first morning;
     blackbird has spoken, like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
     Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

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Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from heaven,
     like the first dewfall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
     sprung in completeness where his feet pass.

3
Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning
     born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
     God’s re-creation of the new day!

Eleanor Farjeon 1881—1965

Tune Bunessan
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One More Step Along The World I Go

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One More Step Along The World I Go

Common Praise No. 548

One more step along the world I go,
one more step along the world I go;
from the old things to the new,
keep me traveling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
keep me traveling along with you.


Round the corners of the world I turn,
more and more about the world I learn;
all the new things that I see
you'll be looking at along with me:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
keep me traveling along with you.


As I travel through the bad and good,
keep me traveling the way I should;
where I see no way to go
you'll be telling me the way, I know:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
keep me traveling along with you.


Give me courage when the world is rough,
keep me loving though the world is tough;
leap and sing in all I do,
keep me traveling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
keep me traveling along with you.

You are older than the world can be,
you are younger than the life in me;
ever old and ever new,
keep me traveling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
keep me traveling along with you.


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