HYMNS 

HYMNS FOR A CARING WORLD


This volume of twelve of our hymns published by Josef Weinberger, reflects our need to care for each other and the world we share. Suitable for use in a wide variety of situations, the hymns are available in sheet music form

A few are also available as downloads.

When Your Father Made The World (Care For Your World)  and the multifaith version CARE FOR OUR WORLD harvest, repentance, celebration of creation, healing, reconciliation.

Available separately as a PDF download.

When your Father made the World (Care for Your World)

Use The Swords  Advent, Easter, justice, peace, healing, reconciliation.

Use the Swords

Lord, I Am Blind  Lent, repentance, healing, sight, blindness, story of Bartimaeus - Mark 10;46-52

Lord, I am Blind

A Voice In The Wilderness  repentance, advent, John the Baptist.

A Voice in the Wilderness

When The Words I Speak:  repentance, healing, reconciliation, justice.

When the Words I Speak

Jesus Chose A Donkey   Palm Sunday, Passiontide and Holy Week, Advent, Christmas, repentance, humility, justice) baptism, funeral, confirmation.

Jesus Chose A Donkey

You Know The World  celebration of creation, praise, trust, meditation.

You Know the World

Lead Us, O Lord:  Advent, Christmas, repentance.

Lead us, O Lord

News Is Whispered In Corners Easter, jubilee, celebration, praise.

News is Whispered

There'll Be Time marriage, baptism, funeral, confirmation, healing, reconciliation, any significant milestone.   

Available separately as a PDF download. (Recording available soon)

O Lord, Protect Your Servants:  marriage, baptism, funeral, confirmation, any significant milestone.

We Are Your Children offertory, communion, repentance, baptism, funeral, any significant milestone.

HYMNS FOR A CHANGING WORLD

All of these hymns are available in sheet music form and as digital PDF downloads.

Lord, I Give My Life To You 

Sung during the Communion of the Papal Mass in Glasgow and now very popular throughout Scotland, Lord, I Give My Life To You  reflects the deep spirituality of Australia's first saint - St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, whose mother and father originally lived in Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands. Optional harmony part.

...Lord, I give my life to you; You are my loving Father.

Freely I walk the path you lead, Trusting in your love.

Let your will be my will, Let my will be yours.

In trust, draw me close to you, the father my soul adores...

Lord I Give My Life To You

God Will Take Care Of Us All

Written in honour of Flora MacKillop, mother of St Mary of The Cross MacKillop. Mary had learnt from her grandparents and parents that God will take care of us all'. This deep trust in God’s loving care was foundational in the faith life of the whole family.

...When our life is blessed with happiness, When we celebrate with friends,

When we’re full of hope and full of joy, When the laughter never ends

No matter who or what we are, We can hear his call.

We can turn to him in faith. God will take care of us all...

The Peace of God

Dedicated to the Irish missionary, St Cairell, who is thought to have left Iona c.600 AD, establishing several centres of Christianity in the Highlands, including Cille Choirill in Brae Lochaber near Roy Bridge. Eminently suitable for funerals.

...The peace of God in the stillness of dawn,

His voice in the song of the bird,

His face in the light of the rising sun,

His love in each thought and word...

The Peace of God

Stay With Us, Lord, On Our Journey

This hymn has as its title (and opening line of each verse) the very short but beautiful prayer shared by the Bishop of Salford with his clergy and parishioners. 

...Stay with us, Lord, on our journey, Close at the dawn of each day.

Share in our hopes, share in our dreams, Help us to find our way.

Be with us, Lord, in our gladness, Strengthened with you at our side,

Safe in your hands, safe in your love, Safe with you truth as guide...

Stay With Us, Lord (excerpt: St Jseph's, Darwen)

The Thirsting Deer  (Recording available soon)

Based on Psalm 41 (42)  Unison voices with optional 2nd part in the chorus. 

...The thirsting deer seeks running water. The sun seems harsh; the earth is dry.
She yearns and searches to quench her thirst. Without the water the deer will die.
Search long to find the living water And drink deep the comfort it will give,
For those who seek it will surely find And those who drink it will surely live...

Recording available soon.

This Is Our Faith

Eminently suitable for both schools and churches, the hymn was written for the Oban Cathedral launch of 'This Is Our Faith', the new Scottish Catholic RE syllabus. Optional descant and harmony parts in the chorus.

...This is our faith, our firm belief. You give us strength to trust you more and more.

You give us peace. You give us joy. In love, we choose to worship and adore.

The glory of the stars, the beauty of the earth, These wonders were created by your hand.

The wisdom of our minds, the love within our hearts, Your gifts to help us understand...

This Is Our Faith (with piano acc.)
This Is Our Faith (with orch. acc.)

You, The Christ, Have Set Us Free

A hymn suitable for all seasons. Three verses with the following chorus: 

...You were born a babe in Bethlehem

And you died in shame on Calvary,
By your birth, your life, your death and resurrection,
You, the Christ,have set us free! ...

You, The Christ, Have Set Us Free

Love is Always Patient  (Recording available soon)

Particularly suitable for weddings, based on Colossians 1:13. Optional 2nd part in the chorus.

...Love is always patient, always kind and always truthful. 

Love will always choose to trust, to hope and to defend.

Love will  never waver in the face of disagreement. 

Loving knows no limits and loving knows no end...

Mary, Help of Christians  (Recording available soon)

This hymn is dedicated to Sister Fidelis McAnespie RSJ and The Choir of Mary, Help of Christians, Sawtell, NSW, Australia.

Optional harmony part in the chorus

...Mary, Help of Christians, mother of us all,

Mary Queen of Angels, hear us when we call.

Guide us on our lifelong journey.

Help us find our way. Lead us in a life of loving.

Pray for us each day...

Mary, Help of Christians
Mary, Help of Christians

To You, O Lord, We Will Sing A New Song

Very suitable for schools. Optional descant.

...To you, O Lord, we will sing a new song. You show us your love in so many ways.

To you, O Lord, we will sing a new song, A song of happiness, song of joy,

A song of prayer and praise!

You gave us giraffes and camels and frogs, Opossums and penguins and bees,

You gave us the world, a world full of life: The mountains, the valleys, the seas.  To you, O Lord...

To You, O Lord, We Will Sing A New Song (St Anne's and St Joseph's School, Accrington)

Help Us To Love  (Recording available soon)

Particularly suitable for weddings, based on Colossians 3:12-14.  Optional 2nd part in the chorus.

...Help us to love with joy in our hearts,

Each moment enriching the life that we live.

Help us to grow in patience and peace,

Accepting the truth and prepared to forgive...

May The Lord Encircle You (Recording available soon)

A hymn of blessing with optional descant.

...May the Lord encircle you, uplift and uphold you,

Bless you with the gift of his Spirit.

May the Lord encircle you, embrace and enfold you,

Hold you in the strength of his love...

Teach Me To Trust (Recording available soon)

A hymn of trust in the Lord. Optional descant.

...Teach me to trust the promise of your word;

Open my heart that I may understand.

Teach me to know the comfort of your love.

Help me to place my life within your hand...

The Breaking of Bread  (Recording available soon)

Dedicated to the late Mgr Thomas Wynne, Parish Priest of Saint Margaret's, Roy Bridge on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee.

...As you spoke to your disciples of your passion and your death, Speak to us, O Lord.

As you helped them see your glory and the wonder of your life, Speak to us, O Lord.

May our eyes be opened, our hearts be set on fire To understand the truth of what you said,

As we pause for a moment to meet at your table And find you in the breaking of bread...

The Breaking of BreadMary, Help of Christians, Sawtell, NSW.

The MacKillop Gloria

from The MacKillop Mass by Peter Rose, an exciting hymn of praise for unison choir with optional harmony parts.

Available for download.

The MacKillop Our Father (Lord's Prayer)

from The MacKillop Mass by Peter Rose. Unison with optional 2nd part.

Available for download.