Hymn lyrics

I’ve been having a go at writing contemporary hymn lyrics – words that progressive and post-Christians will be comfortable singing. You’re welcome to use them, with acknowledgement. A couple are paraphrases of old, well-known hymns; others are new but set to familiar tunes.

Music collaborationsFaith of metaphor and mystery (general version) has a brand new score by Amanda Udis-Kessler. “Wise Ones’ Carol” has a tune written especially for it, by Wellington musician and organist Vivien Chiu.

Our city in the spring – a simple hymn of joy

Give thanks for creation – He Waiata mō Aotearoa (Song for Aotearoa)

Easter hymn: We walk the way that has no end

Easter hymn: Quick past the places we used to meet

Faith of metaphor and mystery (wedding version)

Wise Ones’ Carol  /  St Andrew’s Carol


Amazing Grace – progressive version

Telling our stories (progressive version of Tell me the old, old story)

Your stories tell our lives – lyrics that need a new tune

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