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 collaborations: Faith 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)
Telling our stories (progressive version of Tell me the old, old story)
Your stories tell our lives – lyrics that need a new tune