Sharing this again, by request. I love how Jesus measures tree size not in cubits (or whatever), but in hospitality. How big is the tree? Oh, big enough for birds to make their home there. Big enough to offer safety and hospitality. Big enough for them to lay their eggs and raise their chicks. We … More The mustard seed
This was written for Ely Cathedral’s Science Festival (May/June 2017) and was sung for the first time this morning in the Cathedral, so is now free for anyone to use. Enjoy. The tune is Love Unknown. Praise for the depths of space,its endless scope and scale:in such a vast embraceour words and numbers fail.For what … More Science Hymn
‘Why do you stand there looking up to heaven?’ It’s no wonder the disciples were caught staring up at the place where their friend and teacher and Lord had bid them farewell, but the angels are right to point the disciples back to the world – we are not to be so heavenly that we … More The Sunday after Ascension
I wrote this hymn last year as a prayer for Orlando, and for all affected by the murder of Jo Cox. Sharing it now for the people of Manchester and especially for those caught up in the explosion there last night. If you want to sing it, it goes to the tune King’s Lynn (or … More Praying for Manchester
It’s about to be Vocations Sunday (in the C of E, that is). If you want a new-ish hymn for your service, how about one of these? They’re all free to use – just help yourself (if you could attribute them to (c) Ally Barrett that would be great, but there’s nothing to pay! 🙂 … More Vocations Sunday hymns
1. He’ll be riding on a donkey when he comes (x2) He’ll be riding on a donkey, Riding on a donkey, Riding on a donkey when he comes. So we’ll sing hosanna when he comes (x2) So we’ll sing hosanna, sing hosanna, Sing hosanna when he comes. 2.We will all come out to meet him … More Palm Sunday Song for children
Here and now we’re drawn together: hold us all in one embrace. Help us see, in one another, difference as a gift of grace. As each passing generation worships you in fresh new ways, join our songs with all creation, lift our voice to sing your praise. Lord, affirm our shared vocation: may we bring … More Birmingham Diocese’s strategy document in metric verse. Because hymns.