Knowing the Song – Hymns list

Knowing the Song – Hymns list

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The following hymns are discussed in Knowing the Song:
(Page numbers are from the print edition)

The following short references are used in the Hymn Names and First Lines index, and the Tune Names index:

  • W = With One Voice (1982)
  • A = Alleluia Aotearoa (1993)
  • C = Carol Our Christmas (1996)
  • F = Faith Forever Singing (2000)
  • HP = He Came Singing Peace (2002)
  • H = Hope Is Our Song (2009).

  • A child was born in Bethlehem C1   14
  • A great and mighty wonder W639    14
  • A pinch of salt H1      15
  • A stranger met by chance H2 15
  • A Wedding Song facing A25 16
  • A‘ou manatu ifo nei W647    16
  • Abba, Matua, we ask you (Song of Letters) H3       16
  • Above the peaks the angels sing C2  17
  • Advent I facing C48   17
  • Advent Triptych III facing C35        18
  • Agaaga Tapu W649   18
  • All over creation C3  18
  • All poor men and humble W641       19
  • All who would see God’s greatness C4 (i) and (ii)    19
  • All will be well A2    20
  • All will be well H4    20
  • Alleluia Aotearoa! A1 21
  • Alleluia Aotearoa! A13         21
  • Alleluia Aotearoa! A34         21
  • Alleluia Aotearoa! A53         21
  • Alleluia Aotearoa! A92         21
  • Alleluia Aotearoa! A121       21
  • Alleluia Aotearoa! A131       22
  • Alleluia Aotearoa! A163       22
  • Alleluia, alleluia W674 (i)     22
  • Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord (Alleluia No 1) W674 (ii)   22
  • Alleluia, Jesus, saviour W674 (iii)    22
  • Alofa mai ia, afio mai A3      23
  • Always there’s a carol H6     23
  • And did you see him, little star A4, C5, W644         24
  • And Jesus said F1      24
  • Arahina, e Ihowa W661        24
  • As sisters, brothers, called by Christ (A Hymn for Church Meetings) H5   25
  • As the sun beats down (A Song in Times of Drought) F2    25
  • As the wind-song through the trees H7        26
  • As we walk along beside you F3       26
  • Au, e Ihu, tirohia W631        27
  • Aue te tu aroa A5       28
  • Autumn comes in all its fullness H8  28
  • Ave lou ola A6          28
  • Awake before sunrise C6      29
  • Be still my heart F4 (i) and (ii)         30
  • Be their names remembered F5        30
  • Beautiful presence H9 30
  • Because you came facing F19 (ii), H10        31
  • Because you live, O Christ A7         32
  • Beyond all accidents of chance and change H12      32
  • Blessings on the buildings H11        33
  • Blow through the valleys and sing in the rimu F6    33
  • Born in the night, Mary’s child W642          34
  • Bring in your new world H13 34
  • Bring peace to us F7 (i) and (ii)        35
  • Broken the body F8   35
  • Brother, sister, let me serve you (The Servant Song) A8      36
  • Carol our Christmas (Upside down Christmas) A9, C7        37
  • Celebrate each generation A10         37
  • Child of blessing, child of promise A11       38
  • Child of Christmas story (Small Carol) A12, C8      39
  • Child of joy and peace A14 (i) and (ii), C9   39
  • Christ ascends to God! (A Hymn for Ascension) H14         40
  • Christ has changed the world’s direction H15          41
  • Christ is alive (Easter Song) A15      41
  • Christ is our peace A16         42
  • Christ of darkness, Christ of light C10         43
  • Christ of the sad face F9, HP2          43
  • Christ, let us come with you A17      44
  • Christians are all kinds of people H16          44
  • Christmas in the picture book A18    44
  • Church of the living Christ (Hymn for the Church after Easter) A19          45
  • ‘Click, click,’ how the needles fly (Caring) A20      46
  • Clippety-clop, clippety-clop C12      46
  • Colour me free! A21  46
  • Come and find the quiet centre F10 (i) and (ii)         47
  • Come celebrate the gift of life H17   47
  • Come in, come in, New Year C13 (i) and (ii) 48
  • Come into the streets with me (Palm Sunday Song) A22     48
  • Come now where we least expect you C15   49
  • Come now, Lord Jesus (Carol for Advent) W645, A23 (i) and (ii), C14 (i) and (ii) 49
  • Come on this wedding day (Hymn for a Wedding) A24      50
  • Come, teach us, Spirit of our God F11         50
  • Come to a wedding A25        51
  • Come to our land A26 51
  • Come to the celebration A27 52
  • Come to the feast H20          53
  • Come to this Christmas singing A28, C16    53
  • Come, fill our cup with the water of life H18 54
  • Companions, let us pray together H21         55
  • Creation sings H29    55
  • Creator God, we give you thanks (A Hymn of Thanks for our Pets) H22    56
  • Deep in the human heart H19 56
  • Do this in remembrance of me A29   57
  • Don’t tell anyone C17 57
  • Dream a dream (Carol of Dreams) F12 (i) and (ii)    58
  • E aere rekareka mai W627    58
  • E Ihoa Atua W677, A51        59
  • E te Ariki (Lord, have mercy) F13    59
  • E te Ariki A30 59
  • E te Ariki H23 59
  • E te Atua A31 60
  • E te Atua, kua ruia nei W650 60
  • E te Iwi A32   61
  • E te Matua H24         61
  • Easter New Zealand facing F3          62
  • Ephphatha, be opened my soul H25  62
  • Eternal God, beyond the reach of mystery H26        62
  • Eternal Spirit of the living Christ A33          63
  • Even if you’re small (You can Walk Tall) A35        63
  • Every day I will offer you A36         63
  • Every hair upon your head H27        64
  • Every star shall sing a carol W640    65
  • Everything that has voice (Sing for Peace) H28       65
  • Faafetai i le Atua W629        66
  • Faith has set us on a journey F14      66
  • Fancy Noah sailing in the ark (Rainbow People) F15          67
  • First set your mind on the kingdom of God W635    67
  • Fofoga mai ma Iesu W651    68
  • Follow the Way F16  68
  • Food is given for us all (Grace before Meals) A37   69
  • For all small children (Litany for a Spirit-filled Planet) A38 69
  • For everyone born, a place at the table F17, HP3     69
  • For the bread and wine and blessing A39     70
  • For the crowd another busy day (Easter City) F18    71
  • For the hurt that I create F19 (i) and (ii)       71
  • For the man and for the woman A40 71
  • For the music of creation A41          72
  • Forgive us, O God F21          72
  • Forgive, forgive us, Holy God F20, HP4      73
  • Friend in Christ H30  74
  • From pastures green C18      74
  • From the apple in the garden (Hymn for Bible Sunday) A42          74
  • From the waiting comes the sign A43          75
  • From this holy time H31       75
  • Gentle God A44, HP5 76
  • Gentle is the way of Jesus F22, HP6  77
  • Get up, get up, no time to yawn C19 77
  • Give thanks for life A45        77
  • Gloria C20     77
  • Gloria C21     78
  • Gloria C22     78
  • Gloria in excelsis C23 78
  • Glorious are you H33 78
  • Glory be to the Father W675 79
  • Glory to God F23      80
  • Glory! Glory! C24     80
  • Go gently, go lightly H35 (i) and (ii) 80
  • God be in, around, above me H36     81
  • God bless our land H37         81
  • God comes to us as one unheard (God in Everything) H42  82
  • God gave to man the woman A46     82
  • God in the darkness F24       83
  • God is the One whom we seek together A47 83
  • God is working his purpose out W652         84
  • God of ages, times and seasons H39 85
  • God of all beauty A48 85
  • God of all time A49   86
  • God of diversity H40 86
  • God of freedom, God of justice A50, HP7    87
  • God of growth and recreation H41    87
  • God of nations, at thy feet (God defend New Zealand) A51, W677 88
  • God of our every day A52     89
  • God of our island home H43 90
  • God of our workplace H44    90
  • God of solemnity, God of festivity (The Many-Faceted God) H47  91
  • God of the Bible (Fresh as the Morning) F25 92
  • God of the galaxies (Honour the Earth) A54, HP8   92
  • God of the northerlies H45    93
  • God of the past F26   94
  • God of unexplored tomorrows F27   94
  • God of work and rest and play H46   95
  • God our father, mother, lover H48    95
  • God rest us F28         96
  • God speed you on your way (Godspeed Song) F29  96
  • God was in Christ H49         97
  • God weeps F30          97
  • God who births us fully gifted H51   98
  • God who carved this timeless landscape F31 99
  • God who granted faith and vision H50         99
  • God who sets us on a journey F32    100
  • God who weeps H52  101
  • God within our deepest thought H53 101
  • God, come now to explore my heart H38     102
  • God, companion of our journey (New Beginnings) H32      102
  • God, composer and conductor (Creator God) H34    103
  • God’s grace upon this house (A Blessing for a House) H54 103
  • Grace before Meals facing F61         104
  • Great and deep the Spirit’s purpose A55      104
  • Great is the Love A56 105
  • Great ring of light A57         105
  • Greetings, little child of Bethlehem C25      105
  • Hail Mary, full of grace A58  106
  • He came singing love A59, W636     106
  • He rongo pai te oranga W634 107
  • Heav’n is ringing (Merry Christmas Rag) C26         107
  • Here I stand among God’s people H55         108
  • Here in the busy city H56      108
  • Here is a night that’s bleak and raw (A Night in Bethlehem) H57   109
  • Here is the place, now is the time (Hymn for a Confirmation) A60 109
  • Here to celebrate God’s loving H58  110
  • Here to the house of God we come A61       110
  • Here we bring small or great A62     111
  • Hold him tenderly (Cradle Song) H59         111
  • Holy day, holiday C27          112
  • Holy! Holy! Holy! (Responses for Communion) F33          112
  • Honour the dead H61 113
  • How happy you who work for peace A63, HP10      114
  • How is Jesus present? A64    115
  • How much am I worth H63   115
  • How small a spark H64         116
  • I am standing waiting F34, HP11      116
  • In the name of Christ H75     117
  • I am the vine F35       118
  • I arise this day H65    118
  • I cannot dance, O dancing Love H66 119
  • I come where trust and faith are tried H67    119
  • I didn’t hear the angels sing C28      120
  • I know someone who watches over me (The Children’s Saviour) A66       120
  • I sing the grace of God within you H68        121
  • I toou arataa tikai W663        121
  • I will comfort you A67         122
  • I will talk to my heart in the stillness H69    122
  • I’m a fishbowl Christian F36 123
  • I’m a living stone H70          123
  • I’m gonna take another step (Treksong) H72 123
  • I’ve got knees A75     124
  • I’ve never seen an elephant A76       124
  • Ia tatou vivii atu nei A65      125
  • If I take the wings of the morning A68         125
  • If one could speak H73         126
  • If you shut your eyes (Open your Eyes, open your Ears) H74         126
  • In the name of Christ H75     127
  • In the name of Christ we gather A69 127
  • In the presence of your people (The Celebration Song) A70 128
  • In the quiet of this day F37    128
  • In the shaking of God’s mantle A71  129
  • In the singing F38      129
  • In this familiar place A72      130
  • In trust we come H76 130
  • In what strange land H77      131
  • Into the hands (A Farewell) H78       131
  • Is there no other way? A73    132
  • Is this the end of the world? A74      133
  • It all depends on where I’m going F39         133
  • Jesus comes to me as a springtime tree A77 133
  • Jesus, come to our hearts (Song of Southland) A78  134
  • Jesus, I come A79      134
  • Jesus, I sing your praise (Song to the Lord Jesus) A80        135
  • Jesus, our sun H79     135
  • Jesus, Saviour, Spirit, Sun A81        136
  • Jesus, stand among us W637 137
  • Jesus, touch us (Communion Meditation) H80        137
  • Join hands in the Spirit A82  138
  • Jumping Jesus H81    138
  • Just a cup of water A83         139
  • Just a mustard seed of faith will do H82       140
  • Just as a mother sings her baby to sleep (So is the Love of God) H83         140
  • Ka tirohia te ripeka W646     140
  • Karakia ki te Wairua Tapu (Prayer to the Holy Spirit) H84  141
  • Ke tau fakafeta’i A84 142
  • Ko tei anoano aere ua mai W668      142
  • Koutou katoa rā, mea iti nei W659    142
  • Learning to Fly facing F44    143
  • Leftover people in leftover places H85         143
  • Let justice roll down A85      144
  • Let me be kind to you (Kindness, a Children’s Song) F40   144
  • Let me turn your light on H86          145
  • Let my spirit always sing (Hymn on Growing Older) F41   145
  • Let our earth be peaceful H87 145
  • Let our love shine out H88    146
  • Let there be light W671        146
  • Let there be peace F42 and HP14      147
  • Let there be respect for the earth F43 147
  • Let us go in your peace (Pāuatahanui Blessing) H89 148
  • Let us talents and tongues employ W658     148
  • Let’s praise the creator A86   149
  • Life into life, the threads are woven H91      149
  • Life is like a river H60          150
  • Life of ages, richly poured W660      150
  • Lift high the cross A87         151
  • Lift up your hearts to the Lord A88   152
  • Light of lights beholden (Indigo II) A89, C29, HP16          152
  • Little one, born to bring us such love (Hymn for the Funeral of a Small Child) F44          152
  • Living Christ, you call us here H90   153
  • Lo matou Tama e A90          153
  • Look around you H92 154
  • Look in wonder H93  154
  • Look toward Christmas! C30 (i) and (ii)       155
  • Lord Jesus, look on this we do H94   155
  • Lord of all being, throned afar W626 156
  • Lord of all love A91   156
  • Lord of the living, in your name assembled W657   157
  • Lord, turn our grieving into grace F45         158
  • Love is your way H95 158
  • Love to the world A93          159
  • Lover of creation H98 159
  • Loving Spirit, Loving Spirit A94 (i) and (ii) 160
  • Lullaby, sing lullaby (Lullaby Carol) F46     161
  • Ma te marie a te Atua W679  161
  • Make me, O Lord, an instrument of thy peace W666 162
  • Make spaces for Spirit! (Pentecost Song) H96         162
  • Maker of mystery F47 163
  • Mary’s son, my friend H97    163
  • Matthew was a lonely man H99        164
  • May the anger of Christ be mine (A Song of Light) F48      164
  • May the God of new beginnings F49 164
  • May the mystery of God enfold us (Arohanui Blessing) A95          165
  • More than we know H100     165
  • My heart is leaping (Mary’s Song) H101      166
  • My soul sings in gratitude (Magnificat) facing H62 166
  • Nativity facing C28   167
  • Nativity facing C42   167
  • New child of God, come to be blest A96      168
  • No te aroa maata noou A97   169
  • No, I’ve never seen an angel H103    169
  • Nothing is lost on the breath of God F50      170
  • Not on a snowy night A98, C31        170
  • Nothing, nothing in all creation H102          171
  • Now as we go A99     172
  • Now Jesus came among us A101      172
  • Now the silence H104 172
  • Now the star of Christmas (Three Faiths Carol) H105         173
  • Now to your table spread A100        174
  • Now unto him A102  174
  • O be joyful in God A103       175
  • O beauty ever ancient H107  175
  • O Bread of joy A104  176
  • O Christ who by a cross A105          176
  • O Christ, you hang upon a cross H108         177
  • O God we bear the imprint of your face A106         178
  • O God, beyond our knowledge H71  178
  • O God, our God, disabled God H112 179
  • O God, to you I cry in pain H106      179
  • O he is born A107, C32         180
  • O little love who comes again (Peace Carol) A108 (i) and (ii), C33 (i) and (ii)       180
  • O living Word H109  181
  • O Lord my God, I stand and gaze in wonder W628  181
  • O mai i lenei vaipuna W632  182
  • O mai, Iesu, tai meitaki W638          183
  • O spring in the desert (Prayer for the Presence) F51 183
  • O the Spirit she moves on the water A109    183
  • O threefold God of tender unity A110          184
  • On a cool and autumn dawn H110    185
  • One small child F52   185
  • One, two, three, alleluia! A111         186
  • Open, open, open the stable door C34          186
  • Our Father in heaven W676, A112   187
  • Our life has its seasons (There’s a Time) A113        187
  • Out of such sun and air A114 188
  • Out of the storms F53 188
  • Peace be with you H111       189
  • Peace Child C35        189
  • Peace is not fighting (The Peace Hat Song) H113    190
  • Peace to the world H114       190
  • Peace to you, sisters, brothers F54    190
  • Piko nei te matenga W655    191
  • Praise facing A135    192
  • Praise God, from whom all blessings flow W678     192
  • Praise God, I am welcome at the table H115 192
  • Praise the all-sustaining Word H116 192
  • Praise to God, whose Holy Spirit C36          193
  • Prayer for Discernment facing F73   194
  • Purea nei e te hau A115        194
  • Rejoice, be glad (One Day…Right Now) A116       194
  • Relentless lover, God in Christ (Can You Drink the Cup I Drink?) F55      195
  • Rockin’ the boat H117          195
  • Safe in the hands of God A117         196
  • Set the sun dancing (A Song for Epiphany) C37      196
  • Simply to be H118     197
  • Sing a carol for summer C38 197
  • Sing a happy alleluia! A118  198
  • Sing green A119, HP19        199
  • Sing no sad songs today (Hymn to Celebrate a Long Life) F56       199
  • Sing of the saints A120         200
  • Sing out a song (The Heart will Sing) H119  200
  • Sing to celebrate the city A122         201
  • Sing we a song of high revolt (Magnificat Now) W643       202
  • Sing with the angels, Gloria! C39     202
  • Sisters and brothers, gather around (Carol for a Hard Winter) H120 202
  • Small things count A123       203
  • Snap us out of it, Lord (The Ho-hum Hymn) H121  203
  • Some hae meat (Selkirk Grace) A124          204
  • Something beautiful for God H122   204
  • Something’s dead inside me (God Dancing in the rain) facing F24, H123 (i) and (ii)         205
  • Sometimes the boundless beauty H124        205
  • Song facing F21        206
  • Song of faith that sings forever F57  206
  • Speaking up for those who cannot speak (Putting people first) H126         207
  • Spirit of love H125    207
  • Spirit of love (Weaver Spirit) A125  208
  • Spirit of peace F58 (i) and (ii), HP20 (i) and (ii)        209
  • Spirit of springtime (Spring Song) F59        209
  • Spirit who broods A126        210
  • Star-Child, earth-Child C40 (i) and (ii)         210
  • Stranger, standing at my door F60    211
  • Summer’s a time to discover (Real Christmas) C41 211
  • Take a grape (The fruits of the Spirit) H127 212
  • Take my gifts A127   212
  • Take our bread, we ask you W656    212
  • Tama ngākau mārie (Son of a peaceful heart) W633, A128 213
  • Te Atua mou o Betela A129  214
  • Teach us, O loving heart of Christ A130      214
  • Tell my people I love them A132     215
  • Thank you for the night H128           215
  • Thank you God (Alive to God) A133 216
  • Thanks be to God A134        216
  • The Blessing of water and light and air H130          217
  • The bread is blessed, the wine is poured (Invitation to Communion) H131 217
  • The Gamble facing F79        217
  • The God of heaven thunders A135    218
  • The grace of God has appeared F61  218
  • The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ A136     218
  • The heavens are telling the glory of the Lord W625 219
  • The jersey cow came mooing C42    219
  • The journey of life may be easy, may be hard W670 220
  • The Kingdom is within you A137     220
  • The light, the Christmas light H132  221
  • The Lord bless you and keep you A138        221
  • The Lord God walked in Paradise F62         222
  • The love of God is broad like beach and mountain W667    222
  • The majesty of mountains A139       223
  • The spring has come A140    223
  • The stars danced, the angels sang C43         224
  • The Tenth Leper facing F37  224
  • The wind blew keen (Carol of Cold Comfort) A141, C44    225
  • There is no child so small (Carol of the Least Child) H133 (i) and (ii)        225
  • There shall be life and love H134     226
  • There’s a wideness in God’s mercy H135     226
  • There’s straw in the manger C45      227
  • These hills where the hawk flies lonely F63 228
  • This is our faith H136 228
  • This is the day W653 229
  • This table is the Lord’s F64   230
  • This thread I weave F65        230
  • Thou art the peace H137       231
  • Through winter cold H139    231
  • To compassion and to justice F66     232
  • To God the process H140      233
  • To matou Metua A142          233
  • Toku wairua, oho mai W664 234
  • Touch the earth lightly A143 234
  • Tree of Eve and Adam’s blame (The Sevenfold Passion Mysteries) H138  235
  • Twelve disciples Jesus had H141      236
  • Two tired people asked for rest (No Room! No Room!) C46          236
  • Ua soona olioli nei W630      237
  • Virgin Birth facing C52        237
  • Wake up! (Wake up! You’re special!) A144 238
  • We are a wheel A145 238
  • We are an Easter people A146          238
  • We are children of God H142 239
  • We are heirs of the Father W673      239
  • We are many, we are one F67 240
  • We are the singers who celebrate Jesus F68  240
  • We could not love you more (St Joseph) facing C8  241
  • We do not hope to ease our minds (We stand with Christ) A147 (i) and (ii) 242
  • We praise our country’s saints of old (Pilgrimage Song) H143       243
  • We thank you for the heritage (Heritage of Faith) H144      244
  • We thank you, God, for this beginning (A Hymn for a New Ministry) H145          245
  • We turn to you, O God of every nation W665         245
  • We wait for you A149          246
  • Welcome the child F69 (i) and (ii)    246
  • Whakarongo ki te kupu W648          247
  • Whakatau mai te Atua A150 247
  • What does our God require of us H146        247
  • What have we done to you? (Good Friday Lament) F70      248
  • Whatever is true and honest and good F71    249
  • Whatever this life has been (A Parting Blessing) F72          249
  • When at this table (Hymn of Approach to Communion) H148        249
  • When evenings shorten H147 250
  • When human voices cannot sing A151        250
  • When I was a child F73         251
  • When Joseph and Mary were turned from the inn C47        251
  • When our lives know sudden shadow F74 (i) and (ii)          252
  • When the child is at the centre H149 252
  • When the storm winds blow (In the Shelter of My Hand) A152      253
  • When we go into the night (Song of the Wilderness) H150  254
  • When we lift our pack and go (Song for Travellers) A153   254
  • Where are the voices for the earth? F75       255
  • Where is the room? A154, C48        255
  • Where mountains rise to open skies (Hymn for Waitangi Day) A155         256
  • Where shall be found (Tree of Peace) H151  257
  • Where the light of Easter Day H153  257
  • Where the love of God is guiding F76, HP25 258
  • Where the road runs out W672, A156          259
  • Whispering gently (Blue Sky, Lord of Creation) F77          259
  • Who are these strangers F78, HP26   260
  • Who are these who ride by starlight C49      261
  • Who is moving through the silence? (Father, I have seen Your Kingdom) A157    261
  • Who is my mother A158       262
  • Who is the child that is to be born C50, A159          263
  • Who sweeps the stable? (Another Servant Song) H154 (i) and (ii)   263
  • Who will carry the cross with me? F79        264
  • Who would walk cheerfully (Song for Quaker Friends) H129        264
  • Will you offer me compassion? (The Mercy Tree) A160     265
  • Wind on the water H155       266
  • Wisdom be our Guide (Ordinary People) H156       266
  • Wisdom far beyond our knowledge H157    266
  • Wise men came journeying (Song for Epiphany) C51         267
  • With a hoot and a toot (Psalm 151) A161     267
  • With grateful hearts our faith professing W654       268
  • Wounded world F80  269
  • Yahweh, breathe the breath of God H158     269
  • Yes, as the clay A162 270
  • You are born in us again C52 271
  • You hold us with a tender parent’s hand (Living Creatively) H152 272