FIRST LINES (Descants are for Life)

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Abide with me (+LVE)

Alleluia! sing to Jesus

Alleluya! Alleluya! hearts to heaven

All for Jesus!

All hail the power of Jesu’s name

All people that on earth do dwell

Angel-voices ever singing

As pants the hart

As with gladness men of old

At the Lamb’s high feast we sing

Awake my soul, and with the sun


Bethlehem, of noblest cities

Be thou my vision

Blessed city, heavenly Salem

Breathe on me, breath of God

Bright the vision that delighted (+LVE)


Christ is made the sure foundation

Christ is our cornerstone

Christ the Lord is risen again!

City of God (+LVE)

Come, let us join our cheerful songs

Come, thou Holy Spirit, come

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Come, thou Redeemer of the earth

Come, ye faithful, raise the anthem

Come, ye thankful people, come

Crown him with many crowns


Disposer supreme (Hanover)


Earth has many a noble city

Eternal Father, strong to save

Eternal Monarch, King most high


Father of heaven, whose love profound

Fight the good fight

For all the saints (Engelberg)

For the beauty of the earth (Dix)


Glory be to Jesus (+LVE)

God is working his purpose out

God of mercy, God of grace

Good Christian men, rejoice (+LVE)

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer (+LVE)


Hail the day that sees him rise (+LVE)

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

Hark! a herald voice is calling

Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding

Hark! the herald-angels sing

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty

How bright those glorious Spirits shine

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (+LVE)


Immortal, invisible, God only wise


Jesu, Lover of my soul

Jesus Christ is risen today (+LVE)

Jesus lives! thy terrors now

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun

Jesus, where’er thy people meet

Judge eternal, throned in splendour


King of glory, King of peace


Let all the world in every corner sing

Let the round world with songs rejoice

Let us, with a gladsome mind

Lift high the Cross

Lift up your hearts!

Light’s abode, celestial Salem

Lo! he comes with clouds descending

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour

Lord of all hopefulness

Lord, thy word abideth

Love Divine, all loves excelling

Love of the Father (+LVE)

Love’s redeeming work is done


New every morning is the love

Now thank we all our God


O come, all ye faithful (+LVE)

O for a thousand tongues to sing

O God, our help in ages past (+LVE)

Of the Father’s love / heart begotten (+LVE)

O happy band of pilgrims

O Jesus, I have promised

Once in Royal David’s city

Once, only once, and once for all

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

Onward, Christian soldiers (+LVE)

O perfect Love (+LVE)

O praise ye the Lord (+LVE)

O splendour of God’s glory bright

O Strength and Stay (+LVE)

O thou who camest from above

O worship the King

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness


Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

Praise, O praise our God and King

Praise to the Holiest

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Put thou thy trust in God


Rejoice, O land

Ride on! Ride on in majesty


Saviour, again to thy dear name (+LVE)

See amid the winter’s snow

See the conqueror mounts in triumph

Shall we not love thee, Mother dear

Soldiers of Christ, arise!

Songs of thankfulness and praise

Stand up, and bless the Lord

Stand up! Stand up for Jesus


Take up thy Cross

The Church’s one foundation

The day of Resurrection

The first Nowell (+LVE)

The God of Abraham praise

The God whom earth and sea and sky

The head that once was crowned with thorns

The King of love my shepherd is

The Lamb’s high banquet called to share

The Lamb’s high banquet we awake

The Lord is King! Lift up thy voice (+LVE)

The Lord my pasture shall prepare

The Lord whom earth and sea and sky

The Lord will come and not be slow

The strife is o’er

Thine for ever! God of love

Through all the changing scenes of life

Through the night of doubt and sorrow

Thou art the Way

Thou whose almighty word

Thy hand, O God has guided

Thy kingdom come, O God

Thy kingdom come! on bended knee

‘Tis good, Lord, to be here

To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise

To the name of our salvation


Unto us a boy is born (+LVE)

Unto us is born a Son (+LVE)


We have a gospel to proclaim

We love the place, O God

We sing the praise of him who died

When, in our music, God is glorified

When I survey the wondrous Cross (+LVE)

When morning gilds the skies

While shepherds watched

With Christ we share a mystic grave


Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (+LVE)

Ye holy angels bright

Ye servants of God

Ye who own the faith of Jesus