Category Archives: Hymns

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Once upon a time, a colleague pointed out an implicit anti-semitism in our traditional carol, “O come, O come, Emmanuel”. She suggested that singing about Israel needing to be ransomed with Christ as the atoning sacrifice was disrespectful of our … Continue reading

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“once in royal david’s city”, new verses

I was trying to find verses to affirm the power of the political message of Jesus’ birth stories, particular the Luke story. This text was inspired by Borg and Crossan’s “The First Christmas”. Follow the traditional first verse with these … Continue reading

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what wondrous love

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul! What wondrous love is this, O my soul! What wondrous love is this that Christ should come from bliss To share the hate and strife, O my soul, O … Continue reading

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Just as I am… for Lent

Charlotte Elliott’s verse…. ust as I am, without one plea, But that Thy blood was shed for me, And that Thou bidst me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Some new words: Just as I … Continue reading

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