This section of the website is primarily relevant to those leading services at St Johns, whether as part of the benefice clergy team, lay leaders or as visiting service leaders.
Notes for service leaders re inclusion of songs/sung liturgy
Agreed guidance from the worship committee to service leaders is as follows:
Week 1 – WFA so no Gloria
Week 3 – Traditional Gloria [Appleford]
To be sung in week 1 and week 3 and as otherwise felt appropriate by service leaders – see list below.
Per service: At least 1x trad hymn; 2 x newer songs [see list below]; at least one other. Children’s songs as per above. Exception is Green Book services where there is flexibility to use more traditional songs. Please ensure though that there is a song from the song introduction list below.
Blog of Songs Sung
Week by week service leaders are requested to send their list of songs to a specific email address and a record will be kept at the following website:
The email address has been circulated and can be obtained from Ben Ling if needed.
For details of service book colours and musicians see the bottom of this page after the song lists.
Morning Service Newer Songs Known – List up to date to February 2018
PLEASE NOTE THAT AFTER THIS LIST FOLLOWS A LIST OF SONGS BEING INTRODUCED IN 2018. PLEASE READ THE TWO LISTS TOGETHER WHEN MAKING NEWER SONG CHOICES
Not from Mission Praise
From Mission Praise
1163 Christ’s is the world [done once or twice a long time ago]
Our God is a good God yes he is
SONG INTRODUCTION SCHEDULE 2018
You give life [Great are you lord] [main service]
1098 O kneel me down again [communion]
1016 When the music fades [communion]
921 purify my heart [main service]
No new songs
825 faithful one so unchanging [main service]
1023 At the foot of the cross [communion]
1063 I have heard so many songs [communion]
I’ve heard a thousand stories (Good Good father) [main service]
1190 Im giving you my heart [main service]
December – Carols
Mission Praise Index:
St John’s uses Mission Praise as its primary Hymn Book. The index provided below is sorted alphabetically. Next to the song title is an annotation 1, 2 or 3. Songs marked with a number are known to the St John’s congregation. 3 is a well known song. 1 is a lesser known song. The index is in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file. The list is updated only to 2014/2015. See lists above for newer songs known.
Newer Songs Known
Italicised Songs are known to the morning congregation as at January 2018
Songs marked with a ** are those with a video track purchased or available from https://www.worshiplyricvideos.com/song-list for weeks where a band is not available.
All my days (Beautiful Saviour)
All who are thirsty [Come Lord Jesus Come]
Blessed be your name **
Bless the Lord O my Soul (10,000 reasons) **
Come now is the time to worship **
Everyone needs compassion (Mighty to save) **
From the highest of heights (Indescribable) **
How deep the Father’s love for us **
How Great is our God (The Splendour of the King) **
In Christ alone **
I will offer up my life **
I will never know (Isn’t this the way)
I will worship (You’re worthy of my praise)
Jesus be the centre
Let our praise be your welcome (Here for you)
Light of the world (Here I am to worship **
May the words of my mouth
Oh kneel me down again (Humble King) **
Strength will rise **
The Lord’s my shepherd **
We bow down
Service Colours and Musicians