The Church of England has produced a helpful list of musical and liturgical suggestions for our services during this time of national mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. See here for details. An abbreviated musical list is below, with links to the Jubilate website where texts and/or music are available. A reminder that all hymntexts are freely available to copy and use alongside the usual CCL/One License reporting.


Tears and Celebration
Written by Andy Flannagan and Sam Hargreaves to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Piano / Guitar / SATB scores free to download. 


Abide with me; fast falls the eventide

All my hope on God is founded

Be still, my soul

Great is thy faithfulness

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer/Guide me, O my great Redeemer

In heavenly love abiding

Jesus lives! Thy terrors now/Jesus lives! Your terrors now

Lord, for the years

Lord of all hopefulness

Now thank we all our God

O God, our help in ages past

Praise, my soul, the king of heaven

Praise to the Lord, the almighty

Thine be the glory (Glory to Jesus)

Thy hand, O God, has guided

We rest on thee, our shield and our defender

[Also: Rock of ages, cleft for me 

Safe in the shadow ]



Psalm 23

Because the Lord is my shepherd (Christopher Walker)

The king of love my shepherd is

The Lord my pasture shall prepare (Joseph Addison)

The Lord’s my shepherd (Scottish Psalter, 1650)

The Lord’s my shepherd (Stuart Townend)

[Also: The Lord my shepherd rules my life (Christopher Idle)]

Psalm 27

The Lord is my light (John Bell)

The Lord is my light (Taizé Community)

The Lord is my light (Christopher Walker)

Psalm 121

I lift my eyes to the quiet hills (Timothy Dudley-Smith)

I to the hills will lift mine eyes (Scottish Psalter, 1650)



And I saw a new heaven (Edgar Bainton)

God be in my head (H Walford Davies / John Rutter)

How lovely are thy dwellings fair (Johannes Brahms)

I know that my Redeemer liveth (G F Handel)

Lead me, Lord (S S Wesley)

O rest in the Lord (Felix Mendelssohn)

O taste and see (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

Settings of Nunc Dimittis

[eg Lord, now let your servant go his way in peace ]

The Lord bless you and keep you (John Rutter)

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace (S S Wesley)