Jubilate has always sought to provide words that are readily understandable for both regular and occasional church members. Therefore where appropriate we feel it is helpful to make some small changes ("invisible mending") to existing texts. This is a well-established practice that has gone on for centuries, and will ensure that many classic texts will remain relevant for future generations in an increasingly "unchurched" culture.

Below are many great hymns updated by Jubilate - all lyrics are free to download and use; please remember to include them in your CCL return. All texts have pdf music scores available to download, either interlined or as separate tune pages.


A great and mighty wonder

A mighty fortress (God is our fortress)

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide

All creation join to say

All creatures of our God and king

All glory, praise and honour

All hail the power of Jesus' name

All my heart this night rejoices

All people that on earth do dwell

Alleluia, sing to Jesus

Alleluia... hearts to heaven and voices raise

Alleluia, raise the anthem

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound

And can it be that I should gain

And now, O Father, mindful of the love

Angel voices ever singing

Angels from the realms of glory

As with gladness men of old

At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow

Author of life divine

Awake, my soul, and with the sun

Be thou my vision (Lord, be my vision)

Before the ending of the day

Behold the eternal king and priest

Behold the great creator makes

Breathe on me, breath of God

Bright the vision that delighted

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

Christ, from whom all blessings flow

Christ is made the sure foundation

Christ, the Lord, is risen today! Hallelujah!

Christian soldiers, onward go

Christian, do you hear the Lord?

Christian, seek not yet repose

Christians, awake, salute the happy morn

Come down, O love divine

Come, O fount of every blessing

Come, you thankful people, come

Crown him with many crowns

Dear Lord and Father of mankind

Deck yourself, my soul, with gladness

Draw near and take the body of the Lord and drink

Eternal Father, strong to save

Eternal light, eternal light

Faithful shepherd, feed me

Firmly I believe and truly

For all the saints, who from their labours rest

Forth in your name, O Lord, I go

Forty days and forty nights

Give to our God immortal praise

Glory to Jesus! risen, conquering Son

God is our fortress (A mighty fortress)

God is working his purpose out, as year succeeds to year

God made me for himself, to serve him here

God rest you merry, gentlemen

God save our gracious Queen

Great God, what do I see and hear?

Hail, gladdening light, of his pure glory poured

Hark! the voice of love and mercy

Help us to help each other, Lord

Holy Spirit, gracious guest

How bright these glorious spirits shine

How shall I sing that Majesty

I am not worthy, holy Lord

I bind myself to God today

I bless the Christ of God

I hear the words of love

I'll praise my maker while I've breath

Immortal, invisible, God only wise

Immortal love, for ever full

In heavenly love abiding

It came upon the midnight clear

It is a thing most wonderful

Jerusalem on high

Jerusalem the golden

Jerusalem, my happy home, name ever

Jesus came, the heavens adoring

Jesus lives! Your terrors now

Jesus (Jesu), my Lord, my God, my all, hear me

Jesus, priceless treasure

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

Jesus, your blood and righteousness

Joy to the world! The Lord has come

Judge eternal, throned in splendour

Just as I am, without one plea

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Let saints on earth together sing

Lift up your heads, you gates of brass

Light's glittering morning fills the skies

Like a river glorious

Look, you saints, the sight is glorious

Lord, be my vision, supreme in my heart

Lord, I was blind: I could not see

Lord Jesus, think of me

Lord, you were rich beyond all splendour

Lord, your word shall guide us

Love came down at Christmas

Love's redeeming work is done

Love divine, all loves excelling

May the mind of Christ my Saviour

My Father, for another night

My God, accept my heart this day

My hope is built on nothing less

My song is love unknown

O come, O come Emmanuel

O for a closer walk with God

O God of Jacob, by whose hand

O God, our help in ages past

O God, unseen yet ever near

O happy band of pilgrims

O happy day that fixed my choice

O Jesus, king most wonderful

O Lord my love, my strength, my tower

O Lord of heaven and earth and sea

O Lord, who came from realms above

O Lord, you gave in love divine

O sacred head, surrounded

O the bitter shame and sorrow

O the deep, deep love of Jesus!

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

Onward, Christian soldiers

Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?

Praise him, praise him, everybody praise him

Praise, my soul, the king of heaven

Praise to the Lord, the almighty

Prayer is the soul's supreme desire

Ride on, ride on in majesty

Rock of ages, cleft for me

Round me falls the night

See, amid the winter snow

Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle

Soldiers of the cross, arise

Songs of thankfulness and praise

Speak, Lord, in the stillness

Stand up, stand up for Jesus! You soldiers

Take my life, and let it be

Ten thousand times ten thousand

The church's one foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord

The day you gave us, Lord, is ended

The first nowell

The God of Abraham praise

The holly and the ivy

The king of love my shepherd is

The Lord is king! Lift up your voice

The wise may bring their learning

There is a land of pure delight

Thine be the glory (Glory to Jesus)

This joyful Eastertide, away with sin

Through all the changing scenes of life

Through the night of doubt and sorrow

To the name of our salvation

We love the place, O God

We plough the fields and scatter

We were not there to see you come

Welcome, happy morning - age to age shall say

When morning gilds the skies

Where high the heavenly temple stands

You are coming, O my Saviour

You holy angels bright

Yours for ever, God of love