Hymns of Confession and Lament

Coming to God in our pain ... asking God's forgiveness for the pain we cause

God’s goodness … our sin and grief … the groaning of creation … God’s abounding mercy … these are the themes of the hymns below. Some may be familiar, others less so. We pray they will be helpful.

Traditional hymns…

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Links are to Hymnary where words are available on the site, and to videos where they are not.

From new sources

Mostly in copyright – check licensing where necessary.

Resound Worship has put out a series of new songs – Doxecology  (one is linked to the right). They focus on different aspects of creation care – and are free to use for churches during lockdown. You might want to look at:

They join a wide range of new music from different traditions. We’ve got a sampling below.

Jubilate Hymns appear in some hymnals, but the words can also be found on the Jubilate website. They include many new hymns set to familiar tunes – and some completely new words and tunes. You might want to look at:

Green Christian has a list with links to the words of new hymns, which are often set to familiar tunes. These include:

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