We believe that our situation can be paralleled with one of Israelites living in Egypt. They did not have any wisdom nor songs that would reflect their changed situation and circumstances. At present, we are living in a modern world which has changed a lot since the time Jesus was on the earth. Many hundreds of years have passed by since the last book of the New Testament has been written. Yong people are especially facing the “problem” that they often do not receive a guidance from the present churches that would acknowledge the context they live in.

St Kilda Uniting Church Songs and Hymns Written

In St Kilda Uniting Church, we believe that songs and hymns represent the cornerstone of our faith. Having songs reflecting the world we live in is crucial for understanding the role of God and Christianity in our lives. When we feel that there is no song out there which would reflect the topic we are dealing with, David, our minister and some of the other members of the congregation are happy to write one.

Here, you will find the songs that originated in our community and were used to enrich our Sunday service and by other occasions, too.

Shalom

The hymn formed part of the Sunday church service on 20 May 2018. The topic was healing a specifically Shalom, meaning also completeness, wholeness, wellbeing …

Tune: 138 TiS

Time

I wrote this hymn in preparation for a theme about time because I could not find anything to help a gathered community to think about time.

Tune:  Last Supper, Jesus Christ Superstar

Take Time

I wrote this hymn about time after listening to the song Be Still, for the presence of the Lord. I wanted a hymn that would help us to …

Tune:  Be Still, for the presence of the Lord.

All over this Land

It recognises with much sadness the loss of the ancient wisdom, language and culture of the First People of this land.

Tune:  Were You there, When they Crucified my Lord?

Were You There

A song about the crucifixion of earth enables us to reflect upon the damage we have done and our part in Earth’s crucifixion …

Tune:  Were You there, When they Crucified my Lord?

One Christmas Day

I wrote this hymn as a response to the absence of any songs that reflected upon the birthing experience of Mary in Bethlehem and relating it to …

Tune:  Ar Hyd a Nos

A Cross or a Cradle

A cross or a cradle, The story begins, Jesus the born one, Still gathers us in, A stable or graveyard, A woman is there, Mary the faithful, Alone in her care.

Tune:  Lord of all hopefulness

Come Sing the Songs

Christmas carols have always sat rather uncomfortably with me as they keep alive a fairy-tale view of Christmas that is more akin to Dickensian England …

Tune:  God rest ye merry gentlemen