Index of Common Praise, Anglican Church of Canada, 1998

This hymnal numbers texts with multiple tunes with separate numbers. This hymnal is one of three still in common use in Canada, the others being the 1938 and the 1971 hymnals. Not all of the files linked here are presently available. The headings below are those found in the original text.


001 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

002 When morning gilds the skies

003 Morning has broken

004 O God, creation's secret force

005 Christ, whose glory fills the skies

006 This day at thy creating word

007 New every morning is the love

008 Awake, my soul, and with the sun

009 Today I awake and God is before me

010 We the Lord's people,. heart and voice uniting

011 Blessed be the God of Israel (Daw)

012 We bless you, God of Israel


013 O gladsome light, O grace

014 O gracious Light, Lord Jesus Christ

015 Light of the world, in grace and beauty

016 O Light, whose splendor thrills

017 Christ, mighty Savior

018 O Laughing Light, O first born of creation

019 The duteous day now closeth

020 Day is done, but love unfailing

021 Come, Holy Ghost, soon we should be sleeping

022 Now from the altar of my heart

023 Now God be with us

024 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide

025 Glory to thee, my God, this night

026 To thee before the close of day

027 Most Holy God, the Lord of heaven

028 Jesus, Redeemer of the world

029 The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended

030 God, that madest earth and heaven

031 Savior, again to thy dear name we raise

032 Be our light in the darkness

033 We praise you, Father, for your gift

Christian Initiation

034 All who believe and are baptized

035 Wash, O God, our sons and daughters

036 Now there is no male or female

037 We'll sing in the morning

038 This child of ours, this miracle

039 You are God's work of art

040 O Spirit of the living God

041 Spirit of God, unleashed on earth

042 Crashing waters at creation

043 From all the wind's wide quarters

044 I believe in God Almighty

045 Down Galilee's slow roadways

046 I believe in God the Almighty

047 We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ


048 Let all mortal flesh keep silence

049 Draw nigh and take the Body of the Lord

050 Now, my tongue, the mystery telling

051 Now, my tongue, the mystery telling

052 O God, unseen, yet ever near

053 Now the silence

054 Bread of the world in mercy broken

055 When Jesus died to save us

056 I am the bread, the bread of life

057 Thou who at thy first Eucharist

058 O Christ was a good guest

059 Jesus calls us here to meet him

060 I come with joy, a child of God

061 As we gather at your table

062 Come, let us eat

063 Eat this bread, drink this cup

064 Author of life divine

065 Here, Lord, we take the broken Bread

066 And now, O Father, mindful of the love

067 God of all time, all seasons of our living

068 We hold the death of the Lord

069 We who live by sound and symbol

070 Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts

071 Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts

072 Bread of heaven, on thee we feed

073 One bread, one body, one Lord of all

074 For the bread which you have broken

075 With the body that was broken

076 Thee we adore, O hidden Savior, thee

077 The Son of God proclaim

078 Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness

079 To you, O kindly Jesus Christ

080 We hail thee now, O Jesus

081 Father, we thank thee, who hast planted

082 Hallelujah! we sing your praises

083 O Saving Victim, opening wide

084 Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor

085 Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless

086 More than we can ask or imagine

087 Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands

Christian Year


088 Come, thou long-expected Jesus

089 O come, O come Emmanuel

090 How the world longs for your birth

091 People, look east. The time is near

092 O day of God, draw nigh

093 Ye servants of the Lord

094 Wait for the Lord

095 O come, divine Messiah

096 Creator of the starry height

097 Jesus came, the heavens adoring

098 Hark the glad sound! the Savior comes

099 Break, day of God, O break

100 Comfort, comfort ye my people

101 Hail to the Lord's Anointed

102 Prepare the way, O Zion

103 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

104 Joy shall come even to the wilderness

105 Where Jordan cuts the wilderness

106 There's a voice in the wilderness crying

107 Prepare the way, O Zion

108 Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding

109 When the King shall come again

110 Sleepers, wake! A voice astounds us

111 Herald, sound the note of judgment

112 Behold the mountain of the Lord

113 Come, O Lord, and set us free

114 Lo, he comes with clouds descending

115 Awake, O sleeper, rise from death

116 Thy Kingdom come! on bended knee


117 Lo, how a Rose e'er blooming

118 O come, all ye faithful

119 Silent night! Holy night!

120 O little town of Bethlehem

121 O little town of Bethlehem

122 In the bleak midwinter

123 Once in royal David's city

124 Stay, my child, my body sharing

125 Infant holy, Infant lowly

126 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed

127 O come, little children

128 The Virgin Mary had a baby boy

129 No crowded eastern street

130 Born in the night, Mary's child

131 Love came down at Christmas

132 Of the Father's love begotten

133 From heaven above to earth I come

134 While by the sheep we watched at night

135 Shepherds, in the field abiding

136 While shepherds watched their flocks by night

137 What child is this, who, laid to rest

138 Hark, the herald angels sing

139 The first Nowell the angel did say

140 It came upon the midnight clear

141 It came upon the midnight clear

142 Sleep, sweet child, thy mother watches

143 Angels, from the realms of glory

144 Sleep, holy child, now hid away

145 Good King Wenceslas

146 Twas in the moon of wintertime

147 Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light

148 See amid the winter's snow

149 All my heart this night rejoices

150 On this day earth shall ring

151 All poor men and humble

152 Let folly praise that fancy loves

153 Good Christian men, rejoice

154 Joy to the world! The Lord is come

155 From east to west, from shore to shore

156 The people that in darkness sat

157 Rise up and shine! Your light has come

158 Earth has many a noble city

159 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

160 As with gladness men of old

161 Wise men, they came to look for wisdom

162 Sing of God made manifest

Baptism of Jesus

163 When Christ's appearing was made known

164 What king would wade

165 Mark how the Lamb of God's self-offering


166 We have come at Christ's own bidding

167 Tis good, Lord, to be here

168 Transfigured Christ, none comprehends

169 Jesus, on the mountain peak


170 The glory of these forty days

171 What does the Lord require

172 Now let us all with one accord

173 Creator of the earth and skies

174 Eternal Lord of love, behold your Church

175 Forty days and forty nights

176 By the Holy Spirit sent

177 A spendthrift Lover is the Lord

178 Restore in us, O God

179 Tree of life and awesome mystery

180 Giver of the perfect gift

Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday

181 All glory, laud, and honor

182 Ride on, ride on in majesty

183 Into Jerusalem Jesus rode

Holy Week

184 My song is love unknown

185 Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle

186 The royal banners forward go

187 As royal banners are unfurled

188 Sunset to sunrise changes now

189 Alone thou goest forth, O Lord

190 Go to dark Gethsemane

191 To mock your reign, O dearest Lord

192 Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

193 Calvary, Calvary

194 Stay with us

195 Tis finished! The Messiah dies

196 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended

197 O dearest Lord, thy sacred head

198 O sacred head, surrounded

199 Who would ever have believed it

200 We sing the praise of him who died

201 People draw near to God in their distress

202 There is a green hill far away


203 Jesus Christ is risen today

204 Truly, he comes to us

205 The day of Resurrection

206 Christ the Lord is risen today (Wesley)

207 At the Lamb's high feast we sing

208 Thou hallowed chosen morn of praise

209 Walk softly in springtime

210 Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son

211 Good Christian men, rejoice and sing

212 The strife is o'er, the battle done

213 His battle ended there

214 The Lamb's high banquet called to share

215 Come, ye faithful, raise the strain

216 Ye choirs of new Jerusalem

217 Christ the Lord is risen again

218 Rejoice, angelic choirs, rejoice!

219 The glory of our King was seen

220 Christ is risen! Christ is risen

221 Alleluia, alleluia, let the holy anthem rise

222 All shall be well

223 Christ is risen! Shout hosanna

224 Awake, arise, lift up your voice

225 Come away to the skies

226 Through the Red Sea brought at last, Alleluia!

227 Israel went out from Egypt

228 O sons and daughters, let us sing

229 Who is there on this Easter morning

230 The tomb is empty! Come and see

231 That Eastertide with joy was bright

232 Jesus is risen from the grave

233 They crucified my Savior

234 Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary

235 Myrrh-bearing Mary from Magdala came

236 Apostle of the Word

237 Now the green blade riseth

238 God's love bursts into bloom

239 Jesus lives! thy terrors now

240 Retell what Christ's great love has done

241 Christians to the Paschal Victim

242 This is the feast of victory for our God

243 Christ is atonement, the Paschal Victim

244 We walk by faith, and not by sight


245 O Lord most high, Eternal King

246 Hail, thou once-despised Jesus

247 Hail the day that sees him rise

248 And have the bright immensities


249 Wind who makes all winds that blow

250 Soaring Spirit, set us free

251 Come, ever blessed Spirit, come

252 Spirit, come, dispel our sadness

253 O glorious day

254 O God, the Holy Ghost


255 Eternal God, your love's tremendous glory

256 Yours the hand that made creation

257 Have mercy on us, God most high

Rogation Days and Harvest Thanksgiving

258 We plow the fields, and scatter

259 For the fruits of his creation

260 As saints of old

261 God whose farm is all creation

262 Come, ye thankful people, come

263 Praise to God, immortal praise

New Year

264 Now greet the swiftly changing year

265 As powers of good

The Saints

266 Lord, let your servant go in peace

267 The God whom earth and sea and sky

268 Gabriel's message does away

269 Heavenly message, brought by an angel

270 Lamb of God, to thee we raise

271 You are the Christ, O Lord

272 Christ, the fair glory of the holy angels

273 Sing of Andrew, John's disciple

274 Here from all nations, all tongues and all peoples

275 O what their joy and their glory must be

276 For all the saints who from their labors rest

277 How blessed are all the saints

278 Jerusalem the golden

279 Lo, round the throne, a glorious band

280 How bright these glorious spirits shine

281 Who are these like stars appearing

282 Let saints on earth in concert sing

283 By all your saints still striving

284 Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs

285 The eternal gifts of Christ the King

286 Give me the wings of faith to rise


287 Come to a wedding, come to a blessing

288 Lord and lover of creation

289 Great God, we praise your mighty love


290 O thou whose power o'er moving worlds presides

291 O Christ, the healer, we have come

292 We cannot measure how you heal

293 Your hands, O Lord, in days of old

294 By the waters , the waters of Babylon


295 Christ the Victorious, give to your servants

296 O Christ, you wept when grief was raw

297 God give us life

298 O Lord of life, where'er they be


299 In the name of Christ we gather

Anniversary of a Parish

300 Christ is made the sure foundation

301 How blessed is this place

302 They did not build in vain

303 Unto thy temple, Lord, we come

304 All things are thine; no gift have we


305 God is our song, and every singer blest

306 O for a thousand tongues to sing

307 When long before time

308 Jubilate Deo

309 Praise the Lord with the sound of trumpet

310 Sing praise to God who reigns above

311 Awake, arise, O sing a new song

312 Sing a new song unto the Lord

313 Laudate Dominum

314 Laudate omnes gentes

315 When the morning stars together

316 New songs of celebration render

317 Praise the Lord, sing alleluia

318 Rejoice today with one accord

319 Come, let us join our cheerful songs

320 Ye watchers and ye holy ones

321 All hail the power of Jesus' name

322 All hail the power of Jesus' name

323 Ye holy angels bright

324 Hallelujah

325 Angel voices ever singing

326 Bright the vision that delighted

327 Lo, God is here! let us adore

328 Lo, God is here! let us adore

329 Maker, in whom we live

330 O praise ye the Lord! praise him in the height

331 God, we praise you, God, we bless you

332 Thee we adore, eternal Lord

333 Holy God, we praise thy name (French)

334 Holy God, we praise thy name

335 How shall I sing that majesty

336 Masithi: Amen

337 God reveals his presence

338 Adoramus te Jesu Christe

339 From glory to glory advancing, we praise thee, O Lord

340 Je louerai l'Éternel

341 God of mercy, God of grace

342 We praise you, O God, our redeemer, creator

343 When all thy mercies, O my God

344 From all that dwell below the skies

345 King of glory, King of peace

346 I'll praise my Maker while I've breath

347 The God of Abraham praise

348 The living God be praised

349 All people that on earth do dwell

350 Stand up, and bless the Lord

351 Rejoice in God, all earthly lands

352 Amazing grace, how sweet the sound

353 My God, how endless is thy love

354 Come, thou fount of every blessing

355 All creatures of our God and King

356 Ye boundless realms of joy

357 Let all the world in every corner sing

358 Earth and all stars

359 This is the day that the Lord has made

360 Bless the Lord, my soul

361 Surely it is God who saves me

362 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord

363 My soul proclaims your glory, Lord

364 Splendor and honor, majesty and power

365 Glory to God on high

366 Glory, in the highest glory

367 Hosanna

368 He came down that we may have love

369 Thy strong word did cleave the darkness

370 Songs of praise the angels sang

371 To God be the glory, great things he has done

372 Praise to the Holiest in the height

373 This is the day the Lord hath made

374 Alleluia, sing to Jesus

375 At the Name of Jesus

376 Gloria, Gloria in Excelsis Deo

377 To the Name of our salvation

378 Crown him with many crowns

379 Rejoice, the Lord is King

380 O worship the King all glorious above

381 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

382 Praise to the Lord, all of you, God's servants

383 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

384 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation

385 Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness

386 When I survey the wondrous Cross

387 All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine

388 Glorious things of thee are spoken

389 O God of font and altar

390 Womb of life and source of being

391 Sing ye praises to the Father

392 Who comes from God, as Word and Breath?

393 Immortal, invisible, God only wise

394 Eternal, Unchanging, we sing to thy praise

395 Bring many names, beautiful and good

396 O praise the gracious power

397 Praise the one who breaks the darkness

398 Let us with a gladsome mind


399 Now thank we all our God

400 What wondrous love is this

401 My life flows on in endless song

402 Come and fill our hearts

403 Let all things now living

404 The trumpets sound, the angels sing

405 Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord

406 When the Lord brought back


407 Many and great, O God, are thy works

408 Wind upon the waters

409 Before the earth had begun

410 Creating God, your fingers trace

411 O Lord of every shining constellation

412 O God, beyond all face and form

413 The stars declare his glory

414 God of the sparrow

415 All things bright and beautiful

416 All things bright and beautiful

417 Let's sing unto the Lord

418 Draw the circle wide

419 Let all creation bless the Lord

420 Praise the Lord, ye heavens, adore him

421 Most High, omnipotent, good Lord

422 God who touchest earth with beauty

423 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder

424 Sing praise to God on mountain tops

425 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee

426 The spacious firmament on high

427 All beautiful the march of days

428 God who gives to life its goodness

429 For the beauty of the earth

Call and Vocation

430 Will you come and follow me?

431 Take up thy cross, the Savior said

432 Jesus calls us! o'er the tumult

433 Lord, you give the great commission

434 The love of Jesus calls us

435 Take my life, and let it be

436 I bind unto myself today

437 Jesus, come, for we invite you

438 O Jesus, I have promised

439 Blest are the pure in heart

440 For all your blessings

441 Thee will I love, my strength, my tower

442 Great God, your love has called us here

443 How beauteous are their feet

444 Thy hand, O God, has guided

445 God the Creator, you in love made me

446 Word of God, come down on earth

447 Lord, we hear your word with gladness

448 Jesus Lord, how joyful you have made us

449 How shall they hear the word of God

450 You call us, Lord, to be

451 King of love, O Christ

452 Command thy blessing from above

453 Living Lord of love's dominion

454 Revive thy work, O Lord

455 Dear Lord and Father of mankind

456 He comes to us as one unknown

457 Alleluia, glory to God

458 Seek ye first the kingdom of God

459 Christ is our cornerstone

460 Lord, the light of your love is shining

461 Stand up, stand up for Jesus

462 The hidden stream that feeds

463 A prophet-woman broke a jar

464 Bonum est confidere

465 Here in this place new light is streaming

466 How clear is our vocation, Lord

467 Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go

Christian Life

468 To Abraham and Sarah

469 Sing praises old and new

470 Seek not in distant, ancient hills

471 From the slave pens of the Delta

472 Eternal Father, Lord of space

473 Behold how pleasant, how good it is

474 Jesus, where'er thy people meet

475 Not far beyond the sea, nor high

476 God, who hast caused to be written

477 Lamp of our feet, whereby we trace

478 Almighty God, thy word is cast

479 O Christ, the master carpenter

480 Lord, be thy word my rule

481 May the grace of Christ our Savior

482 Come and journey with a Savior

483 May the Spirit of Christ be our hope

484 In Christ there is no East or West

485 Love divine, all loves excelling

486 Love divine, all loves excelling

487 Where charity and love prevail

488 The tree of life my soul hath seen

489 From the falter of breath

490 God of all being, throned afar

491 The head that once was crowned with thorns

492 Sing alleluia to our God

493 Blessed are the persecuted

494 Not for tongues of heaven's angels

495 Should I rehearse with human voice

496 Teach me, my God and King

497 Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round

498 How lovely is thy dwelling-place

499 Onward, Christian soldiers

500 Sister, let me be your servant

501 Through all the changing scenes of life

502 You are salt for the earth

503 Fight the good fight with all thy might

504 Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love


505 Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

506 Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy

507 Blest be the tie that binds

508 I heard the voice of Jesus say

509 Precious Lord, take my hand

510 You have passed by

511 Lord Jesus, think on me

512 I want Jesus to walk with me

513 Guide my feet

514 Jesus, joy of our desiring

515 Thou art the way: by thee alone

516 Dear Lord, we long to see your face

517 O God, your constant care and love

518 O Christ, who holds the open gate

519 The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want

520 The King of love my Shepherd is

521 Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear

522 Rock of ages, cleft for me

523 We sing to you, O God

524 O Christ, the great foundation

525 The Church's one foundation

526 God is our fortress and our rock

527 How firm a foundation

528 O God, our help in ages past

529 All my hope on God is founded

530 By night we hasten

531 You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord

532 What a Friend we have in Jesus

533 Jesus, lover of my soul

534 Here, O Lord, your servants gather

535 As Jacob with travel was weary one day

536 Singing songs of expectation

537 In the Cross of Christ I glory

538 Nearer, my God, to thee

539 Come, O thou Traveler unknown

540 Just as the deer longs for the waterbrooks

541 As longs the hart for flowing streams

542 Out of the depths I turn to you on high

543 Unto the hills around do I lift up

544 Can I see another's woe

545 We will lay our burden down

546 God moves in a mysterious way

547 I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew

548 Eye has not seen, ear has not heard

549 La ténŐbre n'est point ténŐbre

550 Light's abode, celestial Salem

551 My faith looks up to thee

552 My heart looks in faith

553 Ubi caritas et amor

554 Come, people of the living God

555 O God of Bethel, by whose hand

556 O for a closer walk with God

557 Eternal Spirit of the living Christ

558 God, when I stand, no path before me

559 Blessed Jesus, at thy word

560 Thou, whose almighty word

561 Lord, thy word abideth

562 Dona nobis pacem

563 Mon âme se repose en paix

564 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

565 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah

566 Great are your mercies

567 Eternal Father, strong to save

568 Nothing can trouble

569 Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life

570 Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing; thanks for mercies

571 Shalom Chaverim

Peace and Justice

572 Let there be light

573 O day of peace that dimly shines

574 Father eternal, ruler of creation

575 Let streams of living justice

576 For the healing of the nations

577 God of grace and God of glory

578 O healing river

579 O Lord my God, O Lord my God

580 In Bethlehem a newborn boy

581 Lord, who left the highest heaven

582 Weary of all trumpeting

583 When God restored our common life

584 The Church of Christ in every age

585 Lord, whose love through humble service

586 Rise up, O men of God

587 Once to every man and nation

588 Come now, O Prince of Peace

589 Come, O God of all the earth

590 All who love and serve your city

591 Our cities cry to you, O God

592 Where cross the crowded ways of life

593 O God of every nation

594 Judge eternal, throned in splendor

595 And every one 'neath their vine

596 O holy city, seen of John

597 Lion and lamb lying together


598 Go to the world

599 Awake, awake: fling off the night!

600 You call us out to praise you

601 God, whose giving knows no ending

602 Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim (Murray)


603 Holy Spirit, storm of love

604 Your word, O God, a living sword

605 Have mercy, Lord, on me

606 There's a wideness in God's mercy

607 Come, let us to the Lord our God

608 Come, you sinners, poor and needy

609 Far, far away from my loving Father

610 Before I take the Body of my Lord

611 Our Father, we have wandered

612 Healer of our every ill

613 We lay our broken world

614 Forgive our sins as we forgive

615 Just as I am, without one plea

Jesus Christ

616 Father of heaven, whose love profound

617 Jesus, the very thought of thee

618 Glorious in majesty

619 Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature

620 How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds

621 Before the world began

622 How bright appears the Morning Star

623 A mother's labor bears her child

624 O thou who camest from above

625 I found him cradled in a lamp-lit barn

626 The Lord Almighty spoke the word

627 The voice of God goes out to all the world

628 O love, how deep, how broad, how high

629 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness

630 You, Lord, are both lamb and shepherd

631 The kingdom of God is justice and joy

632 The King of glory comes, the nation rejoices

633 Lord Christ, we praise your sacrifice

634 Jesus, remember me

Holy Spirit

635 Like the murmur of the dove's song

636 Come, thou Holy Spirit, come

637 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire

638 O Holy Spirit, by whose breath

639 Come, O Creator Spirit, come

640 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove

641 Creator Spirit, by whose aid

642 From the waiting comes the sign

643 Holy Spirit, come with power

644 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove

645 Come down, O Love divine

646 Spirit divine, attend our prayers

647 Spirit of the living God, move among us all

648 O Holy Spirit, enter in

649 Breathe on me, Breath of God

650 God's Spirit as a rising gale

651 God sends us his Spirit to befriend and help us

652 Fire of God, thou sacred flame

653 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost

654 Holy Spirit, gracious guest

655 Holy Spirit, ever dwelling

656 She comes sailing on the wind

657 Loving Spirit, loving Spirit

658 Filled with the Spirit's power

National Songs

659 O Canada

660 God save our gracious Queen


661 May the Lord, mighty God

662 The trees of the field

663 Bwana awabariki

664 In Jesus' Name, we pause to pray

665 To God, with the Lamb and the Dove

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