I don’t do Twitter, but #LessAmbitiousHymns exploded recently and reached even me.

Some of my favourites here – I’d love to credit them all. Suffice to say none of them are mine.


I vow to thee, my county

Thin be the Glory

Most of my hope on God is founded (and I wish it would make me stronger, I really do)

What a Facebook friend we have in Jesus

Our God is an Okay God

Lord, you have my left ventricle

Hail thee, regular day

O Little Town of Basildon

Go tell it on the mole hill

Blessed Insurance

Send me general directions, O Great Redeemer

We Three Kings, Disoriented Are

Come, now is the time to workshop

Crown him with half a crown

How satisfactory Thou Art

They’ll Know We Are Christians By the Fish on Our Cars

Be Thou My Vision Express

I Lib-Dem-Vow to thee, my country

I suspect that my Redeemer lives

Actually, a rather noisy night. Have you never given birth in a stable? Jesus Christ!

Mundane Things of Thee are Spoken

The Nuneaton Carol

I have decided to follow Jesus on Sunday mornings

Our dog is a great big dog.

If I were a low-fat-spread-fly

People have recommended you as a holiday destination, Zion city of our God

Just for fun – uselful though if you want to make a point about the way liturgical language changes. I don’t know where it came from …you can sing it to any traditional chant

A Modern Psalm 23 – Pointed for Traditional Chant.

1. The Lord and I are in a /shepherd – / sheep situation,
and I am in a pos / ition of / negative need.

2. He prostrates me in a / green belt /grazing area;
he conducts me directionally parallel to non-torr / ential / aqueous liquid.

3. He returns to original satisfaction levels my psycho / logi * cal / make-up;
He switches me on to a positive behavioural format  for maximal prest / ige of his i / dentity.

4. It should indeed be said that  not-withstanding the fact that I make ambulatory progress through the umbrageous inter- / hill mortality slot,
terror sensations will not be instantiated within me   due to / para / ethi * cal phe / nomena.

2nd part

5. Your pastoral walking aid    and quadruped pickup unit introduce me into a pleasur / ific / mood-state:
You design and produce a nutrient-bearing furniture-type structure   in the context of  / non-co-/ opera * tive / elements.

6. You act out a head-related folk ritual    employing / vege / table / extract;
my beverage utensil ex /periences * a / volume / crisis.

7. It is an ongoing deductible fact    that your inter-relational empathetical and non-vengeance capabilities will retain me as their target focus for the duration of my / non-death / period;

and I will possess tenant rights in the housing unit of the lord on a permanently / open- / ended / time basis.

Let an honourable, exalted and prosperous state of notoriety be attributed to the male parent figure accruing also to His immediate descendant in the / male / line:

and to the sanctified non-cor / pore *al person * al /entity.

In such manner as was circumstantial at the initialisation,

is contemporaneous with our terrestrial experience period,

and is due to con / tinue  * in / terminably;

cessation of the totality of trans-temporal existence
/ being * unfore / seen. Ag / reed!