Music

Music is an important part of worship at St Ninian’s. We are known as a church that sings, music used in worship ranges from the ancient to modern and is accompanied by piano, violin or a praise band. St Ninian’s is a church that sings and is confident singing a capella either for portions of the service such as the Gloria or for hymns, Taize chants have been used in services.

Occasionally the church is used for musical evenings, where proceeds are donated to charities such as the local Home Starter Pack fund.

The church is used for rehearsals for the Grampian Concert Orchestra on Thursdays.

Music that has been used in services recently is listed below, links take you to YouTube versions of the hymn/song.

Hymns for June 2016
New Every Morning is the Love
All who are thirsty
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
Ubi caritas
At The Name of Jesus
New Every Morning is the Love
Jesus, name above all names
Blessed Be Your Name
Be Still
To God be the glory
Jesus is King!
Speak O Lord
King of Kings, majesty
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful
Jesus shall reign
The Church is wherever God’s people are praising
Spirit of truth and grace
Will You Come and Follow Me?
Thuma Mina
Forth in Your Name I Go

Hymns for May 2016
How great Thou art
Were I a perfect child of God
Here in this place new light is streaming
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful
Light of the world
Teach me to dance
All together in one place
Spirit of truth and grace
We sing a love that sets all people free
If you believe and I believe
Amen Siyakudumisa
Lord of the church
Hosanna, hosanna
My Jesus, My Saviour
Hallelujah! sing to Jesus
Lord, I lift your name on high
Christ is the world’s redeemer
Light of the world
Spirit of God, unseen as the wind
We come as guests invited
Peace, perfect peace
Lord of all power, I give you my will

Hymns for April 2016
Alleluya! Alleluya! Hearts to heaven and voices raise
At your feet we fall
Now the green blade riseth
To be in your presence
I know that my Redeemer lives
See what a morning!
Spirit of truth and grace
At your feet we fall
God forgave my sin
If Christ had not been raised from death
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain
God in his wisdom, for our learning
I heard the voice of Jesus say
Alleluia, alleluia
Now is Christ risen from the dead
The strife is o’er
Come, living God, when least expected
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing
A new commandment
O Christ the King of glory

Hymns for March 2016
Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
There’s a song for all the children
Put Peace In To Each Other’s Hands
Fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers
He’s got the whole world
We sing the praise of him who died
Here Is Love Vast As The Ocean
Morning glory, starlit sky
My Lord, what love is this (Amazing love)
Lift up your hearts
All glory, laud and honour
You Are The King of Glory
My song is love unknown
Jesus, remember me
When I survey the wondrous cross
Great God, your love has called us here
God everlasting, wonderful and holy
We come as guests invited
Eat this bread, drink this cup
Now let us from this table rise
There is a green hill far away
O sacred head, once wounded
When I survey the wondrous cross
Jesus Christ is Risen Today
All Heaven Declares
Your Kingdom Come (Mayenziwe ‘ntando yakho )
Lord of the Dance
Broken for Me, Broken for You
Bread of the World in Mercy Broken
Thine Be the Glory

Hymns for February 2016
As we are gathered
Breathe On Me Breath Of God
At The Name of Jesus
Purify my heart
Loved before the dawn of time (Salvation Song)
Forty days and forty nights 
Father, hear the prayer we offer
Be Thou my guardian and my guide
Nada te turbe 
O Jesus, I have promised 
Awake our souls, away our fears 
Open our eyes, Lord 
Turn your eyes upon Jesus 
Bless the Lord, my soul 
The God of Abraham praise
I come with joy to meet my Lord
All who are thirsty
Purify my heart
Faithful God 
Fight the good fight 

Hymns for January 2016
Sing to God with joy and gladness
Speak O Lord
God is love
Ubi caritas
Love Divine all Loves Excelling
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness
Like a Candle Flame
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning
What child is this
Christ is the world’s true light
On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
Thou who wast rich
Hail To The Lord’s Anointed
The Lord is my light
Christ be the Lord of all our days
We bow down
Spirit of the Living God
In our darkness light has shone
Jesus is Lord
Glorious things of Thee are spoken
Be Thou my vision
In Christ alone
You are called to tell the story
The Lord’s My Shepherd (Townend)
Shine Jesus Shine
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
Veni, sancte spiritus

Hymns for December 2015
Christians awake, salute the happy morn
Away in a manger
Hark, the herald
See, amid the winter’s snow
Hark! The glad sound
People, look East to see at last
The Angel Gabriel
The Lord is my light
Tell Out My Soul
Once in Royal David’s City
Long Ago Prophets Knew
Of the Father’s Love Begotten
O Come All Ye Faithful
On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
Thy Kingdom come, O God
When the King shall come again
Wait for the Lord
Days of Elijah

Hymns for November 2015
O come, O come Emmanuel
Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Great is the darkness
Within the darkest night
Lo, he comes with clouds descending
All people that on earth do dwell
Put thou thy trust in God
Body broken for our good
O God, our help in ages past
Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round
Come, now is the time of worship
Purify my heart
Lord, we come to ask your healing
A new commandment I give unto you
Lord of all power, I give you my will
Christ is the King, O friends rejoice
Majesty
For the healing of the nations
My Jesus, My Saviour
We turn to Christ anew
Rejoice in God’s Saints
Earth’s Fragile Beauties We Possess
Thanks Be to God for His Saints
Mayenziwe ‘ntando yakho
For All The Saints

Hymns for October 2015
Come Ye Thankful People
For The Fruits
Praise and Thanksgiving Father We Offer
Here Is Bread, Here is Wine
You Shall Go Out With Joy
Christ Is The King
Speak O Lord
God Has Spoken
As The Deer
Forth in Your Name I Go
All I Once Held Dear
Jesus Be The Centre
Take My Life and Let it Be
Put Peace In To Each Other’s Hands
Be Thou My Vision
You Never Let Go
Mighty to Save
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord O My Soul)
Will You Come and Follow Me?
Blessed Be Your Name
And Can It Be
Christ’s Is The World in Which We Move
Open Your Eyes See The Glory of The King
Banquet (There’s no banquet so rich)
Open the Eyes of My Heart
Praise the One Who Breaks The Darkness

Hymns for September 2015
New Every Morning is the Love
Peace Is Flowing Like A River 
God is Here And We His People
As The Deer
Lord for the Years
Christ Is The King O Friends Rejoice
Breathe On Me Breath Of God
St. Ninian’s Hymn
Eat This Bread
God of Grace and God of Glory
Be Still
Speak O Lord
Abba Father
Christians Lift your Hearts and Voices
Eat This Bread
Thuma Mina
God Be in My Head
Mayenziwe (Your Will Be Done)
Forth in Your Name I Go
Jesu, Lover of My Soul
Open My Eyes That I may See
Morning Has Broken
Here Is Love Vast As The Ocean
Lord, For The Years

Hymns for August 2015
Immortal Invisible
Speak O Lord
Light of the World 
Be Still
Will You Come and Follow Me?
I the Lord of Sea and Sky
Abide With Me
Amazing Grace
All My Hope On God is Founded
Give Thanks to the Lord (Forever)
My Jesus, My Saviour
Be Thou My Vision
From Heaven You Came (Servant King)
I cannot tell Why He, Whom Angels 
Blessed Be Your Name
Bless the Lord My Soul
Beauty for Brokenness (God of the Poor)
Banquet
Amazing Grace
Wait for the Lord
Onward Christian Soldiers
Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

Hymns for July 2015
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Be Still
Thou whose Almighty word
Here Is Bread, Here is Wine
Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
My song is love unknown
The Lord’s my Shepherd
Christ is Made The Sure Foundation
Amazing Grace
Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
The earth is the Lord’s
On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry
Salvation Song
I the Lord of Sea and Sky
O for a Thousand
El-Shaddai
Immortal Invisible
Just As I Am
Ye Watchers And Ye Holy Ones