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We love music at St Andrew's and during our worship we employ a wide range of styles from contemporary to traditional, guitar and keyboards to organ or unaccompanied singing.

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song.
Sing his praises in the assembly of the faithful.   (Psalm 149:1)

Our main musical sources are the Church Hymnary 4th edition and Complete Mission Praise, however we also supplement these with other songs as fits the theme of the service.

Worship BooksNew Songs

Here you will find songs that have been written locally and used in St Andrew's. Please feel free to use these yourself, we just ask that you also add the details of author and composer if you are reprinting.

A Song of Trinity 
Midi Accompaniment
Words and music: Peter Johnston

Bubblegum and Fluff
MP3 Audio (as used with puppets)
Words and music: Peter Johnston
Written for a primary school Christmas event
Thanks to children in P1-3 at Auchinraith Primary for singing in the chorus

Burning Hearts
Words and music: Peter Johnston
MP3 Backing Track
MP3 Vocals Track

Choices, choices, choices!
Words and music: Peter Johnston

For God So Loved The World
Words and music: Peter Johnston
MP3 Backing Track

I Was A Stranger 
Piano Accompaniment
Words and music: Peter Johnston

Love Inspired The Anger
Midi Accompaniment (1 verse)
Words by Andrew Pratt, music by Peter Johnston

Prepare Ye The Way
Words and music: Peter Johnston
Written for an advent service, based on Isaiah 40

Sharing Together He's Found
Words and music: Peter Johnston
Written for an all-age communion service
MP3 Backing Track

We're Gonna Jump, Jump, Jump
Words and music: Peter Johnston

We're Moving On
Words and music: Peter Johnston

We've Got A Story To Tell
MP3 Backing Track
MP3 Track with Vocals
Words and music: Peter Johnston
Written for "The Tale Machine" Holiday Club

Midi Files

These midi files should play on any General Midi compatible sound card (virtually all), midi hymn player, and if your musical keyboard has a disk drive you will be able to play them on your keyboard also. These have either been created locally or found freely available on the internet.

To listen to a midi file simply click on each title. To download to your computer right-click the link and choose the option to save the target file.

A touching place (Tune: Dream Angus introduction and 1 verse as used between sections of a prayer)

Abide with me

All over the world

All things bright and beautiful

Amazing Grace (Extremely lively version)

Ancient of Days

Ar hyd y nos (Welsh tune used for many hymns such as "All through the night", metre: 84 84 88 84)

At the name of Jesus (5 verse version)

Awesome God


Bind us together

Blessed Assurance

Blessing (by John Rutter)

Celebrate Jesus (Backing music only)

Christ be our light

Clare Benediction (by John Rutter)

Colours of Day

Crimond (Tune traditionally used for The Lord's my shepherd)

Easter Hymn


Eternal Father, strong to save (Tune: Melita)

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness

For the beauty of the earth (by John Rutter)

Free to serve

Gaelic Blessing (by John Rutter)

The National Anthem (1 verse)

Haven't you heard (tune and harmony slightly altered from version in Church Hymnary 4th edition)

He's got the whole wide world

Heaven invites you to a party

Hevenu shalom aleichem

Hymn for a new generation (Shall we cling?) (Tune: Thaxted)

I am the bread of life

I want to thank you

I'll go in the strength of the Lord

In Christ alone

Jesus Christ is risen today

Jesus knows the inmost heart

Jesus loves me

Joy to the world (A lot of fun, but watch for key changes and instrumental breaks!)

Just a closer walk with thee


Let the church arise

Living under the shadow

Look forward in faith

Lord, make me an instrument

My God is so big

My Jesus, my Saviour

O for a thousand tongues to sing (Tune: Lyngham)

O little town of Bethlehem

O when the saints go marching in

On a hill far away

Once in royal David's city

Onward Christian soldiers

Orchestra Introduction (Music builds up with new instrument added each cycle - used to illustrate to children how orchestra relies on many parts to make big sound (you can guess where that illustration goes...))

Rise and Shine (Arky, Arky Song)

Rock of ages, cleft for me

See! in yonder manger low (Willcocks arrangement, 3 verses)

Shall we gather at the river

Shepherd me, O God (Anthem by Marty Haugen)

Singing, we gladly worship

Songs of Praise (Theme music for the BBC show)

Spring isn't coming this year

Star Carol (Christmas anthem by John Rutter)

Teach me to dance

Thank you, Lord, for this fine day

There's a spirit in the air (note that verses 3 & 5 have a different melody for solo/choir, arrangement from Worship Songs)

Thine be the glory

This little light of mine

Those who wait on the Lord

Unto us is born a son (a boy is born) (Willcocks arrangement)

We are marching in the light of God (4 verses with short instrumental break between verses 2 & 3)

We'll walk the land

Were you there when they crucified my Lord

What a friend we have in Jesus

What child is this (Tune: Greensleeves)

When he comes

When our lives are joined to Christ

When we are down you raise us up

Y-Now Song (as used for the Y-Now Holiday Club