A small group gathered at Leeds Minster on July 2nd and 3rd to record a collection of new contemporary hymns entitled Until your earth is whole. With writers from both the UK and the USA, I'm confident that these high-quality recordings will prove a valuable and popular resource for churches around the globe.

Until your earth is whole

A thousand voices clamour - Martin Leckebusch

You made a universe (Until your earth is whole) - Ally Barrett. Click here to access lyrics & resources. 

Redeemer and Lord of the earth - Christopher Idle

O God of strength and everlasting kindness - Lucy Hannah. Click here to access lyrics & resources

Look On My Heart - Kate Bluett/Keiko Ying

When our lives are empty, aching - Donald Wetherick

Look Down, O Lord, and See - Laurie F. Gauger

Will We See Christ? - Fiona Lloyd

O God of boundless hope - Brian Davis. Click here to access lyrics & resources. 

You came to raise the last and least - Ally Barrett

We are called to welcome strangers - Simon Hancock/Sheena Evans. Click here to access lyrics & resources

Prayer for our nation - Rosamund Dakin


Full resources for the other eight hymns above will be released early November 2021.

Roger Peach, Jubilate Editorial Co-ordinator,

E: roger@jubilate.co.uk   W: www.jubilate.co.uk


Background to the project:

Hymns for Our Contemporary World: a new collection of hymns addressing some of the dominant themes of our contemporary world.

  • Social justice

  • Mental health

  • Refugee crisis

  • Environment

  • Isolation

  • Truth

The collection will comprise around a dozen new hymns, chosen by the Jubilate editorial team. It will be published on the Jubilate website with scores, recordings and lyric videos. The recordings and videos will also be available on streaming services.

“This is one of the most innovative and important projects in the current hymn-writing world. It is sorely needed, and will enrich the contemporary’s Church’s worship in countless ways.”

Revd Professor Jeremy Begbie, Duke University

29 January 2021
The website submissions window opens.

5 April 2021
The website submissions window closes.

April - June 2021
Jubilate editorial team assesses and selects pieces for the collection. This will involve a process of revision in collaboration wih the writer. Tunes may also be commissioned at this stage, where appropriate.

July 2021
The pieces are recorded with a small ensemble of singers and musicians.

November 2021
The new collection is published.