Modernised hymns

Below is a list of hymns from Lutheran Hymnal (1973) (LH) which have been modernised. Some have been prepared under the auspices of the Commission on Worship of the Lutheran Church of Australia, some are as in Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II (TIS), and a few have been drawn from other non-copyright sources. All hymns from LH which are also in TIS in some form are indicated in the list. The first lines of the hymns that appear in blue text are linked to a Word document containing the modernised version. Click on the blue text to download the Word document.

Many hymns in TIS are under copyright, but note that the Editors’ Introduction to TIS states that versions (of older hymns) altered by the Editorial Committee ‘may be used for non-commercial, “one-off” performances without the granting of formal permission. Together in Song should, however, be indicated as the source of these versions which should be noted as (c) The Australian Hymn Book Company.’

At the end of the list below are the numbers and first lines of hymns and songs from Supplement to Lutheran Hymnal  which are also in TIS or the ‘All Together’ (AT) songbooks. The few LH hymns in AT are also indicated.

LIST OF MODERNISED LUTHERAN HYMNAL HYMNS

LH no. LH first line TIS No.
1 LHS 1 Hark a herald voice is calling see also TIS 264 (mod form of LH version)
2 O come, O come, Immanuel TIS 265
4 LHS 4 Once He came in blessing TIS 197
5 LHS 5 O bride of Christ rejoice TIS 336
6 LHS 6 Ye sons of men in earnest
8 LHS 8 Rise children of the kingdom
9 Hark the glad sound TIS 269
10 LHS 10 O how shall I receive Thee
11 The advent of our King TIS 271
12 LHS 12 Comfort comfort ye my people
13 On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry TIS 270
14 LHS 14 Let the earth now praise the Lord
15 LHS 15 Jesus came the heavens adoring
16 Hail to the Lord’s Anointed TIS 275
17 Come, Thou long-expected Jesus TIS 272 (same as in LH)
18 LHS 18 Lift up your heads ye mighty gates TIS 267
19 LHS 19 Come Thou Saviour of our race TIS 295
20 LHS 20 O Jesus Christ all praise to Thee
21 Of the Father’s love begotten TIS 290
22 LHS 22 Let us all with gladsome voice
23 LHS 23 From heaven above to earth I come TIS 296
25 LHS 25 To shepherds as they watched by night
26 Praise God the Lord, ye sons of men TIS 298
28 LHS 28 Immanuel we sing Thy praise
29 LHS 29 Come your hearts and voices raising TIS 297
30 The people that in darkness sat TIS 274
31 LHS 31 Arise my soul sing joyfully
33 Hark! the herald angels sing TIS 303
34 O come, all ye faithful TIS 304
36 LHS 36 Jesus name of wondrous love
37 LHS 37 O wondrous type O vision fair
38 LHS 38 In peace and joy I now depart
39 LHS 39 O Christ Thou Lord eternal
40 As with gladness men of old TIS 314
41 LHS 41 O Jesus king of glory
42 LHS 42 Earth has many a noble city see also TIS 291 (mod form of LH version)
44 LHS 44 Thou Light of gentile nations
45 LHS 45 Hail Thou source of every blessing
46 Angels, from the realms of glory TIS 309
47 LHS 47 Songs of thankfulness and praise
48 LHS 48 Lamb of God most holy
50 Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle TIS 331
51 LHS 51 Let Thy blood in mercy poured
52 LHS 52 O sacred head now wounded TIS 339
53 LHS 53 Jesus refuge of the weary
54 When I survey the wondrous cross TIS 342
55 LHS 55 O dearest Jesus TIS 337 (2 verses less);see also AT 347
57 LHS 57 A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth
58 LHS 58 O world see thy life languish TIS 338
59 LHS 59 Jesus I will ponder now
62 My song is love unknown TIS 341
65 LHS 65 Lord Jesus we give thanks to Thee
67 And can it be, that I should gain TIS 209
69 LHS 69 Glory be to Jesus TIS 344
70 LHS 70 Stricken smitten and afflicted
71 LHS 71 Come to Calvarys holy mountain
73 LHS 73 Go to dark Gethsemane
75 We sing the praise of Him who died TIS 347
76 LHS 76 Gathered here O gracious Lord and Saviour
80 Praise to the Holiest in the height TIS 141
81 LHS 81 O perfect life of love
82 LHS 82 Jesus in Thy dying woes
84 There is a green hill far away TIS 350
85 According to Thy gracious word TIS 515
86 All glory, laud, and honour TIS 333
87 Ride on, ride on in majesty TIS 348
88 Jesus Christ is risen today TIS 362
89 LHS 89 Christ Jesus lay in deaths strong bands TIS 364 (extra verse added, not in TIS)
90 Christ the Lord is risen again TIS 365
92 Christ the Lord is risen today TIS 370
95 LHS 95 He is risen He is risen TIS 379
97 The strife is o’er, the battle done TIS 367
99 LHS 99 Welcome Thou Victor in the strife
100 LHS 100 Awake my heart rejoicing
101 LHS 101 Jesus lives thy terrors now TIS 372 (different)
102 LHS 102 Hallelujah hallelujah
103 LHS 103 I know that my Redeemer lives TIS 376 (slightly different)
104 LHS 104 Awake my heart thy praises sing
106 LHS 106 Since Christ is gone to heaven His home
109 LHS 109 Draw us to Thee
111 Hail the day that sees Him rise TIS 369
112 Hail, Thou once despisèd Jesus TIS 373
113 Crown Him with many crowns TIS 228
115 Rejoice, the Lord is king TIS 216
116 LHS 116 Come Holy Spirit heavenly dove
117 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire TIS 396
118 LHS 118 O Holy Ghost to Thee we all pray
119 Come down, O Love divine TIS 398
121 LHS 121 Come Holy Ghost God and Lord TIS 399
122 LHS 122 O Holy Ghost Thou gift divine
124 LHS 124 O Holy Spirit enter Thou TIS 400
125 Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly dove TIS 402
127 LHS 127 Come Holy Spirit come
128 LHS 128 O Spirit of life O Spirit of God TIS 401
129 Breathe on me, Breath of God TIS 407
130 LHS 130 O enter Lord Thy temple
131 LHS 131 Holy Ghost with light divine
134 LHS 134 Come O come Thou quickening Spirit
136 LHS 136 All glory be to God on high
139 LHS 139 We all believe in one true God
140 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty TIS 132
141 Father of heaven, whose love profound TIS 131
142 LHS 142 We all believe in one true God TIS 435
147 LHS 147 O Morning Star so bright and fair TIS 199 (extra verse added not in TIS)
149 LHS 149 Jesus priceless treasure
151 LHS 151 Jesus Thy boundless love to me
152 Fairest Lord Jesus TIS 203
154 LHS 154 Amazing love that rent the heavens asunder
156 LHS 156 Jesus our Saviour of true joy the giver TIS 208 (has extra verse)
158 Jesus, lover of my soul TIS 211
159 LHS 159 O for a thousand tongues to sing TIS 210 (extra verses not in TIS)
161 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds TIS 223
162 LHS 162 In Jesus I find peace and rest
163 LHS 163 Would you know what most I prize
164 Love divine, all loves excelling TIS 217
165 LHS 165 One there is above all others
166 All hail the power of Jesus’ name TIS 224
169 The head that once was crowned with thorns TIS 378
170 LHS 170 Chief of sinners though I be
171 In the cross of Christ I glory TIS 349
175 LHS 175 Thou art the way TIS 226
177 O my Saviour, lifted TIS 600
179 LHS 179 Christ alone is our salvation
181 LHS 181 Abide O dearest Jesus TIS 551
185 LHS 185 Sun of righteousness divine
187 Glorious things of thee are spoken TIS 446
188 LHS 188 Built on a rock the Church doth stand
189 LHS 189 One is our God and Father
191 The Church’s one foundation TIS 457
193 LHS 193 Jesus with Thy church abide
194 Thy hand, O God, has guided TIS 456
195 LHS 195 A mighty fortress is our God TIS 103
197 LHS 197 Lord keep us steadfast in Thy Word TIS 436
199 LHS 199 Christ Thou strong guardian
202 LHS 202 Help us to conquer
203 LHS 203 Through the night of doubt and sorrow
205 Soldiers of Christ, arise TIS 570
206 Stand up, stand up for Jesus TIS 592
210 LHS 210 Thy word O God declareth
213 For all the saints TIS 455
215 LHS 215 Arise O God and shine
217 LHS 217 O Christ our true and only light
219 Jesus shall reign where’er the sun TIS 207
221 LHS 221 Spread O spread thou mighty Word TIS 450
222 Thou whose almighty word TIS 447
227 O Spirit of the living God TIS 405
228 LHS 228 Lord Jesus Christ the cause is Thine
229 LHS 229 Revive Thy work O Lord
232 LHS 232 Rise Thou light of gentile nations
239 Son of God, eternal Saviour TIS 606
243 LHS 243 How beauteous are their feet
244 LHS 244 Lord pour Thy Spirit from on high TIS 451 (different version)
245 LHS 245 Lord of the Church we humbly pray
246 LHS 246 Father be Thy blessing shed
247 LHS 247 Thou who the night in prayer didst spend
248 Christ is made the sure foundation TIS 432
249 Christ is our cornerstone TIS 433
251 LHS 251 Only begotten Word of God eternal
259 LHS 259 Speak O Lord Thy servant heareth
260 LHS 260 Lord Jesus Christ with us abide
262 LHS 262 Precious Word from God in heaven
265 LHS 265 How blest are they who hear Gods Word
266 LHS 266 Gods Word is our great heritage
267 LHS 267 Almighty God Thy Word is cast
274 Lord, Thy Word abideth TIS 427
275 LHS 275 Lord Jesus Christ our Lord most dear
276 LHS 276 Dearest Jesus we are here TIS 480 (slightly different)
277 LHS 277 Baptised into Thy name most holy TIS 481 (slightly different)
279 LHS 279 He that believes and is baptised TIS 479 (slightly different)
280 LHS 280 Jesus took the lambs and blessed them
282 LHS 282 Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord TIS 498
283 LHS 283 Zion to thy Saviour singing
284 LHS 284 O living Bread from heaven
285 LHS 285 To Thy most holy supper Lord
286 LHS 286 O Lord who in Thy love unfeigned
287 LHS 287 Deck thyself my soul with gladness TIS 503 (extra verse added not in TIS)
288 O Jesus, blessed Lord, to Thee TIS 504
290 LHS 290 O Bread of life from heaven
291 LHS 291 Thy table I approach
294 LHS 294 O God unseen yet ever near
295 LHS 295 O Lord we praise Thee
296 LHS 296 My Maker be Thou nigh
299 My God, accept my heart this day TIS 485
300 LHS 300 Let me be Thine for ever
301 LHS 301 Take Thou my hand and lead me TIS 593
305 LHS 305 Today Thy mercy calls us
306 I heard the voice of Jesus say TIS 585; see also AT 137
308 LHS 308 Come unto Me ye weary
310 LHS 310 Out of the depths I cry to Thee
315 LHS 315 Lord to Thee I make confession
317 LHS 317 Jesus sinners doth receive
320 LHS 320 I come to Thee O blessed Lord
321 LHS 321 Faith is a living power from heaven
322 LHS 322 Dear Christians one and all rejoice TIS 196 (extra verses added not in TIS)
323 LHS 323 Blessèd are the sons of God
324 LHS 324 Salvation unto us has come TIS 195
326 LHS 326 O how great is Thy compassion
327 LHS 327 Jesus Thy blood and righteousness
330 Rock of ages, cleft for me TIS 222
331 LHS 331 My hope is built on nothing less
332 LHS 332 Thy works not mine O Christ
333 LHS 333 All that I was my sin my guilt
334 LHS 334 Lord tis not that I did choose Thee
335 Just as I am, without one plea TIS 584
336 LHS 336 Come follow me the Saviour spake
337 LHS 337 God from all eternity
339 LHS 339 Praise to Thee and adoration
340 LHS 340 Be thou faithful unto death
341 LHS 341 Jesus lead Thou on
342 LHS 342 Watch my soul and pray
344 LHS 344 Our God is love and all His saints
345 LHS 345 O that the Lord would guide my ways
346 Forth in Thy name, O Lord, I go TIS 571
347 Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah TIS 569
351 ‘Take up thy cross’, the Saviour said TIS 583
352 LHS 352 Fight the good fight TIS 594
353 LHS 353 Holy Father Thou hast taught me
355 LHS 355 May we Thy precepts Lord fulfil
356 LHS 356 Lord of glory who hast bought us
357 LHS 357 O God Thou faithful God
358 LHS 358 Renew me O eternal Light
359 LHS 359 Thee will I love my strength my treasure
361 LHS 361 Let us ever walk with Jesus
362 LHS 362 What shall I give to God
364 LHS 364 A new heart Lord create in me TIS 559
366 Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult TIS 589
367 LHS 367 O bring to the Lord your tribute of praise
368 LHS 368 My faith looks up to Thee
370 LHS 370 Saviour Thy dying love
371 O Jesus, I have promised TIS 595
373 LHS 373 Lord speak to me that I may speak
375 LHS 375 Thy life was given for me
377 LHS 377 Take my life and let it be TIS 599
378 Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God TIS 596
379 Lord of creation, to Thee be all praise TIS 626
385 LHS 385 With all my heart I love Thee
386 LHS 386 In Thee is gladness TIS 200; see also AT 364
387 LHS 387 The Lords my shepherd TIS 10 (same as in LH)
388 LHS 388 All depends on our possessing TIS 556
389 LHS 389 God His watch is keeping
390 LHS 390 Wait my soul with patience
391 LHS 391 The King of love my shepherd is TIS 145 (same as in LH)
392 How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord TIS 578
393 LHS 393 O God of Bethel TIS 564 (verse added not in TIS)
394 God is love; let heaven adore Him TIS 153
395 LHS 395 O for a faith that will not shrink
396 Lead Thou me on, Thou kindly, heavenly Light TIS 582
397 LHS 397 Lead us heavenly Father lead us TIS 580
398 Lord Jesus, think on me TIS 546
400 LHS 400 From God shall naught divide me
402 LHS 402 Rejoice my heart be glad and sing
403 LHS 403 Lord Jesus Christ my Saviour blest
405 LHS 405 In God my faithful God
407 LHS 407 If thou but suffer God to guide thee TIS 554; see also AT 384
408 LHS 408 Beloved it is well
409 LHS 409 Commit whatever grieves thee TIS 555 (different metre)
411 LHS 411 If God be my defender
414 God moves in a mysterious way TIS 126
415 LHS 415 Whatever God ordains is good TIS 109
416 LHS 416 Thy way not mine O Lord
417 LHS 417 Submissive to Thy will
421 LHS 421 Our Father Thou in heaven above TIS 550
422 LHS 422 Great Shepherd of Thy people TIS 444
423 LHS 423 Jehovah let me now adore Thee
424 LHS 424 Prayer is the souls sincere desire
426 What a friend we have in Jesus TIS 590
427 LHS 427 God of pity God of grace
429 All creatures of our God and King TIS 100
430 From all that dwell below the skies TIS 72
431 LHS 431 My soul now bless thy Maker
433 All people that on earth do dwell TIS 59
434 Let all the world in every corner sing TIS 105 (same as in LH)
436 Come, let us join our cheerful songs TIS 204 (same as in LH)
437 LHS 437 Now thank we all our God TIS 106
438 LHS 438 All nations that on earth do dwell
440 Sing praise to God who reigns above TIS 110
441 LHS 441 With joyful heart your praises bring
442 Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the king of creation TIS 111
443 Through all the changing scenes of life TIS 112
444 LHS 444 Gracious King of glory
445 Ye holy angels bright TIS 108
449 Give to our God immortal praise TIS 84 (same as in LH)
452 O bless the Lord, my soul TIS 64 (different version)
454 Ye servants of God, your master proclaim TIS 215
456 The God of Abraham praise TIS 125
457 Mighty God, we praise Thy name TIS 127
458 Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore Him TIS 93
459 Worship, honour, glory, blessing TIS 772
461 When morning gilds the skies TIS 227
462 God of mercy, God of grace TIS 452
463 O worship the King all glorious above TIS 133
465 Praise, my soul, the King of heaven TIS 134
467 For the beauty of the earth TIS 137
468 O praise ye the Lord! TIS 96
479 LHS 479 Jesus my Redeemer lives TIS 366 (extra verses added not in TIS)
480 LHS 480 A pilgrim and a stranger
485 LHS 485 The day is surely drawing near
486 LHS 486 Great God what do I see and hear
487 LHS 487 Wake awake for night is flying TIS 266
489 LHS 489 Rejoice rejoice believers
490 LHS 490 O Son of God we wait for Thee
499 LHS 499 Lord Jesus Christ to us attend
500 LHS 500 Blessèd Jesus at Thy word TIS 437
501 LHS 501 God Himself is present TIS 121 (different version)
502 This is the day the Lord hath made TIS 368
506 Jesus, where’er Thy people meet TIS 445
507 LHS 507 Open now thy gates of beauty
508 LHS 508 Lord dismiss us with Thy blessing
510 May the grace of Christ our Saviour TIS 777
511 LHS 511 Almighty Father bless the Word
512 LHS 512 Lord Thy blessing send us
514 LHS 514 Saviour again to Thy dear name we raise
515 LHS 515 On what has now been sown
519 LHS 519 While yet the morn is breaking TIS 104
524 LHS 524 The golden morning
525& 526 Awake, my soul, and with the sun}

Glory to Thee, who safe hast kept}

TIS 557
528 Christ, whose glory fills the skies TIS 212
530 LHS 530 Every morning mercies new
537 LHS 537 Now rest beneath nights shadow
538 Glory to Thee, my God, this night TIS 558
543 Abide with me; fast falls the eventide TIS 586
549 The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended TIS 458
556 O God, our help in ages past TIS 47
558 Great God, we sing that mighty hand TIS 124
563 We plough the fields and scatter TIS 130
565 Praise, O praise, our God and king TIS 83
567 LHS 567 Sing to the Lord of harvest
572 LHS 572 O God of love O king of peace
578 Eternal Father, strong to save TIS 138
579 LHS 579 Whereer I go whateer my task TIS 553
584 O perfect Love, all human thought transcending TIS 603
587 O happy home, where Thou art loved the dearest TIS 581
588 LHS 588 O blest the house whateer befall
598 I sing the almighty power of God TIS 119
602 LHS 602 I am Jesus little lamb
604 LHS 604 Saviour like a shepherd lead us
607 LHS 607 Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep
609 Jesus loves me! this I know TIS 229
616 LHS 616 I am trusting Thee Lord Jesus
618 LHS 618 Jesus friend of little children
620 O dearest Lord, Thy sacred head TIS 352 (same as in LH)
621 LHS 621 Our song shall be of Jesus
622 LHS 622 Behold a Rose is growing TIS 294
623 Now sing we, now rejoice TIS 313 (different version)
624 While shepherds watched their flocks by night TIS 299
625 Christians, awake, salute the happy morn TIS 306 (slightly different, 2 extra verses)
626 LHS 626 Come hither ye children
627 Joy to the world! the Lord is come TIS 268 (same as in LH but 1 verse less)
629 Silent night, holy night TIS 311
630 O thou holiest, O thou happiest TIS 330 (different version)
631 LHS 631 As each happy Christmas
632 Once in royal David’s city TIS 312
633 O little town of Bethlehem TIS 316
634 Away in a manger TIS 318
636 LHS 636 Be present at our table Lord
642 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow TIS 768
643 LHS 643 Glory be to God the Father TIS 142 (different with 3 extra verses)

Supplement to Lutheran Hymnal hymns/songs which also appear in Together in Song (and/or in All Together)

LHS no. LHS 1st line TIS TIS 1st line (if different) AT
731 Come, Lord Jesus, come 20
732 Comfort, comfort all my people 647 25
735 Jesus comes with clouds descending 273 Lo! he comes with clouds descending
737 Prepare the royal highway 346
740 For unto us a child is born 33
741 Infant holy 292
744 The first Nowell 301
745 The north wind is tossing the leaves 322
747 How good, Lord, to be here 234
754 Jesus dying on the cross 143
758 The royal banners forward go 332
759 When his time was over 357 147
761 Christ is alive! Let Christians sing 387
763 Now is eternal life 385
764 Now the green blade rises 382 15
765 O sons and daughters, let us sing 363 My daughters and my sons hear tell
766 The Son is up, the Word is out 160
767 This joyful Eastertide 381
770 Yours is the glory 380 Yours be the glory
771 Hallelujah! sing to Jesus 517
773 Filled with the Spirit’s power 411
774 Holy Spirit, ever dwelling 410
777 Father in heaven 465 115
778 Father, we adore you 716 41
780 We go to God when we are sorely placed 240 All go to God when they are sorely placed
782 At the name of Jesus 231
783 Christ is the world’s light, he and no other 246
784 I danced in the morning (Lord of the Dance) 242 27
786 In faith and hope and love 628
791 O love how deep, how broad, how high 194
792 They came, knew his name 188
793 To God be the glory 147
794 What wondrous love is this 145
795 When Jesus came, the demons cried 146
799 In Christ there is no east or west 459
800 May we be one 172
802 One family, we’re together 62
803 Peace with the Father, peace with Christ his Son 466
805 We are heirs of the Father 12
806 It only takes a spark 83
807 Lift high the cross 351
811 Praise and thanksgiving 627
814 For the fruits of his creation 168 For the fruits of all creation
815 O Christ, the healer, we have come 638
817 O Jesus Christ, to you may hymns be rising 620 O Jesus Christ, may grateful hymns be rising
821 Where cross the crowded ways of life 608
822 God has spoken by his prophets 158
826 Father welcomes all his children 491 4
830 Lord Jesus, once a child 490
833 We praise you, Lord, for Jesus Christ 486
835 Bread of heaven, on you we feed 513
837 Feed us now, Bread of life 538 79
838 I am the Bread of life 535 (TIS made inclusive) 167
841 O welcome, all you noble saints 77
844 Sent out by God’s blessing 531 Sent forth by God’s blessing
845 Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands 496
846 The candles are lit 71
850 O Father, my Father, I call on your name 6
851 Amazing grace, how sweet the sound 129 131
853 A new commandment I give unto you 699 65
854 Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side 123
855 Brother, let me be your servant 650 Brother, sister, let me serve you 191
856 Give me oil in my lamp 85
857 Low, the way is low 190
858 Make me a channel of your peace 607 95
859 Seek, O seek the Lord, while he is near 464
860 When this earth was created 99
861 All those who live beneath God’s shade 21
862 As we step from the edge of morning 101
864 God, who made the earth 146
870 Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy 613 405
873 Safe in the shadow of the Lord 644
875 There’s a wideness in God’s mercy 136
878 Your love surrounds me 10
879 All the earth proclaim the Lord 60
880 How shall I call you? 43
881 O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder (How great thou art) 155
883 There’s a gladness in my heart 232
885 Be still and know that I am God 9
886 This is the day 2
888 May the feet of God walk with you 779 194
890 Praise God the Saviour 107 Sing praise and thanksgiving (different metre)
891 The silent moon has risen 504
898 Now, Lord, you let your servant go 104
899 O Lord, hear my prayer 741 282
902 Stay here and keep watch with me 287
903 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord 161