New Scottish Hymns – “Fill thou my life”

If you love celtic worship hymns like Getty/Townend (in Christ Alone etc..) New Scottish Hymns are powerful Christian songs with rich theological lyrics.

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One aim of the New Scottish Hymns album was to introduce some new songs that churches in Scotland (and further afield!) might find useful in their own unique worship services. Scottish traditional music and folk melodies have an adaptable quality that renders the best of them timeless. It’s important to remind new generations that these ancient words of scripture remain profoundly relevant, and that the gospel of Jesus is still the greatest thing worth singing about!

Lyrics –

Fill Thou my life, O Lord my God,
In every part with praise
That my whole being may proclaim
Thy being and Thy ways

Not for the lips of praise alone,
Not even a praising heart
I ask, but for a life made up
Of praise in every part!

Praise in the common words I speak,
In every look and tone
With those who share my daily toil
And those I love at home

Not in the temple crowd alone
Where holy voices chime
But in the silent paths of earth,
The quiet rooms of time

Fill every part of me with praise;
Let all my being speak
Of You and Your great love,
O Lord,
poor though I be, and weak

So shall You, Lord, from me, even me,
Receive the glory due
And so shall I begin on earth
The song forever new

So shall each fear, each stress and care
Be turned into a song
And every winding of the way
The echo shall prolong

So shall no part of day or night
From sacredness be free
But all my life, in every step
Be fellowship with Thee

2012 Gregory De Blieck CCLI – 6467986

Performed by Steph Macleod and Ellyn Oliver
Words: Horatius Bonar (1808-89)
Accordion: David Lyon
Drums: Stuart Spence
Guitar: Steph Macleod
Upright Bass: Gus Stirrat
Electric Mandolin: Douglas Weir

We also have our lyric videos without vocals for use in church services or as backing tracks here –