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songs

use these songs in your personal or corporate worship. many are focused on justice, poverty or intercession

Download the Sanctuary's songs - for each one there is:

  • An mp3 recording to play or download
  • A chord sheet to help you learn the song if you want to use it in corporate sung worship
  • Sheet music to help more traditional musicians learn songs from notated scores (gradually being added song-by-song by our volunteer scorer)
  • The story/purpose behind the song which tells you about what inspired the song and how and why it can help .

We've also created an Outward focused song index - which includes these songs plus many other worship songs which we use regularly in our daily rhythm of outward-focused prayer and worship. Its not an exhaustive list but you'll find songs covering justice issues, intercession, sending out, or prayer for evangelism and revival - and we're frequently adding to it as we find new songs! There's also a version of this index for finding songs for all-age settings on our worship and justice at every age page.

Click on each link - mp3, chord sheet or story and purpose - to download the relevant file (or to save the file, right click on the link and select 'save target as'):


Moving with his heart: Songs from the Sanctuary
We've released12 of the Sanctuary's songs as a studio album in both CD and digital download formats. Go to our Moving with his heart page to order CDs or download the album for free. You can also download our full catalogue of 39 songs - including the12 on the album - individually below.

Specific issue songs

Trafficking: What price? mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | timed PPT visual accompaniment (start the song after 10 seconds) | worship song of lament and intercession pleading for an end to human trafficking

Climate change: For the sake of the poor mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | worship song of lament and intercession for poor communities affected by climate change (also available as a reflective prayer video here)

Individuals in statistics and global poverty: Nmoshka mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | timed ppt visual accompaniment song declaring the value and sanctity of every person as made in God’s image

Natural disasters: Healer of nations mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song of intercession for any nation, particularly following disaster or in the midst of crisis

World peace and big prayers: I dare to pray mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | worship song of intercession for seemingly impossible world issues (originally inspired by the Middle East)

HIV, AIDS and poverty: Unheard song mp3 | chord sheet |
sheet music |
story and purpose | thought-provoking protest song giving words to a voiceless HIV and AIDS orphan

Persecuted church: Keep on shining mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | spontaneous prayer song for the persecuted church (originally written for Iraq and Andrew White’s church in Baghdad)

Praying for peace: Come Prince of Peace mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | spontaneous prayer song, written when praying for world peace following the death of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan during May 2011

Revival of the UK church: Your kingdom come mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song interceding for the UK and Ireland

Depression and anxiety: Safe hiding place mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | intercessional worship song interceding for God to 'redeem' the hiding place and reveal himself as the safest place

General justice and intercession songs

Praise for answered prayer: You're the God who answers prayer
mp3 | chord sheeet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational praise song celebrating answers to prayer and thanking God for who he is

Commitment to continuous prayer: Ask and keep on asking mp3 | chord sheet | sheet musicstory and purpose congregational worship song expressing resolve to continue to pray for big situations and long-term problems

Confession: Create in me a pure heart mp3 | chord sheet | sheet musicstory and purpose | worship song of confession and repentance, seeking God’s help to love others

Intimacy and intercession: Bring the nations home (It's your face) mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | worship song bringing together adoration of Jesus, intercession for the nations and commitment to mission 

Intimacy and intercession: I’m coming right in mp3 | chord sheet | sheet musicstory and purpose | congregational song interceding for friends, prodigals, disadvantaged people and hardened heart

Intimacy and intercession: My song and my prayer mp3 | chord sheetsheet music | story and purpose | worship song of praise and intercession for an individual, inspired by the hymn, ‘My song is love unknown’

Intimacy and intercession: More of you Lord for the nations mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | worship song relating personal praise to intercession and faith for God’s work in the nations

Intimacy and sending: Kneel me down mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song seeking intimacy and God’s heart for the broken

Intercession and sending: Unfailing love mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song about loving the least

Sending: I want to touch a thousand lives mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | worship song about living wholly for God – inspired by Janet Hosier’s life (founder of Watford New Hope Trust)

All-age sending: Your family (and alt words Your world) mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | all-age congregational worship song with parallel words on loving the church, and loving the world

Blessing prayer: Psalm 20 mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational song of blessing and solidarity with other Christians

Download more songs on wider themes

We are placing a conscious emphasis on poverty, justice and intercession, but we are excited by the whole of God's character and his saving work. So we are also making some of our other worship songs available here.

Gathering: Still I come mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song expressing God’s constancy and grace, whatever we are feeling

Resurrection: He is risen mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song celebrating the resurrection and the new life we have in Jesus

Incarnation: Emmanuel mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song about the wonder of the incarnation

Trinity: Father, Spirit, Son, you alone are worthy mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song about the trinity

Unity: We are in Christ mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song about unity

Praise: All glory to you mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song praising God for his love

Praise: Sovereign God mp3 | chord sheet | story and purpose | sheet music | congregational worship song expressing faith in God’s sovereignty and trustworthiness

Invocation: Build your throne mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music | story and purpose | congregational worship song about God’s presence inhabiting our praise

Invocation: Fill me mp3 | chord sheet  sheet music | story and purpose | worship song celebrating God’s presence

Intimacy: Show me your perfect love mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music  story and purpose | worship song about exchanging striving for the Father’s love, for accepting his grace

Intimacy: How lovely is your dwelling place mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music  story and purpose | worship song celebrating God’s presence above all other things

Intimacy: In your arms mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music story and purpose | congregational worship song about trust and the safety of God’s fatherhood

Commitment: At the end of myself mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music  story and purpose | congregational worship song expressing wholehearted commitment and reliance on God’s strength in our weakness

Commitment: Jesu, high and holy - mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music story and purpose | new setting of W Robinson's hymn expressing themes of commitment, discipleship and devotion

Commitment: Simply surrendered mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music story and purpose | worship song expressing thanks, and reliance on, God’s plans and timing

Commitment: What is my whole life? mp3 | chord sheet | sheet musicstory and purpose | congregational worship song declaring total commitment whatever the circumstances, because of the all surpassing riches of the cross

Commitment: You are all we’re living for mp3 | chord sheet | sheet music story and purpose | congregational worship song of devotion and commitment