About the Author: George Stuart

Born in Victoria, Australia, George Stuart now lives with his wife, Wendy, in Toronto, New South Wales, Australia about 120 kms. north of Sydney. He received his Bachelor of Divinity at Melbourne University’s Ormond College, with honours in Theology. His career has been varied, beginning as an Industrial Chemist, then as a Church Youth Worker and then as an ordained Minister of the Word, first in the Presbyterian Church and then the Uniting Church in Australia. After resigning from the ministry, he worked as a Personnel Officer/Manager in industry, concluding his employment as a Rehabilitation Consultant. He has been writing new lyrics to traditional church melodies since 2005, self-publishing 7 volumes; a set of 3, one for each year of the Revised Common Lectionary, based on the gospel readings, and 4 other general volumes, each with over 100 sets of new lyrics.
  • By Published On: March 26, 2022

    We are all part of this wonderful Cosmos, always have been and always will be.   This unknowable life-force-energy mystery, which I am comfortable calling ‘God’, has been, is, and always will be the active creative force in this changing, expanding and evolving wonderful Cosmos.  And in ME!!!

  • For leaders of the church service

    By Published On: December 27, 2021

    These Sundays are Seasons of Creation Sundays, so, each different aspect of creation is the focus of each Church Service.  This Humanity Sunday gives the church a golden opportunity to celebrate the mysterious wonder and the beauty of humanity.

  • By Published On: August 6, 2021

    All my life, I have been taught by the church that I have been created ‘in the image of God’.   This is one of the fundamental teachings about human beings that has been given to me by the church. 

  • By Published On: March 25, 2021

    The following church service was conducted by George Stuart at Toronto New South Wales in Australia March 2021.

  • By Published On: November 25, 2020

    In the pursuit of ‘Truth-Telling’, I believe the church has some difficult ‘Truth-Telling’ to do about our past particularly regarding our sacred book, the Bible.  Why the Bible?  Because it comes to us from our somewhat distant church past.  This ‘Truth-Telling’ is not absent but I believe it has to be far more obvious to the general public and also needs to be given more voice within the church to help our members confront the issues this ancient book raises.  By this, I believe the church may gain again some credibility in our world today.

  • By Published On: October 14, 2018

    I need to address this important subject because prayer is such a significant part of public church services and also it can be a vital part of one's personal religious life.  Some people engage in praying very frequently and regularly.  Some people call it a time of meditation, a quiet time, time given to God, or something else.    For many people, they feel it is an important way in which they can grow in their personal relationship with God.  However many in the church have serious questions about prayer; how it works and if it does.

  • New lyrics to the tune Jerusalem.

    By Published On: August 9, 2018

    New lyrics to the tune Jerusalem.

  • By Published On: April 16, 2016

    We wish you love, like soft and kindly blessings We savor from a fire’s gentle glow; Reminding us that life is good and friendly, That warmth and tenderness can always flow.

  • By Published On: March 30, 2016

    Prayers are a significant part of public church services. They can also form an important part of one's personal life. Some people engage in praying frequently and regularly. For some it is a formal, repetitive experience, performing the same ritual at the same time each day; for others it can be a long or short intimate time of spontaneous, deep reflection/sharing. For some it can involve significant searching for a way through the maze of life, while for others it may be the outpouring of grief, sorrow or thanksgiving. For many it is a time of self-reflection or contemplation of one’s particular situation.

  • By Published On: March 12, 2016

    Can we get inside this story, Try to think as lepers thought? Totally despised, rejected; Life for them was worse than naught.

  • By Published On: February 27, 2016

    The ‘Sacred’ has so many names By which we do adore The mys’try of the universe, The ever puzz’ling ‘More’.

  • By Published On: February 12, 2016

    Look at Jesus; hear the story; Probe the purpose of his life; See the struggle and the glory, All the conflict, all the strife.

  • By Published On: December 19, 2015

    Searching for the Christmas spirit – Is it heard when angels sing? Is it found in deeds of merit? Is it heard when church bells ring? Come and treasure Jesus’ memory; All the beauty it can bring.

  • By Published On: December 8, 2015

    How do we celebrate the birth of a baby who changed the world? Is it not by trying to follow his teachings and example by loving, by being generous in our giving, by being aware of those who are lonely and trying to befriend them, by being inclusive of those who are different and by bringing hope to our troubled world? Celebration and challenge; that’s what Christmas is for me.

  • By Published On: December 5, 2015

    Miracles of human birthing – We but stand in silent awe. God in each and every earthling Gives to life its sacred core. Come and ponder all the mystery of new life that we adore

  • By Published On: June 13, 2015

    God is the love that feeds my soul; God is the love that makes me whole; God is the love that flows from me; God is the love that sets me free.

  • By Published On: May 20, 2015

    To live as fully as we can In every human way Is to fulfil our sacred right Each moment of each day.

  • By Published On: May 9, 2015

    When I pray I feel more deeply; Reaching out with thanks and praise; When I pray I think more deeply; Pondering life’s puzzling maze;

  • By Published On: April 4, 2015

    I look about, and when I do, I see the wond’rous sight Of the cycles of the cosmos, changing darkness into light; When I ponder on this miracle, I’m swamped with great delight; God’s resurrection way!

  • By Published On: February 24, 2015

    Love is the source of comfort and delight; Love shines in darkness, bringing us the light; When we despair and purpose seems at an end We long for love on which we can depend.

  • By Published On: February 21, 2015

    The life of Jesus shows a way Of living life in love each day. He lived with kindness, but was strong In striking out against all wrong.

  • By Published On: January 11, 2015

    From a very different culture, Flowing from some ancient place, Stories in our sacred scripture Authored by a diff’rent race.

  • By Published On: December 27, 2014

    The outside shed where Jesus lay Was home to goat and ox; It was a dirty place to be; Fit for the shepherds’ flocks;

  • By Published On: December 18, 2014

    In the mild mid-summer pleasant winds can blow; Balmy zephyrs soothe us; wafting to and fro; Christmas has its beauty; Mary’s pain is past; Lullaby her first born; parents’ joy at last.