We have put together a collection of songs and hymns for your Mothering Sunday service.

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The songs and hymns below are chosen for Mothering Sunday to enhance the celebration by reflecting the day’s themes of thankfulness and care, whether to God and or those around us.

Go to the Mothering Sunday resources

In no particular order:

  1. Give thanks with a grateful heart (Henry Smith or Don Moen)
  2. All things bright and beautiful (contained in most hymn books)
  3. He’s got the whole world in his hands (by Tim Hughes)
  4. Lord of all hopefulness (contained in most hymn books)
  5. For the Beauty of the Earth (contained in most hymn books)
  6. Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts (by Graham Kendrick)
  7. To God be the glory, great things He hath done (contained in most hymn books)
  8. Beautiful Saviour (by Stuart Townsend)
  9. The Lord’s my Shepherd , I'll not want (contained in most hymn books)

10. A mother lined a basket (linked to the story of Moses, the reading for the sermon)

Unfortunately, due to copyright restrictions we haven’t been able to reproduce the lyrics and music sheets but we have chosen songs that are widely available.

Other Mothering Sunday resources 

Our free Mothering Sunday resources offer all age service ideas, crafts, sermons and prayers for churches and schools.

All our resources are free and available to download and include the following:

You can also use Mothering Sunday to support our work caring for the most vulnerable young people across our nation. Young people like Afram, whose story is interwoven into this year’s resources.

We also have some freshly penned Mother’s Day poems in case you are looking for something that would made a great addition to any Mother’s day card.

Our Lent resources

This Lent, we’re asking every church across England to work together by prayinggiving and acting so we can reach 1,000 children who are at risk of sexual exploitation. We have a number of resources for you and your church to help change young lives during Lent.

Our prayer and worship resources emails

Sign up to our monthly prayer email to join us in prayer for children and young people. 

Sign up to our quarterly Church news and resources email to hear of more great resources to use with your church. We produce resources throughout the Church calendar to cover Lent, Mothering Sunday, Easter and Advent as well as having a number of theology papers that provide theological insights into key areas of our work. Recent publications focus on child poverty, debt and adolescent neglect.