Songs, Hymns, and Carols in British Sign Language

Songs, hymns, and carols in British Sign Language (BSL) signed by Deaf Christians. Click the purple & white play buttons on the players below to watch the videos. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

New videos coming this Easter

Amazing Grace, Thine Be The Glory, There Is A Green Hill, My Song Is Love Unknown, Christ The Lord Is Risen Today, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, all in British Sign Language signed by Deaf Christians with specially commissioned musical & vocal arrangements & recordings. Created for use in your online and in-building services, groups, assemblies, workshops, and Bible studies without the need for additional music licenses.

We started work on the music this week, and the translation work will get underway soon. We’ll let you know via this newsletter as soon as videos are ready for download.

We’re also very excited to announce that we’ve commissioned a brand new Easter song, written especially for Christian BSL. More on that soon!

Christian BSL Carol Service

The Christian BSL at Christmas Carol Service. Led in British Sign Language by Deaf Christians, with spoken English interpretation and captions. Originally broadcast 4:30pm Saturday 19th December 2020 on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube

In A Town Called Bethlehem in BSL

In A Town Called Bethlehem in British Sign Language

In A Town Called Bethlehem is our brand new children’s carol, written and composed especially for Christian BSL. This wonderfully catchy song, based on the nativity story, is perfect for Christingle services, all-age worship, carol services, crib services, Sunday schools, children’s groups, nurseries, primary schools, and family Christmases!

But there’s more! Whether you want to play along, sing along, sign along, or just sit back an enjoy we’ve got a version for you. We’ve made all the following available for download: the lyric sheet, the sheet music for piano and guitar, a version of the video without lead vocals, and a version without any music or vocals at all! Great for school choirs, music groups, bands, sing and sign groups, and so many more.

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

In A Town Called Bethlehem lyric sheet


Also available for download (find out how):
PDF: Sheet music for piano and guitar
Video: Complete Version with BSL, captions, music, and full vocals; video
Video: Silent Version with BSL and captions
Video: Backing Version with BSL, captions, backing track, and backing vocals

Coming soon for download: a video with BSL, captions, instrumental tune and backing track


Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Performed by David Luke
Music by David Luke
Lyrics by John Wilson
In association with Tom Pearson
and thanks to Kathryn Pearson and Gill Behenna.

Written and composed 2020. Music, lyrics, musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Our commission of music, lyrics, musical arrangement, vocal arrangement, performance, and recording of In A Town Called Bethlehem included a buy out in the contract which means that Christian BSL holds the rights in their entirety. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. You may photocopy/replicate the lyric sheet and sheet music without any additional licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

Joy To The World in BSL

Joy To The World in British Sign Language

Joy To The World lyric sheet

Key: D major

Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

We have commissioned exclusive musical and vocal arrangements, performances, and recordings and included a buy out in the contract thereby holding the rights to the arrangement, performance and recordings ourselves. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

Silent Night in BSL

Silent Night in British Sign Language

Silent Night lyric sheet

Key: C major

Signed by Helen Cottingham
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

We have commissioned exclusive musical and vocal arrangements, performances, and recordings and included a buy out in the contract thereby holding the rights to the arrangement, performance and recordings ourselves. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

Christmas Clothing

LAUNCHED: Our Mighty to Save and Christmas is just the beginning tshirts and hoodies for children and adults. As always, all our clothing is made with 100% organic and vegan-friendly materials and inks, in safe working conditions with fair pay, printed in the UK in a renewable energy factory, and sent in plastic-free packaging. Available now at shopchristianbsl.com

O Holy Night in BSL

O Holy Night in British Sign Language

O Holy Night lyric sheet

Key: A major

Signed by Veronica Stewart
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke
Featuring John Wilson on piano

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

We have commissioned exclusive musical and vocal arrangements, performances, and recordings and included a buy out in the contract thereby holding the rights to the arrangement, performance and recordings ourselves. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

O Little Town Of Bethlehem in BSL

O Little Town of Bethlehem in British Sign Language

O Little Town Of Bethlehem lyric sheet

Key: F major

Signed by Veronica Stewart
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke and John Wilson
Performed by David Luke

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

We have commissioned exclusive musical and vocal arrangements, performances, and recordings and included a buy out in the contract thereby holding the rights to the arrangement, performance and recordings ourselves. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

In The Bleak Midwinter in BSL

In The Bleak Midwinter in British Sign Language

In The Bleak Midwinter lyric sheet

Key: F major

Signed by Helen Cottingham
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke
Featuring John Wilson on piano

Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

We have commissioned exclusive musical and vocal arrangements, performances, and recordings and included a buy out in the contract thereby holding the rights to the arrangement, performance and recordings ourselves. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks in BSL

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks in British Sign Language

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks lyric sheet

Key: G major

Signed by Helen Cottingham
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke
Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

We have commissioned exclusive musical and vocal arrangements, performances, and recordings and included a buy out in the contract thereby holding the rights to the arrangement, performance and recordings ourselves. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

O Come All Ye Faithful in BSL

O Come All Ye Faithful in British Sign Language

O Come All Ye Faithful lyric sheet

Key: G major changing to Ab major for last verse.

Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke
Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

We have commissioned exclusive musical and vocal arrangements, performances, and recordings and included a buy out in the contract thereby holding the rights to the arrangement, performance and recordings ourselves. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing in BSL

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing in British Sign Language

Hark The Herald Angels Sing lyric sheet

Key: G major

Signed by Mary-Jayne Russell de Clifford
Translation consultant: Gill Behenna
Musical and vocal arrangement: David Luke
Performed by David Luke
Featuring Chris Orton on violin
Original words and music: public domain
Musical and vocal arrangement, performance, and recording copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020
Video copyright: ChristianBSL.com 2020

Click the purple & white play button on the player above to watch this video. You can download these videos to include them in live-streamed/pre-recorded/in-building church services, Bible studies, school assemblies, workshops, and similar. Find out how.

We have commissioned exclusive musical and vocal arrangements, performances, and recordings and included a buy out in the contract thereby holding the rights to the arrangement, performance and recordings ourselves. We would like to bless those who download our Christmas carol videos to use them without any additional music licences. However, please prayerfully consider making a donation towards our work.

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