How to sing out for the long summer days

  Here is a hymn for this mid-summer moment of Solstice and the longest day. For, the Sun is now 'travelling back' to the Equator and autumn will come again. But we still have many warm days ahead, so let us sing a song in thanks to God: Summer suns are glowing over land and [...]

God’s gift of music

Here in Britain we coming to the end of an exceptionally warm summer. Although the heat was sometimes trying, it was also an invitation to get out and enjoy God’s world. Because, our planet is a truly amazing and beautiful gift. However, hills and glens are not his only divine donation to our well-being. This [...]

Living Words

  Psalm 30 Last weekend was exceptional.  It also didn’t rain at the Glastonbury. Music Festival! And so, it was in warm sunshine that Barry Gibb, the surviving Bee Gee, sang:     It's only words, and words are all I have to take your heart away Well, since then I have had a week [...]

Song of Joy

Psalm 100   I surprised myself last Sunday by sitting down and watching the last hour of the Ariane Grande concert from Manchester. Although I knew few of the artists or their songs, it was clear that the audience did. And so, despite that this great musical event as the result of the evil atrocity of [...]