Come, make way for the music that sires the stars

This song was adapted for Andrew Douglas-Forbes and Konstantin Lapshin from a hymn I was invited to write on the theme ‘Make Way’. Only after the hymn was sung at the service in Winchester Cathedral for which it was composed Read More …

Daw llafn o haul (A blade of your spring sunlight)

** In 2012 these words, by Siân Rhiannon, were set for the class in the National Eisteddfod in which a new hymn was to be composed. The lyric, roughly translated alongside the Welsh original, is a sunny affirmation of God’s love continually poured forth Read More …

Called to worship by Your Spirit

* In October 2011, as part of a national celebration of the seventy-fifth birthday of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland, a bi-lingual interdenominational festival Cenwch Clod Ddyffryn Tywi Valley Sing Praise was held at Capel Salem in Llandeilo Fawr. Giving expression to some of Read More …

God, self-fulfilled in diverse ways

* This text from 2002 was my offering to a ‘hymnsearch’ promoted by a church in the USA, who asked for ‘A hymn to call the Church to affirm gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, and to celebrate their gifts and ministries’. During the course Read More …