God, whose nature is to share

When Günter Schlechter, a friend who conducts a choir in Schleswig, asked me for a hymn for St Martin’s Day 2018, I was moved, not least because I had been wondering how Germans would keep the centenary of the end Read More …

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 …