There are relatively few original hymn texts, as most of my hymn work has been tune-writing for other authors.
Also included here is a hymn text by Sue Gilmurray, reproduced here with her kind permission, which deserves to be far more widely known.
|God eternal, timeless moment||8 7 8 7 D||[Commentary.] Mission, outreach, suffering, Pentecost.|
|In chaos and nothingness [text] [PDF] [MP3 audio]||14 14 14 14||[Commentary.] Creation, wonder, science. A hymn to celebrate science and our omniscient God.|
|Lord Christ, your throne||11 10 11 10 11 10||[Commentary.] Adoration; creation; reign of Christ. From Hebrews 1.|
|Make straight the way||8 6 8 6 D||[Commentary.] Mission, ordination, confirmation, commitment. "Way, truth, life".|
Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord
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|10 10 11 8||[Commentary.] The slow, solemn tune Gresford was written by a Durham miner in direct response to the Gresford colliery disaster in 1934. The tune has been widely played by colliery brass bands across Britain since then as a memorial to those who died in this dangerous industry. But, despite its subtitle "The Miners' Hymn", I am unaware of any hymn text to it. Hence this text, which tries to stay faithful both to the psalm and to its respected use in mining communities.|
|Texts by Sue Gilmurray|
|Carol for the world (The northern world grows dark and cold)||8 6 8 6 D||Advent, Christmas. Written in the wake of the events of 11th September, 2001 (9/11).|