Nineteen new songs from the Wild Goose Resource Group, sung by the Wild Goose Collective.
Dedicated to our colleague, Graham Maule (1958-2019)
This album has been long in the making and is different from previous collections. Although most of the words and music originate from WGRG, the singers and instrumentalists were rehearsed and conducted by Iain McLarty who gathered a very talented and eclectic group and worked co-operatively with them on some of the arrangements to produce very interesting and engaging sounds.
The project was overseen by Graham Maule, sadly gone from life to Greater Life in December 2019. His loss is inestimable, and only now do we, his colleagues, recognise how modestly omnicompetent he was.
Almost every album cover was designed by him, every font carefully chosen, every component part triple-checked. He handled copyright and licensing, and all the texts for our songs were scrutinised and improved or corrected by him; and in the earlier days Graham was very much a co-author. Very fortunately, although he was overseeing the production of this recording, he also sang a solo verse in one of the songs.
19 tracks / 55 mins running time
A PDF download with song texts, additional song information and full copyright details is available here.
The songbook, This is God’s World, by John L. Bell will be published later this year.
The tracks (listen to samples below):
- This is the day
- All people living on the earth
- What is this place?
- In Christ we live
- Long have you loved me
- There is a balm
- Now we are nourished
- Lord Jesus, I’m eager to answer your call
- The Lord of the earth
- This is God’s world
- God give them peace
- We are coming, Lord, to the table
- Within the circle of your friends
- God and parent of all people
- God loved the world so much
- Go, heal the sick
- Canticle of the turning
- I lie down with God