The twenty songs in One Big Family represent the desire of this well-established partnership to offer those who lead children in Family Worship (whether at home, school or church) some useful additions to what they might sing.
With catchy and memorable tunes, easily learned and happily sung, the content is never far from the teaching of the Bible, and related to the walk of faith as a child may understand it. Simplicity has been the aim, with plenty of repetition, and an appeal to the young imagination. Above all, Jesus himself is the central theme.
Written for a variety of ages, there is nothing that an adult will be embarrassed to sing in the company of children, or that a child will have to ‘unlearn’ in later years.
Timothy Dudley-Smith, the author of over 300 hymns, was awarded an OBE and FRSCM for his services to hymnody. Previously the Bishop of Thetford, he now lives near Salisbury.
William Llewellyn MBE studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was formerly Director of Music and later Second Master at Charterhouse. In retirement, he served as Chairman of the Devon Area of the Royal School of Church Music for twelve years.
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Catalogue No. 9780854022731 Publisher RSCM Press Contents
GOD THE FATHER
1. Our God made the planets to circle in space
2. God is Love, God is Love!
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
3. The Bible tells of Jesus’ birth
4. Give thanks to Jesus
5. Jesus taught us to be kind and loving
6. Jesus our King
THE HOLY SPIRIT
7. Spirit of God, be here among us
THE CHRISTIAN YEAR
8. So still, so still!
9. When Jesus Christ was all alone
10. Jesus was riding on a donkey
11. Jesus, once you suffered for me
12. Jesus risen! The stone rolled away
13. I am with you always
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
14. For the world that we live in
15. Lord, we want to learn to pray
16. The Bible is a shining light
17. We are soldiers of the King
18. Tell the world
19. This wonderful world we live in
20. ONE BIG FAMILY