An album with special appeal for children and those who are young at heart. Sixteen enjoyable folk-style songs for faith-education and celebration. Reflective songs on a variety of themes. A couple of songs just for fun.
TRACK LIST and notes on the songs by Peter Kearney
Come Let us Sing / 'And when we 're singing we're praying".
All The World Is Sacred / "This world is holy, hallelujah. Surely all the world is sacred in my eye."
All Thank God / Fun to sing. Naming many unique Australian creatures.
When I Pray / Where, when and why we pray.
The True Magician / Not about trickery but 'true magic'. I wrote this song after reading 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson-Burnett.'
Jesus Laughed / A light-hearted song."Who were the friends of Jesus when he walked upon the Earth?"
I'm a Birdy / Just for fun.
Looking For The Seed / Celebrating the great potential of each person. "Earth is the soil. God is the sun. I am the seed."
Living In The Land Of Australia / Celebrating tolerance and diversity in multicultural Australia.
Mary In Black / A dramatic song telling three episodes in the life of Mary MacKillop.
Who's That?! / How do we treat each other in school? A light-hearted way to look at some behaviours that detract from a happy environment.
Dry Bones / A lively setting of the message of the prophet Ezekiel, comparing people who don't love to 'dry bones'.
Rain In The Air / Fun to sing. Playing with sounds and words.
A Bridge In The Sky / The rainbow is a favourite symbol for children . A song of hope.
The Christ Child Lay / A setting of the beautiful poem by G.K.Chesterton. A song for Christmas.
Then We Go In Your Peace / A prayer-song, ideal for Reconciliation or as Recessional
COMMENTS: "It is refreshing to find a CD such as 'All The World Is Sacred' in which just about every song has a use in the classroom and school. (Susanne Schmidt)
"What a truly spirit-stirring, prayerful collection of songs - greatly loved by children and teacher!” (Meg)
"Yet again, Peter Kearney has presented us with a gift of music and lyrics with a universal message against a vibrant Australian mural. When I use one of these songs to support my lesson, it's like adding splashes of colour to a black and white sketch". (Carmel)
"Beautifully alive ... resonates with with rhythm and richness of an Australian spirituality ... A great teaching resource easily used and adapted to many themes." (Bernadette)
MUSIC - ALSO AVAILABLE: The 'All the World is Sacred' -Custom CD Rom: contains pdf files for all song melodies, lyrics, chords and background notes (no audio). The original music book is out-of-print but can still be obtained in this digital form.