Songs and hymns based on basic themes of the Religious Education curriculum. Suitable for prayer and reflection, school and parish liturgies. Includes songs for graduation and confirmation. Also available - Music Book and Backing Music CD.
TRACK LIST BELOW with NOTES ON THE SONGS
TOGETHER AS ONE / A song of gathering and celebration, ideal for the start of Mass or any important occasion. Trinity of Love / like a sign-of-the-cross in song. Easily learned by all ages.
PARTING OF THE WAYS (a Graduation Song) / The verses are sung by the graduating students while the choruses are sung by the farewelling community: ie. teachers, parents & younger students.
JESUS OUR BROTHER AND FRIEND
JESUS WAS A STORYTELLER / A friendly presentation of the parables of 'The Prodigal Son' and the 'Good Shepherd'.
WE ARE GOD'S FAMILY / Suitable as a gathering song. Verse one deals with the 'Emmaus' journey, verse two with 'Pentecost'.
OFFERING SONG / Could be sung during Offertory procession.
LOVE IS MY ONLY LAW / Based on the 'one commandment' of Jesus: "To love the Lord your God and your neighbour as yourself".
THIS IS A SACRAMENT / Four Sacraments - their symbols and significance: Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist & Confirmation.
SEVEN GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT / A stirring song (suitable for procession & liturgical movement) suggesting the awesome coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
ASHES TO EASTER / A rare Lenten song, anticipating Easter.
THE STORY WE SHARE / One of Peter's most requested songs, often used for community/parish/school celebrations, anniversaries and so on.
SIMON SON OF JOHN
MOTHER MARY / Each verse addresses Mary by a different title: Mother of Jesus, Mother of Courage, Mother of Patience, Mother of Justice, Mother of Sorrows.
WALKING ON THE PATH
RESTING IN GOD / On prayer and the intimate presence of God.
LORD OF THE DANCE / Peter's version of the classic folk-hymn, written by Sydney Carter.
COMMENTS: "So lovely to listen to and easy to sing along with". (Liselle Thorburn)
We used 'The Parting of the Ways' last year in our Graduation ceremony with great success. There was more than one damp eye in the congregation as our 6 graduating students stood before them and sang this song. (Judy)
We have been using your graduation song 'The Parting of the Ways' for quite a few years and my Year 7 students request its use year after year. They love it. It is most appropriate and they tell me it makes their Mums cry! (And quite often – their teacher!) A terrific endorsement from their point of view. (Denise)
GROWING IN GOD - MUSIC BOOK: https://peterkearneysongs.com.au/product/553815
GROWING IN GOD - CD of BACKING MUSIC ONLY: https://peterkearneysongs.com.au/product/556353