Twelve songs for peace and justice. including settings of scripture passages - especially from the prophet Isaiah. The music is folk style, featuring guitar and recorders by Peter Kearney, mandolin, harp, violin and keyboards by Nic Lyon. Lead vocals by Peter Kearney and Claire Parkhill.
The songs in this collection were inspired by Peter Kearney's association with Fr. Ted Kennedy and the Parish of Redfern, an inner city suburb of Sydney.
Originally published as cassette-tape. Now available as a custom-CD, individually produced using a high-quality disc. Supplied in a slimline plastic jewel-case with a colour cover (featuring the original album artwork), track list, album credits etc.
TRACK LIST and notes on the songs by Peter Kearney
The Man God Chose / The Song of the Suffering Servant - Isaiah 52:14 - 53:12
The Magnificat - Mary's Song
Isaiah 58 / "Now I'll tell you the fast that is pleasing to me- to break unjust fetters, let the captives go free".
No Right To Crush God's People / Strong sayings from the Prophet, Isaiah.
Simon Son of John / Three questions from Jesus - three answers from Simon-Peter.
A Confession to Jesus the Poor / A penitential song for rich people and rich nations.
Heal Me, Help Me, Save Me / "You are all part of one body, so you can't be healed by yourself."
Unless The Grain Of Wheat Falls / Seeking hope in the midst of tragedy.
Come Now Holy Spirit - Setting of the old Latin hymn 'Veni Sancte Spiritus'.
Refugee Carol / Joseph, Mary and Jesus as refugees. The flight into Egypt etc.
Hiroshima, Never Again! - A graphic account of August 6, 1945.
The Prayer of St Francis - The Peace Prayer of St. Francis: "make me an instrument of your peace."
[The Prayer of St. Francis is also included as 'Make Me an Instrument' in Part Two of GOOD MORNING GOOD PEOPLE - Peter Kearney's folk-oratorio on the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Two versions are available on Double-CDs .....Good Morning Good People 1994: https://peterkearneysongs.com.au/product/356141 & Good Morning Good People 2013: https://peterkearneysongs.com.au/product/554044 ]
COMMENTS: "Kearney is a gifted singer-songwriter whose work manages to combine strength with sensitivity, and challenge with compassion. There is no hint of the maudlin, anaesthetic pitch that so often infects so called 'religious music'. Rather, a maturity of faith and contemporary reflection informs all of these songs, most of which are scripturally based." (Terry Callahan, Melbourne)
ALSO AVAILABLE: TURN IT ALL AROUND - CUSTOM CD-ROM: https://peterkearneysongs.com.au/product/554040 It contains pdf files for music, chords, lyrics and background notes for all twelve songs.