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Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven Congregation of St Killian's College
Tune Lauda Anima Words Henry F Lyte Music John Goss arr Jonathan Rea
Take My Life And Let It Be Congregation of St Killian's College
Tune Nottingham Words F R Havergal Music W A Mozart arr Jonathan Rea
May The Mind Of Christ My Saviour Congregation of St Killian's College
Tune St Leonards Words Kate B Wilkinson Music Arthur C Barham-Gould arr Jonathan Rea
Be Still Congregation of St Killian's College
Tune Be Still Words David J Evans Music David J Evans Copyright © 1986 Kingsway/Thankyou Music arr Jonathan Rea
He Who Would Valiant Be Congregation of St Killian's College
Tune Monk’s Gate Words John Bunyan altered Percy Dearmer Music Trad English Melody arr Vaughan Williams/Jonathan Rea
Factsheet for Sunday 26th August
A passion for sport meets a passionate faith is the theme for today’s Songs of Praise. Set in and around County Antrim we hear from guests who use a love for their sport to share their faith with others.
Johann Muller and Paul Marshall
From the world of Ulster rugby and capped for South Africa respectively, we hear from Paul Marshall and Johann Muller. Paul describes rugby as his “mission field” while Johann’s move to Northern Ireland was primarily because of his faith and a belief that God had work for him here. Both players, along with several other members of the Ulster squad, are in great demand as speakers at church groups and school assemblies.
Having surfed all round the world, six times Irish champion Andy Hill is most at home in the breakers of the Irish Sea where they beat down onto the beach at Portrush.
A former atheist, Andy says a period of illness 11 years ago put big life questions back on the table. He researched a lot of religions looking for answers and Christianity was the only one that made sense. Now, his faith is everything and he’s an enthusiastic member of his local church. While he still loves surfing – and still competes – he’s just as passionate about sharing his faith with others.
Believers on Mountain Bikes
This group of friends are happiest on two wheels. They partake in extreme mountain biking. The guys love using their skills to make a connection with their peers and youth groups so they can talk about an even bigger passion – living life to the full by following Jesus. We talk to Winston Copeland.
For our musical performances, we’ll be hearing from local husband and wife team Keith and Kristyn Getty whose music is much loved in churches around the world. For over a decade, they’ve blended key theological themes and contemporary Irish music to produce hymns that have established themselves in the repertoire of many denominations. Keith and Kristyn will perform ‘By Faith’ especially for SONGS OF PRAISE. Keith & Kristyn were filmed in The Conway Mill.
Music is also provided by Rend Collective Experiment. With a style reminiscent of Mumford & Sons, the core group of six musicians bring a fresh approach to worship as they write and perform music “from the heart” that “tries to follow God’s heart”. On a rare visit back to these shores we were lucky to catch up with the group. They chose to perform ‘Build Your Kingdom Here’. Rebecca McVeigh chats to the group between rehearsals for our ‘Songs of Praise’ shoot. Rebecca’s interview is on our Songs of Praise website.
Perched on the headland of Garron Point, between the villages of Glenarm and Carnlough is St Killian’s College… and it’s in the school’s chapel our congregation will gather to sing hymns that reflect today’s theme and the creativity and determination ‘The Great Outdoors’ inspires. The school is also the alma mater of the singing trio The Priests.
- Eamonn Holmes
- Maeve O Cathain
- Executive Producer
- Tommy Nagra