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John L. Bell & Graham Maule

Songs of lively faith and social justice

Throughout the 20th century, struggling people have sung their hurt and hope and so often found the ability to move forward. That every revolution needs its songs is rooted deeper than any century’s history. It is found in the Bible when Hebrew slaves lamented their plight, and a young woman called Mary sang the manifesto of God’s coming kingdom. This collection draws on Biblical songs of justice, world Church songs of protest & songs of experience from late 20th C. Britain. Includes  ‘Don’t tell me of a faith that fears’, ‘Over my head’.

A CD recording by the Wild Goose Worship Group of all the songs in the book is also available.



80 pages

ISBN 0-947988-98-X



Sing out gladly (Munezero)/ Rwanda
The love of God comes close
Amen, amen, it shall be so!
Have mercy on us, Lord (Khudaya, rahem kar)/ Pakistan
Almighty God/ India
Our burden is heavy (Unzima)/ South Africa
Poor folk won’t always be forgotten
Goodness is stronger than evil
I shall praise you, O God
Don’t tell me of a faith that fears
Inspired by love and anger
Sing out, my soul
Give us light (Jyothi dho Probhu)/ India
We will not take
God bless to us our bread (Bendice, Señor, nuestro pan)/ Argentina
The family
How can we stand together?
God to enfold you
Over my head/ African American

2 reviews for LOVE & ANGER (BK)

  1. Kay Griffiths

    “Those who want to find evidence of overt left-wing politics, whether to applaud or condemn, will doubtless do so; but I found only Biblical witness in modern dress.”- KAY GRIFFITHS (in THE HYMN SOCIETY BULLETIN)

  2. Peter Dilley

    “Astonishingly diverse culturally, the music literally spans the four corners of the globe… beautiful to listen to as (it is) challenging in content. Prophetically distinctive…” – PETER DILLEY (in NEW CHRISTIAN HERALD)

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