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Songs from the Fifth Gospel

SONGS-FIFTH-COVER-PRINTA double album of songs, prayers and stories about the Land once known as ‘holy’ – for those on pilgrimage

 

Songs suitable for pilgrimage, born out of the stories of the holy land, but also out of the stories of the people of this land.

 

Garth says, ‘St Jerome in the third century described the Holy Land as ‘the fifth gospel’, and when I use the phrase ‘fifth gospel’ I am thinking, not just of the land, but especially the people of the land.’

 

The album is a prayer that Palestinians and Israelis will be treated as equal human beings, so the occupation of Palestinians will stop, justice will come, and then there will be peace and security for all.

 

For more information about this double album, including illustrated lyrics package with notes from Garth, or to order your copy click here

 

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Steadfast Love

When my soul is bereft of peace,

I’ve forgotten what happiness is,

I find this I call to mind

And therefore I have hope –

When injustice shrivels the soul,

In a world that’s forgotten the way,

I find this I call to mind

And therefore I have hope –

 

The steadfast love of God will never cease,

God’s mercies will never come to an end –

They are new every morning,

They are new every morning

God’s steadfast love will never come to an end.

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‘I remember when I was a kid seeing Garth Hewitt on stage. He was banging on about Christians having a heart for the poor and saving the world and frankly I didn’t get any of it. Garth has always been ahead of his time and we are all catching up with what God has been saying through Garth for the last 30 years. I wish I had listened closer, but it sometimes takes a lifetime to recognise a true prophet. It is people like Garth who make us look at the world differently and realise what it is to be a true Christian.’

 

– Martin Smith (Delirious?)