A New Tune from Sing Psalms: Bowersburn

We hope over the next couple of months to learn some new tunes as a congregation. These will be introduced firstly in the Midweek Meeting, and then in the services. Our first tune is Bowersburn, which was written by Evan Macdonald, who is one of the elders at Glasgow City Free Church. It is to the unusual metre 10.9.10.9 trochaic, which appears only once in Sing Psalms, in the 8th section of Psalm 119. It is a beautiful section of the psalm and a lovely tune. You can listen to the tune on this link PSALM 119 (8) (10.9.10.9 trochaic) 57 You, O LORD, are everything I’ve longed for; ...
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Testimony of Ronnie MacDonald

Intro: I was born in Glasgow in 1951. I was “christened” as a baby in the Church of Scotland. My earliest memories were of living in a tenement building and playing out in the back yard with other kids, sometimes amongst what my mother called the “midden” or dustbins. My parents wanted a better life for me and my little brother Iain so they applied to get a house in the New Town of East Kilbride. We moved to East Kilbride in early 1957 into what I thought was a palace in comparison with the grubby tenement I was used to. The house was a 3-bedroomed end-of-terrace with front, back and side g...
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