From the old things to the new: Peace Song for 12/31

Happy New Year!

“One More Step” by Sydney Carter is the Peace Song of the Day for December 31st. You can find the words and chords in the Rise Up Singing songbook on page 235.  It is a hymn. Though, it’s references to the almighty are vague enough, that it could be enjoyed by people of all creeds, faiths, or philosophies. The words give inspiration for moving forward in the New Year with love and courage

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Evidently, this song is often song by English school children. There a lot of video performances from schools throughout the United Kingdom. That is a good sign, in that it means the song is singable, memorable, and easy to learn.

Excerpt from lyrics:

One more step along the world I go (2x)
From the old things to the new
Keep me traveling along with you

And it’s from the old I travel to the new
Keep me traveling along with you…

The Peace Song of the Day is a project of Duke Augustus and Duchess Susanna, The Duke and Duchess of Peace. The Duke and Duchess recognize that one of the paths to peace is to find soulful and nonviolent entertainment, and to express oneself with art and song.

One thought on “From the old things to the new: Peace Song for 12/31”

  1. yours is the love song we’ll sing forever may be an ivnpomemert. The authors of the Trinity Hymnal have taken the liberty of changing some of Wesley’s songs to match our doctrine.Good for you for getting back to studying.Ryan I agree with you on that song. I’m not too sure what that line means. It always leaves me wondering when I get to that part.There aren’t a whole lot of songs that I can’t actually sing, but one in particular lately comes to mind. It’s the Resurrection hymn by Townsend. I had difficultly following the the line of thought it jumps around ideas without using full sentences. Kind of felt like I was reading a haiku. I never really knew where it was heading.Those are my thoughts for what they are worth. I think it is a good challenge that we really put some thought into what we are singing and at the same time (like Jim said on Sunday) we shouldn’t judge other’s who are able to sing certain songs especially when they aren’t songs that doctrinally contradict the Bible.

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