By Your Side was recorded live in May 2016 by the Band and Songsters of Gloucester Salvation Army in aid of the work of The Salvation Army in Athens. Members of Gloucester Salvation Army, having seen first-hand the efforts being made to support migrants, refugees and those affected by the significant economic crisis in Greece, have been raising funds to help fellow Salvationists in Athens. The work in Athens has also recently featured in the BBC documentary, Paul O'Grady: the Sally Army and Me.
The CD features the Gloucester Salvation Army Band, under the leadership of Cliff Matthews, and Gloucester Salvation Army Songsters, led by Phil Webb, and also includes piano solos by Cliff Matthews and vocal solos by Phil Webb. Copies can be obtained from Gloucester Salvation Army for a minimum donation of £5 towards The Salvation Army's work in Athens (plus P&P where necessary).
The words associated with the tune 'Lavenham' featured in track 12 are:
Lord, there are times when I have to ask, 'What?' –
Times when your love is not easy to spot.
What is life's purpose and what of me here?
Grant me some answers, Lord, make your will clear.
Lord, there are times when I have to ask, 'How?' –
Times when what’s preached doesn't square with life now.
Wrestling with doubt I ask, 'How can this be?'
Grant me some answers, Lord, help me to see.
Lord, there are times when the questions run fast –
Times when I fear that my faith may not last.
Help me, support me, Lord, help me get through.
Lead me through darkness till light shines anew.
Words: Nick Fawcett
© 2004 Kevin Mayhew Ltd
|1.||In God's Presence||Band||music: Andrew Blyth||05:45|
|2.||O Happy Day||Songsters||words: Philip Doddbridge|
music: Dick Krommenhoek
|3.||Glorify Thy Name||Piano: Cliff Matthews||arranged: Mark Hayes||03:03|
|4.||Assignment||Band||music: Dudley Bright||03:51|
|5.||My Simple Prayer||Songsters||words: Rob Little|
music: Paul Lovatt-Cooper
arranged: Kenneth Downie
|6.||Channels Only||Vocal: Phil Webb|
Piano: Cliff Matthews
|words: M E Maxwell|
music: David Rowland
|7.||Lord, Be Glorified||Piano: Cliff Matthews||arranged: Mark Hayes||03:06|
|8.||Great is the Lord||Songsters||words: Deborah D. Smith|
music: Michael W. Smith
arranged: Gary Rhodes
|9.||Jubilation||Band||music: James Curnow||05:53|
|10.||The Greatest of these||Songsters||words: Arch. R. Wiggins|
music: George Marshall
|11.||I Love You, Lord||Piano: Cliff Matthews||arranged: Mark Hayes||02:46|
|12.||Prelude on 'Lavenham'||Band||music: Geoffrey Nobes||03:33|
|13.||Written in Red||Songsters||words and music: Gordon Jensen|
arranged: Camp Kirkland
|14.||I will wait||Vocal: Phil Webb|
Piano: Cliff Matthews
|words and music: Leonard Ballantine||04:02|
|15.||Oh, How He Loves You and Me||Piano: Cliff Matthews||arranged: Mark Hayes||02:37|
|16.||Make His Praise Glorious||Songsters||words and music: Bill & Robin Wolaver|
arranged: Don Hart
|17.||Dance like David||Band||music: Andrew Mackereth||03:32|