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Riding out across the desert

Riding out across the desert

The COVID‑19 pandemic restrictions in 2020 and 2021 were hugely frustrating for everybody. For me the silver lining was the opportunity to create music in ways that I could not have dreamt of before lockdown. For over a year during the pandemic, the Sunday services of City of Edinburgh Methodist Church could not take place in the building but were conducted via the video­conferencing software Zoom, and live‐streamed on the video‐sharing platform YouTube, and to that end I produced videos of the hymns and songs for each Sunday.

We used this song on Sunday 26 December 2021. It is in our current hymn book Singing the Faith. I appear on the video as both singer and accompanist, through the magic of modern technology. This video is the only sample of my singing voice on the website.

© Peter Ratcliffe / Jubilate Hymns, USED BY PERMISSION