The Best Of United Folk

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1 Inside Out

A song which explains itself:- a cry from the heart at one of those points when we wonder why life isn't working out as we thought it would.

© 1988 Margaret Scott

2 Faith Don't Fail Me Now

Having recognised God's love for us, and His place in our lives, we begin to realise that our relationship with Him is the most important thing we possess. And when times are hard we just pray that our faith in Him won't get buried beneath the rubble.

© 1988 Pete Scott

3 The Wall Song

What is to be done when someone's whole life falls apart, and their foundations crumble? Will they build walls, or open gates to let friends in; will they keep their faith in God or keep Him well out of the way? "One of the first songs I wrote. This song also appears my solo album Giving It All To You.: Pete Scott provides the backing vocals and additional guitar.

© 1992 Sheila Hamil

4 If Any Man Thirsts

(Taken from John 4.14) Jesus answered (The Samaritan woman), 'Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up into eternal life.'

© 1991 Ron Bedford

5 Thoughts

Chris, along with one or two others, was the 'social conscience' of the group. She kept us up to date on human rights and injustices around the globe; also conservation and environmental issues. Her concerns were reflected in her songs.

© 1985 C James

6 Believe in Me

'Where else would we go Lord,' Simon Peter answered, 'for you have the words of eternal life.'

© 1991 Terry Patterson

7 I am the Way (John 14.5-7)

This song came as a response to a questionnaire I gave out to my R.E. class. One question asked, 'What are you most afraid of?' Most of them wrote down, 'The Future!'

© 1985 Sheila Hamil

8 Be My Clear Direction

Psalm 86. I felt down and depressed and I turned to God in prayer, and He strengthened me. He turned my sadness into this song. Through Him, all things are possible. He's only a prayer away and no matter what, He loves you.

© 1988 Angela Maughan

9 Stir Into Flame

The inspiration for this song came from St.Paul's second letter to Timothy, chapter 1. 6-7 'For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self discipline!'

© 1983 Sheila Hamil

10 I Am The Bread

The greatest hunger in the world today, according to Mother Theresa, is the hunger for Christ. And part of that hunger is the need to know our real identities as children of God, and sisters and brothers of each other.

© 1983 Margaret Scott

11. From this moment on

A song which is rather like a prayer of commitment, in which a person finally surrenders to God, and puts his/her life in His hands..

© 1992 Sheila Hamil

12 Talking To The Man

We can talk to God in all sorts of ways-silently, quietly, or noisily, as in this song! It doesn't matter how we talk to Him, as long as we do it, and then we must settle ourselves down to listen to his reply.

© 1988 Pete Scott

13 I Hear Your Voice

'This is the fast that pleases me…to share your bread with the hungry and shelter the homeless poor,'

(Isaiah 58.6-7) 'Let your hearts be broken, not your garments torn' (Joel: 2.13)

© 1988 Margaret Scott

14 An amazing love

I suddenly realised one day that God actually loved ME! I had always understood this to be so in my head, but never realised it in my heart! He loves you too.

© 1991 Sheila Hamil

15 What A View

Written on Good Friday 1986, after watching reports of car bombings in Beirut, and remembering Salvador Dali's painting of 'St John of the Cross.'

© 1988 Margaret Scott

16 Join Him To Fight For The Future

Finally be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes! For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6. 10-12)

© 1988 A Maughan