Horsham PBCC Choir raises £600 and sing at St Catherine’s Hospice.

It was out of a simple desire that the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church choir from Horsham chose to perform for St Catherine’s Hospice (Crawley, West Sussex) to show their appreciation for the way they give those suffering from an illness a quality of life. All 30 choir members can remember the quality care provided by the hospice for a Horsham PBCC member giving him strength and support, physically and emotionally, in the last days of his life.

Through hard work, determination and effort, the choir performed twice to friends and family and raised £600 for the Hospice, showing gratitude to the staff for their service, care and dedication to the patients. The choir only practised for an hour a week, for 6 weeks before they went along to St Catherine’s Hospice. The result was a superb rendering of several well-known songs and gospel hymns including: Above All, Old Rugged Cross, Give them all to Jesus, Top of the World, It is no secret and How great thou Art.

This event was organised with a view to lifting the morale of the patients, and judging by the cheerful responses from the audience this certainly happened. Small bags containing a few gifts and some gospel literature were left for the patients and carers.

After the choir finished, members spoke to the patients giving them encouragement, telling them about the background of the PBCC. They left them feeling encouraged and with something to remember.

One particular patient, suffering from a terminal illness, was very affected by the fact that it was young people who were singing two of the hymns she has asked to be sung at her funeral. She thanked the choir very much for singing them.

The parting shot from the patients was ‘when are you coming back?’

Just watch this space…!

Plymouth Brethren Testimonial

STCH Testimonial_001

Above All

Old rugged cross

It is no secret

How great Thou art

Top of the world

Give them all to Jesus

75 thoughts on “Horsham PBCC Choir raises £600 and sing at St Catherine’s Hospice.”

  1. Grace says:

    Lovely!

  2. Another Granny says:

    Beautiful singing, lovely harmony and piano too, gives us a real lift every time we hear it. If I ever have to go into a nursing home, please send a PBCC choir to come and sing!

  3. someone says:

    Super good- my kids like listening to these…..

  4. flienfysh says:

    Very well done. Congrats 🙂

  5. t says:

    love your choir! lets know when you are coming ‘down under’!!!

  6. Charlotte'sRecentHost says:

    Good playing Charlottey!!! And well done the rest of you – awesome singing

  7. Paddy says:

    Please post an MP3 link on the site so as we can download them and listen to them anywhere. Bee Ute Tiff Full Singing.

  8. Countryman says:

    Great singing – any way we can download these please?

  9. Karlos says:

    Awesome, go for it!! Singing is excellent!!

  10. Horse and Ham says:

    Sorry to be a pain but could I have the words for, The Old Rugged Cross, Above All, It is no Secret and How Great Thou Art. Please and Thank you very much.

    1. H says:

      On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
      The emblem of suff’ring and shame;
      And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
      For a world of lost sinners was slain. Refrain:

      So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
      Till my trophies at last I lay down;
      I will cling to the old rugged cross,
      And exchange it some day for a crown.

      Oh, that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,
      Has a wondrous attraction for me;
      For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
      To bear it to dark Calvary.

      In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
      A wondrous beauty I see,
      For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
      To pardon and sanctify me.

      To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
      Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
      Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,
      Where His glory forever I’ll share.

    2. H says:

      “It Is No Secret”

      The chimes of time ring out the news
      Another day is through
      Some one slipped and fell,
      Was that someone you?

      You may have longed for added strength
      Your courage to renew
      Do not be disheartened
      I have news for you.

      [Chorus:]
      It is no secret what God can do,
      What he has done for others,
      He’ll do for you.
      With arms wide open,
      He’ll pardon you
      It is no secret what God can do.

      There is no night, for in His light
      You’ll never walk alone.
      You’ll always feel at home wherever you may roam,
      There is no power can conquer you,
      While God is on your side.
      Take Him at His promise,
      Don’t run away and hide.

      [Chorus:]
      It is no secret what God can do,
      What he has done for others,
      He’ll do for you.
      With arms wide open,
      He’ll pardon you.
      It is no secret what God can do…

  11. Query says:

    Could we have links added so we can download them??
    Extremely excellent effort.
    Beautiful singing.

  12. London Horsham says:

    Excellent work…well done guys.

  13. ??????????? says:

    aweeesome
    can we have the words for top of the world????
    please and thanx………..

    1. okay says:

      “Top Of The World”

      Such a feelin’s comin’ over me
      There is wonder in most every thing I see
      Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes
      And I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream

      Everything I want the world to be
      Is now comin’ true especially for me
      And the reason is clear, it’s because you are here
      You’re the nearest thing to Heaven that I’ve seen

      I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
      And the only explanation I can find
      Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
      Your love’s put me at the top of the world

      Somethin’ in the wind has learned my name
      And it’s tellin’ me that things are not the same
      In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
      There’s a pleasin’ sense of happiness for me

      There is only one wish on my mind
      When this day is through I hope that I will find
      That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me
      All I need will be mine if you are here

      I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
      And the only explanation I can find
      Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
      Your love’s put me at the top of the world

      I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
      And the only explanation I can find
      Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
      Your love’s put me at the top of the world

    2. ??????????? says:

      thanx a million 4 these…..

  14. Brett says:

    Awesome!
    Are there mp3 versions of the songs we could download and enjoy on the run?

    1. 123 says:

      Yes that would be great!!

      Also, as already said, a full version of He would be much appreciated…

    2. HH says:

      answer to 123’s request: The Hertford choir sang that one – you’d better ask again under their post!!

  15. Hippo says:

    What a cheer!

  16. Dotsy says:

    Excellent music never give up ‘keep on singing’

  17. Phill says:

    PLEASE COULD WE HAVE THE WORDS FOR ALL THE SONGS BECAUSE I WOULD LIKE TO SING THEM TO MYSELF.

  18. !!!!!!!! says:

    AWESOME SINGING!!! Love the harmonies, specially give them all to jesus….luv it! do you have a full version of He????

  19. singer-in-the-band says:

    Love the singing and choice of songs – brilliant effort, but can we have the songs downloadable please – to save broadband usage!!

    1. Me says:

      yeah that would be awesome!
      good singing, you guys! =D

    2. Jeanette says:

      Yes – please put them on in MP3 – the singing is absolutely beautiful – let your light shine on!

  20. ☺☺☺KeepOnSinging! says:

    Thanks for the wonderful music!!!
    It’s very uplifting!! ☺☺☺
    Brilliant Bravo!!
    Keep it up!!!

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