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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Fossils Are Fantastic! Latest 'Sing of God and Science’ song. VERY ASSEMBLY FRIENDLY

Here’s the most recent addition to the ‘Sing of God and Science’ songs which are written to be Assembly-Friendly for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils. It is sung on You Tube by the composer, my friend Andrew Collier. (There is a link  below the words and the music score which you can access from here.)
Other Songs from the collection, written by local schools will be sung at the Ely Science Festival in Ely cathedral on 24th May. (the Festival runs from 19th May 2017 to 18th June: Link at bottom of this post. The graphic above is abstracted from the official logo for the Festival)


Fossils Are Fantastic
Fossils are fantastic,
They are so very old,
Things died and got stuck in the mud,
They’re awesome to behold.
There’s dinosaurs and insects
And bones and leaves and shells:
God’s prehistoric story,
Is an ancient truth to tell.

(Change tempo.)
Fo-ssils, telling us of yore,
The leaf and the insect and the dinosaur.
Fo-ssils, telling us of yore,
The leaf and the insect and the dinosaur.

Fo-ssils, telling us of yore,
The leaf and the insect and the dinosaur.
Fossils, telling us of yore,
The leaf and the insect and the dinosaur.

Fo-ssils, telling us of yore,
The leaf and the insect and the dinosaur.

The leaf and the insect and the dinosaur.

 © Trevor Thorn October 2016













Click the image to obtain a printable score
Listen to the song at
YouTube - Fossils Are Fantastic
(https://youtu.be/5q49cpoUDGs)

Details of the Ely Cathedral Science Festival can be found HERE

Other Songs of God and Science can be found HERE

Ten thousand billion suns - A scintilla of God’s Universe

Ten thousand billion suns - A scintilla of God’s Universe
It is currently thought that the Universe has at least 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars! Hence the use of the word ‘scintilla’ for a mere ten thousand billion.

Cross and Particle Accelerator (CGI)

Cross and Particle Accelerator (CGI)
Cross and Particle Accelerator. The words of 'A Prayer for Understanding' can be viewed by clicking on this image

Nebula (Embroidery)

Nebula (Embroidery)
Nebula (Embroidery) to accompany the poem 'Invitation' which can be found by clicking on the image.

Orange Galaxy

Orange Galaxy
'Orange Galaxy' posted to accompany 'Bounded and Boundless'. Go to the poem by clicking on the image.

Cosmic Icon 7 Summerflower

Cosmic Icon 7 Summerflower
Cosmic Icon 7 - Summerflower Nebula (Acrylic)

Cosmic Ikon 8 Moth

Cosmic Ikon 8 Moth
Cosmic Ikon 8: Moth Nebula(imagined-acrylic) The Gold field of deep space is intended to convey the Lordship of Christ over the whole of the Cosmos

Surprise garden rose (Photo)

Surprise garden rose (Photo)
This beautiful head of roses in our garden, which are giving off a delightful perfume in the morning sun, seems a fitting picture to link to the sonnet 'Evolution and Beauty'. Let the picture take you there. It is a surprise because it is growing high on a bush of otherwise pure yellow roses: amazing!

Cross and Vortex

Cross and Vortex
'Cross and Vortex' to accompany 'Stars and Planets Sing Your Glory'. Click on the image to go to the poem/hymn.

Gaseous Cosmic Threads (Mixed media)

Gaseous Cosmic Threads (Mixed media)
Gaseous Cosmic Threads: Mixed media - acrylics and painted threads

St Francis’ Sky (Photo)

St Francis’ Sky (Photo)
Warm Umbrian Hills: Click image to take you to the poem St Francis' Sky

Cosmic Labyrinth (CGI)

Cosmic Labyrinth (CGI)
'Cosmic Labyrinth' - This icon is a symbol of the path through the near reaches of the Cosmos with its 'Havens' where current advances in science (2012/13) are celebrated. By clicking on the picture you will be taken to the latest version of the poem of the same name.

Cross of Autumn Leaves (cropped Photo)

Cross of Autumn Leaves (cropped Photo)
Time, perhaps to consider a restorative break before the approach of Advent/ Christmas. Let this image take you to 'On Drawing Apart'.

IONA: The Marble Quarry (Photo)

IONA: The Marble Quarry (Photo)
On the South shore of Iona is a bay which shows the industrial scarring of a beautiful place. Read of it by clicking on the picture

Butterfly Nebula (CGI)

Butterfly Nebula (CGI)
The Imaginary Butterfly Nebula . Anything like this would be a real Curiosity! The image will link you to the reflection titled 'Curiosity' which is actually a celebration of the achievement of landing the Mars Rover of that name

Light of the World amidst stars (CGI)

Light of the World amidst stars (CGI)
'Light of the world' posted to accompany 'To Light'. Find the poem by clicking on the image.

Iona from Fionnphort (Watercolour)

Iona from Fionnphort (Watercolour)
Iona from Fionnphort. At this point of the Isle of Mull, the end of a pilgrimage or trip to Iona is in sight. Click on this picture to take you to the poem 'IONA - The Pilgrim Way'

Cross and simple Prayer rope (Photo)

Cross and simple Prayer rope (Photo)
Cross and simple prayer rope: make one like this to use as an aid to using ‘The Jesus Prayer'