Andrew Donaldson

Andrew Donaldson
Short Name: Andrew Donaldson
Full Name: Donaldson, Andrew, 1951-
Birth Year: 1951

Andrew Donaldson, a composer and church musician, grew up in northern Ontario, Canada. He attended Glendon College, York University in Toronto, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974. He went on to study classical guitar performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, receiving its ARCT (Associate of Royal Conservatory Teachers) degree in 1979. Since then he has worked as a composer and performer in many contexts, in both French and English.

Andrew co-edited the Book of Praise (1997), Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Donald Anderson. Their company, Binary Editions, continues to administer copyright for the PCC.

In 2007 he was made a Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, by Knox College of the University of Toronto, for his body of work in congregational song in the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

In 2011 Andrew and his wife, Wendy, moved to Geneva, Switzerland where Andrew works as a worship consultant to the World Council of Churches.

--Submitted by Andrew and Wendy Donaldson, 13 August 2013

Texts by Andrew Donaldson (29)AsAuthority Languagessort descendingInstances
"Abba, Abba, hear us," we cryAndrew Donaldson, b. 1951 (Author)3
As a hart longs for flowing streamsAndrew Donaldson (Author)2
Go to dark GethsemaneAndrew Donaldson (b. 1951) (Alterer)2
Heaven and earth make known God's powerAndrew Donaldson, b. 1951 (Translator)2
[Our Father in Heaven] (Donaldson)Andrew Donaldson (Composer)1
Time propels us like a currentAndrew Donaldson (Author)2
We will go out with joy in the SpiritAndrew Donaldson (Author)2
Why do the powerful have it so good? (Why do I stand God?)Andrew Donaldson (Author)2
With astonishment, fear, and wonderAndrew Donaldson (Author)2
You thirsty ones, come to the spring!Andrew Donaldson (Author)2
Although I speak with angels' tongueAndrew Donaldson (Paraphraser)English3
[A Bush Bursts into Flame]Andrew Donaldson (Author)English2
Better take shelter, better take shelterAndrew Donaldson (Author)English2
[Come, know my joy, the Maker says]Andrew Donaldson (Author)English2
Our mouth was filled with laughterAndrew Donaldson (Author)English2
[O God, Our Father in Heaven]Andrew Donaldson (Arranger)English2
Silent waters rocking on the morning of our birthAndrew Donaldson, 1951- (Arranger)English1
[That day in Jerusalem]Andrew Donaldson (Author)English2
[This One Thing I Do (Donaldson)]Andrew Donaldson (Author)English2
We danced for joyAndrew Donaldson (Author)English2
With my voice aloneAndrew Donaldson (Translator)English2
You moved on the watersAndrew Donaldson (Translator (into French))English1
Reamo leboga (To God our thanks we give)Andrew Donaldson (Author (alternate English text))English, French, si'Tswana, Tswana1
La profética anunciación (Faithful sages through ages long)Andrew Donaldson, b. 1951 (Translator (English))English, Spanish2
I depend upon your faithfulness (Tu fidelidad es grande) Andrew Donaldson (Translator (English))English, Spanish6
Que esta iglesia sea un árbol en el fondo de tu casa (May this church be like a tree behind your house, there in your garden)Andrew Donaldson (Translator)English, Spanish2
Ta parole est murmure (Your Word is a murm’ring)Andrew Donaldson (Adapter)French2
Les cieux et la terre célèbrent en choeur (We praise you Creator, in earth, sea and skyAndrew Donaldson (Translator (into English))French2
Palana, poshana, pranam, nive (Breathgiver, healer, you are light and radiance)Andrew Donaldson (English Paraphraser)Telugu, English2
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