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 LanguagesInstancessort descending
[Our Father in Heaven] (Donaldson)Andrew Donaldson (Composer)1
Reamo leboga (To God our thanks we give)Andrew Donaldson (Author (alternate English text))English, French, si'Tswana, Tswana1
Silent waters rocking on the morning of our birthAndrew Donaldson, 1951- (Arranger)English1
You moved on the watersAndrew Donaldson (Translator (into French))English1
As a hart longs for flowing streamsAndrew Donaldson (Author)2
[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
Ta parole est murmure (Your Word is a murm’ring)Andrew Donaldson (Adapter)French2
La profética anunciación (Faithful sages through ages long)Andrew Donaldson, b. 1951 (Translator (English))English, Spanish2
Go to dark GethsemaneAndrew Donaldson (b. 1951) (Alterer)2
Heaven and earth make known God's powerAndrew Donaldson, b. 1951 (Translator)2
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
Our mouth was filled with laughterAndrew Donaldson (Author)English2
[O God, Our Father in Heaven]Andrew Donaldson (Arranger)English2
Palana, poshana, pranam, nive (Breathgiver, healer, you are light and radiance)Andrew Donaldson (English Paraphraser)Telugu, English2
[That day in Jerusalem]Andrew Donaldson (Author)English2
[This One Thing I Do (Donaldson)]Andrew Donaldson (Author)English2
Time propels us like a currentAndrew Donaldson (Author)2
We danced for joyAndrew Donaldson (Author)English2
Les cieux et la terre célèbrent en choeur (We praise you Creator, in earth, sea and skyAndrew Donaldson (Translator (into English))French2
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
With my voice aloneAndrew Donaldson (Translator)English2
You thirsty ones, come to the spring!Andrew Donaldson (Author)2
"Abba, Abba, hear us," we cryAndrew Donaldson (Adapter)3
Although I speak with angels' tongueAndrew Donaldson (Author)English3
I depend upon your faithfulness (Tu fidelidad es grande) Andrew Donaldson (Author (English))English, Spanish6
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