Many of the songs of Jim Strathdee (b. 1941) represent an important part of this genre. Mr. Strathdee and his wife, Jean, are performing artists whose concerts reach thousands of people each year. They say their songs "are a musical offering of hope and encouragement for all people, bringing a message of compassion, justice and healing."
The Strathdees' ministry was centered for many years at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Sacramento, Calif., where they were directors of music. Since August 2006 they have been "in ministry to the church-at-large."
The congregational nature of many of their songs springs from their connection with this church. Their concert attendees are invited to participate as singers, not just observers. T… Go to person page >
Display Title: We Are Called to Follow JesusFirst Line: When pain of the world surrounds usTune Title: WE ARE CALLEDAuthor: Jim StrathdeeMeter: 220.127.116.11Date: 1995Subject: God's Church | Mission and Witness; Justice | ; Mission |
Display Title: When Pain of the World Surrounds UsFirst Line: When pain of the world surrounds usTune Title: CALLED TO FOLLOWAuthor: Jim Strathdee, b. 1941Meter: IrregualrDate: 2006Subject: Lament | ; Commitment, Discipleship | ; Compassion, Caring | ; Healing | ; Hunger | ; Journey, Pilgrimage | ; Justice, Peace |
Display Title: When Pain of the WorldFirst Line: When pain of the world surrounds usTune Title: CALLED TO FOLLOWAuthor: Jim StrathdeeMeter: IrregularDate: 1996Subject: Church in the World | Discipleship: Love in Action; Love for Others | ; Proper 15 | Year C; Proper 17 | Year C; Proper 21 | Year C