"I had no intention of writing any new music, but last Christmas when Bishop Timothy Dudley-Smith's card came in the post, it included his annual Christmas lyrics. As soon as I read them through I had an idea for a tune.
|Chris Eaton and Roger|
|The kids recording 'We sing a song of Christmas'|
Then one Friday morning in August/September I woke up with words and melody for the first verse of 'When our God came to earth.' By the next morning I had 5 verses! This one is more of a children's song, so I sent it to my producer Chris King, who put together a lovely backing track. We were able to take the same children plus one more in to his studio a few weeks ago, and the resulting recording is lovely. All of the kids get a solo this time round!
|The kids recording 'When our God came to earth'|
We originally had no plans at all for this, but now we're thinking we might put together an album called 'Songs of Christmas' in the new year so that it can be ready when people are planning their Christmas services for 2016."
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