23 August 2010

W is for Joy Webb

"How great the darkness,
how deep the need!
How vast the problems
of indifference, hate and greed..."

During the early Sixties, The Salvation Army added their contribution to the pop revolution with the launch of The Joystrings. A key member of the group was Joy Webb, an officer who went on to write many great songs for the group and for worship in Army meetings. The Joystrings' most popular hit was 'It's An Open Secret'; 'A Starry Night' is now sung in many schools as a popular Christmas carol; 'Candle Of The Lord' (one of my particular favourites) was recently recorded by The Kings Singers.

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