Bernadette Farrell
Bernadette Farrell is one of the most beloved composers of music for worship on both sides of the Atlantic. Songs like “Christ, Be Our Light” and “O God, You Search Me” are worship staples in the hymnals of every denomination.

Bring Bernadette Farrell to your next event

Bring Bernadette Farrell to your next event

Songs

Product image

Click the play button next to a song to preview it.

Events

Book Bernadette Farrell

There are no events to show at this time

Products

$17.00

9917

SHIP

$17.00

11913

SHIP

$17.00

9411

SHIP

$17.00

30108002

SHIP

$17.00

10827

SHIP

$25.00

11151

SHIP

$12.00

9915

SHIP

$16.00

11911

SHIP

$18.00

30108001

SHIP

$16.00

10825

SHIP

$12.00

9409

SHIP

$16.00

11149

SHIP

$5.99

30136761

DIGITAL

$12.99

30108003

DIGITAL

$12.00

9915

SHIP

$16.00

11911

SHIP

$18.00

30108001

SHIP

$16.00

10825

SHIP

$12.00

9409

SHIP

$16.00

11149

SHIP

$12.00

9409

SHIP

$16.00

11149

SHIP

$17.00

9917

SHIP

$17.00

11913

SHIP

$17.00

9411

SHIP

$17.00

30108002

SHIP

$17.00

10827

SHIP

$25.00

11151

SHIP

$5.99

30136761

DIGITAL

$12.99

30108003

DIGITAL

Bio

Bernadette Farrell is one of the most beloved composers of music for worship on both sides of the Atlantic. She arrived on the liturgical music scene in the 1970s with the St. Thomas More Group. The group included some of the leading figures of the time: Stephen Dean, Paul Inwood, Peter Jones, Peter McGrail, Anne Quigley, Bill Tamblyn, Christopher Walker, and James Walsh. Some of her most popular songs emerged during this period: Unless a Grain of Wheat; O God, You Search Me; and God, Beyond All Names, among others. These are staples in the hymnals of every Christian denomination.

In the 1980s, she began publishing with OCP, releasing collections like Christ, Be Our Light, including the well-known title song, as well as Go Before Us and Restless Is the Heart, with its breathtaking title song. In 2014 she released Love Goes On, a collection of 15 newly composed songs for worship. Drawing inspiration from Scripture—especially the psalms—Bernadette has a gift for composing richly meaningful, often challenging lyrics and comforting, prayerful melodies. She recently collaborated with fellow composers on Our Common Home, a collection inspired by Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical, offering timely music touching on themes of care for creation, poverty and solidarity.

Bernadette has always had a passion for social justice and that comes to the fore in many of her songs. Born in West Yorkshire in the north of England, she has lived in London for many years with her husband, liturgical composer Owen Alstott. Currently she is a community organizer for UK Citizens, which advocates for fair housing, a living wage, proper community policing and health care access.

Collections with Bernadette Farrell...

Previous
Next