St Andrew: A Cantata for schools
is © Gerry Fitzpatrick. The Cantata is sung on the 2nd audio file by children of St Rose of Lima Primary School. The first audio file gives a slower accompaniment version which might be useful for learning in the classroom. A hard copy of the music can be acquired from St Leo’s, 5 Beech Avenue, Glasgow G41 5BY.

[audio:andrew-cantata.mp3] [audio:st-andr-cant.mp3]

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Solo or Choir
Andrew was a fisherman and he asked so many questions:
life is good but what is it for?He just had to know.

Children
Andrew was a fishermanand he asked so many questions:
life is good but what is it for? He just had to know.

Solo or Choir
John the Baptist pointed out: “Jesus is the promised One.
He will lead the people forward,
show them that his Father’s Kingdom is among them.

Children
Andrew was a fisherman and he asked so many questions:
life is good but what is it for? He just had to know.

Soloists or Choir
Andrew told Peter that he’d found the promised Saviour,
brought him to Jesus, spent his life that way.
Others, who realized there’s more to life than meets the eye
joined the two brothers in following the Lord.

Children
Andrew was a fisherman and he asked so many questions:
life is good but what is it for? He just had to know.

Soloists or Choir
Andrew brought some Greeks along, strangers to Jerusalem.
From the Temple where they prayed
they came to meet the Prophet, Preacher, Wonder-worker!

Children
When Jesus fed more than five thousand men and women,
Andrew found the little boy with five loaves and fish.

Andrew was a fisherman and he asked so many questions:
life is good but what is it for? He just had to know.

Soloists or Choir
So the Gospels indicate that Andrew was an “introducer”,
he made it easy for people to meet Christ.
That’s why so many countries chose him as their patron saint,
he followed Jesus, showed the way for us.

Children
Andrew was a fisherman and he asked so many questions:
life is good but what is it for? He just had to know.
Andrew was a fisherman and he asked so many questions:
life is good but what is it for? He just had to know.
He just had to know.