Last week Lina Toth featured on RevivalFM‘s Defining Tracks show. The show gives an insight into people’s lives through their choice of music. Serialised over 5 shows, Lina tells her life story and some of the influences, both musically and theologically, that have led her to be at the College and in Scotland.

Listen below or click on the links to take you to Google Drive player.

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Friday :

If you’re interested in the track listing (and links to Youtube / Soundcloud provided by Lina – external links) then here’s a breakdown for each show:


1. Samuel Trevor Francis (words), Thomas John Williams (tune), “O the deep, deep love of Jesus”  

2. The Proclaimers, “Sunshine on Leith”  


3. Morten Lauridsen, O magnum mysterium. A Gregorian chant for Christmas, 1994.  

4. Bernadette Farrell, “O God, you search me and you know me”. I can’t find a version which is sung the way I imagine this song needs to be sung, so here’s one I recorded.  


5. Manal Samir, “Salam, salam”, one of the most beloved songs among the Arabic speaking Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. This song is from a project called “Bringing Our Gifts: Songs and Hymns from European Baptist Communities,” a collection of Christian songs from throughout Europe.

6. Fernando Ortega’s rendition of American spiritual “Give me Jesus”  


7. John L Bell and Graham Maule (Iona Community), “In a byre near Bethlehem.” Tune: Irish melody of Wild Mountain Thyme. Lyrics here.  

8. Itzhak Perlman, “Theme from Schindler’s List”  


9. Johann Sebastian Bach, instrumental version of “Jesus bleibet meine Freude”  

10. Stryper, “Honestly”