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In this quiet moment, still, before Your throne,
Conscious of Your presence, knowing I am known,
In this quiet moment, set my spirit free;
In this quiet moment, make a better me!

Like some other songs in the “new” 2015 Song Book, this was first a Songster selection. Its simplicity carries a depth of meaning which the melody meets perfectly, stirring the heart. The words are by John Gowans, noted for his lyrics in many Salvation Army musicals and eventually becoming General. Gowans was Promoted to Glory in 2012. /

Ivor BosankoThe lovely music is by Ivor Bosanko, a noted Salvation Army composer, who wrote for both vocal and brass groups. In fact, this little song is part of a full band selection of the same title. Bosanko was born in Cardiff, Wales, and attended the Royal Welsh College of Music. He was Bandmaster at Cardiff Canton Corps. In 1975 he moved to the United States to become the Divisional Music Director in the Pendel Division of the Eastern Territory. Bosanko moved to California in 1979, becoming the Territorial Music Secretary for the Western Territory. Ivor and his wife, Janette, contributed much to young people at music camps and workshops. They were known for caring deeply about people’s spiritual lives, while using music as a means for spiritual health and growth. Ivor Bosanko retired in 2001.

S.A. SONG BOOK, 2015 EDITION, #595

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The members of The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple want to protect you from any Covid-19 spread yet, at the same time, wish to journey life with you. 

At present, there are still reports of new strains of Covid-19 spread and, unfortunately, we are not at a level of vaccination that safely allows us to congregate. Therefore, we have initiated the following:

 In-Person Church Services are postponed until further notice, but our ONLINE SERVICES, complete with music, songs, prayer, and Biblically focused sermons can be found here. [Click to follow]

 Our CHURCH OFFICE is closed, but we are still available Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 3:00 pm).  If you have enquiries, needs, prayer requests, or simply want to discuss life, please connect with us by phone at 905-436-0011, text us at 289-768-5959, or email the office. Email address is 

 Our FOOD BANK and THRIFT STORE in downtown Oshawa are operating under COVID restrictions. If you are solely in need of food, please make an appointment at 905-723-7422 ext 221. 

 The Thrift Store is operating under COVID Restrictions. Store is closed April 12th -14th. Planned reopening Thursday April 15th. Accepting donations resumes Thursday April, 15th Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm at the back loading dock door.  Please access the Albert Street side of the building in downtown Oshawa from Monday – Friday (9:30 am – 4:30 pm) and Saturday (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).  The Thrift Store is closed on Sunday. More Thrift Store Details… [Click to follow]

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