Christian songs from Dohnavur

Dohnavur village is in Tamil Nadu, near the southernmost point of India where, in 1901, Miss Amy Carmichael of Millisle, Co. Down, began rescuing children in need. In due course she built up a large Christian community. She remained at Dohnavur for the rest of her life, dying there in 1951, without ever returning to Ireland.

The Family she built up continues to this day, now led by those who were themselves brought up in the community. A home and family is provided for children in moral and/or physical danger who have no one to care for them. Total responsibility is taken for such children. A hospital is run and staffed predominately by women who grew up in the Fellowship

Amy Carmichael or Amma, as she was affectionately called by everyone in her community, was a gifted writer who produced many books and hundreds of hymns and poems.

More information about these books and about the collection of poems in Mountain Breezes, can be obtained from the publisher?s website: CLC Ministries International

Everyone enjoyed singing Amma?s songs to musical settings, provided by gifted amateur composers, as well as by members of her international team of colleagues. Dr. Angus I. Kinnear worked with Amma for ten years and he had the vision to provide a website dedicated to her songs.

Here is an initial selection of her songs, each including words, music and a range of audio formats so that you can listen to the tunes online prior to downloading them for your personal use. These songs are published by special arrangement with CLC Ministries International.

NB: Please note that copyright for all the words and all the music, in copyright, belongs to the Dohnavur Fellowship. You can make sure your use is legal, by reading the Copyright restrictions, outlined below and complying with them.

Most of these compositions are unknown outside the Dohnavur Fellowship, which is why we are making them accessible to others in this way.

We hope you will enjoy these songs and if you would like to contribute towards the costs of maintaining this website, or are interested to know more of the Dohnavur Family please visit our website here

You can also contact our UK Office at: 5 Grange Close, Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex BN12 5LR, UK. Call +44 7516 736722, or email

List of Amy's songs

Copyright restrictions

Composer information

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