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John Burland is an educator and composer who has been writing and recording religious music for children and adults for over twenty years. Each year John travels to more than one hundred Catholic communities celebrating our Catholic faith through the great gifts of music and song.

He is a sought after keynote speaker, workshop leader and published author in the area of music and catechesis. For the past twenty years John has been working in Catholic schools throughout the Sydney Archdiocese holding a variety of executive positions including that of Religious Education Coordinator and Assistant Principal.

John is currently the Project Officer for Liturgy/ Music for Sydney Catholic Schools, Australia, where he conducts workshops, celebrations and reflection days for children, teachers and parish communities. He is also a keynote speaker, composer and touring musician for Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division, in the United States. 



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Merciful Like the Father
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Merciful Like the Father is a new collection by John Burland and Gary Pinto composed for the Jubilee of Mercy.  These songs echo the message of Pope Francis and are drawn from the Scriptures identified in Misericordiae Vultus and the Holy Father’s writings. 
The collection encompasses the themes of mercy, compassion, justice and forgiveness.
The CD includes:

  1. Merciful Like the Father
  2. God of Mercy
  3. Come Back
  4. Reconcile
  5. Merciful Like the Father (Acoustic version)
    6-10. Instrumental versions

Suitable for both children and adults Merciful Like the Father will assist in deepening understanding and the celebration of the Jubilee Year. 

Merciful Like the Father - Lyrics and Music



The Let’s Celebrate Collection         

Celebrating 20 years of Catholic music ministry, John’s Let’s Celebrate & Let’s Celebrate Too! CDs are available for the first time in a specially-priced double CD edition and music book.


Walking in Faith CD

A new collection for 2014 suitable for children and adults of all ages!

19 songs for Gathering, Offertory, Eucharist, Sending Forth, Holy Spirit, Evangelisation and Mission. 

Selected instrumental tracks included. Music book available.

** Updated version of Yes Lord I Believe also included**


Listen to samples here! (not compatible with tablet devices)

01. Walking in Faith
02. Everybody Gather As One
03. Come Gather
04. Gather as One in Jesus' Name
05. Jesus This Day Gather Us
06 Come O Holy Spirit
07 O Lord We Come to You
08 Father Today
09 We Bring These Gifts
10 Come Into My Heart
11 Through This Gift of Love
12 Come Do This In Memory of Me
13 Take This and Eat
14 Called to Change the World
15 Firm in the Faith
16 Proclaim the Word
17 Open the Doors to Christ
18 God's Grace
19 Yes Lord I Believe (2011)


NEW FOR 2014 — Alive in Christ Movement DVD

Have your students learn simple gestures and movement from this easy to follow instructional DVD.  The Alive in Christ Movement DVD contains 14 songs with age appropriate movements and makes learning and celebrating Scripture fun and engaging.  Suitable for children aged from 3 years of age.

Karaoke style lyrics included!

Watch John performing at the LA RE Conference in March 2014



Buy a school intranet license (Australia and New Zealand only)

Buying a school intranet license will provide your school community access to John Burland’s music on the school's shared drive or intranet for one year. Click here for more information and for the applicaiton form.

All John's music is available via OCP

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Watch these clips from John’s bestselling DVD GOD LOVES ME

Ovation Music Services

Our Mission — Celebrating faith and supporting catechesis
through song, meditative prayer, movement, and story.

   And With Your Spirit Alive in Christ 1 Alive in Christ 2  


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