Alison M. Robertson has four hymn texts and four tunes published in Church Hymnary 4th edition 2005. Her best known text, Love is the touch of intangible joy, set to John L. Bell’s tune Amor dei, was sung on the BBC’s Songs of Praise by Karen Matheson of Capercaillie in April 2003. Reared in a musical family, Alison began composing at the age of 47.  Self-taught, she managed to create 100 one-page hymns and songs in four years. Love is the touch was her tenth song.  After a year spent on revision, she self-published 46 of them in 1993/4 as Green Dawn Songs, five of which were sung on BBC Radio Scotland’s Benchmark in July 1994.  She is currently setting some of these early pieces for SATB choir at St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, Edinburgh. In 1999 Alison graduated B Mus (Hons) from Edinburgh University where she was a finalist as a composer in the Tovey competition with settings of her own texts and music: No.51, Bairnie I will Niver Kiss, (for two sopranos, harp and classical guitar), and No. 95 Is it True, Cushie Doo? (for two sopranos, harp and string quartet). Home Page: choose ‘Listen to recent services’: current introits by Alison Robertson are on 14th August 2016, 9th October 2016 and 23rd October 2016.