James Leith Macbeth Bain

Short Name: James Leith Macbeth Bain
Full Name: Bain, James Leith MacBeth, 1840-1925
Birth Year: 1840
Death Year: 1925

James Leith Macbeth Bain (b. Scotland, c. 1840; d. Liverpool, England, 1925), was a healer, mystic, and poet known simply as Brother James. The tune BROTHER JAMES AIR was first published in his volume The great peace: being a New Year's greeting ... (1915). Born in a devout Christian home, Bain came to doubt the faith but later regained a mystical belief with the aid of the Christo Theosophic Society. He founded the Brotherhood of Healers, and he and his fellow healers often sang to their patients during healing sessions. In the latter years of his life he worked among the poor in the slums of Liverpool. He published a book on healing entitled The Brotherhood of Healers ... (1906).

Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Wikipedia Biography

James Leith Macbeth Bain (1860–1925) was a Scottish hymn writer, religious minister and author who became known to his peers as Brother James. He is remembered for his religious publications, as well as the hymn tune "Brother James's Air".

Tunes by James Leith Macbeth Bain (2)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
BROTHER JAMES' AIRJ. L. Macbeth Bain, c. 1840-1925 (Composer)5113515 61543 11711
[I was glad when they said unto me] (Macbeth)James Leith Macbeth Bain (Composer)151321 61651 35531

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