|Short Name:||James Leith Macbeth Bain|
|Full Name:||Bain, James Leith MacBeth, 1840-1925|
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
|Tunes by James Leith Macbeth Bain (2)||As||Instances||Incipit|
|BROTHER JAMES' AIR||J. L. Macbeth Bain, c. 1840-1925 (Composer)||51||13515 61543 11711|
|[I was glad when they said unto me] (Macbeth)||James Leith Macbeth Bain (Composer)||1||51321 61651 35531|