Iona Community

Short Name: Iona Community
Full Name: Iona Community

Iona Community, an ecumenical Christian group of men and women based on the small island of Iona off the coast of Scotland. The community began in 1938 when the Rev. George MacLeod of the Church of Scotland began a ministry among the unemployed poor who had been neglected by the church. He took a handful of men to the island to rebuild the ruins of a thousand-year-old abbey church. That rebuilding became a metaphor for the rebuilding of the common life, a return to the belief that daily activity is the stuff of godly service – work, and worship. The Community has since grown to include a group of members, associates, and friends all over the United Kingdom and many other countries. In addition to many conferences that attract people to Iona from around the world, the Community is known for its publishing of new songs and prayers for worship, both developed in community and gathered from around the world. For more information on the Iona Community, check their website: www.iona.org.uk. John Bell is probably the community’s most well-known member, having composed and arranged much of the community’s music.

Sing! A New Creation


Texts by Iona Community (35)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
All day long I am under attackThe Iona Community (Author)English3
As we walked home at close of dayThe Iona Community (Author)English2
Clap your hands all you nations; Amen, Hallelujah!The Ional Community (Paraphraser)English2
Come, Holy Spirit, Gracious heavenly doveIona Community (Author)1
Come, Holy Spirit, Come, Holy SpiritIona Community (Author)English4
For you, the pride from my heart is banishedIona Community (Author)1
Forsaking chariots of fireThe Iona Community (Author)2
Glory, glory, glory glory be to God on high (Gloria, gloria, gloria)Iona Community (Translator)English, Spanish1
God the Lord has spokenIona Community (Author)4
Grant to us your peace on earthThe Iona Community (Author)1
Happy is the one The Iona Community (Author)3
I waited, I waited on the LordThe Iona Community (Author)1
I waited patiently for God, For God to hear my prayerThe Iona Community (Author)3
If you would love me, keep my comandmentsIona Community (Adapter)English2
In my day of fear (Si siento temor)Iona Community (Author)English, Spanish2
Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on usIona Community (Author)English2
Kindle a flame to lighten the darkThe Iona Community (Author)English2
Lo, I am with you to the end of the worldIona Community (Author, st. 1, 4, 5, 6, 7)2
Night and morning I make my prayerThe Iona Community (Author)1
O Christ, you wept when grief was rawThe Iona Community (Scotland) (Author)English1
O God, you are my God alone, Whom eagerly I seekThe Iona Community (Author)English3
Praise with joy the world's CreatorIona Community (Author)English2
Send out your light, Lord, send your truthIona Community (Author)3
Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feastThe Iona Community (Author)English1
Sing a different song now Christmas is here,The Iona community (Author)English2
The Lord is my light, my light and my salvation (Iona Community)The Iona Community (Author)English2
The time was early eveningThe Iona Community (Author)1
Watch, watch and prayThe Iona Community (Author)2
We cannot measure how you healThe Iona Community (Author)2
When the Son of God was dyingThe Iona Community (Author)3
Who would ever have believed itIona Community (Author)English1
Will you come and follow meIona Community (Author)English4
Wonder and stareThe Iona Community (Author)2
Your enemies rise up in tumultIona Community (Author)3
Your strength rules the rage of the seaThe Iona Community (Author)English2
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