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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 descendingAsInstances
All day long I am under attackThe Iona Community (Author)3
As we walked home at close of dayThe Iona Community (Author)2
Clap your hands all you nations; Amen, Hallelujah!Iona Community (Author)2
Come, Holy Spirit, Gracious heavenly doveIona Community (Author)1
Come, Holy Spirit, Come, Holy SpiritThe Iona Community (Author)4
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)1
God the Lord has spokenThe Iona Community (Author)4
Grant to us your peace on earthThe Iona Community (Author)1
Happy is the one 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 prayerIona Community (Author)3
If you would love me, keep my comandmentsIona Community (Adapter)2
In my day of fear (Si siento temor)Iona Community (Author)2
Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on usIona Community (Author)2
Kindle a flame to lighten the darkThe Iona Community (Author)2
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)1
O God, you are my God alone, Whom eagerly I seekIona Community (Author)3
Praise with joy the world's CreatorIona Community (Author)2
Send out your light, Lord, send your truthIona Community (Author)3
Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feastThe Iona Community (Author)1
Sing a different song now Christmas is here,The Iona community (Author)2
The Lord is my light, my light and my salvationIona Community (Paraphraser)2
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 dyingIona Community (Author)3
Who would ever have believed itIona Community (Author)1
Will you come and follow meThe Iona Community (Author)4
Wonder and stareThe Iona Community (Author)2
Your enemies rise up in tumultThe Iona Community (Author)3
Your strength rules the rage of the seaThe Iona Community (Author)2
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