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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Because the Saviour prayed that we be one

Because the Saviour prayed that we be one

Author: John L. Bell
Tune: ATHAIR UILE-CHUMHACHDAICH
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: John L. Bell

John Bell (b. 1949) was born in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock in Ayrshire, intending to be a music teacher when he felt the call to the ministry. But in frustration with his classes, he did volunteer work in a deprived neighborhood in London for a time and also served for two years as an associate pastor at the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam. After graduating he worked for five years as a youth pastor for the Church of Scotland, serving a large region that included about 500 churches. He then took a similar position with the Iona Community, and with his colleague Graham Maule, began to broaden the youth ministry to focus on renewal of the church’s worship. His approach soon turned to composing songs within the identifiable traditi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Because the Saviour prayed that we be one
Author: John L. Bell
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Copyright: © 2002, WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)

Tune

ATHAIR UILE-CHUMHACHDAICH

ATHAIR UILE-CHUMHACHDAICH was composed in Gaelic style, originally for the hymn "Almighty Father of all things that be" at the request of Polly MacInnes, organist of Kilmore Church of Scotland in Sleat in the Isle of Skye. Alasdair Codona

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