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The Last Journey

Hymn on One License

From the falter of breath, through the silence of death

Author: John L. Bell
Tune: IONA BOAT SONG
ONE LICENSE: 03991
Published in 5 hymnals

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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 >

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #208

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #730

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Common Praise (1998) #489

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #864

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #730

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