Gifts That Last

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: God, give us peace that lasts
Title: Gifts That Last
Author: John L. Bell
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Copyright: © 1989, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc. agent

Tune

ARKLET ROAD


LOVE UNKNOWN

John Ireland (b. Bowdon, Cheshire, England, 1879; d. Rock Mill, Washington, Sussex, England, 1962) composed LOVE UNKNOWN in 1918 for the text "My song is love unknown"; the tune was first published in The Public School Hymn Book of 1919. A letter in the London Daily Telegraph of April 5, 1950, claim…

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Timeline

Instances

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Gather Comprehensive #583

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #618a

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #618b

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