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Psalm 124

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Now let God's people, let God's Israel

Author: John L. Bell
Tune: OLD 124TH
Published in 2 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Now let God's people, let God's Israel
Title: Psalm 124
Author: John L. Bell
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10
Publication Date: 2005
Copyright: © WGRG / The Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)

Tune

OLD 124TH

GENEVAN 124 (also known as OLD 124TH) was first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune in 1985. One of the best known from the Genevan Psalter, the tune is published in most North American hymnals. By 1564 it was adopted in English and Scott…

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Instances

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #85

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #85

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