Praise with Joy the World's Creator

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 >

Author: Graham Maule

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Text Information

First Line: Praise with joy the world's Creator
Title: Praise with Joy the World's Creator
Author: John L. Bell
Author: Graham Maule
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: © 1987 WGRG / Iona Community / G. I. A. Publications, Inc.

Tune

LAUDA ANIMA (Goss)

John Goss (PHH 164) composed LAUDA ANIMA (Latin for the opening words of Psalm 103) for this text in 1868. Along with his original harmonizations, intended to interpret the different stanzas, the tune was also included in the appendix to Robert Brown¬ Borthwick's Supplemental Hymn and Tune Book (18…

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Community of Christ Sings #57

The New Century Hymnal #273

Together in Song #179

Voices United #312

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