Take, O Take Me As I Am

Take, O take me as I am

Author: John L. Bell
Tune: [Take, O, take me as I am]
CCLI Number: 4562041
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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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First Line: Take, O take me as I am
Title: Take, O Take Me As I Am
Author: John L. Bell
Language: English
Notes: French translation: "Oh! Prends-moi tel que je suis" by David Fines
Copyright: © 1995 Iona Community, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.



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