Lord Jesus Christ, Lover of All

Author (refrain): 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 (verses): Tony Alonso

Tony Alonso has published several collections of liturgical music and his music appears in many hymnals throughout the world. He has an Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern University and a M.A. degree in theology from Loyola Marymount University.  Go to person page >

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First Line: To the fragile and the fearful
Title: Lord Jesus Christ, Lover of All
Author (refrain): John L. Bell
Author (verses): Tony Alonso
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord Jesus Christ, lover of all
Copyright: Refrain © 1987, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc., agent; Verses © 2016, GIA Publications, Inc.

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