When God Almighty Came To Earth (God On Earth)

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: When God Almighty came to earth
Title: When God Almighty Came To Earth (God On Earth)
Author: John L. Bell
Author: Graham Maule
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: © 1987 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)

Tune

O WALY WALY

O WALY WALY is a traditional English melody associated with the song "O Waly, Waly, gin love be bony," the words of which date back at least to Ramsay's Tea Table Miscellany (1724-1732), and as the setting for a folk ballad about Jamie Douglas. It is also well known in the Appalachian region of the…

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Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #814

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #733

Hymns Old and New #545

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