The Aye Carol

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Who is the baby an hour or two old

Author: John L. Bell
Tune: AYE CAROL
Published in 5 hymnals

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: Who is the baby an hour or two old
Title: The Aye Carol
Author: John L. Bell
Meter: 10.10.10.8
Copyright: © 1987, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc. agent

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Gather (3rd ed.) #456

Gather Comprehensive #371

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #381

RitualSong #525

Together in Song #325

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