Arranger: John L. Bell
Published in 17 hymnals

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Arranger: 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 >

Tune Information

Arranger: John L. Bell
Meter: D
Incipit: 55561 12345 43216
Key: F Major
Source: Gaelic traditional melody;Lewis Folk melody
Copyright: Arr. © WGRG / The Iona Community


Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Ancient and Modern #450

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #378

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #510

TextPage Scan

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #716

Common Praise (1998) #59

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #346

Discipleship Ministries Collection #14

Gather Comprehensive #701

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #510


Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #716

Iona Abbey Music Book #66

RitualSong #818

Singing the Faith #28

Singing the Faith #464


Small Church Music #895

Together in Song #477

Voices Together #30

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