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Arranger: John L. Bell
Published in 15 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

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
Incipit: 13223 65165 21113
Key: D Major
Source: Irish folk melody
Copyright: Arr. © WGRG / The Iona Community


Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • 200 New Last Verses
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 142

Organ Solo

  • In Memoriam: Funeral Music for Organ
    Composer/Editor Charles E. Peery
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2018) pp. 22

Piano Solo

  • Hymns in a Celtic Style: Piano Settings
    Composer/Editor Larry Shackley
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2016) pp. 8


Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

Ancient and Modern #531

Ancient and Modern #562

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #362

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #253


Common Praise #249

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #325

Text InfoTextAudio

Glory to God #800

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #253

Iona Abbey Music Book #62

Love + Anger #44


Small Church Music #2378

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #393b

The New Century Hymnal #504

Together in Song #674


Voices Together #618

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