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Arranger: John L. Bell
Published in 7 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
Meter: D
Incipit: 51112 32113 37671
Key: G Major
Source: English carol melody
Copyright: Arr. © WGRG / The Iona Community


When I receive the peace of Christ

When I receive the peace of Christ
my loneliness shall end;
and I must reach a hand and take
my brother as a friend -
my brother as a friend indeed
who has an honoured place
where he may stand before the Lord
in dignity and grace.

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When Jesus Saw the Fishermen

There is a line of women



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #340

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #566

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #340

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #566

Iona Abbey Music Book #128

Singing the Faith #687


Small Church Music #4195

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