God, in the Planning

Author: John L. Bell

John Lamberton Bell (born 1949, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire) is a hymn-writer. A Church of Scotland minister, he is a member of the Iona Community, a broadcaster, and former student activist. He works throughout the world, often lecturing in theological colleges in the UK, Canada and the United States, but is primarily concerned with the renewal of congregational worship at the grass roots level. Bell studied at the University of Glasgow where in 1974 he was elected President of the Students' Representative Council. His election represented a significant development as it was the start of a few years' control by the left wing of the SRC. Bell was quite open about his Christian religious beliefs, wearing a wooden cross-shaped pendant. In 1977… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God, in the planning and purpose of life
Title: God, in the Planning
Author: John L. Bell
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Language: English
Copyright: © 1989, Iona Community, GIA Publications, Inc. agent

Tune

SLANE

SLANE is an old Irish folk tune associated with the ballad 'With My Love Come on the Road" in Patrick W. Joyce's Old Irish Folk Music and Songs (1909). It became a hymn tune when it was arranged by David Evans (PHH 285) and set to the Irish hymn "Be Thou My Vision" published in the Church Hymnary (1…

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African American Heritage Hymnal #518Image
Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #217
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Gather Comprehensive #868Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #858
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #698



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