Composer: John L. Bell
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Composer: 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. See more in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John L. Bell
Incipit: 54316 55431 62561
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: © WGRG / The Iona Community


Though hope desert my heart

Though hope desert my heart,
though strangeness fill my soul,
though truth torment my troubled mind,
you have been here before.

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