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. 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: John L. Bell (1988)
Incipit: 36353 41336 35341
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1984 WGRG, The Iona Community (Glasgow, Scotland), G.I.A. Publications, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, exclusive agent.


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