Take This Moment

Take this moment, sign, and space

Author: John L. Bell
Published in 11 hymnals

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Author: 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 >



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Instances (1 - 11 of 11)

Ancient and Modern #788

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #688

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #598

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #501

Gather Comprehensive #673

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #655

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #501

Iona Abbey Music Book #122

Singing the Faith #513


Small Church Music #3256


Worship and Song #3118

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