Bell, John L. (auth)

  • Come Holy Spirit. Maranatha! (StF 23)

    Come Holy Spirit. Maranatha!

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  • Jesus calls us here to meet him (StF 28)

    Jesus calls us here to meet him

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  • God beyond all names (StF 49)

    God beyond all names

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  • Before the world began (StF 101)

    Before the world began, one Word was there

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  • O Lord, our Lord, throughout the earth (StF 112)

    O Lord, our Lord, throughout the earth how glorious is you name

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  • To be a soldier (StF 133)

    To be a soldier, to fight for peace till war shall end

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  • I owe my Lord a morning song (StF 135)

    I owe my Lord a morning song

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  • Today I awake and God is before me (StF 139)

    Today I awake and God is before me

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  • Now that evening falls (StF 146)

    Now that evening falls, gently fades the light

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  • This is the day of rest (StF 150)

    This is the day of rest, to use as God intended

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  • Christmas is coming! (StF 166)

    'Christmas is coming!', the Church is glad to sing

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  • Who would think that what was needed (StF 222)

    Who would think that what was needed

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  • Behold the lamb of God (StF 234)

    Behold the lamb of God

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  • Jesus Christ is waiting (StF 251)

    Jesus Christ is waiting

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  • Who would ever have believed it (StF 290)

    Who would ever have believed it?

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  • Christ has risen while earth slumbers (StF 296)

    Christ has risen while earth slumbers

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  • Jesus is risen, alleluia! (StF 304)

    Jesus is risen, alleluia!

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  • In a byre near Bethlehem (StF 324)

    In a byre near Bethlehem

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  • He became poor that we may be rich (StF 344)

    He became poor that we may be rich

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  • Come, Holy Spirit, descend on us (StF 374)

    Come, Holy Spirit, descend on us

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  • She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters (StF 393)

    She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters

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  • Come with me, come wander, come welcome the world (StF 462)

    Come with me, come wander, come welcome the world

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  • God it was who said to Abraham (StF 464)

    God it was who said to Abraham

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  • When we are living, we are in the Lord (StF 485)

    When we are living, we are in the Lord

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  • Take this moment, sign, and space (StF 513)

    Take this moment, sign, and space

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  • Before I take the body of my Lord (StF 575)

    Before I take the body of my Lord

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  • Bread is blessed and broken (StF 576)

    Bread is blessed and broken

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  • Come, Lord, be our guest (StF 580)

    Come, Lord, be our guest

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  • Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feast (StF 598)

    Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feast

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  • God give us life (StF 612)

    God give us life when all around spells death

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  • God to enfold you (StF 648)

    God to enfold you, Christ to uphold you

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  • The love of God comes close (StF 654)

    The love of God comes close where stands an open door

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  • We cannot measure how you heal (StF 655)

    We cannot measure how you heal or answer every sufferer's prayer

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  • Will you come and follow me? (StF 673)

    Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?

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  • Because the Saviour prayed that we be one (StF 675)

    Because the Saviour prayed that we be one

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  • Come, Host of heaven's high dwelling place (StF 680)

    Come, Host of heaven's dwelling place, come earth's disputed guest

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  • One is the body and one is the Head (StF 688)

    One is the body and one is the Head

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  • Heaven shall not wait (StF 701)

    Heaven shall not wait for the poor to lose their patience

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  • What shall we pray for those who died (StF 721)

    What shall we pray for those who died

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  • As if you were not there (StF 724)

    As if you were not there, the skies ignite and thunder

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  • We cannot care for you the way we wanted (StF 740)

    We cannot care for you the way we wanted

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  • We pray until the hour (StF 741)

    We pray until the hour, that awesome hour unknown

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  • For all the saints who showed your love (StF 746)

    For all the saints who showed your love in how they lived and where they moved

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  • Take, oh take me as I am (StF 781)

    Take, oh take me as I am

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  • Christ has risen while earth slumbers (StF 296)

    “Christ has risen while earth slumbers” by John Bell and Graham Maule – a personal reflection by Fiona Bennett

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  • Down the road run refugees (website only)

    “Down the road run refugees” by John Bell and Graham Maule New on 6 May 2016 – a 1992 "protest song" as sadly relevant today as when it was written

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  • Saint Andrew - hymns for a net worker

    Scotland's melodic legacy for Singing the Faith, and Saint Andrew's pointers for Christian discipleship

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  • Saint George - more than dragons

    Exploring hymns that speak of England's patron saint

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  • The folk-song of the Church

    Why should we use traditional folk melodies in our worship? Popular hymn writer John Bell has a few suggestions.

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