Bell, John L. (comp)

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     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Christmas, Justice and Peace, Latest hymns (submit to stfplus@methodistchurch.org.uk), Maule, Graham, Refugee Sunday

More than dragons – singing for St George

Exploring hymns that speak of England’s patron saint     see details / comment

Categories: Articles, Bankhead, Dave (auth), Bankhead, Dave (comp), Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Commitment/Dedication, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Justice and Peace, Keble, John, Keyes. Aaron (auth), Keyes. Aaron (comp), Luther, Martin (auth), Maule, Graham, Monsell, J.S.B., Sparrow-Simpson, W.J., The Passion and the Cross, Wesley, Charles, Willis, Love Maria, Words and music, Worship Resources 3 Comments

Advent candle liturgies

Spoken responses to accompany Advent candle-lighting hymns.     see details / comment

Categories: Advent and Christmas, Bell, John L. (comp), Earey, Mark, Farrell, Bernadette (auth), Stainsby, Clare (auth), Worship Resources 6 Comments

As if you were not there (StF 724)

As if you were not there,
the skies ignite and thunder     see details / comment

Categories: 67.88.9., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Ilich, Irregular, Maule, Graham, Nature and Mystery of God, Wholeness of Creation 2 Comments

Be still and know that I am God, and there is none beside me (StF 19)

Be still and know that I am God,
and there is none beside me.     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87. (Iambic), Bell, John L. (comp), Gathering in God's Presence, Intercessory response, Morton, Short song

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

Because the Saviour prayed that we be one     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.10.(10.10.10.10.), Athair Uile-chumhachdaich, Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Clarke, Martin V., Codona, Alasdair A., Life and Unity in the Church

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

Before I take the body of my Lord     see details / comment

Categories: 10.10.10.4., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Guitar chords available, Holy Communion, Laying Down, Maule, Graham

Before the world began (StF 101)

Before the world began,
one Word was there     see details / comment

Categories: 64.64.66.64., Advent, Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Christmas, Creation and Providence, Incarnation, Maule, Graham, Nature and Mystery of God

Behold the lamb of God (StF 234)

Behold the lamb of God     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Confession, Irregular, Lent/Christ's temptation, Responses, Short song, Young people

Bread is blessed and broken (StF 576)

Bread is blessed and broken     see details / comment

Categories: 65.63. Trochaic, Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Grace in Essence, Holy Communion, Maule, Graham, Young people

By a monument of marble (StF 131)

By a monument of marble,
or a simple wooden cross     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Bell, John L. (comp), Danzig, Evelyn, Dobson, Marjorie, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Scarlet Ribbons, Times and Seasons

Christ has risen while earth slumbers (StF 296)

Christ has risen while earth slumbers     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Easter, Jesus Risen and Ascended, Maule, Graham, Transformation 1 Comment

Christmas is coming! (StF 166)

‘Christmas is coming!’,
the Church is glad to sing     see details / comment

Categories: Advent, Advent Ring, Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Christmas, Irregular, Young people

Come all you people (Uyai mose) (StF 22)

Come all you people (Uyai mose)     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (comp), Chant, Gathering in God's Presence, Gondo, Alexander (auth), Gondo, Alexander (comp), Guitar chords available, Irregular, Praise, Praise and Thanksgiving, Unaccompanied, Young people

Come Holy Spirit. Maranatha! (StF 23)

Come Holy Spirit. Maranatha!     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Gathering in God's Presence, Irregular, Pentecost, Short song, Unaccompanied, Young people

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

Come, Holy Spirit, descend on us     see details / comment

Categories: 54.48., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Breath of heaven, Gathering, Pentecost, Responses, The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Come, Lord, be our guest (StF 580)

Come, Lord, be our guest     see details / comment

Categories: 56.56.56.55., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Dietwein, Holy Communion, Maule, Graham

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

Come with me, come wander, come welcome the world     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Calling and Commissioning, Irregular, Maule, Graham, Our Journey with God

God beyond all names (StF 49)

God beyond all names     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Chant, Irregular, Nature and Mystery of God, Responses, The Adoration of God, Unaccompanied

God give us life (StF 612)

God give us life
when all around spells death     see details / comment

Categories: 44.6.86., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Campbell, Human Life and Relationships, Maule, Graham

God it was who said to Abraham (StF 464)

God it was who said to Abraham     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Calling and Commissioning, Dismissal/Sending Out, Gaelic, Irregular, Jesus calls us, Maule, Graham, Our Journey with God, The Communion of Saints

God to enfold you (StF 648)

God to enfold you,
Christ to uphold you     see details / comment

Categories: 55.9.555.4., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Dismissal/Sending Out, Enfolding, Reconciliation and Healing, Short song

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

He became poor that we may be rich     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Christ the Saviour, Irregular, Short song, Young people

Heaven shall not wait (StF 701)

Heaven shall not wait
for the poor to lose their patience     see details / comment

Categories: 12.11.12.11., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Heaven shall not wait, Justice and Peace, Maule, Graham

Holy, holy, holy Lord (StF 789)

Holy, holy, holy Lord     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (comp), Irregular, Liturgical settings, St Bride Setting (Holy, holy...)

Holy, holy, holy (StF 779)

Holy, holy, holy.
With joy my heart adores you!     see details / comment

Categories: 67.85., Argentina, Bell, John L. (comp), Hamilton, Maggie, Liturgical settings, Santo, Short song, The Adoration of God

In a byre near Bethlehem (StF 324)

In a byre near Bethlehem     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Irregular, Maule, Graham, Prophet, Priest and King, The Ministry of Jesus, Wild mountain thyme 2 Comments

It’s me, it’s me, O Lord (StF 523)

It’s me, it’s me, O Lord,
standing in the need of prayer     see details / comment

Categories: African American, Bell, John L. (comp), Intercession and Petition, Irregular, It's me, O Lord, Young people

Jesus calls us here to meet him (StF 28)

Jesus calls us here to meet him     see details / comment

Categories: 87.87.D. (Trochaic), Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Eucharistic, Gaelic, Gathering in God's Presence, Jesus calls us, Maule, Graham

Jesus is risen, alleluia! (StF 304)

Jesus is risen, alleluia!     see details / comment

Categories: 99.99. and refrain, Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Easter, Jesus Risen and Ascended, Kyamanywa, Bernard, Mfurahini Haleluya, Praise, Tanzania

Kyrie eleison (Lord have mercy) (StF 788)

Kyrie eleison (Lord have mercy)     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (comp), Irregular, Liturgical settings, St Bride Setting (Kyrie eleison)

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world (StF 790)

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (comp), Confession, Irregular, Liturgical settings, St Bride Setting (Lamb of God)

Mayenziwe ‘ntando yakho (Your will be done on earth, O Lord) (StF 760)

Mayenziwe ‘ntando yakho (Your will be done on earth, O Lord)     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (comp), Chant, Intercessory response, Irregular, Liturgical settings, Mayenziwe, Mxadana, George, South Africa, Unaccompanied

Night has fallen (StF 145)

Night has fallen,
night has fallen,
gracious Spirit, guard us sleeping     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (comp), Colvin, Tom (auth), Colvin, Tom (comp), Dzuwa lapita (Night has fallen), Irregular, Malawi, Morning and Evening

Now that evening falls (StF 146)

Now that evening falls,
gently fades the light     see details / comment

Categories: 55.65., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Morning and Evening, Taking leave

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

O Lord, our Lord, throughout the earth
how glorious is you name     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86.D. Double Common Metre, Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Creation and Providence, Scotland, Tramps and Hawkers

Oh the life of the world is a joy and a treasure (StF 114)

Oh the life of the world is a joy and a treasure     see details / comment

Categories: 13.11.12.8., Bell, John L. (comp), Creation and Providence, Galloway, Ian, Galloway, Kathy, Life of the world

One human family God has made (StF 687)

One human family God has made     see details / comment

Categories: 86.86.D. Double Common Metre, All Saints, Bell, John L. (comp), English traditional, Life and Unity in the Church, Soll 's sein, St Matthew, The Seven Joys of Mary, Wakelin, Rosemary

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

One is the body and one is the Head     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Irregular, Life and Unity in the Church, Peacock

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

She sits like a bird, brooding on the waters     see details / comment

Categories: 11.11.D., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Creation and Providence, Howarth, Ian, Maule, Graham, Thainaky, The Gift of the Holy Spirit 1 Comment

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

Shout for joy! The Lord has let us feast     see details / comment

Categories: 99.99., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Holy Communion, Lansdowne, Maule, Graham

Sing for God’s glory that colours the dawn of creation (StF 116)

Sing for God’s glory that colours the dawn of creation     see details / comment

Categories: 14.14.4.7.8., Bell, John L. (comp), Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Creation and Providence, Galloway, Kathy, Justice and Peace, Lobe den Herren, The Communion of Saints

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

Take this moment, sign, and space     see details / comment

Categories: 75.75., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Growth in Grace and Holiness, Maule, Graham, Take this moment, Young people 2 Comments

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

Take, oh take me as I am     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Irregular, Liturgical settings

The love of God comes close (StF 654)

The love of God comes close
where stands an open door     see details / comment

Categories: 66.66.88. (see 66.66.44.44.), Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Maule, Graham, Melanie, Reconciliation and Healing

The peace of the earth be with you (StF 774)

The peace of the earth be with you     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (comp), Carson, Christine, Dismissal/Sending Out, Guatemala, Irregular, Liturgical settings, Short song 2 Comments

This is the day of rest (StF 150)

This is the day of rest,
to use as God intended     see details / comment

Categories: 67.67.D., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Old Dysart, Sunday

To be a soldier (StF 133)

To be a soldier,
to fight for peace till war shall end     see details / comment

Categories: Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Irregular, Justice and Peace, Maule, Graham, Miles Christi, Our Journey with God, Remembrance, Remembrance Sunday, Times and Seasons

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

Today I awake and God is before me     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.10. (11.10.11.10.), Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Maule, Graham, Morning and Evening, Slithers of gold, The Trinity

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

We cannot care for you the way we wanted     see details / comment

Categories: 11.10.11.4., Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Death, Judgement, Eternal Life, Jennifer

We cannot measure how you heal (StF 655)

We cannot measure how you heal
or answer every sufferer’s prayer     see details / comment

Categories: 88.88.D. Double Long Metre, Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Maule, Graham, Reconciliation and Healing, Ye Banks and Braes

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

What shall we pray for those who died     see details / comment

Categories: 88.84. (88.84.), Bell, John L. (auth), Bell, John L. (comp), Carnwardric Worship Group, Justice and Peace, Kingston, Remembrance