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John L. Bell

Songs of Unity and Diversity

Another eclectic collection of songs for general use, covering 4 sections of worship: Gathering, the People of God, the Word of God and Responding. The recording by the Wild Goose Worship Group contains 16 songs, the book, 50. With Psalm settings, songs from over 10 non-European nations & texts on issues of inclusivity, guardianship of creation, the praise of God and… soldiering for Christ (in dedication to George MacLeod). Includes ‘We will walk with God (Sizohamba)’, ‘I owe my Lord morning song’.

A selection of these songs can be found on a CD recording by the Wild Goose Worship Group.



144 pages

ISBN 1-901557-35-9




Come and let us worship God, Uganda
Lord, who may enter your house?/ Ps.15
Praise God for this holy ground
Bless, O my soul, the Lord your God/ Ps.103
Blest be God/ Ps.149, Pakistan
Heaven on earth
I bow my knee in prayer
I owe my Lord a morning song
Faithful, faithful is our God (Kamana o’ i’ o), Hawaii
Here you are among us (Tu estas presente), Brazil
Be still, be silent (Thula), Swaziland
Chitra’s tune, Nepal
This is the day of rest


Women and men as God intended
God it was
Gifts of the Spirit
To be a soldier
There is a line of women
We belong to God
While the earth remains, Korea
Because the Saviour prayed
O God, you made us all unique
Maker and Mover
God’s Spirit is here
We rejoice to be God’s chosen


Keep me, Lord/ Ps.16
I will always bless the Lord
Do not be vexed
Create within me a clean heart/ Ps.51
O Great God and Lord of the earth/ Ps.94, El Salvador
Know that God is good (Mungu ni mwema)/ Ps.100, Democratic Republic of Congo
In deep distress
Listen now for the Gospel (Yakanaka Vhangeri), Zimbabwe
I will arise
One is the body
Love one another
Love is the touch


Ageless God of boundless wonder
All the wonder that surrounds us
You are the God of new beginnings
In concrete, brick and living stone
Sisters and brothers, with one voice
Take this moment
I’ll praise eternal God (Je lourai I’Éternel), France
We will walk with God (Sizohamba), Swaziland
Now that evening falls
Now that day is done
Journey prayers
Your will be done
Now go in peace


1 review for ONE IS THE BODY (BK)

  1. Ann Harrison

    “… our hymns ore sometimes strong on piety and weak on politics. This is certainly not an accusation laid at the door of this latest collection of songs and hymns.” – ANN HARRISON, News Of Hymnody.

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