We cannot measure how you heal

We cannot measure how you heal. John Lamberton Bell* (1949- ) and Graham Maule* (1958- ). This wonderfully comforting hymn comes from When Grief Is Raw (1997), having first appeared in Love from Below (Wild Goose Songs 3) (1989). The Companion to ICH5 (2005), p. 682, has a note from John Bell explaining that it was originally intended for use in Iona Abbey at services of prayers for the sick with the laying-on of hands, and the hymn appears in The Iona Abbey Music Book (2003). A hymn was needed to allow those who needed to move forward in the Abbey during the service. It was subsequently used to great effect at a broadcast service in March 1996 from Dunblane Cathedral following the...

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