This is another gathering song involving John Bell. GA lists him as author of the text and tune. Wild Goose confirms that the tune is a tradition tune from the island of Lewis and Bell adapted it and also that the text also involves his frequent collaborator Graham Maule.
The range is a bit much for groaners like me but the text is exemplary. You can find that text here. Hymnary has details on the tune.
My backing is a slowish C&W version for some reason.
I've worked my way through the As One Voice books and other collections making backings on Band in a Box to help me (& you if you're interested) learn new songs for church. This is aimed at churches and musicians that own the collections but haven't exploited them fully. If you don't have them they are certainly worth buying. This site is educational, nonprofit and designed to enhance the commercial prospects of songwriters. This site does not distribute copyrighted sheet music.
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As One Voice: The Next Generation
This book is hugely recommended and I suggest you go to the AOV site and buy a copy.
Mason’s “Mass of Glory and Praise”
To access my backings for Paul Mason's mass go to Feb 2011 in the archive.