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James Leith Macbeth Bain

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James Leith Macbeth Bain


James Leith Macbeth Bain (21 November 1860, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland – 1925, Liverpool, England) was a Scottish composer and clergyman.

By the time he was 20 years old, Bain was studying the arts in Edinburgh. He studied at the Edinburgh Free Church College and the Edinburgh Established Church College, to fulfill his desire to become a minister of religion. During this period, he began preaching at churches in several small churches in the Edinburgh area.

As a spiritualist minister, he worked among the poor, and was the author of a number of religious books. He is known, however, as Brother James and as the composer of the famous Brother James' Air.

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