Bernadette Farrell (composer of #314 Christ Be Our Light) has a gift for composing richly meaningful, often challenging lyrics and comforting, prayerful melodies. Her songs have been included in many Christian hymnals. Bernadette has always had a passion for social justice and that comes to the fore in many of her songs. Born in West Yorkshire in the north of England, she has lived in London for many years. Currently she is a community organizer for UK Citizens, which advocates for fair housing, a living wage, proper community policing and health care access.