Faith of Our Fathers

A new setting for this turn-of-the-century text, this SATB arrangement with piano and horn in F conveys a deep sense of the timelessness of the Christian faith. Each stanza of the hymn is presented with music highlighting the different implications of the heritage of our faith, culminating in the final call “We will be true to thee till death!” This anthem, the third of “Three Congregational Anthems for All Saints’ Day,” may be used throughout the year in any worship service.

 

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For All Thy Saints, O Lord

A prayer for all earthly members of the church, this inspiring text has been set to an equally stirring hymn tune and arranged for mixed choir, organ or piano, and trombone. Experience the unity of believers as the congregation joins to sing with the choir, swelling the chorus. This anthem, the first of “Three Congregational Anthems for All Saints’ Day,” may be used throughout the year in any worship service.

 

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I Am His, and He Is Mine

James Mountain's well-loved tune EVERLASTING LOVE and Wade Robinson’s uplifting text are arranged with a modern harmonization and violin obbligato. From tenderness to triumph, this anthem will move any congregation to thankfulness for God's love. Appropriate for general worship. This anthem is also available in Dutch (Nederlands), French (Français), and German (Deutsch).*

 

 

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Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Arranged from the medium-voice solo setting, this choral anthem presents the well-loved gospel song text in a new musical context. Harkening back at times to the original melody, this song’s rich harmonies and soaring melodic lines portray the idea of leaning. Appropriate for general worship

 

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O God, Our Strength

A rousing a cappella anthem inspired by the tradition of Appalachian shape-note singing, this anthem overflows with rustic energy and praise to God, and evokes a sense of the Pilgrims’ prayers of thankfulness in the new world. Though especially appropriate at Thanksgiving, this anthem is suitable for any occasion of praise and worship.

 

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A Thanksgiving Prayer

This brief a capella anthem, adapted from the chamber music suite “Of Plimmoth Plantation,” portrays the prayer of the Pilgrim fathers at the first Thanksgiving of 1621. Perfectly suited to a Thanksgiving day service or to dramatizations of the Thanksgiving story. The text is as follows:

 

God of our fathers,

In this hour we come to You,

Bringing our praise and thankfulness

For everything You do:

For providing in our need,

And for Your guiding hand across the sea.

God of our fathers, hear our prayer. Amen. 

 

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We Come unto Our Fathers’ God

A trumpet fanfare announces the approach of the church to the throne of God in prayer, thanking Him in the same manner of our church fathers. As the congregation joins the choir to sing the final stanza, the strains of “the song that never endeth” ring out in praise to God. This anthem, the second of “Three Congregational Anthems for All Saints’ Day,” may be used throughout the year in any worship service.

 

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Were You There?

This Afro-American spiritual has been arranged in a traditional, yet exciting new a cappella setting. Following the powerful choral introduction, the melody is taken up by a baritone soloist, who also finishes off the piece. Each stanza is treated in a different manner appropriate to the content of the text: sharp harmonies illustrate the Savior's agony, a hushed ostinato portrays the anticipation of the women as they came to the tomb, and a key change along with borrowed-tone harmonies radiate the excitement of the resurrection. Perfect for Easter morning and Lord’s Supper services.

 

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