How do you feel about alternative hymn melodies? (Please share your views in the comments section below.) For example, Fanny Crosby’s hymn “Redeemed” can be sung with either the Kirkpatrick tune or the newer setting by A. L. Butler. I love both compositions and am happy to lead the congregation using either. By contrast, when it comes to the Charitie Bancroft hymn “Before the Throne of God Above,” I feel the newer Vikki Cook tune better suits the words, even though I love Bradbury’s “Sweet Hour” melody, which perfectly fits the “Sweet Hour of Prayer” text. “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” is a marvelous poem, but Gretry’s melody plagiarizes “Solid Rock,” and to me, his rhythms feel stilted. I offer you this new musical setting. Do you feel it works well with the text?
Here is another “New Reformation Hymn,” with text by Douglas Bond, music by Craig Buhler, and paintings by Tim Greathead. May you be blessed and encouraged as you sing along with this uplifting hymn. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
Click “CONTINUE READING” below for sheet music to this hymn.
Below is the SATB (soprano/alto/tenor/bass) vocal score for this hymn.
Here’s a song of hope and encouragement for these tumultuous and uncertain times: https://youtu.be/C1hy52uVP0s
Sound a bit like Burl Ives?