Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   John Ylvisaker
Arranger:   Daniel Kallman
Publisher:   Morningstar Music Publishers
Edition:   MSM-50-8519
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2007
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This beautiful hymn is now over 20 years old, but Kallman’s new setting is both accessible and interesting. The melody shifts within the choir and verses of unison alternate with some lovely four-part writing. The text is appropriate throughout the year but is especially meaningful at funerals or services celebrating confirmation, baptism or marriage. The flute part lies very nicely on the instrument but can be omitted with a little rewriting in the introduction.

Also available: Two-part mixed voices, flute and piano (MSM-50-8530), instrumental part (MSM-50-8530A)