What a Friend arranged by Mary Mcdonald. For SATB choir and piano with optional rhythm section. The Mary McDonald Choral Series. CONVERSE, Hymntune, General Worship, Prayer, Sacred. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5779).
One of the greatest hymns of all time providing comfort and encouragement to multitudes of people is Joseph Scriven's text, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Mary McDonald has taken this classic hymn and crafted an original melody along with words from John 15:13, "greater love has no other than Jesus, who has laid down his life for his friends." Hints of the original tune by Charles Converse are woven in to memorable effect in this stunning new ballad setting. The Rhythm packet includes parts for Acoustic Guitar, Bass & Drums.