Arranged by Jack Schrader. Hymntune, American Folk Tune, Eternal Life, Lamb of God, Redemption, Sacrifice, General Worship, Lent, Sacred. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Hope Publishing Company (HP.C5443).
Item Number: HP.C5443
Scriptural Reference: Ephesians 3:19, 1 John 3:1, Psalms 104:33, 2 Corinthians 5:14, Exodus 3:6, Philippians 2:1-11, Revelation 5:6-14.
So often this classic Appalachian folk hymn is arranged in a somber, minor mode, depicting the awe we experience reflecting on God's wondrous love, but for this new setting, Jack Schrader envisioned it in a richly harmonic major tonality, emphasizing the joyful, celebratory second and third stanzas. The result is a powerful anthem that finishes with a thrilling, full-voiced flourish. Ideal for Lent and general occasions.