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What Colors God Has Made

Composer Austin C. Lovelace
Text Timothy Dudley-Smith
Voicing
Unison and keyboard
Topics Creation
Length
1' 40" Price $1.75 (U.S.) Released 3/93
Catalog no. 422-830  Difficulty Easy

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Description A delightful piece for a youth choir. The text weaves the theme of color into that of the changing seasons, and how this shows the love of God. Lovelace has created a varied and cheerful setting, without condescending to children.

Anthem text
What colors God has made
in flower and field and tree!
From springing green of leaf and blade |
I learn his love for me.

The summer's yellow sand,
the blue of sky and sea,
they tell of God their Maker's hand,
and all his love for me.

The turning autumn leaves,
the fruit so full and free,
and golden glow of harvest sheaves,
declare his love for me.

He frames the winter skies,
his silver stars I see;
he makes the sun in splendor rise,
the God who cares for me.

So sing my Father's praise,
the living God is he,
whose colors brighten all our days,
who loves and cares for me.

Text: Timothy Dudley-Smith, 1990,
© 1992 Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, Ill 60188 (for permission to reprint this text contact Hope at 800.323.1049-www.hopepublishing.com). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 

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