Alfred V. Fedak
Text based on Psalm 9:1-2, 9-10
Voicing SATB, organ, opt. children's choir, opt. handbells
Lectionary Usage Proper 7B
Topics Praise and Adoration, Thanksgiving
Price $2.50 (U.S.)
Length Released 8/18
Catalog no. 410-809
Difficulty Mod. diff.
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This delightful, celebratory anthem of thanksgiving includes optional parts for handbell and children’s choirs. It would make an excellent choice for a festive Sunday employing many church ensembles. Fedak takes passages from Psalm 9 to build in intensity, then uses a placid middle section with a choral ostinato, "The Lord is a refuge," and ends as it begins with a bold and rhythmic offering of thanksgiving.
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.
I will be glad and exult in you;
I will tell of your wonderful works.
I will sing of your marvelous deeds
and give praise to your name, O most high.
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in time of trouble,
and those who know your name
put their trust in you, O Lord.
--based on Psalm 9:1-2, 9-10