This reverent anthem quietly brings words of praise and worship. Unison voices present stanza 1, offering various names of Jesus. Stanza 2 uses the same music, incorporating an additional alto and bass part. Text identifies qualities of Jesus, exalted. The refrain, measures 20 through 28, again proclaims various names of Jesus. Stanza 3 offsets the men and women’s voices as a call and response. The key moves from D major into E-flat major, creating a brighter, newly energized color in this final stanza. Measure 38 is a direct repeat of measure 10 with a coda statement added to complete the anthem.
The accompaniment imitates a broken chord guitar pattern. Keep it simple and unadorned for best results. This is a prayerful anthem that works well in humble tones. The voice parts are moderate with no special challenges. This is an all-around accessible anthem.
Performance options include adding a guitar to the accompaniment by following the chord symbols provided in the score. You may choose to use only guitar as the accompanying instrument. Stanza 1 may be sung as a solo.
Appropriate days: General worship.
Age Level 6-8
Difficulty of vocal parts 3
Difficulty of accompaniment 4
File Size: 1.78 MB