General, Music AppreciationScripture:
Psalm 13:6, Acts 16:25, Exodus 15:1, Psalm 59:16
With a confident flourish of praise and the clarion statement of “Come, Christians, Join to Sing,” this anthem immediately engages the spirit. This “curtain raising” acclamation soon surrenders to a lightly syncopated original theme that is a charming melodic gesture accompanied by a cheerful piano part. This text celebrates the glory of singing the “old” songs and the community we find in praise. A counter-melody adds vocal variety and the piece is sure to set toes to tapping with its upbeat and joyful nature.