LEVEL — Moderate
PERFORMANCE TIME (approx.) — 1:00
SUGGESTIONS FOR USE — Prelude, Offertory, Special Music, Communion, Funerals, Nursing Home / Assisted Living Ministries
ARRANGER NOTES — This beloved hymn remains one of the most-requested among Christians of all ages and denominations. (On a personal note, I remember playing it for the funerals of both of my parents and my grandparents.) Thinking of the intimate lyrics throughout this arrangement will help you to play it with a lot of expression. Be sure to bring out the LH melody beginning at bar 9 while the RH provides some unexpected harmonies. A whole step modulation at bar 14 should be played at a slightly broader tempo for a repeat of the chorus. Even though I have written several arrangements of classic hymns, I could probably count my favorites on one hand; however, if I did, this one may just make that list. Hope you and your listeners like it as well.