Grade K-2 Children's Choir (or Easy Access anthem for Grade 3-6 choir) for unison treble voices, congregation and organ (or piano)
- Text Source: Gwendolyn Emery-Owings, with a refrain quoting Psalm 122:1.
- Worship Use: Praise/Choir Dedication
- Feature: Congregational participation
- Vocal Range: f-c’
- Key: F major
- Meter: 2/2
- Accompanying Instrument: Organ (or piano)
Teaching Overview: I Was Glad includes an easy congregational response, which echoes the refrain sung by the choir. The phrase lengths are short, making this a logical choice for the children’s initial anthem of the scho,Ol year. Use the opening ascending triad (f-a-c’ in m. 2-3) and descending minor thirds (b flat-g and c’-a, m. 10, 11) as preparatory warm-ups for this anthem.
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