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Mark Schweizer Expression (O Jesus, My Savior)

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Violin(s)
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 01
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB with solo violin. An arrangement of a mournful tune from the Sacred Harp. Haunting, modal, and starkly beautiful.

O Jesus, my savior, I know thou art mine.
For thee all the pleasures of earth I resign.
Of objects most pleasing, I love thee the best;
Without thee I'm wretched, but with thee I'm blessed.

For thee all the pleasures of sense I'll forego;
And wander a pilgrim despised below.
Thou art my rich treasure, my joy and my love;
No finer possessed by the angels above.

I find him in singing, I find him in prayer;
In sweet meditation he always is near.
My constant companion, O may we ne'er part!
All glory to Jesus; he dwells in my heart.

Then happy in Christ, I regard not the crowd,
Though sinners despise me for singing so loud.
My Jesus is precious; my soul's all aflame;
I'm raised into rapture while praising his name.

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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