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Parker Ramsay God My King, Thy Might Confessing

Categories
Anthems, Children's Music
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano], Trumpet(s)
Voicing
Children's Choir
Original Publication
Viva Voce Vol. 1
Difficulty
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

Grade 3-6 Children's Choir (or any age choir) for unison treble voices, trumpet in C and organ.

  • Text Writer: Richard Mant (1776-1848)
  • Hymn Tune: STUTTGART
  • Tune Source: Witt’s Psalmodia Sacra, 1751
  • Composer of Arrangement: Parker Ramsay (b. 1991)
  • Worship Use: Praise/Choir Dedication
  • Vocal Part(s): Unison with optional second part
  • Vocal Range: c-eb’
  • Key: F major
  • Meter: Changing

Anthem Warm-Ups: Intervals within the anthem (for the purpose of tuning)

Teaching Points:

  • Changing meter -- have the choristers clap the rhythm of the melody line, and then chant the words in rhythm before singing melody in rhythm.
  • Singing ascending fourths in the lower part of the treble range (c-f)
  • Melodic interval tuning

God, my King, Thy might confessing,
Ever will I bless Thy Name;
Day by day Thy throne addressing,
Still will I Thy praise proclaim.

Honor great our God befitteth;
Who His majesty can reach?
Age to age His works transmitteth,
Age to age His power shall teach.

Full of kindness and compassion,
Slow to anger, vast in love,
God is good to all creation;
All His works His goodness prove.

All Thy works, O Lord, shall bless Thee;
Thee shall all Thy saints adore:
King supreme shall they confess Thee,
And proclaim Thy sovereign power.

Contact

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

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