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Grayston Ives King of Glory

Anthems, RSCM Publications
Keyboard [organ/piano]
SATB, Solo(s)
Suggested Uses(s)

SATB, S solo, and organ. Text by George Herbert. A beautiful setting by a masterful composer.

Notes: This beautiful anthem needs to be sung with a real sense of legato line, at all times shaping the musical phrases to the meaning of the words. Concentrate very carefully on the intervals between notes and the tuning of the SATB chordal passages. A very confident soprano soloist is a must. The composer has been very specific about the dynamic shadings and these must be rehearsed and encouraged. Once the piece is learnt, singers will enjoy performing it time and time again.

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love thee;
and that love may never cease,
I will move thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
thou hast heard me;
thou didst note my working breast,
thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing thee,
and the cream of all my heart
I will bring thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
thou didst clear me;
and alone, when they replied,
thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise thee;
in my heart, though not in heaven,
I can raise thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
to enroll thee:
e'en eternity's too short
to extol thee.


Amy Simons
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323


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